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  1. Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience ...

    Authors: Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:62
  2. Esophageal carcinomas are highly malignant tumors with a high frequency of lymph node and distant organ metastasis. Treatment for recurrent tumors is generally decided on an individual basis. Although multidis...

    Authors: Nobuhiko Kanaya, Kazuhiro Noma, Tsuyoshi Okada, Naoaki Maeda, Shunsuke Tanabe, Kazufumi Sakurama, Yasuhiro Shirakawa and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:61
  3. Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is commonly seen on heart valves in patients with malignant or collagen diseases. The natural prognosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is reported to be poor due t...

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Kaoru Matsuura, Hideki Ueda, Hiroki Kohno, Michiyo Kanbe and Goro Matsumiya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:60
  4. Imaging modalities (computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) have only limited ability to distinguish liver focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from metastatic liver tumors....

    Authors: Masataka Amisaki, Soichiro Honjo, Noriyuki Iida, Satoshi Kuwamoto and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:59
  5. Prior reports indicate that intentional coverage of the accessory renal arteries (ARAs) with a diameter larger than 3 mm during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) increases risk of additional treatment for ty...

    Authors: Ryosuke Nishie, Naoki Toya, Soichiro Fukushima, Eisaku Ito, Yuri Murakami, Tadashi Akiba and Takao Ohki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:58
  6. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a rare inherited disorder, is characterized by impaired ability of phagocytic cells to kill certain bacteria and fungi. Although liver abscess is a common manifestation of ...

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Makoto Suzuki, Kenichiro Araki, Norio Kubo, Sayaka Otake, Yutaka Nishida, Takashi Ishige, Hirokazu Arakawa, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:57
  7. The operation of aortic valve replacement (AVR) after CABG is a technically challenging procedure in respect to dissection of living grafts from its surrounding tissue, myocardial protection, and so on, especi...

    Authors: Yoshifumi Fuke, Toru Yasutsune and Masato Sakamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:56
  8. Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal...

    Authors: Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:55
  9. Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant...

    Authors: Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta, Kento J. Fukumoto, Hiroshi Matsui, Toshifumi Konobu, Yoshitaro Torii, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Hiroaki Kurokawa, Yoshiko Uemura, Yukihito Saito and Tomohiro Murakawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:52
  10. Pancreatic neoplasms are usually characterized by ductal, acinar, or endocrine differentiation. Mixed exocrine and endocrine pancreatic tumours are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of pancreatic mixed ac...

    Authors: Takeo Hara, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Hidenori Takahashi, Keijiro Sugimura, Jeong-Ho Moon, Takeshi Omori, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Hirofumi Akita, Shogo Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Miyata, Masayuki Ohue, Masato Sakon, Yasuhiko Tomita and Masahiko Yano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:51
  11. Agenesis of the left hepatic lobe is a rare anomaly. It is defined as the absence of liver tissue to the left of the gallbladder fossa. Additionally, agenesis of the left hepatic lobe accompanied by hepatocell...

    Authors: Katsunori Matsushita, Kunihito Gotoh, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshihumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:50
  12. Virtual-assisted lung mapping is a novel bronchoscopic lung marking technique that uses virtual images to perform multiple concurrent dye marking of barely palpable pulmonary tumors. Subsequent chest computed ...

    Authors: Masahiro Yanagiya, Masaaki Sato, Hideki Kuwano, Kazuhiro Nagayama and Jun Nakajima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:49
  13. Severe aortic tortuosity of the access route often prevents successful complete exclusion of an aneurysm in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Hideyuki Tomioka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:48
  14. Extralobar sequestrations constitute a rare form of congenital pulmonary airway malformations that are difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of a localized extralobar sequestration in the right su...

    Authors: Satoshi Nagasaka, Satsuki Kina, Yoshihito Arimoto, Fumi Yokote, Tsuyoshi Uchida and Hirochika Matsubara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:47
  15. Some features found on chest computed tomography (CT), such as central tumor location, large pleural effusion, and the absence of a pleural tail, and a patient age of less than 60 years, have been suggested to...

    Authors: Shinkichi Takamori, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Kenichi Taguchi, Makoto Edagawa, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Ryo Toyozawa, Kaname Nosaki, Fumihiko Hirai, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama and Yukito Ichinose
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:46
  16. Large esophageal hiatal hernias occur most commonly in elderly patients with comorbidities, in whom even an elective surgery cannot be performed without high risks. Although fundoplication is recommended for e...

    Authors: Shigeyoshi Higashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:45
  17. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign hepatic tumor and is very rarely complicated by hemorrhage or rupture. Although thought to be extremely rare, there have been several reports of...

    Authors: Masahiko Kinoshita, Shigekazu Takemura, Shogo Tanaka, Genya Hamano, Tokuji Ito, Takanori Aota, Masaki Koda, Masahiko Ohsawa and Shoji Kubo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:44
  18. Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a primary systemic necrotizing vasculitis with diffuse organ involvements, resulting in a high mortality rate due to multiple organ failure. Although the small bowel is the freque...

    Authors: Keiji Yoshiya, Yu Imamura, Yu Nakaji, Daisuke Taniguchi, Rinne Takeda, Koji Ando, Yuichiro Nakashima, Motohiro Shimizu, Kippei Ohgaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Takuya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:43
  19. The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of continuous bowel decompression using an indwelling transanal tube (ITT) for preoperative management in infants with long-segment (L)- or total (T)-type ...

    Authors: Kyoko Mochizuki, Masato Shinkai, Norihiko Kitagawa, Hiroshi Take, Hidehito Usui, Takashi Hosokawa and Kaori Yamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:42
  20. Undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma in gastrointestinal tract is extremely rare, and its prognosis is poor.

    Authors: Akira Kabashima, Koichi Kimura, Kensaku Sanefuji, Satoru Masunari, Seiji Haraoka and Soichiro Maekawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:41
  21. Tumor biopsy for histological diagnosis is required preoperatively and before initiating chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with pancreatic cancer (Cancer of the Pancreas: Clinical Practice Guideli...

    Authors: Reishi Toshiyama, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Eiichi Morii, Koji Umeshita, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:39
  22. Sebaceous carcinoma of the breast is a distinct variant of invasive ductal carcinoma. It is rare and only several cases have been reported.

    Authors: Yuta Yamamoto, Toshitsugu Nakamura, Hiroshi Koyama, Toshiharu Kanai, Suzuko Moritani and Shu Ichihara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:38
  23. Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare primary lung carcinoma that occurs at a rate of about 0.3%. Even with complete resection, the tumor usually recurs aggressively, resulting in a poor prognosis. Herein, we report...

    Authors: Naoko Miura, Ryo Mori, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Koji Yamazaki, Seiya Momosaki and Sadanori Takeo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:36
  24. Metastatic choroidal carcinomas that originated from the gastrointestinal tract are extremely rare. We report a case of suspected solitary choroidal metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma.

    Authors: Masanari Shimada, Susumu Amaya, Hiroaki Sugita, Yuichiro Furutani, Yoshinori Munemoto, Takeshi Mitsui, Toshiro Tanahashi and Yuzo Kikuchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:35
  25. Therapeutic outcomes and prognosis of primary unresectable duodenal cancer remains unsatisfactory, because effective chemotherapy is not established.

    Authors: Masaru Kanehira, Yasuro Futagawa, Kenei Furukawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Tadashi Uwagawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:34
  26. Liver metastasis from breast cancer usually results in the development of systemic metastasis. We report a breast cancer patient with an early isolated liver recurrence who survived more than 7 years with no r...

    Authors: Mai Temukai, Hajime Hikino, Yoshinari Makino and Yoko Murata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:33
  27. Lymph node metastasis to the iliac or inguinal region of colon cancer is extremely rare. We experienced a case of ascending colon cancer with synchronous isolated right external iliac and inguinal lymph node m...

    Authors: Yuki Kitano, Masafumi Kuramoto, Toshiro Masuda, Daisuke Kuroda, Kenichiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Ikeshima, Ken-ichi Iyama, Shinya Shimada and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:32
  28. Metastatic lesion of the pancreas originated from other organs is uncommon. The aim of this report was to evaluate the outcome of surgery in patients with isolated metastases to the pancreas. Nine patients und...

    Authors: Taisuke Yagi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Masaki Ohmuraya, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:31
  29. Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the extrahepatic bile duct is rare with most cases diagnosed after manifesting sudden obstructive jaundice. Here, we report an extremely rare case of recurrent HCC i...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Shigehito Miyagi, Keigo Murakami, Atsushi Fujio, Yasuyuki Hara, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kamei and Noriaki Ouchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:30
  30. Total pancreatectomy has occasionally been performed to treat patients with multiple lesions (such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)) or patients who have undergone repeated pancreatic resectio...

    Authors: Mihoko Yamada, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida and Katsuhiko Uesaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:28
  31. The right gastroepiploic artery is commonly used in coronary artery bypass grafting. Appropriate strategies are required when performing upper abdominal surgeries after the right gastroepiploic artery has been...

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Hideyuki Saito, Kengo Kuriyama, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjyo, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:27
  32. Biliary tract cancer is a rare malignancy that carries poor prognosis. Complete surgical resection is the only curable treatment. However, biliary tract cancer patients are often diagnosed with advanced stages...

    Authors: Takeshi Watanabe, Junji Furuse, Naohiro Okano, Yutaka Suzuki, Hiroshi Kamma and Masanori Sugiyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:26
  33. A 69-year-old male patient visited our hospital because of a continuous low-grade fever and right back pain since 2 weeks. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) of his abdomen revealed a mass with ring enhancement...

    Authors: Yuki Fujiwara, Hiroaki Shiba, Yukio Nakabayashi, Masahiko Otsuka and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:24
  34. Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is ischemia of the mesentery that is caused by hypoperfusion or vasospasm without any thrombosis. NOMI is difficult to diagnose by physical examination alone. Although ...

    Authors: Koji Murono, Soichiro Ishihara, Kazushige Kawai, Manabu Kaneko, Kazuhito Sasaki, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Akimasa Hayashi, Tetsuo Ushiku, Masashi Fukayama and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:23
  35. It is well known that intersigmoid hernia (ISH) is a rare condition. Here we describe our experience of laparoscopic surgery for small-bowel obstruction (SBO) due to ISH after sufficient decompression involvin...

    Authors: Norisuke Shibuya, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yoshimi Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Takagi, Hitoshi Nagata, Taku Aoki and Keiichi Kubota
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:22
  36. Primary hepatic angiosarcoma is a non-epithelial malignancy derived from sinusoidal endothelial cells, accounting for approximately 1.8% of primary hepatic malignancies. Diagnosis of primary hepatic angiosarco...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Yoshida, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Huanlin Wang, Kazuhito Sakata, Masahiro Shimokawa, Takeshi Kurihara, Takashi Motomura, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:21
  37. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare malignant mesenchymal tumor that usually occurs in children and is rarely diagnosed in adults.

    Authors: Akiko Mori, Koji Fukase, Kunihiro Masuda, Naoaki Sakata, Masamichi Mizuma, Hideo Ohtsuka, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Takeshi Naitoh, Keigo Murakami and Michiaki Unno
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:19
  38. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) of the thyroid is an extremely rare disease; only three cases have been reported in the English literature to date. Here, we describe a case involving a patient with thyr...

    Authors: Mayu Ono, Yoshio Kasuga, Takeshi Uehara and Yoshinao Oda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:18
  39. A solitary metastatic liver tumor of prostate cancer is extremely rare because liver metastasis occurs as a part of systemic dissemination of prostate cancer. We herein report a successfully resected case of a...

    Authors: Hironari Kawai, Hiroaki Shiba, Masaru Kanehira, Taro Sakamoto, Kenei Furukawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:17
  40. Liposarcoma is the single most common soft tissue sarcoma. Because mediastinal liposarcomas often grow rapidly and frequently recur locally despite adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they require complete...

    Authors: Michihito Toda, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Satoshi Okada, Kantaro Hara, Ryuichi Ito, Toshihiko Shibata and Noritoshi Nishiyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:16
  41. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer remains dismal because many patients are diagnosed with unresectable cancer at the initial diagnosis. Recently, conversion surgery was reported as an effective treatment for...

    Authors: Kyohei Ariake, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masamichi Mizuma, Keigo Murakami, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Hideo Ohtsuka, Koji Fukase, Kunihiro Masuda, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Shimpei Maeda, Takeshi Naitoh, Shinichi Egawa and Michiaki Unno
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:15
  42. An 82-year-old woman with common bile duct (CBD) dilatation observed during routine ultrasonography was referred to our hospital. Preliminary blood tests revealed elevated levels of hepatobiliary enzymes. Comp...

    Authors: Yuta Ushida, Kiyoshi Hiramatsu, Satomi Saeki, Takeshi Amemiya, Hidenari Goto and Toshiyuki Arai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:14
  43. Rectal leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is an extremely rare disease. Previously, LMS was not properly distinguishable from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) until c-kit, a characteristic marker of GIST, was discovere...

    Authors: Nobuaki Hoshino, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Takaki Sakurai and Yoshiharu Sakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:13

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