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  1. Hepatic artery anomalies are often observed, and the variations are wide-ranging. We herein report a case of pancreatic cancer involving the common hepatic artery (CHA) that was successfully treated with pancr...

    Authors: Takeshi Morinaga, Katsunori Imai, Keisuke Morita, Kenichiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Ikeshima, Kei Horino, Shinya Shimada and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:180

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  2. Duodenal carcinoma originating in Brunner’s gland is rare. Herein, we report a case of duodenal carcinoma arising from Brunner’s gland in a 63-year-old man.

    Authors: Tetsuya Mochizuki, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Koichi Nakadoi, Masahiro Nakahara, Kazuaki Tanabe, Shuji Yonehara and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:179

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  3. Some oligometastatic lung cancer patients, after induction systemic chemotherapy or tyrosine kinases inhibitor treatment, followed by aggressive radical consolidative treatment, have improved overall survival....

    Authors: Ping-Chung Tsai, Yi-Chen Yeh, Chien-Sheng Huang and Chao-Hua Chiu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:178

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  4. In situ cholangiocarcinoma is difficult to detect by imaging studies. Thus, cholangiocarcinoma is rarely resected with a preoperative definitive diagnosis, especially nonpapillary flat type in situ carcinoma, ...

    Authors: Takashi Maeda, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Onoe, Nobuyuki Watanabe and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:177

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  5. Clinical evidence of intraductal dissemination through the pancreatic duct has been rare. We herein describe a case of ampullary carcinoma that disseminated in the remnant pancreas through the pancreatic duct.

    Authors: Koichi Mohri, Kazuhiro Hiramatsu, Yoshihisa Shibata, Motoi Yoshihara, Taro Aoba, Atsuki Arimoto, Akira Ito and Takehito Kato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:176

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  6. Portal venous gas has traditionally been considered an inevitable harbinger of death due to its association with bowel necrosis. Recently, an increasing number of cases of portal venous gas have been reported ...

    Authors: Yuichiro Furutani, Chikashi Hiranuma, Masakazu Hattori, Kenji Doden and Yasuo Hashizume

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:175

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  7. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for organizing empyema is challenging because fibrous septa and peel within the cavity are thickened and hardened. Some patients have multiple isolated empyema cavit...

    Authors: Masaya Aoki, Tadashi Umehara, Shoichiro Morizono, Yasuhiro Tokuda, Go Kamimura, Takuya Tokunaga, Souichi Suzuki, Aya Harada Takeda, Koki Maeda, Toshiyuki Nagata, Naoya Yokomakura, Kota Kariatsumari, Kazuhiro Ueda and Masami Sato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:174

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  8. McKittrick–Wheelock syndrome (MKWS) is caused by a villous tumor of the rectosigmoid colon with hypersecretion of mucus containing electrolytes. Complete resection of the tumor is needed to cure this disease. ...

    Authors: Masahiko Fukase, Hiroshi Oshio, Sho Murai, Tomomi Kawana, Yusuke Saito, Emiko Kono, Yukiko Oshima, Gen Yunome, Shin Teshima and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:173

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  9. A right aortic arch is a congenital vascular anomaly that is present in up to 0.1% of pregnancies. The anomaly observed by fetal ultrasonography was recently reported to indicate vascular and chromosomal abnor...

    Authors: Kenji Suzuki, Takashi Sasaki, Shinobu Kunugi, Yoshio Shima, Ryuji Fukazawa, Akira Shimizu and Takashi Nitta

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:172

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  10. Primary cardiac tumors, which are only detected in 0.001–0.03% of autopsies, are rare. Only 25% of primary cardiac tumors are malignant, of which 95% are sarcomas. Ewing’s sarcoma, one of the Ewing’s sarcoma o...

    Authors: Jun Ushigusa, Yosuke Mukae, Masanori Takamatsu, Eijiro Nogami, Akira Furutachi, Manabu Itoh, Junji Yunoki and Takahiro Nishida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:171

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  11. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may lead to extrahepatic metastasis (EHM). Most patients with EHM had either intrahepatic stage III or IVA tumor at the site of metastases. Herein, we present the case of a fairl...

    Authors: Takamichi Igarashi, Norifumi Harimoto, Nozomi Matsumura, Masaya Sugiyama, Kenichiro Araki, Takehiko Yokobori, Takashi Kosone, Hitoshi Takagi, Shinichi Aishima, Hideaki Yokoo and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:170

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  12. What type of reconstruction procedure should be applied is one of the important issues in surgery for gastric cancer. We have several options for reconstruction procedure after distal gastrectomy. The Billroth...

    Authors: Shusuke Yagi, Satoshi Ida, Manabu Ohashi, Koshi Kumagai, Naoki Hiki, Takeshi Sano and Souya Nunobe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:169

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  13. Patients with chronic occlusion of the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are often asymptomatic, and occlusion may be caused by arteriosclerosis or median arcuate ligament compression. Pancrea...

    Authors: Reo Ohtsuka, Hodaka Amano, Michiyo Hashimoto and Toshiyasu Iwao

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:168

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  14. Esophageal hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux have been recognized as inevitable complications after the definitive gastroschisis operation. Patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux require anti...

    Authors: Ryuichiro Hirose, Satoshi Obata, Manabu Tojigamori, Masatoshi Nakamura, Shohei Taguchi and Toru Arima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:167

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  15. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor and is an anti-human programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody. Pembrolizumab is used for non-small cell lung carcinoma with high programmed cell death ...

    Authors: Shoki Sato, Naoto Senmaru, Keita Ishido, Takahiro Saito, Saseem Poudel, Jun Muto, Yasuhito Syouji, Ryunosuke Hase and Satoshi Hirano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:166

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  16. Fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung is a rare lung neoplasm that accounts for only 0.5% of all primary lung cancers. Because of its rarity, effective treatments for the management of the tumor are poorly understo...

    Authors: Kensuke Kojima, Hyungeun Yoon, Tetsuki Sakamoto, Tomoki Utsumi, Teiko Sakurai, Naoko Takeuchi, Maiko Takeda, Takahiko Kasai, Shinji Atagi and Akihide Matsumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:165

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  17. Most patients with isolated superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection are successfully managed conservatively. However, some patients require more invasive treatment.

    Authors: Shinichi Tanaka, Atsushi Fukuda, Eisuke Kawakubo and Takuya Matsumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:164

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  18. It is uncommon for a bronchial stump-related complication to develop during the remote postoperative period in a case of obstructive pneumonia owing to migration of the suture material. Here, we describe a cas...

    Authors: Hikaru Watanabe, Kohei Abe and Naoki Kanauchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:163

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  19. Cardiac metastasis from renal cell carcinoma is an exceptional event, particularly when there is lack of inferior vena cava involvement. Only a few cases have been reported worldwide so far.

    Authors: Shuhei Miura, Akira Yamada, Yutaka Iba, Ryushi Maruyama, Eiichiro Hatta and Yoshihiko Kurimoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:162

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  20. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease characterized by systemic inflammatory lesions, is often associated with obesity. Obesity aggravates symptoms of SLE; however, these symptoms can be im...

    Authors: Atsushi Gakuhara, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Yukinori Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Makoto Yamasaki, Tomoki Makino, Koji Tanaka, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:161

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  21. Internal hemorrhoids are the most common anal diseases. Aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid (ALTA) injection is a new sclerosing therapy for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. Although ALTA injectio...

    Authors: Yoshiro Itatani, Tomoaki Okada, Kenji Kawada, Koya Hida, Nobu Oshima, Susumu Inamoto, Rei Mizuno, Yoshihisa Okuchi and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:160

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  22. The safety and feasibility of laparoscopic colectomy for T4 colorectal cancer remain controversial. We believe that setting a “Goal” that will guide the surgeons in returning from the deep layer could be the k...

    Authors: Atsushi Ogura, Ryutaro Kobayashi, Satoru Kawai, Kenji Takagi, Kiyotaka Kawai, Takashi Maeda, Tsukasa Aritake, Natsuki Nagano and Satoaki Kamiya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:159

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  23. Thymic carcinoma has been classified into 12 subtypes, thymic lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a type of them, and has a pathological organization similar to that of lymphoepithelioma, an undifferent...

    Authors: Sachi Kawagishi, Naoko Ose, Masato Minami, Soichiro Funaki, Takashi Kanou, Kenji Kimura, Seiji Taniguchi, Eiichi Morii and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:158

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  24. Angiosarcoma of the breast is rare. It carries a poor prognosis because of its high risk of local recurrence and distant metastases. Presently, there are still no established systemic therapies. Thus, the main...

    Authors: Asako Sasahara, Masahiko Tanabe, Kanako Hayashi, Takaaki Konishi, Mariko Oya, Kana Sakiyama, Arisa Morizono, Mayumi Harada, Kazutaka Otsuji, Yuko Ishibashi, Ayaka Sato, Yasuko Kikuchi, Takayoshi Niwa, Munetoshi Hinata, Kotoe Nishioka and Yasuyuki Seto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:157

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  25. Approximately 20% of colorectal cancer patients show complete or incomplete bowel obstruction as an early symptom. Preoperative nonsurgical decompression such as placing a self-expanding metallic stent for mal...

    Authors: Hiroshi Takeyama, Katsuki Danno, Takahiko Nishigaki, Masafumi Yamashita, Masami Yamazaki, Tsuyoshi Yamakita, Akihiro Nishihara, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masayo Mizutani, Itsuko Nakamichi, Mamoru Yura, Kimimasa Ikeda and Yoshio Oka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:156

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  26. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is known to occur after total gastrectomy. We experienced a case of PEI occurring 18 years after surgery, leading to a potentially fatal condition of capillary leak synd...

    Authors: Yu Igata, So Okubo, Yu Ohkura, Masaki Ueno and Harushi Udagawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:155

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  27. Massive intraluminal bleeding requires urgent intervention and management. However, the source of bleeding on the small intestine is difficult to determine. Intestinal tumor with intussusception is a rare and ...

    Authors: Min Sung Kim, In Teak Woo, Young Min Jo, Jin Hyung Lee and Byung Sam Park

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:154

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  28. The hydrocele of the femoral hernia sac, an extremely rare occurrence, is termed femorocele. Very few authentically reported cases of femorocele are available in the literature. The present case, diagnosed as ...

    Authors: Sabyasachi Bakshi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:153

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  29. Spontaneous esophageal perforation is a potentially life-threatening condition with high morbidity and mortality rates. While surgical treatment has been employed for esophageal perforation, we have adopted co...

    Authors: Ryu Matsumoto, Ken Sasaki, Itaru Omoto, Masahiro Noda, Yasuto Uchikado, Takaaki Arigami, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:152

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  30. Rectal metastasis from pulmonary adenocarcinoma is rare, and it has been regarded as an end-stage phenomenon. Recently, however, advances in lung cancer treatment have improved the chance of long-term survival...

    Authors: Yozo Suzuki, Mitsunobu Imasato, Yujiro Nakahara, Atsushi Naito, Manabu Mikamori, Masahisa Ohtsuka, Kenta Furukawa, Jeong Ho Moon, Tadafumi Asaoka, Kentaro Kishi, Hironao Yasuoka, Kiyoshi Komuta and Hiroki Akamatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:151

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  31. Spontaneous esophageal rupture is a rare but serious disease with high mortality. Conservative treatment and endoscopic therapy have been reported, but surgical treatment is still a basic modality of therapy. ...

    Authors: Shunsuke Hayakawa, Akira Mitsui, Yuko Kato, Shota Morimoto, Kaori Watanabe, Tomonari Shamoto, Takehiro Wakasugi and Yoshiyuki Kuwabara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:149

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  32. The external oblique myocutaneous flap has been previously described for reconstruction of chest-thoracic wall defects smaller than 400–500 cm2. However, it is utilized less often than workhorse flaps such as the...

    Authors: David Matera, Richard Huynh, Terrance Hanley and Amir B. Behnam

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:148

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  33. Intestinal nonrotation is a rare congenital condition that causes fatal colonic volvulus at any age. Once volvulus attack occurs, radical surgical therapy is required for treatment and the prevention of recurr...

    Authors: Yusuke Sakimura, Hirotaka Kitamura, Noriyuki Inaki and Hiroyuki Bando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:147

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  34. Although primary duodenal adenocarcinoma (DA) is a rare malignancy representing ~ 0.5% of all gastrointestinal cancers, the incidence of DA is more frequent in Lynch syndrome. Because of its rarity, treatment ...

    Authors: Satoshi Yasuda, Suzuka Harada, Akinori Tsujimoto, Satoko Aoki, Takeshi Takei, Kazuhiro Migita, Masato Ueno, Mitsutoshi Tatsumi and Akihiko Watanabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:146

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  35. Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody is widely used for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Hypomagnesemia is a comparatively frequent adverse event of this drug, whic...

    Authors: Taro Fukui, Koichi Suzuki, Sawako Tamaki, Iku Abe, Yuhei Endo, Hideki Ishikawa, Nao Kakizawa, Fumiaki Watanabe, Masaaki Saito, Shingo Tsujinaka, Kazushige Futsuhara, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Hiroshi Noda and Toshiki Rikiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:145

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  36. Mature presacral (retrorectal) teratoma is very rare. We report a case in which a mature retrorectal teratoma in an adult was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery.

    Authors: Liming Wang, Yasumitsu Hirano, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara, Shintaro Ishikawa, Takuhisa Okada, Nao Obara and Shigeki Yamaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:144

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  37. Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that typically arises from the pleura. Although it may appear in other organs, it rarely develops in the pancreas. We report herein a rare case of metas...

    Authors: Hironori Yamashita, Yasuhiro Fujino, Tadayuki Ohara, Keitaro Kakinoki, Takemi Sugimoto, Kazuyoshi Kajimoto and Masahiro Tominaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:142

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  38. Portal venous gas has been considered as a radiological sign requiring urgent operative intervention; however, the reports concerning portal venous gas associated with favorable outcome are recently increasing.

    Authors: Ryuichiro Hirose, Hiroki Kai, Kaori Inatomi, Tsuyoshi Iwanaka, Naomi Morishima, Momotoshi Ikeda, Reiko Masaki and Akinori Iwasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:141

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  39. Very few literatures can be found reporting cases and treatment strategies of late-onset mesh infection after abdominal incisional hernia reconstruction. Here, we report a rare case of delayed mesh infection d...

    Authors: Tetsuro Tamura, Yoshihiro Ohata and Fujio Katsumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:140

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  40. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is a rare primary liver tumor that shows mass-forming growth in most cases. At present, no effective treatment for hepatic recurrence CoCC has been established. We present ...

    Authors: Keishi Hakoda, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Tomoyuki Minami, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Keiji Hanada, Kenji Nishida, Shuji Yonehara, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:139

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  41. Thymic mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is rare and also known for its association with autoimmune diseases, especially Sjögren’s syndrome (SjS), which could affect the systemic organs, and pu...

    Authors: Yusuke Hirokawa, Ryo Fujikawa, Yoshifumi Arai, Yoshiro Otsuki and Toru Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:138

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  42. The incidence of metastatic spread of gastrointestinal malignancies to the thyroid gland is relatively low and most of these malignancies originate from the colorectum. Thyroid metastasis originating from the ...

    Authors: Shinsei Yumoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Daichi Nomoto, Kazutaka Oozono, Kojiro Eto, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Yohei Nagai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Shiro Iwagami, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Yoshiki Mikami and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:137

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  43. Pericardio-pleural fenestration by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is an efficient procedure for malignant pericardial effusion, but requires general anesthesia with single-lung ventilation.

    Authors: Masatsugu Ohuchi, Shuhei Inoue, Yoshitomo Ozaki, Yuki Namura and Keiko Ueda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:136

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  44. A few reports to date have described the effectiveness of surgical resection for recurrent intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). We report in this study a patient who achieved long-term survival after surgica...

    Authors: Mihoko Yamada, Atsuki Arimoto, Yoshitaka Toyoda, Shinya Watanabe, Keiji Aizu, Fumiya Sato, Akinori Fujieda and Ryuzo Yamaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:135

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  45. Sternoturnover is a surgical procedure for pectus excavatum. Cardiac surgery in patients with a history of sternoturnover has been rarely reported and is a surgical challenge because it is unknown how median s...

    Authors: Mamoru Hamuro, Kenji Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada and Sakae Enomoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:134

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  46. Biliary atresia (BA) cases are generally not associated with congenital abnormalities. However, accurate diagnosis of BA is often challenging because the histopathological features of BA overlap with those of ...

    Authors: Daisuke Masui, Suguru Fukahori, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Yoriko Watanabe, Kaori Fukui, Shinji Ishii, Nobuyuki Saikusa, Naoki Hashizume, Naruki Higashidate, Saki Sakamoto, Aiko Takato, Koh-ichiro Yoshiura, Yoshiaki Tanaka and Minoru Yagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:132

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  47. Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is a rare liver tumor that has the potential for rupture and malignant transformation. Here, we report a case of multiple hepatocellular adenomas (HCAs) that were treated by surgic...

    Authors: Kentaro Oji, Takeshi Urade, Yoshiteru Iwatani, Katsuhide Tanaka, Hirotaka Hirano, Tsuyoshi Sanuki, Masaru Tomita, Yuki Yamamoto, Yoh Zen and Daisuke Kuroda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:131

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