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  1. Currently, there is no consensus regarding the optimal therapeutic strategy for the management of an ectopic lingual thyroid. A surgical approach is suggested when airway obstructive symptoms cannot be tolerat...

    Authors: Tsubasa Aiyoshi, Toshihiro Muraji, Isho Izumi, Miki Toma, Kazuto Suda, Toshihiro Yanai and Kouji Masumoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:122
  2. Primary sarcomas of the breast are rare and account for less than 1% of all primary breast malignancies. We experienced a case of extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the breast that had a unique clinical course and ...

    Authors: Kanako Kurata, Keisei Anan, Nami Ishikawa, Kenichiro Koga, Michiyo Saimura, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Toshimitsu Iwashita, Shoshu Mitsuyama, Sadafumi Tamiya, Hideyuki Watanabe, Yutaka Koga, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda and Toru Nakano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:121
  3. Ganglioneuroblastomas, particularly those that produce catecholamine, are extremely rare in adults. Here, we report an interesting surgical case of an adult patient with a catecholamine-producing ganglioneurob...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Ryuichi Nishimura, Chikashi Nakanishi, Chihiro Inoue, Yuta Tezuka, Hidenori Endo, Shigehito Miyagi, Teiji Tominaga, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:119
  4. Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (aVWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings similar to those of congenital von Willebrand disease (VWD). Patients with aVWS may require prophylactic treatment t...

    Authors: Ritsuko Sasaki, Yoshiya Horimoto, Ju Mizuno, Yoko Edahiro, Tsukasa Ohmori, Norio Komatsu and Mitsue Saito
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:118
  5. Intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are potentially malignant intraductal epithelial neoplasms that sometimes penetrate into other organs. To the best of our knowledge, no report has yet described...

    Authors: Takashi Harino, Yoshito Tomimaru, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Takayuki Ogino, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Shingo Noura, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nishida, Hiromi Tamura, Shiro Adachi…
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:117
  6. Intestinal duplication, a congenital malformation, is considered a rare condition, particularly in adults. Although it affects young children, a minority of patients remains asymptomatic until adulthood. Here,...

    Authors: Sota Kimura, Hiroyuki Iida, Naoto Gunji, Takeshi Gohongi and Takesaburo Ogata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:116
  7. Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is one of the refractory diseases. Multidisciplinary approach including immunotherapy for such cancers has received much attention in recent years.

    Authors: Makoto Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Wada, Norihiro Koya, Yuko Takami, Hideki Saitsu, Naoki Ishizaki, Mineo Tabata, Hideya Onishi, Masafumi Nakamura and Takashi Morisaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:115
  8. Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign lesion. Because there is no specific laboratory marker or radiographic appearance, the majority of reported cases of hepatic IPT have been diagnosed afte...

    Authors: Sho Endo, Yusuke Watanabe, Yuji Abe, Tomohiko Shinkawa, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara and Toru Nakano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:114
  9. A pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is a rare branchial anomaly that causes recurrent cervical infections. Open neck surgery has widely been accepted as a definitive treatment for PSFs, and endoscopic surgery has b...

    Authors: Akiyoshi Nomura, Koji Fukumoto, Masaya Yamoto, Toshiaki Takahashi, Kengo Nakaya, Akinori Sekioka, Yutaka Yamada and Naoto Urushihara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:113
  10. Pancreatic cancer has a very high mortality rate worldwide, and about 30–40% of all patients have extensive vascular involvement at initial diagnosis that precludes surgical intervention. Here, we describe our...

    Authors: Takeshi Fujishiro, Taro Mashiko, Yosihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:112
  11. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is produced by some tumors, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and yolk sac tumors, leading to an increase in serum AFP level. However, AFP in colorectal cancer is extremely rare. Treatme...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura, Kenji Matsuda, Shozo Yokoyama, Koichi Tamura, Yasuyuki Mitani, Hiromitsu Iwamoto, Yuki Mizumoto, Daisuke Murakami, Masakazu Fujimoto and Hiroki Yamaue
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:111
  12. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hamartomatous polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract. It is associated with a high risk of malignancy in the gastrointestinal tr...

    Authors: Yuya Nobori, Takahiro Amano, Mieko Ochi, Toshio Kumasaka and Eiji Sunami
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:110
  13. Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare disease in clinical practice. Moreover, primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix in the pediatric age group is even rarer with very little cases being published. ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Hiroshi Nouso, Masaya Yamoto, Koji Fukumoto and Naoto Urushihara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:109
  14. Portal vein tumor thrombosis from colorectal cancer is rare, and this recurrence pattern was mainly reported in patients with renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. Furthermore, the recurrence patt...

    Authors: Tetsuya Mochizuki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Kenji Nishida, Takuya Yano, Hiroshi Okuda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan, Shuji Yonehara, Toshio Noriyuki and Masahiro Nakahara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:108
  15. Benign esophageal tumors are relatively rare, and a neurofibroma in the esophagus is extremely rare. Dysphagia is the most common clinical manifestation in patients with esophageal neurofibroma, and no cases o...

    Authors: Eisuke Booka, Mitsuhide Kitano, Yutaka Nakano, Koki Mihara, Shin Nishiya, Ryo Nishiyama, Shintaro Shibutani, Tomohisa Egawa and Atsushi Nagashima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:107
  16. Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a prototypical mesenchymal neoplasm that induces non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) due to overproduction of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2). We here report the case ...

    Authors: Yusuke Arakawa, Hidenori Miyake, Hidehisa Horiguchi, Taku Inokuchi, Naoki Hino, Takashi Ogasawara, Takeshi Kuroda and Shinichi Yamasaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:106
  17. The presence of a vitelline vascular remnant is rare, and definitive preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We herein describe a case of intestinal obstruction caused by a vitelline vascular remnant with mild ch...

    Authors: Kenjiro Date, Taro Yokota and Naoki Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:105
  18. Few previous reports have documented cases of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis associated with Trousseau’s syndrome for which surgery proved possible for both the primary tumor and the cardiac lesion. The ...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Soga, Kaoru Taira, Akira Sugimoto, Manabu Kurosawa, Hiromasa Kira, Takamitsu Su, Kazuhiko Doi, Akira Nakano and Yoshihiro Himura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:104
  19. An esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in Barrett’s esophagus is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of an esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma with a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma component ari...

    Authors: Shunsuke Doi, Sohei Matsumoto, Kohei Wakatsuki, Kazuhiro Migita, Masahiro Ito, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Kinta Hatakeyama, Chiho Ohbayashi and Masayuki Sho
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:103
  20. Macroscopic diffuse-type hepatocellular carcinoma with concomitant major portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) and peritoneal dissemination indicates poor prognosis. Additionally, triple-positive tumor marker stat...

    Authors: Yuki Koga, Toru Beppu, Katsunori Imai, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Tatsunori Miyata, Yuki Kitano, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Kazutoshi Okabe, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:102
  21. Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare and potentially fatal complication following liver transplantation.

    Authors: Norifumi Iseda, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Takeo Toshima, Akinari Morinaga, Takahiro Tomiyama, Junichi Takahashi, Takashi Motomura, Yohei Mano, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami and Yuji Soejima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:101
  22. Self-expandable metallic stent placement is a widely performed palliative procedure or bridge to surgery for obstructive colorectal cancer. However, the feasibility of this procedure for large bowel obstructio...

    Authors: Fumihiko Ando, Akihisa Matsuda, Masao Miyashita, Satoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Sakurazawa, Youichi Kawano and Hiroshi Yoshida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:100
  23. A surgical case of metachronous metastases of pancreatic head cancer (PC) to the large and small bowel is extremely rare. Therefore, there are only a few reports about surgery for intestinal metastases from PC...

    Authors: Mamoru Miyasaka, Takehiro Noji, Kimitaka Tanaka, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Yuma Ebihara, Yo Kurashima, Toru Nakamura, Soichi Murakami, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe and Satoshi Hirano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:99
  24. Skeletal muscle metastasis from gastric cancer is extremely rare and often accompanied with synchronous metastasis to any other organs. We herein report a case of rapidly developing multiple skeletal metastase...

    Authors: Naoki Kamitani, Akihiko Watanabe, Yuki Kirihataya and Saiho Ko
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:98
  25. Clear cell carcinoma commonly occurs in the ovary and kidney, and clear cell cholangiocarcinoma was rarely reported. Differential diagnosis which the origin of the tumor located on the liver surface is intrahe...

    Authors: Norifumi Harimoto, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichirou Araki, Hayato Ikota, Masafumi Suyama, Takeshi Maki, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:97
  26. Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare pancreatic intraductal neoplasm. It is characterized by a tubulopapillary growth pattern, entirely high-grade atypical cells, minimal cytoplasmic mucin, an...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Saeki, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Takeo Yamamoto, Ryota Matsuda, Naoki Mochidome, Yasuhisa Mori, Kohei Nakata, Takao Ohtsuka, Kousei Ishigami, Yosuke Minoda, Yutaka Koga, Yoshinao Oda and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:96
  27. Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is a minimally invasive method of anastomosis that does not involve a surgical procedure in patients with stricture, obstruction, or dehiscence of anastomosis after surge...

    Authors: Masahiko Kubo, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Kunihito Gotoh, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Hirofumi Akita, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Shogo Kobayashi, Masahisa Nakamura, Yusuke Ono, Keigo Osuga, Eigoro Yamanouchi, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:95
  28. Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia (IPDH), defined as prolapse of the abdominal viscera into the pericardium, is a rare clinical condition. This case illustrates the possibility of IPDH after esophagectomy ...

    Authors: Takuya Saito, Kohei Yasui, Shintaro Kurahashi, Kenichi Komaya, Seiji Ishiguro, Takashi Arikawa, Shunichiro Komatsu, Kenitiro Kaneko, Masahiko Miyachi and Tsuyoshi Sano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:94
  29. Prolapse of a small part of the proximal stomach through the hiatus into the mediastinum is relatively common. Hiatal hernia involving the postoperative stomach has been reported previously, but the degree of ...

    Authors: Takuro Konno-Kumagai, Daisuke Takeyama, Toru Nakano, Tadashi Sakurai, Yusuke Taniyama, Takahiro Heishi, Chiaki Sato and Takashi Kamei
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:93
  30. Left sleeve pneumonectomy is a challenging operation that requires individualized approaches. Here, we present a new minimally invasive combined thoracoscopic approach.

    Authors: Toshio Fujino, Masayuki Tanahashi, Haruhiro Yukiue, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Masayuki Shitara, Yasunori Kaminuma and Hiroshi Niwa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:91
  31. Colorectal metastases from primary colorectal cancers are very rare, and little is known about their epidemiological aspects or the best diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Herein, we report a case of a 65-...

    Authors: Shigehiro Kojima, Tsuguo Sakamoto, Yuko Nagai, Masayuki Honda and Fumihiro Ogawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:90
  32. Although patients with stage IV gastric cancer who respond well to systemic chemotherapy can be treated with gastrectomy, the prognosis of patients with unresectable gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node ...

    Authors: Akiko Serizawa, Kiyoaki Taniguchi, Takuji Yamada, Kunihiko Amano, Sho Kotake, Shunichi Ito and Masakazu Yamamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:88
  33. Epicardial cysts are rarer benign tumors than pericardial cysts. There have been few reports on surgical management for epicardial cysts.

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Tomoki Sakata, Anan Nomura, Manabu Sakurai, Kenji Mogi and Yoshiharu Takahara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:87
  34. Diversion colitis (DC) is characterized by nonspecific inflammation in the remaining colon or rectum, and loss of the fecal stream plays a major role in the disease’s development. Although the majority of pati...

    Authors: Nao Kakizawa, Shingo Tsujinaka, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Rina Kikugawa, Fumi Hasegawa, Hideki Ishikawa, Sawako Tamaki, Jun Takahashi and Toshiki Rikiyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:86
  35. The indications for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) continue to expand, and NPWT has become a powerful tool for the treatment of interactive wounds. Recently, the use of NPWT over closed incisions has b...

    Authors: Takahiro Yoshioka, Yoshitaka Kondo and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:85
  36. Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation and hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyposis. It is well known that individuals with PJS are at an inc...

    Authors: Toru Yoshikawa, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shuji Yonehara, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:84
  37. The demand for breast reconstruction after mastectomy is rising. The use of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap in autologous reconstruction is a popular approach. There were some reports about abd...

    Authors: Jun Iwabu, Tsutomu Namikawa, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Kazune Fujisawa, Toyokazu Oki, Maho Ogawa, Natsuko Iwai, Akiko Yano, Motone Kuriyama, Takeki Sugimoto and Kazuhiro Hanazaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:83
  38. Coronary vasospasm after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a rare but potentially lethal complication. It is often refractory to several vasodilators. We report a case of refractory coronary vasospasm ...

    Authors: Akira Fujita, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Masaya Takahashi, Akihito Mikamo and Kimikazu Hamano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:82
  39. Extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) of the esophagus is a rare tumor, with most cases originating from invasive adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Pure esophageal Paget’s disease, in which no underlying invasive...

    Authors: Akihiko Sano, Shinji Sakurai, Chika Komine, Yuichi Tabe, Kana Saito, Takaharu Fukasawa, Shinsuke Kiriyama, Hideki Yamamoto, Masachika Tani, Hiroshi Naitoh, Ken Shirabe and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:81
  40. Medullary carcinoma of the pancreas (MCP) is a rare malignant pancreatic tumor. The World Health Organization classification defines the tumor as a subtype of pancreatic ductal carcinomas. MCP is histologicall...

    Authors: Akikazu Yago, Mitsuko Furuya, Ryutaro Mori, Yasuhiro Yabushita, Yu Sawada, Takafumi Kumamoto, Ryusei Matsuyama, Michio Shimizu and Itaru Endo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:80
  41. Juvenile polyposis is an autosomal dominant inherited disease characterized by the development of numerous hamartomatous and nonneoplastic polyps of the gastrointestinal tract. Juvenile polyposis has also rece...

    Authors: Tomoko Jogo, Eiji Oki, Minako Fujiwara, Junji Kurashige, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Shinichi Tsuruta, Masataka Nishimura, Yoshinao Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:79
  42. Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) developed in the small intestine are rare, and it is sometimes difficult to identify and treat bleeding from small intestinal AVMs endoscopically because of their localization...

    Authors: Makiko So, Yoshiro Itatani, Kazutaka Obama, Shigeru Tsunoda, Shigeo Hisamori, Kyoichi Hashimoto and Yoshiharu Sakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:78
  43. Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) is a rare variant of soft tissue sarcoma. The proximal type of ES occurs in various locations. We present a resected case with proximal-type ES that occurred in the chest wall and disc...

    Authors: Teiko Sakurai, Hidenori Kusumoto, Tomoko Wakasa, Yoshio Ohta, Eiichi Konishi and Hiroyuki Shiono
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:77
  44. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is already fully established worldwide. Needle tract implantation and peritoneal seeding occasionally occur by RFA, and the prognosis of these c...

    Authors: Masashi Nakamura, Shinya Hayami, Masaki Ueno, Manabu Kawai, Atsushi Miyamoto, Norihiko Suzaki, Seiko Hirono, Ken-ichi Okada, Motoki Miyazawa, Yuji Kitahata and Hiroki Yamaue
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:76
  45. Nonoperative management (NOM) has been established as the standard treatment for isolated blunt organ injury in hemodynamically stable pediatric patients. Although delayed splenic rupture or bleeding is a rare...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kentaro Ono, Kouji Masumoto, Yasuhisa Urita and Chikashi Gotoh
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:75
  46. Pulmonary epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (P-EMC) is a rare subset of salivary gland-type tumors of the lung. Because of its rarity and unproven malignant potential, the optimal therapy for P-EMC has not be...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Nakashima, Riichiro Morita, Akiko Ui, Kuniko Iihara and Takuya Yazawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:74
  47. Breast cancer frequently metastasizes to the bone, lung, and liver. However, metastasis to the bladder is uncommon. Bladder metastasis due to direct infiltration from peripheral organs, such as the colon and r...

    Authors: Kimiyasu Yoneyama, Motohito Nakagawa and Asuka Hara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:73
  48. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a life-threatening complication that can be difficult to treat; moreover, determination of the pathophysiological type is difficult. We report a rare case...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Chikashi Nakanishi, Keigo Murakami, Shigehito Miyagi, Noriko Fukuhara, Joaquim Carreras, Naoya Nakamura, Ryo Ichinohasama, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei and Hironobu Sasano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:72

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