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Case reports

Section edited by Marco Allaix

This section welcomes submissions of case reports from all surgical specialties, including those covered by other sections.

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  1. Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is common in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recent studies indicate that more aggressive treatments, including surgical resection or locoregional treatment, may benefit selec...

    Authors: Xiaodong Song, Yong He, Huihong Liang, Menling Han and Zili Shao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:174

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  2. Laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs) mainly occurred in children, while were extremely rare in adults. Consequently, less information was available to guide clinicians to manage adult RMSs in larynx.

    Authors: Juanjuan Hu, Dan Lu, Jia Ren, Qiao Wen, Jing Zhou, Weigang Gan, Jun Liu, Shixi Liu, Hui Yang and Jian Zou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:173

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  3. Pancreatic fistula is a common complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy, which could be caused by: soft pancreatic tissue, pancreatic duct diameter < 3 mm and body mass index ≥25 kg/m2. Here we report a case of...

    Authors: Hanteng Yang, Yanxian Ren, Zeyuan Yu, Huinian Zhou, Shuze Zhang, Changjiang Luo and Zuoyi Jiao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:170

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  4. Delta-shaped anastomosis is a common method of intracorporeal gastroduodenostomy in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy. One common postoperative complication of this procedure is anastomotic stenosis, and...

    Authors: Jun Arima, Kohei Taniguchi, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Ichiro Tsunematsu, Shuji Kagota, Junna Sakane, Yusuke Suzuki, Kazuhisa Uchiyama and Masako Hiramatsu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:163

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  5. Hernia mesh erosion into the urinary bladder is a rare complication of hernioplasty, and mesh immigration is the most probable pathophysiology. There is no report describing mesh erosion induced by fixing tack...

    Authors: Wan-Zhang Liu, Jun-Hai Qian, Zhi-Jiu Shen, Bin-Bin Yang and Yue Cheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:161

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  6. Granular cell tumor (GCT) of the thyroid is a rare benign tumor of Schwann cell origin with a favorable prognosis and only 10 cases have been reported so far in scientific literature. The present case study de...

    Authors: Yu-qin He, Hai-zhen Lu, De-zhi Li, Mo-qi Chen, Kai Wang, Zhen-gang Xu and Shao-yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:154

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  7. Tuberculosis (TB) is classified according to the site of disease as pulmonary or extrapulmonary. Extrapulmonary TB is less common than its counterpart in which it can be found anywhere in the body including th...

    Authors: Vee Chuan Hoe, Allim Khairuddin, Jun Sam Tan, Mohd Sharifudin Sharif, Nornazirah Azizan and Firdaus Hayati

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:145

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  8. Hepatic hemangioma (HH) is the most common benign tumor of the liver. In special conditions such as rapidly growing tumors, persistent pain, hemorrhage and when pressure effect on adjacent organs exist treatme...

    Authors: Hesameddin Eghlimi, Peyman Arasteh and Nazanin Azade

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:142

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  9. Biliary metastasis of colorectal cancer is a manifestation of metastatic liver carcinoma, and is often difficult to differentiate from cholangiocarcinoma. Further, lower bile duct metastasis of colorectal canc...

    Authors: Yoichi Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Maeda, Kazuaki Seita and Yuji Kaneoka

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:137

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  10. Liver abscess due to gastrointestinal perforation by foreign bodies is rare. Furthermore, there are few case reports of liver abscess via the portal vein caused by perforation of the lower gastrointestinal tra...

    Authors: Seiji Natsuki, Yasuhito Iseki, Hishashi Nagahara, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Masatsune Shibutani and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:121

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  11. Adult pancreatic hemangioma is an extremely rare type of benign vascular tumor. To date, about 20 cases have been reported in the English literature. Adult patients with pancreatic hemangiomas usually have no ...

    Authors: Chong Jin, Jing-gang Mo, Hao Jiang, Lie-zhi Wang, Heng Zou and Kun-Peng Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:118

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  12. Both tibial plateau fractures and extensor apparatus injuries are serious injuries to the knee joint that generally do not occur in the same patient. We report a rare case of open tibial plateau fracture combi...

    Authors: Daohong Zhao, Weiqiang Li, Luping Liu, Ning Lu, Leijie Chen and Jun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:114

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  13. Metronidazole (MNZ) has been clearly established as a medication for amebic liver abscess. In uncomplicated cases, surgical drainage should be avoided. We report a case of amebic liver abscess refractory to MN...

    Authors: Keita Kouzu, Takahiro Einama, Makoto Nishikawa, Makiko Fukumura, Hiromi Nagata, Toshimitsu Iwasaki, Yoichi Miyata, Yasuhiro Obuchi, Kazuo Hase, Hideki Ueno, Yoji Kishi and Junji Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:112

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  14. A large plexiform neurofibroma in patients with neurofibromatosis type I can be life threatening due to possible massive bleeding within the lesion. Although the literature includes many reports that describe ...

    Authors: Taro Mikami, Yuki Honma-Koretsune, Yui Tsunoda, Shintaro Kagimoto, Yuichiro Yabuki, Jiro Maegawa, Takashi Terauchi, Shintaro Nawata, Hiroyuki Kamide, Yoshinobu Ishiwata, Tabito Kino and Teruyasu Sugano

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:106

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  15. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is essential for managing biliary and pancreatic disorders. Infection is the most morbid complication of ERCP and among the most common causes of ERCP-rela...

    Authors: Fahed Merei, Galina Shapiro, Ibrahim Abu Shakra, Amitai Bickel, Samer Ganam, Maxim Bez and Eli Kakiashvili

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:92

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  16. One anastomosis gastric bypass- minigastric bypass (OAGB-MGB) is an emerging bariatric surgery that is being endorsed by surgeons worldwide. Internal herniation is a rare and dreaded complication after malabso...

    Authors: Ibrahim Abu Shakra, Maxim Bez, Amitai Bickel, Walid Kassis, Samer Ganam, Fahed Merei, Nour Karra, Khatib Kamal, Doron Fischer and Eli Kakiashvili

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:91

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  17. Mediastinal venous aneurysm is a very rare disease and can be easily misdiagnosed. Patients are often asymptomatic while venous aneurysm of large size with adjacent structures oppressed can lead to discomfort....

    Authors: Cheng Fang, Hui Pan, Zhoubin Li, Liang Ma and Weili Han

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:88

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  18. Double aortic arch (DAA) is a congenital anomaly of the aorta. Esophageal cancer with DAA is rare, and consequently, the appropriate surgical approach has not been standardized. Herein, we report the utilizati...

    Authors: Shu Mushiake, Kohei Taniguchi, Sang-Woong Lee, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Yoshiro Imai, Ryo Tanaka, Kotaro Honda, Keitaro Tashiro, Masaru Kawai and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:86

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  19. Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common form of well-differentiated endocrine malignancy. Distant metastases of PTC are rare and usually occur in the bones, lungs, and thoracic lymph nodes despite th...

    Authors: Haoyuan Ren, Nengwen Ke, Chunlu Tan, Xing Wang, Wen Cao and Xubao Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:82

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  20. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant neoplasm that normally differentiates to form striated muscle, is the most common type of childhood soft tissue sarcoma. However, it infrequently occurs in adults and is unc...

    Authors: Mitsuyoshi Okazaki, Hidehiro Tajima, Yoshinao Ohbatake, Hiroyuki Shinbashi, Shinichi Nakanuma, Isamu Makino, Itasu Ninomiya, Sachio Fushida, Koushiro Ohtsubo and Tetsuo Ohta

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:81

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  21. Perforation of a marginal peptic ulcer after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) can lead to severe conditions, although its clinical features have not been well reported. In this article, we present three cases of m...

    Authors: Ikuma Shioi, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Motoharu Hirai, Masaru Komatsu, Akira Kubota, Makoto Aoki, Daisuke Sato and Tetsuya Otani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:79

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  22. Simultaneous dislocation of the radial head and distal radio-ulnar joint without fracture (Criss-Cross Injury) in an adult patient is rarely reported in previous studies. The pathological changes and injury pa...

    Authors: Xiang-Yun Jin, Wen-Bo Zhao, Yu-Qi Dong and Yi-Gang Huang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:71

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  23. The diagnosis of gallbladder tuberculosis remains elusive even to the most experienced clinicians. Our aim is to describe our experience of this rare disease, and to raise awareness of the increasing likelihoo...

    Authors: Tewodross Getu Wolde, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao and Jishu Wei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:67

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  24. Distal gastrectomy with lymph node dissection, a standard operative technique for gastric cancer treatment, is safely performed because the stomach has a rich vascular supply. Gastric remnant necrosis caused b...

    Authors: Jumpei Shibata, Motoi Yoshihara and Takehito Kato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:54

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  25. As surgery remains the cornerstone of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment, the number of older patients presented for colorectal resection is rapidly increasing. Nevertheless, the choice to operate an oldest-old...

    Authors: Chiara Giannotti, Andrea Massobrio, Daniela Cannata, Alessio Nencioni, Fiammetta Monacelli, Alessandra Aprile, Domenico Soriero, Stefano Scabini and Davide Pertile

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:52

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  26. Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) is useful for surgery in the apical region of the chest cavity, as it narrows towards the head. Here, we describe a nonfunctional, rib-invasive paraganglioma arising...

    Authors: Hiroaki Shidei, Hideyuki Maeda, Tamami Isaka, Takako Matsumoto, Tomoko Yamamoto, Yoji Nagashima and Masato Kanzaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:45

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  27. We herein report a rare case of an ectopic bronchogenic cyst of the gastric cardia. The initial diagnosis was a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST); however, postoperative pathologic examination confirmed th...

    Authors: Jianchun Xiao, Ruopeng Zhang, Wanqi Chen and Bin Wu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:42

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  28. We report a case of an intraabdominal desmoid tumor that occurred at a gastro-pancreatic lesion with spontaneous cystic features, and present the successful laparoscopic resection of the tumor.

    Authors: Keishi Sugimachi, Tomohiro Iguchi, Mitsuhiko Ohta, Yohei Mano, Terumasa Hisano, Ryohei Yokoyama, Kenichi Taguchi, Masahiko Ikebe, Masaru Morita and Yasushi Toh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:24

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  29. Nasolabial cysts are rare, non-odontogenic, soft-tissue cysts that develop between the upper lip and nasal vestibule with an overall incidence of 0.7% out of all maxillofacial cysts. The predominant presentati...

    Authors: Abdulhakeem Almutairi, Abeer Alaglan, Mazyad Alenezi, Sultan Alanazy and Osama Al-Wutayd

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:10

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  30. Obesity is considered a chronic disease with an increasing prevalence worldwide during the last decades. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure, due to its relative ...

    Authors: Andrea Lovece, Ioannis Rouvelas, Masaru Hayami, Mats Lindblad and Andrianos Tsekrekos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:9

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  31. Ectopic insulinoma is a rare entity that is difficult to diagnose before surgery. This article reports two cases of ectopic insulinoma.

    Authors: Mengqing Sun, Yaping Luo, Yan You, Xianlin Han, Yupei Zhao, Xianlin Han and Yupei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:197

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  32. Desmoid tumors, also known as aggressive fibromatosis, are extremely rare, accounting for less than 3% of soft-tissue sarcomas and less than 0,03% of all neoplasms. The diagnosis is usually delayed because of ...

    Authors: Yavor Asenov, Stoyan Genadiev, Alexander Timev, Jeni Panaiotova, Valeria Hadjiiska, Tihtchev Veselin and Theophil Sedloev

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:194

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