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

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. The cystic duct has been included in the staging classification scheme for gallbladder cancer since the 2010 publication of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition). To our knowledge, only seven other case...

    Authors: Pankaj Prasoon, Yuki Hirose, Jun Sakata, Kizuki Yuza, Kazuki Moro, Koji Toge, Kohei Miura, Masayuki Nagahashi, Takashi Kobayashi, Kouei Nihei, Atsuo Nakamura and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:183

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  20. The complex anatomy of the head and neck creates a formidable challenge for surgical reconstruction. However, good functional reconstruction plays a vital role in the quality of life of patients undergoing hea...

    Authors: Chao Li, Yongchong Cai, Wei Wang, Yan Sun, Guojun Li, Amy L. Dimachkieh, Weidong Tian and Ronghao Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:182

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  21. Duodenal fibrolipoma and duodenum-jejunum intussusception are both rare occasions in clinical practice. The diagnosis of duodenal fibrolipoma mainly depends on endoscopy examination, supplemented by CT and MRI...

    Authors: Bangbo Zhao, Xingtong Zhou and Weibin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:169

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  22. Appendiceal inversion with neoplasia in adults is an extremely rare event with a reported incidence of < 0.01%. Preoperative diagnosis is very important for surgical treatment; however, it is very difficult to...

    Authors: Xinlu Liu, Ge Liu, Yanfeng Liu, Hongsheng Zhou, Liyu Yu, Yun Xu, Xue Song and Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:168

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  23. Abdominal cocoon is a rare peritoneal lesion and is difficult to diagnose because of its lack of special clinical manifestations. Until now, there is no case report of abdominal cocoon combined with cryptorchi...

    Authors: Bingqing Yue, Zilian Cui, Weiting Kang, Hanbo Wang, Yuzhu Xiang, Zhilong Huang and Xunbo Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:167

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  24. Coronary artery aneurysms in most cases require surgical treatment once diagnosed. Lifelong anticoagulation is often needed after surgery. We herein describe a 55-year-old man who was asymptomatic and diagnose...

    Authors: Yan Ren, Lin Xie, Weiqiang Ruan, Yajiao Li, Peng Ji, Changping Gan and Ke Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:166

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  25. Triple neural tube defects are rare. To the author’s knowledge, there are only four reported cases available in the literature up to date. Controversies exist with regards to the development of neural tube def...

    Authors: Jayant Kumar Yadav, Ahtesham Khizar, Pradhumna Kumar Yadav, Ghulam Mustafa and Sajid Nazir Bhatti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:164

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  26. Iatrogenic bile duct injuries (BDIs) are mostly associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy but may also occur following gastroduodenal surgery or liver resection. Delayed diagnosis of type of injury with an ...

    Authors: Jerzy Lubikowski, Bernard Piotuch, Anna Stadnik, Marta Przedniczek, Piotr Remiszewski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Michael A. Silva and Maciej Wojcicki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:162

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  27. Intussusception in adult patient is rare. Gastroduodenal intussusception due to the gastrointestinal stromal tumors is infrequently described in the literature. Authors present a case of gastroduodenal intussu...

    Authors: Mihajlo Đokić, Jerica Novak, Miha Petrič, Branislava Ranković, Miha Štabuc and Blaž Trotovšek

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:158

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  28. Endovascular treatment has been recognized as the first line therapy for renal artery aneurysm (RAA). However, RAA related with malignancies had been sporadically reported in the literature. Stent insertion sh...

    Authors: Jian-zhong Zhang, Peng Zhang, Li-yang Wu, Yong Wang, Kun Gao, Qiang Huang and Xiao-hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:154

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  29. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as an equally viable option to deceased donor liver transplant for treating end stage liver disease patients. Optimising the recipient outcome without comp...

    Authors: Nikam Vinayak, Mohanka Ravi, Golhar Ankush, Bhade Rashmi, Rao Prashantha, Gadre Parul and Shrimal Anurag

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:149

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  30. We are a reporting a rare case of retroperitoneal schwanomma with atypical pre and postoperative manifestations. Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare tumors that are difficult to preoperatively diagnose.

    Authors: Bárbara Justo Carvalho, Kayo Augusto de Almeida Medeiros, Diego Ramos Martines, Fernanda Nii, Leonardo Zumerkorn Pipek, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:148

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  31. Eccrine porocarcinoma is an extremely rare skin adnexal malignant neoplasia with highly invasive and metastatic potential. We report an additional case of eccrine porocarcinoma with intracranial metastases. Th...

    Authors: Jie Shen, Xinfa Pan, Yongfu Lu, Desheng Pan, Yuehui Ma and Renya Zhan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:142

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  32. Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) originating from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are rare and very highly malignant disease with a poor prognosis. Poorly differentiated NECs most commonl...

    Authors: Jong Eun Lee, Sung Hoon Hong, Hae Il Jung, Myoung Won Son, Tae Sung Ahn, Sun Wook Han and Jun Hun Cho

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:135

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  33. Intra-operative identification of parathyroid glands is often a challenge for surgeons performing parathyroid or thyroid surgery. Parathyroid glands stimulated by near-infrared light emit autofluorescence, whi...

    Authors: Carlos Serra, Luís Silveira, António Canudo and Manuel C. Lemos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:120

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  34. Multiple coronary artery dissection is rare after cardiac surgery. It is difficult to recognize and is easily misdiagnosed as low output syndrome as a result of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).

    Authors: Dengshen Zhang, Jun Shi, Jianglong Hou and Yingqiang Guo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:118

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  35. Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is an uncommon complication of severe pancreatitis. It is defined as a sustained intraabdominal pressure (IAP) > 20 mmHg (with or without an abdominal perfusion pressure (A...

    Authors: Adele Hwee Hong Lee, Wen-Shen Lee and David Anderson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:113

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  36. Bacteraemia of the donor is not considered to be contraindication of organ procurement. On the other hand, infection of solid organ transplant recipients remains to be a major cause of their morbidity and mort...

    Authors: Eva Kieslichova, Marek Protus, Dana Nemcova and Eva Uchytilova

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:111

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