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  1. Research article

    Prognosis of ulcerative colitis colorectal cancer vs. sporadic colorectal cancer: propensity score matching analysis

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) harbours a high risk of UC-associated colorectal cancer (UCCC), which is important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Overall Survival (OS) of...

    Yoon Dae Han, Mahdi Hussain Al Bandar, Audrius Dulskas, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee and Nam Kyu Kim

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:28

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Impact of the Ultrasonic scalpel on the amount of drained lymph after axillary or inguinal lymphadenectomy

    Seroma formation and lymphoedema are frequently encountered complications after radical lymph node dissection (RLND). Attempts to reduce the lymphatic morbidity include the use of Ultrasonic Scalpel. The aim o...

    Olivier Gié, Marie-Laure Matthey-Gié, Pedro-Manuel Marques-Vidal, Nicolas Demartines and Maurice Matter

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:27

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Evaluation of short-term outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients aged over 75 years old: a multi-institutional study (YSURG1401)

    The short-term outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted surgery for colorectal cancer (LAC) have not been fully evaluated in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to compare the short term surgical outcomes of ...

    Keisuke Kazama, Toru Aoyama, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Masakatsu Numata, Shinya Amano, Mariko Kamiya, Tsutomu Sato, Takaki Yoshikawa, Manabu Shiozawa, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Yasushi Rino and Munetaka Masuda

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:29

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Delayed gastric emptying following pancreatoduodenectomy with alimentary reconstruction according to Roux-en-Y or Billroth-II

    Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) remains the most frequent complication following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with published incidences as high as 61%. The present study investigates the impact of bowel reconstru...

    Tim R. Glowka, Markus Webler, Hanno Matthaei, Nico Schäfer, Volker Schmitz, Jörg C. Kalff, Jens Standop and Steffen Manekeller

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:24

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Laparoscopic T-tube feeding jejunostomy as an adjunct to staging laparoscopy for upper gastrointestinal malignancies: the technique and review of outcomes

    In recent years, staging laparoscopy has gained acceptance as part of the assessment of resectability of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) malignancies. Not infrequently, we encounter tumours that are either locall...

    Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Nirumal Kumar Milaksh and Myo Nyunt

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:25

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Sequential organ failure assessment score predicts mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting

    Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SO...

    Chih-Hsiang Chang, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Huang-Yu Yang, Su-Wei Chang, Heng-Chih Pan, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:22

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  7. Case report

    Cervical chylous leakage following esophagectomy that was successfully treated by intranodal lipiodol lymphangiography: a case report

    Chylous leakage is a well-known complication after esophagectomy, but cervical chylous leakage is relatively rare, and considerable controversy remains regarding the appropriate management strategies. We herei...

    Tatsuro Tamura, Naoshi Kubo, Akira Yamamoto, Katsunobu Sakurai, Takahiro Toyokawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kazuya Muguruma, Masakazu Yashiro, Kiyoshi Maeda, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Modified enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer

    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are now well-known to be useful for elective colorectal surgery, as they result in shorter hospital stays without adversely affecting morbidity. However, the ef...

    Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue and Nobutaka Umekita

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:18

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  9. Research article

    The publication gender gap in US academic surgery

    Terms such as “glass ceiling” and “sticky floor” are still commonly used to describe women’s role in academic surgery. Despite continued efforts to address disparities between men and women in the field, gende...

    Claudia Mueller, Robert Wright and Sabine Girod

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:16

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Hepatectomy for liver metastases from gastric cancer: a systematic review

    Official guidelines recommend palliative treatments for patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer. However, many case series reported that hepatectomy for such cases is safe and effective. This system...

    Ying-Yang Liao, Ning-Fu Peng, Di Long, Peng-Cheng Yu, Sen Zhang, Jian-Hong Zhong and Le-Qun Li

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:14

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Robot-assisted single-site compared with laparoscopic single-incision cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder disease: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Recent advances in robotic technology suggest that the utilization of the da Vinci Single-Site™ platform for cholecystectomy is safe, feasible and results in a shorter learning curve compared to conventional s...

    Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog and Stefan Breitenstein

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:13

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  12. Research article

    DCIS and axillary nodal evaluation: compliance with national guidelines

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provide guidelines regarding axillary nodal evaluation in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but data regarding ...

    Katrina B. Mitchell, Heather Lin, Yu Shen, Alfred Colfry, Henry Kuerer, Simona F. Shaitelman, Gildy V. Babiera and Isabelle Bedrosian

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:12

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Portal vein stent placement for the treatment of postoperative portal vein stenosis: long-term success and factor associated with stent failure

    Portal vein stenosis develops due to different causes including postoperative inflammation and oncological processes. However, limited effective therapy is available for portal vein stenosis. The objectives of...

    Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa and Masaru Miyazaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:11

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Prevention of hypothermia in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation using the humigard® open surgery humidification system: a prospective randomized pilot and feasibility clinical trial

    Perioperative thermal disturbances during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are common. We hypothesized that in patients undergoing OLT the use of a humidified high flow CO2 warming system maintains higher i...

    Laurence Weinberg, Andrew Huang, Daniel Alban, Robert Jones, David Story, Larry McNicol and Brett Pearce

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:10

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Laparoscopic versus open nephroureterectomy to treat localized and/or locally advanced upper tract urothelial carcinoma: oncological outcomes from a multicenter study

    Many studies have reported the oncological outcomes between open radical nephroureterectomy (ONU) and laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LNU) of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, few data...

    Jian-Ye Liu, Ying-Bo Dai, Fang-Jian Zhou, Zhi Long, Yong-Hong Li, Dan Xie, Bin Liu, Jin Tang, Jing Tan, Kun Yao and Le-Ye He

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:8

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Albumin and surgical site infection risk in orthopaedics: a meta-analysis

    Surigical site infection has been a challenge for surgeons for many years, the prevalence of serum albumin <3.5g/dL has been reported to be associated with increased orthopaedic complications. However, the pro...

    Peizhi Yuwen, Wei Chen, Hongzhi Lv, Chen Feng, Yansen Li, Tao Zhang, Pan Hu, Jialiang Guo, Ye Tian, Lei Liu, Jiayuan Sun and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:7

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  17. Case report

    Good outcome following liver transplantation using pericardial-peritoneum window for hepato-atrial anastomosis to overcome advanced hepatic alveolar echinococcosis and secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome - a case report

    This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated su...

    Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski and Marek Krawczyk

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:5

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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