Visceral and general surgery

Section edited by Oliver Thomusch and René Fahrner

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of visceral surgery and general surgeries not covered by other sections. Submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. Research article

    Evaluation of the correlation of vasculogenic mimicry, ALDH1, KAI1 and microvessel density in the prediction of metastasis and prognosis in colorectal carcinoma

    Metastasis and recurrence are the most common reasons for treatment failure of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Vasculogenic mimicry (VM, blood supply formation often seen in highly aggressive tumors), Aldehyde deh...

    Bo Zhu, Lei Zhou, Lan Yu, Shiwu Wu, Wenqing Song, Xiaomeng Gong and Danna Wang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:47

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Splenectomy before adult liver transplantation: a retrospective study

    A considerable number of patients with portal hypertension (PHT) have to undergo splenectomy because they do not meet the requirements for liver transplantation (LT) or cannot find a suitable liver donor. Howe...

    LingXiang Kong, Ming Li, Lei Li, Li Jiang, Jiayin Yang and Lvnan Yan

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:44

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Research article

    How participation in surgical mortality audit impacts surgical practice

    Surgical mortality audit is an important tool for quality assurance and professional development but little is known about the impact of such activity on professional practice at the individual surgeon level. ...

    Chi-Wai Lui, Frances M. Boyle, Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki, Peter Baker, Alisha D’Souza, Sonya Faint, Therese Rey-Conde and John B. North

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:42

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Management of suspected common bile duct stones on cholangiogram during same-stay cholecystectomy for acute gallstone-related disease

    Recent data have suggested that upfront cholecystectomy should be performed even in the presence of moderately abnormal liver function tests (LFTs). As a consequence, more common bile duct (CBD) stones are dis...

    Sandra de Sousa, Olivier Tobler, Pouya Iranmanesh, Jean-Louis Frossard, Philippe Morel and Christian Toso

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:39

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  5. Research article

    The effect of thymoquinone coating on adhesive properties of polypropylene mesh

    An incisional hernia is a common complication following abdominal surgery. Polypropylene mesh is frequently used in the repair of such defects and has nearly become the standard surgical treatment modality. Th...

    Oktay Aydin, Kuzey Aydinuraz, Fatih Agalar, I. Tayfun Sahiner, Canan Agalar, Cem Bayram, Emir Baki Denkbas and Pinar Atasoy

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:40

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic local resection for gastric submucosal tumors: a single-center experience of 266 patients

    Laparoscopic resections for submucosal tumors (SMTs) of the stomach have been developed rapidly over the past decade. Several types of laparoscopic methods for gastric SMTs have been created. We assessed the s...

    Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Shu-ting Zhai, Jun-hai Pan, Wei-hua Yu, Ding-wei Chen, Jia-fei Yan and Xian-fa Wang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:33

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Preliminary experience with laparoscopic common bile duct exploration

    Herein we present our experience with laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) in managing common bile duct stones.

    Asaad F. Salama, Mohamed E. Abd Ellatif, Hesham Abd Elaziz, Alaa Magdy, Hisham Rizk, Magdy Basheer, Wisam Jamal, Ibrahim Dawoud and Ayman El Nakeeb

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:32

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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