Visceral and general surgery

Section edited by 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

    Negative Pressure Wound Therapy versus modified Barker Vacuum Pack as temporary abdominal closure technique for Open Abdomen management: a four-year experience

    We reviewed our experience with patients presenting with trauma and peritonitis who underwent an open abdomen (OA) procedure, and compared outcomes between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and a modified...

    Giulia Montori, Niccolò Allievi, Federico Coccolini, Leonardo Solaini, Luca Campanati, Marco Ceresoli, Paola Fugazzola, Roberto Manfredi, Stefano Magnone, Matteo Tomasoni and Luca Ansaloni

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:86

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Transabdominal laparoscopic retroperitoneal neurectomy for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair and appendicectomy –a matched-pair study

    Chronic debilitating pain is a rare but significant cause of postoperative morbidity after inguinal surgery. Such pain is usually of neuropathic origin and frequently caused by intraoperative nerve damage. In ...

    Ioannis Karampinis, Johannes Weiss, Lothar Pilz, Stefan Post and Florian Herrle

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:85

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits in patients with primary gastric cancer

    The presence and the prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits (TDs) in primary gastric cancer have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance p...

    Shrestha Anup, Jun Lu, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Qian Yu, Ying-Hong Yang and Chang-Ming Huang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:84

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Cost-analysis and effectiveness of one-stage laparoscopic versus two-stage endolaparoscopic management of cholecystocholedocholithiasis: a retrospective cohort study

    One–stage laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) stone clearance and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCBDE+LC) for cholecystocholedocholithiasis ( CCL) can be performed with similar short and long-term outcomes tha...

    Anne Mattila, Johanna Mrena and Ilmo Kellokumpu

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:79

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Patient experience and overall satisfaction after emergency abdominal surgery

    There is a growing recognition of the importance of patient experience in healthcare, however little is known in the context of emergency abdominal surgery. This study sought to quantify the association betwee...

    C. H. Jones, S. O’Neill, K. A. McLean, S. J. Wigmore and E. M. Harrison

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:76

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Management of early gastric cancer that meet the indication for radical lymph node dissection following endoscopic resection: a retrospective cohort analysis

    Endoscopic resection (ER) has been widely accepted as the standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, in patients considered to have undergone non-curative ER due to their potential risk of lym...

    Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Masahiko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Kagawa, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Yoshiro Kawahara, Shunsuke Kagawa, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:72

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Comparison of the surgical outcomes of minimally invasive and open surgery for octogenarian and older compared to younger gastric cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study

    As life expectancy continues to increase around the world, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could be beneficial for octogenarian and older gastric cancer patients.

    Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr and Wen-Liang Fang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:68

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Radiographic sarcopenia predicts postoperative infectious complications in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy

    Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes follo...

    Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:64

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Using e-health in perioperative care: a survey study investigating shortcomings in current perioperative care and possible future solutions

    An e-health care program has previously shown to have a positive effect on return to work, quality of life and pain in patients who underwent gynaecological surgery. Plausibly, providing the care program to a ...

    Eva van der Meij, Esther V.A. Bouwsma, Baukje van den Heuvel, H. Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R. Anema and Judith A.F. Huirne

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:61

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Rectal-sparing type of ulcerative colitis predicts lack of response to pharmacotherapies

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such...

    Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue and Hiroki Ikeuchi

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:59

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Does intraoperative closed-suction drainage influence the rate of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy?

    Although drainage of pancreatic anastomoses after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still debated, it remains recommended, especially in patients with a high risk of post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Mod...

    Ophélie Aumont, Aurélien Dupré, Adeline Abjean, Bruno Pereira, Julie Veziant, Bertrand Le Roy, Denis Pezet, Emmanuel Buc and Johan Gagnière

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:58

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Assessing pre- and postoperative activity levels with an accelerometer: a proof of concept study

    Postoperative recovery after abdominal surgery is measured mostly based on subjective or self-reported data. In this article we aim to evaluate whether recovery of daily physical activity levels can be measure...

    Eva van der Meij, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Baukje van den Heuvel, Boudewijn J. Dwars, W. J. H. Jeroen Meijerink, H. Jaap Bonjer, Judith A. F. Huirne and Johannes R. Anema

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:56

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) versus Lichtenstein operation for primary inguinal hernia repair – A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) and Lichtenstein operation are established methods for inguinal hernia repair in clinical practice. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled studies, comparing those two metho...

    Uwe Scheuermann, Stefan Niebisch, Orestis Lyros, Boris Jansen-Winkeln and Ines Gockel

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:55

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Survival after initial lung metastasectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer in the modern chemotherapeutic era

    A clear survival benefit has been reported for lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer, and several clinicopathological prognostic factors have been proposed in the past. However, clinical advances, such as ...

    Shintaro Yokoyama, Masahiro Mitsuoka, Tetsushi Kinugasa, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Ryoichi Matsumoto, Daigo Murakami, Tatsuya Nishi, Koichi Yoshiyama, Masaki Kashihara, Shinzo Takamori and Yoshito Akagi

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:54

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Preoperative evaluation of accessory hepatic ducts by drip infusion cholangiography with CT

    This retrospective study aimed to investigate the incidence of each type of accessory hepatic duct by drip infusion cholangiography with CT (DIC-CT).

    Hiromichi Ishii, Akinori Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fukami, Riho Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Tada, Hiroki Takeshita, Seiji Umehara, Hiroyuki Izumi, Naoki Tani, Masahide Yamaguchi and Tetsuro Yamane

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:52

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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