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  1. 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

  2. Case report

    Laparoscopic treatment of abdominal unicentric castleman’s disease: a case report and literature review

    Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly presents as a mediastinal nodal mass. It is exceptionally uncommon for Castleman’s disease to present in the me...

    Umberto Bracale, Francesco Pacelli, Marco Milone, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Maurizio Sodo, Giovanni Merola, Teresa Troiani and Enrico Di Salvo

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:38

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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