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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Technical advance

    Application of intraoperative limb-length measurement by a new osteotomy device in hemiarthroplasty for treating femoral neck fracture

    Limb length discrepancy is one of the most common complications after hip arthroplasty. We developed a device - intraoperative limb-length measurement and osteotomy device (ILMOD), and applied it to patients w...

    Zhanle Zheng, Lei Yang, Yanling Su, Xian Yu, Zhiyong Hou and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:57

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    Clinical impact of duodenal pancreatic heterotopia – Is there a need for surgical treatment?

    Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examinatio...

    Alexander Betzler, Soeren T. Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E. Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch and Marius Distler

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:53

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Simple technique of subxiphoid hernia correction carries a low rate of early recurrence: A retrospective study

    Subxiphoid incisional hernia occurs as a complication following median sternotomy and are difficult to repair. We present recent data of a standardized technique for correction of subxiphoid incisional hernias...

    Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fabio Yuji Suguita, Felipe Futema Essu, Lucas Torres Oliveira, Matheus Belloni Torsani, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:51

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  11. Case report

    Laparoscopic removal of a very large uterus weighting 5320 g is feasible and safe: a case report

    Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) has demonstrated to be feasible and safe in the presence of very large uteri. However, it is currently difficult to establish the upper uterine weight limit for successful...

    Antonio Macciò, Paraskevas Kotsonis, Fabrizio Lavra, Giacomo Chiappe, Daniela Sanna, Fausto Zamboni and Clelia Madeddu

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:50

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Nodal skip metastasis in thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a cohort study

    Nodal skip metastasis is a prognostic factor in some sites of malignancies, but its role in esophageal cancer is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate occurrence and effect of nodal skip metast...

    Francesco Cavallin, Rita Alfieri, Marco Scarpa, Matteo Cagol, Alberto Ruol, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge, Ermanno Ancona and Carlo Castoro

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:49

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Are there too many screw holes in plates for fracture fixation?

    Implant breakage after the fixation of traumatic fractures is rare; however, when it occurs, it is debilitating for the patients and a challenge for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to analyze and ident...

    Hongzhi Lv, Wenli Chang, Peizhi Yuwen, Na Yang, Xiaoli Yan and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:46

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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