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  1. In this study, we aimed to compare the kinetics of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) during the perioperative period of endoscopic thyroidectomy via bilateral areola approach (ETBAA) in the same period, follow...

    Authors: Daqi Zhang, Tie Wang, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jiao Zhang, Yishen Zhao, Gaofeng Xue, Nan Liang and Hui Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To compare the efficacy and safety of right internal jugular vein (IJV) approach and right innominate vein (INV) approach for US-guided totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs), and to explore the ad...

    Authors: Xingwei Sun, Xuming Bai, Jiaofeng Shen, Ziyang Yu, Zhixiang Zhuang and Yong Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  3. When restoring the appearance and function of the fingers, hand surgeons face a challenge in choosing a suitable surgical method to repair finger skin defects.

    Authors: Haoliang Hu, Hong Chen, Jinjiong Hong, Weisheng Mao, Mintao Tian, Liping Wang, Jianghui Dong and Xueyuan Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:188

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  4. In high-risk patients with complex pulmonary aspergilloma but unable for lung resection, cavernostomy and thoracoplasty could be performed. This study aimed to evaluate this surgery compared two compressing ma...

    Authors: Nguyen Truong Giang, Le Tien Dung, Nguyen Thanh Hien, Truong Thanh Thiet, Phan Sy Hiep, Nguyen The Vu, Dinh Cong Pho, Nguyen Van Nam and Pham Ngoc Hung

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:187

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  5. The perioperative factors predicting or influencing early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma recurrence are unclear. This study attempted to identify the predictive factors for early pancreatic ductal adenocarci...

    Authors: Hironobu Suto, Keiichi Okano, Minoru Oshima, Yasuhisa Ando, Shigeo Takahashi, Toru Shibata, Hideki Kamada, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:186

    Content type: Research article

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  6. As there is no consensus on the optimal surgery strategy for multiple primary lung cancer (MPLC), we conducted this study to address this issue by comparing the prognosis of MPLC patients underwent different s...

    Authors: Ting-Fei Chen, Chun-Ying Xie, Bing-Yu Rao, Shi-Chao Shan, Xin Zhang, Bo Zeng, Yi-Yan Lei and Hong-He Luo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:185

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Transthoracic esophagectomy, among the most invasive surgeries, is highly associated with postoperative infectious complications which adversely affect postoperative management including fluid dynamics. The ai...

    Authors: Shuichiro Oya, Hiroharu Yamashita, Ryohei Iwata, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Koichi Yagi, Susumu Aikou and Yasuyuki Seto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:184

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The cystic duct has been included in the staging classification scheme for gallbladder cancer since the 2010 publication of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition). To our knowledge, only seven other case...

    Authors: Pankaj Prasoon, Yuki Hirose, Jun Sakata, Kizuki Yuza, Kazuki Moro, Koji Toge, Kohei Miura, Masayuki Nagahashi, Takashi Kobayashi, Kouei Nihei, Atsuo Nakamura and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:183

    Content type: Case report

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  9. The complex anatomy of the head and neck creates a formidable challenge for surgical reconstruction. However, good functional reconstruction plays a vital role in the quality of life of patients undergoing hea...

    Authors: Chao Li, Yongchong Cai, Wei Wang, Yan Sun, Guojun Li, Amy L. Dimachkieh, Weidong Tian and Ronghao Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:182

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Various body composition indices have been reported as prognostic factors for different cancers. However, whether body composition affects prognosis after lower gastrointestinal tract perforation requiring eme...

    Authors: Hajime Kayano, Eiji Nomura, Rin Abe, Yasuhiko Ueda, Takashi Machida, Chikara Fujita, Shohei Uchiyama, Kazuyuki Endo, Katsuki Murakami, Masaya Mukai and Hiroyasu Makuuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:181

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study aimed to externally validate and upgrade the recent difficulty scoring system (DSS) proposed by Halls et al. to predict intraoperative complications (IOC) during laparoscopic liver resection (LLR).

    Authors: Arpad Ivanecz, Irena Plahuta, Tomislav Magdalenić, Matej Mencinger, Iztok Peruš, Stojan Potrč and Bojan Krebs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:179

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  12. Although various studies have described the outcomes and complications of each treatment for OF 4 in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs), there is still no consensus on the optimal treatment r...

    Authors: Weiyang Zhong, Xinjie Liang, Xiaoji Luo and Zhengxue Quan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:178

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Lymphedema in lower limb is one of major postoperative complications followed by a total hysterectomy with lymph node dissection. The objective of this report is to examine a long-term result of lymphaticoveno...

    Authors: Masahiro Ezawa, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kyosuke Yamada, Hirokuni Takano, Tsuyoshi Iwasaka, Yoshifumi Nakao, Tomoki Yokochi and Aikou Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:177

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  14. Elective complex ventral hernia repairs, done using synthetic mesh in patients with comorbidities, can result in mesh related complications such as hernia recurrence or infection. We studied hernia recurrence ...

    Authors: John J. Kanitra, Andrea L. Hess, Pamela S. Haan, Cheryl I. Anderson and Srinivas Kavuturu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:174

    Content type: Research article

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  15. At present, data describing patients’ long-term outcomes, quality of life, and survival after deep sternal wound infection are rarely available.

    Authors: Nick Spindler, Stefanie Kade, Ulrich Spiegl, Martin Misfeld, Christoph Josten, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Michael Borger and Stefan Langer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:173

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The optimal lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer (GC) with pyloric invasion is controversial because the pattern of lymph node metastasis is different from that of distal GC. The rate of lymph node metastasis in...

    Authors: Zhi-yuan Xu, Can Hu, Shangqi Chen, Yi-an Du, Ling Huang, Peng-fei Yu, Li-jing Wang and Xiang-dong Cheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:172

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  17. Ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumor (EMPT) is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT); it is difficult to resect using the cervical approach. We describe a case of using video-assisted thoracic su...

    Authors: Shota Mitsuboshi, Hideyuki Maeda, Hiroe Aoshima, Tamami Isaka, Takako Matsumoto, Hiromi Onizuka and Masato Kanzaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:171

    Content type: Case report

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  18. We aimed to explore the surgical outcomes of major lower extremity amputation (MLEA) and influencing factors at an academic tertiary referral centre in north Jordan, optimistically providing a platform for fut...

    Authors: Qusai Aljarrah, Mohammed Z. Allouh, Sohail Bakkar, Abdelwahab Aleshawi, Hasan Obeidat, Emad Hijazi, Nabil Al-Zoubi, Heba Alalem and Tagleb Mazahreh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:170

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Duodenal fibrolipoma and duodenum-jejunum intussusception are both rare occasions in clinical practice. The diagnosis of duodenal fibrolipoma mainly depends on endoscopy examination, supplemented by CT and MRI...

    Authors: Bangbo Zhao, Xingtong Zhou and Weibin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:169

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Appendiceal inversion with neoplasia in adults is an extremely rare event with a reported incidence of < 0.01%. Preoperative diagnosis is very important for surgical treatment; however, it is very difficult to...

    Authors: Xinlu Liu, Ge Liu, Yanfeng Liu, Hongsheng Zhou, Liyu Yu, Yun Xu, Xue Song and Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:168

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Abdominal cocoon is a rare peritoneal lesion and is difficult to diagnose because of its lack of special clinical manifestations. Until now, there is no case report of abdominal cocoon combined with cryptorchi...

    Authors: Bingqing Yue, Zilian Cui, Weiting Kang, Hanbo Wang, Yuzhu Xiang, Zhilong Huang and Xunbo Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:167

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Coronary artery aneurysms in most cases require surgical treatment once diagnosed. Lifelong anticoagulation is often needed after surgery. We herein describe a 55-year-old man who was asymptomatic and diagnose...

    Authors: Yan Ren, Lin Xie, Weiqiang Ruan, Yajiao Li, Peng Ji, Changping Gan and Ke Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:166

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Pancreatic resection and radiotherapy are powerful tools in the multidisciplinary local treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, 10–20% of patients with preoperatively resectable PDAC hav...

    Authors: Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hirochika Toyama, Masahiro Kido and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:165

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Triple neural tube defects are rare. To the author’s knowledge, there are only four reported cases available in the literature up to date. Controversies exist with regards to the development of neural tube def...

    Authors: Jayant Kumar Yadav, Ahtesham Khizar, Pradhumna Kumar Yadav, Ghulam Mustafa and Sajid Nazir Bhatti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:164

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is a procedure performed by a spine surgeon who undergoes either orthopedic or neurosurgical training. The relationship between short-term adverse outcomes and spine specialty is...

    Authors: Kejia Hu, Motao Liu, Amy J. Wang, Gexin Zhao, Yuhao Sun, Chaoqun Yang, Yiwang Zhang, Matthew M. Hutter, Dehong Feng, Bomin Sun and Ziv Williams

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:163

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Iatrogenic bile duct injuries (BDIs) are mostly associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy but may also occur following gastroduodenal surgery or liver resection. Delayed diagnosis of type of injury with an ...

    Authors: Jerzy Lubikowski, Bernard Piotuch, Anna Stadnik, Marta Przedniczek, Piotr Remiszewski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Michael A. Silva and Maciej Wojcicki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:162

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Wound-related complications are an inevitable issue faced by spinal surgeons. Negative pressure drainage remains the most commonly used method to prevent postoperative hematoma and related complications. This ...

    Authors: Wu Sun, Jing-hua Gao, Li-guo Zhu, Wei Xiao, Zhen-zhong Wang, Ke-xin Yang, Qing Zhang and Bao-jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:161

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  28. Electrosurgical vessel sealers are gradually replacing conventional techniques such as ligation and clipping. Algorithms that control electrosurgical units (ESU), known as modes, are important for applications...

    Authors: Bernhard Kraemer, Christos Tsaousidis, Stephan Kruck, Martin Schenk, Marcus Scharpf, Stefan Kommoss, Sara Brucker, Daniela Nuessle, Markus D. Enderle and Ulrich Biber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:160

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  29. Gastric fistulas, bleeding, and strictures are commonly reported after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), that increase morbidity and hospital stay and may put the patient’s life at risk. We report our pro...

    Authors: Vincenzo Pilone, Salvatore Tramontano, Michele Renzulli, Mafalda Romano, Angela Monda, Alice Albanese and Mirto Foletto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19(Suppl 1):56

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  30. Inferior epigastric vascular anatomical landmarks for anterior inguinal hernia repair is an alternative surgical procedure. We present our experience and outcome of the way.

    Authors: Weiming Li, Yijun Li, Lili Ding, Xiongzhi Chen, Qingwen Xu, Shumin Li, Pengyuan Xu, Dali Sun and Yanbo Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:159

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  31. Intussusception in adult patient is rare. Gastroduodenal intussusception due to the gastrointestinal stromal tumors is infrequently described in the literature. Authors present a case of gastroduodenal intussu...

    Authors: Mihajlo Đokić, Jerica Novak, Miha Petrič, Branislava Ranković, Miha Štabuc and Blaž Trotovšek

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:158

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Intrahepatic cholangiocarinoma (ICC) has a rising incidence in western countries. Often major or extended resections are necessary for complete tumor removal. Due to demographical trends the number of elderly ...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Janine Baumgart, Verena Tripke, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Stefan Heinrich and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:157

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  33. Laparoscopic large para-oesophageal hiatal hernia (LPHH) repair using mesh reinforcement significantly reduces postoperative recurrence rates compared to conventional suture repair, especially within short fol...

    Authors: Islam Khaled, Pablo Priego, Mohammed Faisal, Marta Cuadrado, Francisca García-Moreno, Araceli Ballestero, Julio Galindo and Eduardo Lobo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:156

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  34. Endovascular treatment has been recognized as the first line therapy for renal artery aneurysm (RAA). However, RAA related with malignancies had been sporadically reported in the literature. Stent insertion sh...

    Authors: Jian-zhong Zhang, Peng Zhang, Li-yang Wu, Yong Wang, Kun Gao, Qiang Huang and Xiao-hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:154

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Three-dimensional (3D) printing may represent a useful tool to provide, in surgery, a good representation of surgical scenario before surgery, particularly in complex cases. Recently, such a technology has bee...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Alessandro Ricci, Vinno Savelli, Luigi Verre, Luca Di Renzo, Elia Biccari, Giacomo Costantini, Daniele Marrelli and Franco Roviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:153

    Content type: Technical advance

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  36. The number of patients with esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancers has tended to increase. However, no clear consensus on the optimum treatment policy has yet been reached.

    Authors: Isamu Hoshino, Hisashi Gunji, Fumitaka Ishige, Yosuke Iwatate, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroaki Soda, Toru Tonooka, Nami Sato, Kenji Kawahara and Yoshihiro Nabeya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that due to administrative reasons they would like to modify the first affiliation from:

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Lorenzo Manzini, Carolina Castro Ruiz, Gabriela Elisa Nita, Magda Zanelli, Loredana De Marco, Giulia Besutti, Rocco Scalzone, Romano Sassatelli, Valerio Annessi, Antonio Manenti and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2019 19:55

  38. Pyelo-ureteral junction syndrome (PUJS) is a frequent congenital malformation. We report the surgical management of PUJS by pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hyne-Kuss’s procedure at the Zinder National Hospit...

    Authors: Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Maazou Halidou, Hassane Diongolé, Mahamadou Doutchi, Oumarou Habou, Kabirou Ganiou, Amadou Soumana and Rachid Sani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as an equally viable option to deceased donor liver transplant for treating end stage liver disease patients. Optimising the recipient outcome without comp...

    Authors: Nikam Vinayak, Mohanka Ravi, Golhar Ankush, Bhade Rashmi, Rao Prashantha, Gadre Parul and Shrimal Anurag

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:149

    Content type: Case report

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  40. We are a reporting a rare case of retroperitoneal schwanomma with atypical pre and postoperative manifestations. Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare tumors that are difficult to preoperatively diagnose.

    Authors: Bárbara Justo Carvalho, Kayo Augusto de Almeida Medeiros, Diego Ramos Martines, Fernanda Nii, Leonardo Zumerkorn Pipek, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:148

    Content type: Case report

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  41. We aimed to determine the optimal bipolar electrocoagulation power for laparoscopic surgery and to investigate which method, bipolar electrocoagulation, advanced bipolar, or ultrasonic technique was more relia...

    Authors: Jun Liang, Huimin Xing and Yali Chang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:147

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Simulation in laparoscopic surgery is nowadays recognized as a valid instrument for learning and training surgeons in different procedures. However, its role as evaluation test and self-assessment tool to veri...

    Authors: Paolo Mannella, Elisa Malacarne, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Marta Caretto, Francesca Papini, Maria Magdalena Montt Guevara, Federica Pancetti and Tommaso Simoncini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:146

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  43. It has been widely accepted that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is superior to conventional open thoracotomy lobectomy in many aspects. However, the direct comparison between VATS and Mu...

    Authors: Zihuai Wang, Long Pang, Jiexi Tang, Jiahan Cheng, Nan Chen, Jian Zhou and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:144

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The global increase in elderly populations is accompanied by an increasing number of candidates for esophagectomy. Here we aimed to determine the postoperative outcomes after subtotal esophagectomy in elderly ...

    Authors: Mitsuro Kanda, Masahiko Koike, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masamichi Hayashi, Suguru Yamada, Goro Nakayama, Kenji Omae and Yasuhiro Kodera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:143

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  45. The outcomes in patients with pancreatic or ampulla tumors remain unsatisfactory, especially with invasion into the hepatic artery (HA) or the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In this setting, pancreatectomy ...

    Authors: Qiyi Zhang, Jingjin Wu, Yang Tian, Jixuan Duan, Yi Shao, Sheng Yan and Weilin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:141

    Content type: Research article

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