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  1. Case report

    Deltopectoral flap revisited for reconstruction surgery in patients with advanced thyroid cancer: a case report

    We present the cases of 2 patients with invasive thyroid cancer, who underwent reconstructive surgery using a deltopectoral flap. Although the overall rate of extrathyroidal extension in patients with thyroid ...

    Taro Mikami, Shintaro Kagimoto, Yuichiro Yabuki, Kazunori Yasumura, Toshinori Iwai, Jiro Maegawa, Nobuyasu Suganuma, Shohei Hirakawa and Katsuhiko Masudo

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:101

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  2. Case report

    Preliminary experience in laparoscopic resection of hepatic hydatidectocyst with the Da Vinci Surgical System (DVSS): a case report

    At present, Da Vinci robotic assisted hepatectomy has been routinely carried out in conditional units. But there is no report concerning the use of Da Vinci robots for hepatic hydatid cystectomy and experience...

    Haibo Zou, Lanyun Luo, Hua Xue, Guan Wang, Xiankui Wang, Le Luo, Yutong Yao, Guangming Xiang and Xiaolun Huang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:98

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Case report

    A case of Adrenocoricotrophic hormone -independent bilateral adrenocortical macronodular hyperplasia concomitant with primary aldosteronism

    Adrenocoricotrophic hormone (ACTH) – independent bilateral adrenocortical macronodular hyperplasia (AIMAH) is a rare cause of Cushing’s syndrome, and is characterized by bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. However,...

    Mao Tokumoto, Naoyoshi Onoda, Yukie Tauchi, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Satoru Noda, Norikazu Toi, Masahumi Kurajoh, Masahiko Ohsawa, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:97

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Open vascular treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome

    Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare condition with abdominal symptoms. Accepted treatment options are open release of median arcuate ligament, laparoscopic release of edian arcuate ligament, robot-assis...

    Mansur Duran, Florian Simon, Neslihan Ertas, Hubert Schelzig and Nikolaos Floros

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:95

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  5. Case report

    Metachronous solitary splenic metastasis arising from early gastric cancer: a case report and literature review

    The metastasis of malignant tumors to the spleen is rare, and only a small percentage of cases can be treated surgically, as splenic metastases generally occur in the context of multivisceral metastatic cancer...

    Tsutomu Namikawa, Yasuhiro Kawanishi, Kazune Fujisawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Takahito Sugase, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tatsuya Kumon, Makoto Hiroi, Michiya Kobayashi and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:96

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus surgery first for resectable pancreatic cancer (Norwegian Pancreatic Cancer Trial - 1 (NorPACT-1)) – study protocol for a national multicentre randomized controlled trial

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. While surgical resection remains the foundation for potentially curative treatment, survival benefit is achieved with adjuvant oncological...

    Knut Jørgen Labori, Kristoffer Lassen, Dag Hoem, Jon Erik Grønbech, Jon Arne Søreide, Kim Mortensen, Rune Smaaland, Halfdan Sorbye, Caroline Verbeke and Svein Dueland

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:94

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Prognostic factors in endovascular treated pelvic haemorrhage after blunt trauma

    Angioembolization is the method of choice for treating haemorrhage after blunt pelvic trauma. The aim of this study was to determine technical factors related to endovascular procedures which might be related ...

    Rafael Rehwald, Elisabeth Schönherr, Johannes Petersen, Hans-Christian Jeske, Anna Fialkovska, Anna Katharina Luger, Astrid Ellen Grams, Alexander Loizides, Werner Jaschke and Bernhard Glodny

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:89

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  8. Technical advance

    A comparative study on the efficacy of a retrograde perfusion technique and an antegrade perfusion technique for donor kidney recovery in transplantation in pigs

    Donor organ shortage is a significant problem in kidney transplantation. Improvement of perfusion techniques can increase the number of available organs. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficiency ...

    Xiuwu Han, Xuhui Zhu, Tao Li, Yansheng Li, Hui Shan, Peng Zhang and Bulang He

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:88

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Single-stage transforaminal decompression, debridement, interbody fusion, and posterior instrumentation for lumbosacral brucellosis

    Spinal brucellosis is a less commonly reported infectious spinal pathology. There are few reports regarding the surgical treatment of spinal brucellosis in existing literature. This retrospective study was con...

    Yakefu Abulizi, Wei-Dong Liang, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Maierdan Maimaiti and Wei-Bin Sheng

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:82

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Case report

    A case of bowel perforation due to traumatic hernia at a pelvic fracture site: a case report and review of the literature

    Common complications of pelvic fractures include visceral injury, large-volume hemorrhage, genitourinary injury, rectal injury, and pulmonary embolism. On the other hand, traumatic hernia is a rare complicatio...

    Ryota Tanaka, Hisashi Nagahara, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hiroshi Ohtani, Masatsune Shibutani, Tatsuro Tamura, Tetsuro Ikeya, Kenji Sugano, Yasuhito Iseki, Katsunobu Sakurai, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Ryosuke Amano, Naoshi Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka…

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:81

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Factors contributing to airborne particle dispersal in the operating room

    Surgical-site infections due to intraoperative contamination are chiefly ascribable to airborne particles carrying microorganisms. The purpose of this study is to identify the actions that increase the number ...

    Chieko Noguchi, Hironobu Koseki, Hidehiko Horiuchi, Akihiko Yonekura, Masato Tomita, Takashi Higuchi, Shinya Sunagawa and Makoto Osaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:78

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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