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  1. Content type: Research article

    Synovial cyst of the hip joint is a rare clinical condition in need of evidence-based guidelines for its diagnosis and management. Normally, synovial cyst of the hip joint requires no treatment, but when it in...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Jiang Shao, Chenyang Qiu, Yu Chen and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:113

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) performed after the mild acute biliary pancreatitis (MABP) is still controversial. We conducted a review to compare same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy (...

    Authors: Yun-Xiao Lyu, Yun-Xiao Cheng, Hang-Fei Jin, Xin Jin, Bin Cheng and Dian Lu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:111

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Spigelian hernia (SH) is rare and constitutes less than 2% of all hernias. It is reported that more than 90% of SHs lie in the “Spigelian belt”, but SH in the upper abdominal wall is extremely uncommon. Here, ...

    Authors: Zhou Ye, Mo-Jin Wang, Li-Fen Bai, Han-Xiang Zhuang and Wen Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:109

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic Kasai portoenterostomy (LKPE) is performed for biliary atresia (BA). As LKPE is a technically demanding operation, a learning curve should be defined to guide training. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Yi Ji, Kaiying Yang, Xuepeng Zhang, Siyuan Chen and Zhicheng Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:107

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is regarded as a second-line treatment for medically refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), but the predictive factors for the long-term postoperative responses to ...

    Authors: Rui Liao, Pei-Yuan Tang, Jun-Feng Song, Ke-Le Qin, Xun Wang and Xiong Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:108

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  6. Content type: Case report

    While LAGB has become uncommon in the bariatric surgery practice, band removal with or without revision surgery is still common. Retained postoperative foreign body, of which surgical sponges are the most comm...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghazal, Mourad Niazi, Israa Kannas, Asmaa Alhasan and Hanadi Hawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:106

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Incisional heia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy. The use of mesh in hernia repair has been reported to lead to fewer recurrences compared to primary repair. However, in Ventral Hernia Working ...

    Authors: M. M. J. van Rooijen, A. P. Jairam, T. Tollens, L. N. Jørgensen, T. S. de Vries Reilingh, G. Piessen, F. Köckerling, M. Miserez, A. C. J. Windsor, F. Berrevoet, R. H. Fortelny, B. Dousset, G. Woeste, H. L. van Westreenen, F. Gossetti, J. F. Lange…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:104

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Adrenal cavernous hemangiomas are very rare benign tumors that usually present as incidental findings on abdominal imaging. Preoperative differential diagnosis from other benign or malignant adrenal neoplasms ...

    Authors: Carlo V. Feo, Alessandro De Troia, Massimo Pedriali, Simone Sala, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Paolo Carcoforo and Claudio F. Feo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:103

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infections complicate elective laparoscopic cholecystectomies in 2,4-3,2% of cases. During the operation the gallbladder is commonly extracted with a retrieval bag. We conducted a meta-analysis t...

    Authors: Davide La Regina, Francesco Mongelli, Stefano Cafarotti, Andrea Saporito, Marcello Ceppi, Matteo Di Giuseppe and Antonjacopo Ferrario di Tor Vajana

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:102

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Blunt pelvic injuries are often associated with pelvic fractures and injuries to the rectum and genitourinary tract. Pelvic fractures can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage, which is a common cause of morbidi...

    Authors: Myoung Jun Kim, Jae Gil Lee and Seung Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:101

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Early relaparotomy is defined as relaparotomy within the first 30 days following surgery. The aim of this study is to explore the indications, outcomes and factors associated with relaparotomy in our pediatric...

    Authors: Tihitena Negussie, Abay Gosaye and Belachew Dejene

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:99

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is the therapeutic choice for type B aortic dissection. One of the most unfavored complications of this procedure is hemorrhage, which has a low incidence but high m...

    Authors: Hongwei Zhang, Bangsheng Jia, Ling Zeng, Zhenghua Xiao, Jiayu Shen, Hong Qian, Eryong Zhang and Jia Hu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:100

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  13. Content type: Case report

    The dermoid cyst considered a cystic teratoma derived from embryonic germinal epithelium is a slow-growing benign tumour. Dermoid cysts may occur in the orbital and periorbital region in paediatric patients an...

    Authors: Ma. Luisa Villalón, Ma. De Los Ángeles Leal, José R. Chávez, Eduardo M. Santillán, Ismael Lares-Asseff, Verónica Loera, Laura Valencia, Blanca Camacho, Brenda Alvarado, Vilma Cervantes, Leslie Patrón and Horacio Almanza

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:98

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Surgical management of complex perianal fistula associated with pararectal cavities can be challenging. We hypothesised that healing of the pararectal cavities prior to healing of the fistula leads to a better...

    Authors: Supul Banagala, Umesh Jayarajah, Isuru Almeida and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:95

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Over-aggressive intravenous fluid therapy with crystalloids has adverse effects in trauma patients. We assessed the role of large-volume (≥5l) administration of crystalloids within 24h of injury as an independ...

    Authors: D.G. Jones, J. Nantais, J. B. Rezende-Neto, S. Yazdani, P. Vegas and S. Rizoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:93

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of perioperative surgical complications is a worldwide issue: In many cases, these events are preventable. Audio-video recording during laparoscopic surgery provides useful information for the p...

    Authors: Hannah Bergström, Lars-Göran Larsson and Erik Stenberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:92

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  17. Content type: Research article

    TNF-α plays a role in angiogenesis and collagen synthesis, both essential in the wound healing process. There are concerns that pre-operative anti-TNF-α treatment may influence the surgical stress response and...

    Authors: Alaa El-Hussuna, Niels Qvist, Marie Strøm Zangenberg, Anne Langkilde, Volkert Siersma, Sara Hjort and Ismail Gögenur

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:91

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    One of the most important aspects of designing a clinical trial is selecting appropriate outcomes. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can provide a personal assessment of the burden and impact of a malignant dis...

    Authors: Christoph A. Fink, Mirco Friedrich, Pia-Elena Frey, Lukas Rädeker, Alexander Leuck, Thomas Bruckner, Manuel Feisst, Solveig Tenckhoff, Christina Klose, Colette Dörr-Harim, Jens Neudecker and André L. Mihaljevic

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:90

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The indication for hepatic resection (HR) in patients suffering from liver metastases (LM) other than colorectal and neuroendocrine tumors is one focus of current multidisciplinary, oncologic considerations. T...

    Authors: Philipp Anton Holzner, Frank Makowiec, Andrea Klock, Torben Glatz, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Sven Arke Lang and Hannes Philipp Neeff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:89

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PF) is the main cause of operative mortality in patients who undergo pancreatoduodenectomy. Various pancreatoenteric anastomosis techniques have been reported to minimize the ...

    Authors: Shoji Kawakatsu, Yosuke Inoue, Yoshihiro Mise, Takeaki Ishizawa, Hiromichi Ito, Yu Takahashi and Akio Saiura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:88

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative complications (POCs) after the resection of locally advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) may influence adjuvant treatment timing, outcomes, and survival. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of PO...

    Authors: Michael Osseis, Francesco Esposito, Chetana Lim, Alexandre Doussot, Eylon Lahat, Liliana Fuentes, Toufic Moussallem, Chady Salloum and Daniel Azoulay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:87

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  22. Content type: Research article

    THUNDERBEAT® (TB) (Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Tokyo, Japan) is a dynamic energy system device that simultaneously delivers ultrasonically generated frictional heat energy and electrically generated bipolar...

    Authors: Bibek Aryal, Teruo Komokata, Hiroto Yasumura, Daisaku Kamiimabeppu, Maki Inoue, Kota Yoshikawa, Mamoru Kaieda and Yutaka Imoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:86

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Adenocarcinoma derived from umbilicus is very rare. Most adenocarcinomas in umbilicus are secondary events. Carcinoma derived from sweat glands is sporadic, highly radioresistant and has a clinical appearance ...

    Authors: Adeodatus Yuda Handaya, Nova Yuli Prasetyo Budi, Guntur Marganing Adi Nugroho and Aditya Rifqi Fauzi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:85

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Hepaticojejunostomy is commonly used in hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery and a crucial step in many surgical procedures, including pancreaticoduodenectomy. The most frequently used techniques are the interrupte...

    Authors: Maximilian Brunner, Jessica Stockheim, Christian Krautz, Dimitrios Raptis, Stephan Kersting, Georg F. Weber and Robert Grützmann

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:84

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Video surgery requires acquisition of psychomotor skills that are different from those required for open surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the EndoSuture Trainer Box Simulator (ESTBS), a new bariatr...

    Authors: Luiz Gonzaga de Moura Júnior, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine, Mayra Sabiá de Moura, Régis Luiz Sabiá de Moura, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha and Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:83

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The lymph node ratio (LNR), i.e. the number of positive lymph nodes (LN) divided by the total number of analyzed LN, has been described as a strong outcome predictor in node-positive colon cancer patients. How...

    Authors: Manuel O Jakob, Ulrich Guller, Alex Ochsner, Daniel Oertli, Markus Zuber and Carsten T Viehl

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:81

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Perforated peptic ulcers (PPU) remain one of the most frequent causes of death. Their incidence are largely unchanged accounting for 2–4% of peptic ulcers and remain the second most frequent abdominal cause of...

    Authors: Antonino Mirabella, Tiziana Fiorentini, Roberta Tutino, Nicolò Falco, Tommaso Fontana, Paolino De Marco, Eliana Gulotta, Leonardo Gulotta, Leo Licari, Giuseppe Salamone, Irene Melfa, Gregorio Scerrino, Massimo Lupo, Armando Speciale and Gianfranco Cocorullo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:78

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic resection is widely accepted treatment option for early gastric cancer if tumors meet the standard or expanded indications. However, the safety of expanded criteria is still under investigation. Fur...

    Authors: Rimantas Bausys, Augustinas Bausys, Kazimieras Maneikis, Viktorija Belogorceva, Eugenijus Stratilatovas and Kestutis Strupas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:79

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  29. Content type: Case report

    We experienced a rare case of benign arterial stricture of the right posterior hepatic artery (RPHA) caused by atherosclerosis in a patient with hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

    Authors: Yuichi Goto, Satoki Kojima, Yoriko Nomura, Daisuke Muroya, Syoichiro Arai, Hisamune Sakai, Ryuichi Kawahara, Toru Hisaka, Yoshito Akagi, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Koji Okuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:76

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Perineum necrotizing fasciitis, also known as Fournier gangrene (FG), is a rare but highly mortal infectious necrotizing fasciitis with or without involvement of the underlying muscle. Evidence exists that neg...

    Authors: Yuan Tian, Ting Liu, Chuan-qi Zhao, Ze-yuan Lei, Dong-li Fan and Tong-chun Mao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:77

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  31. Content type: Research article

    During laparoscopic trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal hernia repair (TAPP) the positioning of the mesh around the spermatic cord could provide an additional anchoring point and ensure better defect closure, there...

    Authors: Umberto Bracale, Jacopo Andreuccetti, Maurizio Sodo, Giovanni Merola and Giusto Pignata

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:75

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic metabolic surgery has been previously shown to be an effective treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of this scoping review is to determine the impact of metaboli...

    Authors: Zhiyong Dong, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Ashley M. Yu, Rui Qu, Bingsheng Guan, Junchang Zhang, Zhao Hong and Cunchuang Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:73

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  33. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names is spelled incorrectly.

    Authors: Wei Chen, Xumian Jiang, Hui Huang, Zao Ding and Chihua Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:72

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2018 18:63

  34. Content type: Research article

    To compare the clinical efficacy of single posterior debridement, bone grafting and instrumentation with that of single-stage anterior debridement, bone grafting and posterior instrumentation for treatment of ...

    Authors: Yongchun Zhou, Weiwei Li, Jun Liu, Liqun Gong and Jing Luo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:71

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Primary antireflux surgery has high success rates but 5 to 20% of patients undergoing antireflux operations can experience recurrent reflux and dysphagia, requiring reoperation. Different surgical approaches a...

    Authors: Apostolos Analatos, Mats Lindblad, Ioannis Rouvelas, Peter Elbe, Lars Lundell, Magnus Nilsson, Andrianos Tsekrekos and Jon A. Tsai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:70

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  36. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names is spelled incorrectly.

    Authors: Marco Milone, Mario Musella, Paola Maietta, Dario Gaudioso, Anna Pisapia, Guido Coretti, Giovanni De Palma and Francesco Milone

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:69

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2014 14:90

  37. Content type: Research article

    A wide variety of hemostats are available as adjunctive measures to improve hemostasis during surgical procedures if residual bleeding persists despite correct application of conventional methods for hemorrhag...

    Authors: Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Giovanni Bellanova, Massimo Chiarugi, Andrea Mingoli, Giorgio Olivero, Sergio Ribaldi, Gregorio Tugnoli, Silvia Basilicò, Francesca Bindi, Laura Briani, Federica Renzi, Piero Chirletti, Giuseppe Di Grezia, Antonio Martino, Rinaldo Marzaioli…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:68

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Morgagni’s hernia (MH) is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia with limited available literature. Late presentations are infrequent and the ones complicated due to gastric volvulus are even rarer. An...

    Authors: Zoya Fatima Rizwan Ladiwala, Rija Sheikh, Ayesha Ahmed, Ibrahim Zahid and Amjad Siraj Memon

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:67

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological data demonstrate that the worldwide prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is increasing. These patients have an increased risk of mortality and morbidity and have constant limitat...

    Authors: Mehmet Bayrak and Yasemin Altıntas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:65

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  40. Content type: Research article

    No consensus exists regarding the best reconstruction style after total gastrectomy (TG). Roux-en-Y oesophagojejunostomy is a simple option for gastrointestinal tract reconstruction. Recently, jejunal pouch re...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Xumian Jiang, Hui Huang, Zao Ding and Chihua Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:63

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2018 18:72

  41. Content type: Case report

    Situs inversus totalis (SIT) refers to an unusual condition involving reversal of abdominal and thoracic viscera, with an incidence rate of 1/5000–20,000 adults. Minimally invasive surgeries for SIT patients a...

    Authors: Beibei Cui, Sanlin Lei, Kuijie Liu and Hongliang Yao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:64

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Since the advent of immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis of stromal tumours, the incidence of leiomyosarcomas has significantly decreased. Nowadays, gastric leiomyosarcoma is an exceptionally rare tumour. We...

    Authors: Anis Hasnaoui, Raja Jouini, Dhafer Haddad, Haithem Zaafouri, Ahmed Bouhafa, Anis Ben Maamer and Ehsen Ben Brahim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:62

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