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  1. Sacrococcygeal teratomas are tumors originating from pluripotent embryonic germ cell layers located in the fetal coccyx. These tumors are highly vascular if they undergo malignant transformation. Typically, th...

    Authors: Esubalew T. Mindaye, Mulugeta Kassahun, Sarah Prager and Tesfaye H. Tufa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:295

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Laparoscopic surgery has achieved significant results in elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we compared the short-term and long-term outcomes of open surgery and laparoscopic surgery...

    Authors: Yih-Jong Chern, Hsin-Yuan Hung, Jeng-Fu You, Yu-Jen Hsu, Jy-Ming Chiang, Pao-Shiu Hsieh and Wen-Sy Tsai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Pulmonary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that mainly occurs in patients with lung cancer. Most symptoms occur symmetrically, and unilateral symptoms without clubbing are ...

    Authors: Gang Xu, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Kentaro Igarashi, Yuta Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Araki, Hirotaka Yonezawa, Sei Morinaga and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:293

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Currently, more than 30% of the population in the gulf demonstrate a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 30. This burden of obesity has proven to take a toll on the population; therefore, we created the first Kuwa...

    Authors: Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Taleb Jumaa, Jasim Al Abbad, Fareed Salam, Mustafa Abbas, Mubarak Al Kandari and Aws Al Ozairi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:292

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor, originating from vascular endothelial cells, accounting for approximatively 1–2% of soft tissue sarcomas. It is characterized by a rapid proliferation and high metastati...

    Authors: Stefano Presacco, Amedea L. Agnes, Sabina Magalini, Arnaldo Carbone, Maurizio Martini and Annamaria Agnes

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:291

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Adult hemiliver transplantation (AHLT) is an important approach given the current shortage of donor livers. However, the suitability of AHLT versus adult whole liver transplantation (AWLT) for recipients with ...

    Authors: LingXiang Kong, Tao Lv, Li Jiang, Jian Yang and Jiayin Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Schwannomas are nerve sheath tumors that commonly originate from the stomach and small intestine. A primary schwannoma of the diaphragm is rare and does not show any symptoms until it grows to a certain size. ...

    Authors: Ayako Kamiya, Yukinori Yamagata, Hiroshi Yoshida, Kenichi Ishizu, Takeyuki Wada, Tsutomu Hayashi, Sho Otsuki, Takaki Yoshikawa and Hitoshi Katai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:289

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The sternum is considered an unusual tumor site, corresponding to 15% of all thoracic wall tumors. Primary sternal tumors are even rarer and most commonly malignant. We present the case of a young man who cons...

    Authors: Liliana Fernández-Trujillo, Saveria Sangiovanni, Eliana I. Morales, Valeria Marin, Luz F. Sua and Mauricio Velasquez

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:288

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastrointestinal neoplasms can be technically difficult for trainee endoscopists. Presently, there is no consensus for trainees to select the endo-knife type in ESD. ...

    Authors: Ryoji Ichijima, Mitsuru Esaki, Shun Yamakawa, Yosuke Minoda, Sho Suzuki, Chika Kusano, Hisatomo Ikehara and Takuji Gotoda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP), including unilateral and bilateral, is most commonly used for cerebral protection in aortic surgery. There is still no consensus on the superiority of the two methods. Our r...

    Authors: Zhengqin Liu, Chen Wang, Xiquan Zhang, Shuming Wu, Changcun Fang and Xinyan Pang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The return of gastrointestinal function is an important sign of postoperative recovery in patients undergoing surgery with general anaesthesia. We aimed to summarize the effects of stellate ganglion block on t...

    Authors: Bei Wen, Yajie Wang, Cong Zhang and Zhijian Fu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test is the main method of evaluating the liver reserve function before hepatectomy. However, some patients may be allergic to ICG or the equipment of ICG clearance test w...

    Authors: Jinli Zheng, Wei Xie, Yang Huang, Yunfeng Zhu and Li Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gardner syndrome is a subtype of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), characterized by a combination of adenomatous intestinal polyps and extracolonic lesions such as multiple osteomas, dental abnormalities, ...

    Authors: Liquan Jin, Yunbo Tan, Ziting Su, Shan Huang, Sita Pokhrel, Hongbo Shi and Yiming Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:282

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Bezoars are collections of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal tract, mostly described in children. Polyurethane “plastobezoars” consisting of composites used in the construction industry are rarely ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Ziaja, Jerzy Chudek, Aleksander Chlubek, Mariola Sznapka, Tomasz Toborek and Damian Ziaja

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:281

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Ewing sarcoma (ES) or primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) represents a spectrum of poorly differentiated and aggressive malignancies. It rarely arises from the kidney and accounts for less than 1% of renal...

    Authors: Li Cheng, Yujie Xu, Hong Song, Houbao Huang and Dong Zhuo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:280

    Content type: Case report

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: G. Gallo, S. Di Saverio, G. Clerico, A . Sturiale, M. Manigrasso, A. Realis Luc, M. Trompetto and G. Sammarco

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:277

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:251

  17. Vision is an essential element of laparoscopic surgery that defines the outcome of an operation in regards to time, mistakes and precision. A 3-dimensional (3D) perspective may improve vision during an operati...

    Authors: Tibor Andrea Zwimpfer, Dominik Lacher, Bernhard Fellmann-Fischer and Michael Mueller

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:276

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Obesity is a growing public health concern in most western countries. More and more patients with high body mass index (BMI) are undergoing surgical procedures of all kinds and, in this context, obese patients...

    Authors: Gian Luigi Canu, Fabio Medas, Federico Cappellacci, Michele Guido Podda, Giorgio Romano, Enrico Erdas and Pietro Giorgio Calò

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:275

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The uncut Roux-en-y anastomosis (URYA) has some clinical advantages after distal gastrectomy (DG). Little evidence exists regarding the influence of peristalsis on this anastomosis. We aimed to evaluate short-...

    Authors: Cui Hangtian, Huang Huabing, Luo Tianhang, Yin Xiaoyi and Fang Guoen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Metastatic germ cell cancer of the testis is characterized by favorable prognosis since effective treatment methods are available even in cases of extensive disease. Retroperitoneal masses frequently encroach ...

    Authors: S. Hulova, R. Aziri, I. Vulev, P. Palacka, G. Kolnikova, K. Rejlekova, M. Chovanec, J. Mardiak, D. Pindak and M. Mego

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:272

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Liver resection (LR) and enucleation (EN) are the main surgical treatment for giant hepatic hemangioma (HH), but how to choose the type of surgery is still controversial. This study aimed to explore the effica...

    Authors: Mingguang Ju, Feng Xu, Wenyan Zhao and Chaoliu Dai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  22. This study sought to investigate the clinical characteristics of congenital diaphragmatic eventration (CDE) and to compare the efficacies of thoracoscopy and traditional open surgery in infants with CDE.

    Authors: Shengliang Zhao, Zhengxia Pan, Yonggang Li, Yong An, Lu Zhao, Xin Jin, Jian Fu and Chun Wu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Atlantoaxial fusion has been widely used for the treatment of atlantoaxial instability (AAI). However, atlantoaxial fusion sacrifices the motion of atlantoaxial articulation, and postoperative loss of cervical...

    Authors: Byeong Jin Ha, Yu Deok Won, Je Il Ryu, Myung-Hoon Han, Jin Hwan Cheong, Jae Min Kim, Hyoung-Joon Chun, Koang-Hum Bak and In-Suk Bae

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:269

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Wound healing and scar quality after trauma are subject to impairment through excessive wound healing, chronic wound or even surgical site infections. Optimizing the process of scar formation and skin healing ...

    Authors: Laura K. Berninghausen, Georg Osterhoff, Stefan Langer and Lukas H. Kohler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:268

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) with rectal ulcer is a common complication after pelvic malignancy radiation, and gradually deteriorating ulcers will result in severe complications such as fistula. The aim o...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Huang, Qinghua Zhong, Huaiming Wang, Jie Zhao, Yingyi Kuang, Qi Guan, Yanjiong He, Qiyuan Qin, Hui Wang and Tenghui Ma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The long-term complication rates of open repair and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) have not yet been determined. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the long-term outcomes and aortic reinterven...

    Authors: Shin-Ah Son, Hanna Jung and Joon Yong Cho

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The clinical outcomes of patients who received distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (DPS) and spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (SPDP) have been generally investigated. However, postoperative hematolog...

    Authors: Ming Cui, Jing-Kai Liu, Bang Zheng, Qiao-Fei Liu, Lu Zhang, Li Zhang, Jun-Chao Guo, Meng-Hua Dai, Tai-Ping Zhang and Quan Liao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:265

    Content type: Research article

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  28. It is rare that drains cannot be removed after surgery, however, this situation cannot be completely avoided, and is also hard to deal with. The main reason for a tethered drain is inadvertent suture fixation....

    Authors: Hui Li, Yan Du, Jia-bin Wu, Pan Wang, Jun Yang, Ping Hu and Tao Ai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:264

    Content type: Technical advance

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  29. An epithelial cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIPAS) is rare. We report a case of ECIPAS that was treated with robot-assisted distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy.

    Authors: Tomokatsu Kato, Yoichi Matsuo, Goro Ueda, Yoshinaga Aoyama, Kan Omi, Yuichi Hayashi, Hiroyuki Imafuji, Kenta Saito, Ken Tsuboi, Mamoru Morimoto, Ryo Ogawa, Hiroki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Kato, Michihiro Yoshida, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:263

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Angiodysplasia of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare vascular pathology that sometimes causes massive hemorrhage. Angiodysplasias are particularly difficult to find in the small intestine for anatomical reas...

    Authors: Hitoshi Hara, Soji Ozawa, Kazuhito Nabeshima and Jun Koizumi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:262

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Several inflammation-based scores are used to assess the surgical outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to elucidate the prognostic value of the prognostic nutritional in...

    Authors: Akihiro Tanemura, Shugo Mizuno, Aoi Hayasaki, Kazuyuki Gyoten, Takehiro Fujii, Yusuke Iizawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Yasuhiro Murata, Naohisa Kuriyama, Masashi Kishiwada, Hiroyuki Sakurai and Shuji Isaji

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:261

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Minimally invasive liver resections (MILRs) have been increasingly performed in recent years. However, the majority of MILRs are actually minor or limited resections of peripheral lesions. Due to the technical...

    Authors: Vinícius Campos Duarte, Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Alain Valverde, Divia Danoussou, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Kevin Zuber, Gilton Marques Fonseca, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Paulo Herman and Renato Micelli Lupinacci

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:260

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To compare the safety and accuracy of the 3D-printed operation guide template technique and the free-hand technique in the placement of the S2-alar-iliac (S2AI) screw.

    Authors: Yonghui Zhao, Yulong Ma, Jinlong Liang, Haotian Luo, Xingbo Cai, Yongqing Xu and Sheng Lu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:258

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) generally has a good prognosis and rarely results in liver transplantation. Furthermore, there are few reports of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for IPH with ext...

    Authors: Shigeyuki Kawachi, Naokazu Chiba, Masashi Nakagawa, Toshimichi Kobayashi, Kosuke Hikita, Toru Sano, Koichi Tomita, Hiroshi Hirano, Yuta Abe, Hideaki Obara and Motohide Shimazu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:257

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Accessory renal artery (ARA) is the most common site for anatomical variation of renal supply artery. Rare studies reported interventional embolization for the management of massive hemorrhage caused by ARA in...

    Authors: Dong Liang, Hui Zhang, Min Yang, Hong Ji, Gang Chen, Ning Yu and Xiaomin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:256

    Content type: Case report

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  36. To explore the long-term oncological safety of using self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) as a bridge to surgery for acute obstructive colorectal cancer by comparing the pathological results of emergency surgery...

    Authors: Yang Hu, Jiajun Fan, Yifan Xv, Yingjie Hu, Yuan Ding, Zhengjie Jiang and Qingsong Tao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:255

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Hepatic metastasis are frequent and liver resection may be an option for some cases, despite the high complexity of the procedure and the possibility of postoperative complications.

    Authors: Phillipe Abreu, Raphaella Ferreira, Danilo Saavedra Bussyguin, Eduardo DaCás, Vighnesh Vetrivel Venkatasamy, Flávio Daniel Saavedra Tomasich and Luiz Arnaldo Szutan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Blunt abdominal traumas are often associated with intra-abdominal injuries and pelvic fractures. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias due to disruption of the abdominal wall muscles may be overlooked. Delayed diag...

    Authors: Leïlani Delaune, Sylvain Steinmetz, Hafize Heutschi-Öztürk and Olivier Borens

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:253

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Adhesion formation after hepatectomy creates problems for repeat hepatectomy. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a spray (AdSpray) and sheet adhesion barrier (Seprafilm) in a rat hepatectomy-indu...

    Authors: Atsushi Shimizu, Miho Kai, Masako Tasaki, Naotaka Chino, Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:252

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Excisional haemorrhoidectomy is the gold standard technique in patients with III and IV degree haemorrhoidal disease (HD). However, it is associated with a significant rate of post-operative pain. The aim of o...

    Authors: G. Gallo, S. Di Saverio, G. Clerico, A . Sturiale, M. Manigrasso, A. Realis Luc, M. Trompetto and G. Sammarco

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:251

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:277

  41. With the mature application of laparoscopy in hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopic treatment of hepatic cystic echinococcosis (CE) has made certain progress. But, due to the inherent limitations of laparoscopy ...

    Authors: Yu-Peng Li, Zhi-Gang Ma, Tuerhongjiang Tuxun, Zhi-De Li, Yuan Meng and Xiong Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:249

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Double primary cancers have a low incidence rate, and synchronous hepatocellular carcinoma and gallbladder adenocarcinoma are rarely reported. Here, we report such a case— the 12th case of synchronous double p...

    Authors: Yan Xu, Quan-Ning Chen, Hui Wang, Nan-Bin Liu and Bao-Min Shi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:246

    Content type: Case report

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