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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) is a rare variant of Hirschsprung’s disease occurring in 3–10% of the cases. Only few studies reported the long-term clinical and metabolic outcomes of patients with TCA. The ...

    Authors: Cristian Urla, Justus Lieber, Florian Obermayr, Andreas Busch, Roland Schweizer, Steven W. Warmann, Hans-Joachim Kirschner and Jörg Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:58

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) is a rare but over the last decade increasing malignancy and is associated with poor prognosis. According to the present knowledge curative surgery is the only chance for long t...

    Authors: Oliver Beetz, Michael Klein, Harald Schrem, Jill Gwiasda, Florian W. R. Vondran, Felix Oldhafer, Sebastian Cammann, Jürgen Klempnauer, Karl J. Oldhafer and Moritz Kleine

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:56

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Thyroid surgeries are among the most common operations performed in the world. Hypocalcemia following total thyroidectomy is a common complication that is sometimes difficult to correct. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Vitalijus Eismontas, Algirdas Slepavicius, Vinsas Janusonis, Paulius Zeromskas, Virgilijus Beisa, Kestutis Strupas, Zilvinas Dambrauskas, Antanas Gulbinas and Arvydas Martinkenas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:55

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous gastrectomy can lead to an increased incidence of cholecystocholedocholithiasis (CCL) and increased morbidity rate. However, the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with CCL and a history of g...

    Authors: Mingjie Zhang, Jianxin Zhang, Xu Sun, Jie Xu, Jing Zhu, Wenbin Yuan and Qiang Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:54

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Fecal Incontinence (FI) can seriously affect quality of life. The treatment of fecal incontinence starts conservatively but in case of failure, different surgical approaches may be proposed to the patient. Rec...

    Authors: Francesca Mandolfino, Rosario Fornaro, Cesare Stabilini, Marco Casaccia, Tommaso Testa and Marco Frascio

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:53

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment of sleeve strictures has not been agreed upon at the current time. At our institution, we began using pneumatic balloon dilation to help resolve these obstructions in 2010. Herein we repo...

    Authors: Aneesh Shrihari Dhorepatil, Daniel Cottam, Amit Surve, Walter Medlin, Hinali Zaveri, Christina Richards and Austin Cottam

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:52

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Actinomycosis is a rare chronic invasive disease caused by Actinomyces spp. Although abdominopelvic actinomycosis, which involves the colon and the pelvic organs extensively, has been frequently reported, abdomin...

    Authors: Song Soo Yang and Yeong Cheol Im

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:51

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  20. Content type: Case report

    The genesis of the “complex type” classification of pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is unclear, and the pancreaticobiliary anatomy is also varied according to each case. We encountered a patient with PBM ...

    Authors: Yukihiro Sanada, Yasunaru Sakuma and Naohiro Sata

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:50

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Lipomas are very common benign tumors of mature fatty tissue that can occur in any part of the body. However, lipomas of the parietal peritoneum are extremely rare.

    Authors: Hanlim Choi, DongHee Ryu, Jae-Woon Choi, Yanjie Xu and Yook Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:49

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Appendiceal intussusception is very rare condition with an estimated incidence of 0.01%. Therefore, it is likely to be overlooked. In addition, making the diagnosis before or during surgery is very difficult.

    Authors: Byung-Soo Park, Dong Hoon Shin, Dong-il Kim, Gyung Mo Son and Hyun Sung Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:48

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Schwannomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare, mostly benign and notably different neoplasms from conventional schwannomas that arise in soft tissue or the central nervous system. These tumors are of clinical...

    Authors: Alexandros Mekras, Veit Krenn, Aristotelis Perrakis, Roland S Croner, Vasileios Kalles, Cem Atamer, Robert Grützmann and Nikolaos Vassos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:47

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Minimally invasive incisional hernia repair has been established as a safe and efficient surgical option in most centres worldwide. Laparoscopic technique includes the placement of an intraperitoneal onlay mes...

    Authors: Aali J. Sheen, J. James Pilkington, Minas Baltatzis, Ahmed Tyurkylmaz, Panagiotis Stathakis, Saurabh Jamdar and Ajith K. Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:46

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Coated polyglactin 910 suture with chlorhexidine (NEOSORB® Plus) has recently been developed to imbue the parent suture with antibacterial activity against organisms that commonly cause surgical site infection...

    Authors: Bum Sik Tae, Ju Hyun Park, Jung Kwon Kim, Ja Hyeon Ku, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim and Chang Wook Jeong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:45

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Chylous ascites is considered to be an intra-abdominal collection of creamy colored fluid with triglyceride content of > 110 mg/dL. Chylous ascites is an uncommon but serious complication of numerous surgical ...

    Authors: Louai R. Zaidan, Elhaitham K. Ahmed, Bachar Halimeh, Yasser Radwan and Khalil Terro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:43

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a widely accepted technique to treat local infectious wounds of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, or muscle. Recently, several reports describing the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Yusuke Fujii, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Shunsuke Kaji, Takashi Kishi, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Takahito Taniura and Noriyuki Hirahara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:41

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  28. Content type: Case report

    The management of metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, and the role of surgery in the immunotherapy’s era is under debate. Metastatic lesions interesting pancrea...

    Authors: Andrea Boni, Giovanni Cochetti, Stefano Ascani, Michele Del Zingaro, Francesca Quadrini, Alessio Paladini, Diego Cocca and Ettore Mearini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:40

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Safe excision of spinal cord tumors depends on sufficient visualization of the tumor and surrounding structures. In patients with spinal cord tumor adjacent to a stenotic spinal canal, extensive bony decompres...

    Authors: Naohisa Miyakoshi, Daisuke Kudo, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa, Yoshinori Ishikawa and Yoichi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:38

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to analyze the experience of two surgeons who have different laparoscopic skills and case volume, with single-site robotic cholecystectomy (SSRC) and evaluate their learning curves.

    Authors: Mohamad Dughayli, Sergey Shimunov, Sherry Johnson and Fadi Baidoun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:39

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Desmoid-type fibromatosis is a benign mesenchymal neoplastic process. It exhibits an uncertain growth pattern and high recurrence rate. Previously radical surgical resection was the mainstay of treatment, but ...

    Authors: S. D. Couto Netto, F. Teixeira, C. A. M. Menegozzo, H. M. Leão-Filho, A. Albertini, F. O. Ferreira, E. H. Akaishi and E. M. Utiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this research is to identify the bowel symptoms and self-care strategies for rectal cancer survivors during the recovery process following low anterior resection surgery.

    Authors: Lishi Yin, Ling Fan, Renfu Tan, Guangjing Yang, Fenglin Jiang, Chao Zhang, Jun Ma, Yang Yan, Yanhong Zou, Yaowen Zhang, Yamei Wang and Guifang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:35

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Following injection sclerotherapy using ALTA (aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid) (ALTAS) and transanal rectocele repair (TAR), changes in anorectal physiology were analyzed to compare the significance...

    Authors: Joo Hyung Kim, Yong Pyo Lee and Kwang Wook Suh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:34

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Delayed reconstruction of acetabular fractures remains a challenging task for orthopedists because of malunion, fracture line absorption, and scar formation. Accurate osteotomy, interfragmentary release, and p...

    Authors: Xi Zhou, Qiang Zhang, Wenhao Song, Dongsheng Zhou and Yu He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:30

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of our study was to estimate the influence of estimated intraoperative blood loss (EIBL) on postoperative cardiopulmonary complications (PCCs) in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic su...

    Authors: Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Yutian Lai, Cheng Shen, Yanming Wu and Guowei Che

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:29

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    In case of suspicious lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) or fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), advanced tumour size or central tumour location in patients with suspected non-small ...

    Authors: Jelle E. Bousema, Marcel G. W. Dijkgraaf, Nicole E. Papen-Botterhuis, Hermien W. Schreurs, Jos G. Maessen, Erik H. van der Heijden, Willem H. Steup, Jerry Braun, Valentin J. J. M. Noyez, Fieke Hoeijmakers, Naomi Beck, Martijn van Dorp, Niels J. M. Claessens, Birgitta I. Hiddinga, Johannes M. A. Daniels, David J. Heineman…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:27

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The anatomic variations of the visceral arteries are not uncommon. The liver arterial blood supply shows 50% variability between humans, with the most common anatomy being one hepatic artery arising from the c...

    Authors: Evangelos Tagkalos, Florian Jungmann, Hauke Lang and Stefan Heinrich

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:26

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