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Vascular and thoracic surgery

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of peripheral vascular surgery and thoracic surgery, submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. The treatment of defects on the volar surface of the finger has been scarcely reported, and its utility for digital resurfacing remains unclear. This study compared the outcomes of free medial plantar artery f...

    Authors: Quanzhe Liu, Wenlai Guo, Wenrui Qu, Xiaolan Ou, Rui Li and Heng Tian

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:52

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  2. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a common and serious complication following esophagectomy. We aimed to provide an up-to-date review and critical appraisal of the efficacy and safety of all previous interventions a...

    Authors: Emma J. M. Grigor, Suha Kaaki, Dean A. Fergusson, Donna E. Maziak and Andrew J. E. Seely

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:42

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  3. Several training devices have been developed to train anastomotic skills in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). However, assessment of trainees’ improvement remains challenging. The goal of this ...

    Authors: Shota Yasuda, Jef Van den Eynde, Katrien Vandendriessche, Munetaka Masuda, Bart Meyns and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:26

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  4. We aimed to explore the relationship between the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the early clinical outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) associated with pulmonary arterial hyperten...

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Yin, Mei Xin, Sheng Ding, Feng Gao, Fan Wu, Jian Wang, Jie Chen, Li Jiang, Xiaochen Wu, Xianying Wang, Jingzhen Liu, Jinbao Zhang and Siyi He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:3

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  5. A floating thrombus in an ascending aorta with normal morphology is very rare, but when it does occur, it may induce a systemic embolism or fatal stroke. The pathophysiological mechanisms of aortic mural throm...

    Authors: Peng Yang, Ya Li, Yao Huang, Chen Lu, Weitao Liang and Jia Hu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:321

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The incidence rate of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) has significantly increased over the past two decades. Surgery remains the only curative treatment. However, there are currently few s...

    Authors: Yiding Feng, Youhua Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Jinshi Liu, Hangyu Zhang and Qixun Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. Delirium after cardiac surgery affects mortality, but the mechanism remains unclear. Previous studies have reported gut microbiota are associated with brain activity. Systemic inflammation and antibiotics can ...

    Authors: Masaki Maekawa, Kenji Yoshitani, Musashi Yahagi, Takashi Asahara, Yoshiyuki Shishido, Satsuki Fukushima, Naoki Tadokoro, Tomoyuki Fujita and Yoshihiko Ohnishi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:247

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  11. This report presents updated data and mid-term follow-up information to a former study introducing the novel technique of percutaneous-perventricular device closure of doubly committed subarterial ventricular ...

    Authors: Long Wang, Lin Xie, Weiqiang Ruan, Tao Li, Changping Gan and Ke Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:208

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Open surgical repair (OSR) for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAA) is associated with a high pulmonary and renal morbidity rate. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is a mechanism of protection against the dele...

    Authors: Mickael Palmier, Mickael Bubenheim, Laurent Chiche, Xavier Chaufour, Fabien Koskas, Elie Fadel, Pierre Edouard Magnan, Eric Ducasse, Nabil Chakfe, Eric Steinmetz, Marie Melody Dusseaux, Jean Baptiste Ricco and Didier Plissonnier

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:193

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. We aimed to explore the causal analysis, clinical characteristics and treatment strategies of laparoscopic conversion to open approach (LCTOA) in radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy.

    Authors: Zhuo Liu, Shiying Tang, Xiaojun Tian, Xun Zhao, Peng Hong, Qiming Zhang, Liwei Li, Li Zhang, Shudong Zhang, Guoliang Wang, Hongxian Zhang, Cheng Liu, Guodong Zhu and Lulin Ma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:185

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  14. Traumatic arteriovenous fistula (TAVF) is an uncommon vascular entity that arises in various locations, often from penetrating injuries, with a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms. This case report highlights ...

    Authors: Rakan Nasser Eldine, Hassan Dehaini, Jamal J Hoballah and Fady Fayez Haddad

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:177

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Castleman’s disease (CD) is a rare non-clonal lymphadenopathy. Application of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATs) in intrathoracic unicentric Castleman’s disease (UCD) is rarely reported. This study is...

    Authors: Yan-qing Wang, Shan-qing Li and Feng Guo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:127

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  16. Treatments for perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSD) mainly include conventional surgical repair (CSR), transcatheter device closure (TDC), and perventricular device closure (PDC). We aimed to perf...

    Authors: Dongxu Li, Xu Zhou, Mengsi Li and Qi An

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:115

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  17. Computed tomography (CT) is widely used in the diagnosis of giant paraesophageal hernias (GPEH) but has not been utilised systematically for follow-up. We performed a cross-sectional observational study to ass...

    Authors: Henriikka Hietaniemi, Ilkka Ilonen, Tommi Järvinen, Juha Kauppi, Saana Andersson, Harri Sintonen and Jari Räsänen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:109

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  18. Synchronous cancer in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) increases morbidity and mortality after AAA repair. However, little is known about the impact of the history of cancer on mortality after AAA...

    Authors: Sanghyun Ahn, Jin-Young Min, Hyunyoung G. Kim, Hyejin Mo, Seung-Kee Min, Sangil Min, Jongwon Ha and Kyoung-Bok Min

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:85

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  19. Anastomotic leakage is a dangerous postoperative complication of oesophageal surgery. The present study aimed to develop a simple and practical scoring system to predict the risk of anastomotic leakage after o...

    Authors: Chengya Huang, Haixia Yao, Qi Huang, Huijie Lu, Meiying Xu and Jingxiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:64

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  20. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via total percutaneous transfemoral approach is an increasingly common technique for aortic stenosis treatment. It is primarily indicated in elderly with serious ...

    Authors: Piotr Marciniuk, Dariusz Jagielak, Jan Rogowski, Piotr Gumiela and Kamil Bury

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:26

    Content type: Case report

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  21. 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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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. The pectoralis major flap has been considered the workhorse flap for chest and sternoclavicular defect reconstruction. There have been many configurations of the pectoralis major flap reported in the literatur...

    Authors: Jude Opoku-Agyeman, David Matera and Jamee Simone

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:136

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  28. The transthoracic thoracoscopic surgery is currently accepted as a favorable technique for bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Recently, uniportal subxiphoid thoracoscopic surgery has been propose...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Feng Liu, Bin Wang and Keping Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:46

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  29. To improve prognosis after esophageal surgery, intraoperative fluid optimization is important. Herein, we hypothesized that hydroxyethyl starch administration during esophagectomy reduce the total amount of fl...

    Authors: Jun-Young Jo, Wook-Jong Kim, Dae-Kee Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Eun-Ho Lee and In-Cheol Choi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:15

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  30. 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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  31. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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    The Update to this article has been published in Trials 2021 22:168

  35. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is the most common bariatric procedure in Sweden and results in substantial weight loss. Approximately one year post-surgery weight regain for these patient are common, ...

    Authors: Fanny Sellberg, Sofie Possmark, Ata Ghaderi, Erik Näslund, Mikaela Willmer, Per Tynelius, Anders Thorell, Magnus Sundbom, Joanna Uddén, Eva Szabo and Daniel Berglind

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:25

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  36. Lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma is characterized by frequent refractory hypoxemia due to intrapulmonary shunting. Severe hypoxemia can induce perioperative complications in case of thoracic surgery.

    Authors: Louise Sebane, Mostafa El-Hajjam, Philippe Puyo, Elisabeth Longchampt and Etienne Giroux Leprieur

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:20

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the congenital cardiac abnormality which occurs during embryonic time. Although surgical correction, especially early operation, is the best way to treat patients, still con...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Jamshid Badr and Mansour Jannati

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:17

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  38. It’s difficult but urgent to achieve the individualized rational medication of the warfarin, we aim to predict the individualized warfarin stable dose though the artificial intelligent Adaptive neural-fuzzy in...

    Authors: Huan Tao, Qian Li, Qin Zhou, Jie Chen, Bo Fu, Jing Wang, Wenzhe Qin, Jianglong Hou, Jin Chen and Li Dong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:10

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  39. In cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery, postoperative complications remain major clinical problems. Early mobilization has been widely practiced and is an important component in preventing complications, incl...

    Authors: Masatoshi Hanada, Yuichi Tawara, Takuro Miyazaki, Shuntaro Sato, Yosuke Morimoto, Masato Oikawa, Hiroshi Niwa, Kiyoyuki Eishi, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi and Ryo Kozu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:111

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  40. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:95

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