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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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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  31. Body surface area (BSA) is a biometric unit to measure the body size. Its clinical significance in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was rarely understood. We aimed to estimate the predictive value o...

    Authors: Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Yongjiang Li and Guowei Che

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:69

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  32. Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SO...

    Authors: Chih-Hsiang Chang, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Huang-Yu Yang, Su-Wei Chang, Heng-Chih Pan, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:22

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  33. There is clinical equipoise regarding post-operative management of patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) without insertion of a chest drain. This study evaluated post operative outcomes of chest closure...

    Authors: Naomi Kebba, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, Jonathan Izudi and Ekwaro A. Obuku

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:69

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  34. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm with a high mortality rate, often associated with a delayed diagnosis, the early occurrence of metastasis and an overall, poor response to chemotherapy and radiotherap...

    Authors: Łukasz Dobosz, Tomasz Stefaniak, Małgorzata Dobrzycka, Jagoda Wieczorek, Paula Franczak, Dominika Ptaszyńska, Katarzyna Zasada and Peter Kanyion

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:20

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  35. Preoperative hypercapnia and hypoxemia are reportedly risk factors for postoperative complications. This study aimed to establish the long-term survival risk associated with abnormal preoperative arterial bloo...

    Authors: Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Takashi Iwata, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Shoji Hanada, Hiroaki Komatsu and Noritoshi Nishiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:3

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  36. Primary idiopathic chylopericardium is a rare clinical entity characterized by the accumulation of chyle within the pericardial cavity without a definitive cause. The aim of this study was to assess the clinic...

    Authors: Zhijun Han, Shanqing Li, Hongli Jing and Hongsheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:61

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  37. Percutaneous drainage of infected intraabdominal fluid collections is preferred over surgical drainage due to lower morbidity and costs. However, it can be a challenging procedure and catheter insertion carrie...

    Authors: Diego M Avella, Jennifer W Toth, Michael F Reed, Niraj J Gusani, Eric T Kimchi, Rickeshvar P Mahraj, Kevin F Staveley-O’Carroll and Jussuf T Kaifi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:42

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  38. This study aims to introduce an optimized method named “non-grasping en bloc mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND)” through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).

    Authors: Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Chenglin Guo, Zhilan Xiao, Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Yunke Zhu, Hu Liao and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:38

    Content type: Technical advance

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  39. The aim of this study is to review the long-term outcomes of bilateral lung transplantation (BLTx) in our institution and examine the potential issues that may influence outcomes in a low-volume center.

    Authors: Shun-Mao Yang, Shu-Chien Huang, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Sung-Ching Pan, Jang-Ming Lee, Hong-Shiee Lai and Hsao-Hsun Hsu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:28

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is most common in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The bi-directional spread is a key feature of LNM in patients with thoracic esophageal SCC (TE-SCC). The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Junqiang Chen, Sangang Wu, Xiongwei Zheng, Jianji Pan, Kunshou Zhu, Yuanmei Chen, Jiancheng Li, Lianming Liao, Yu Lin and Zhongxing Liao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:110

    Content type: Research article

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  41. We examined the effect of exogenous factor XIII (FXIII) concentrate in patients with prolonged air leak (PAL) after pulmonary lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer.

    Authors: Hidetoshi Inoue, Noritoshi Nishiyama, Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Koshi Nagano, Nobuhiro Izumi, Hiroaki Komatsu and Shigefumi Suehiro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:109

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  42. Scoring models are widely established in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, the importance in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) remains unclear. Our aim was to analyze scoring system...

    Authors: Felix Krenzien, Ivan Matia, Georg Wiltberger, Hans-Michael Hau, Moritz Schmelzle, Sven Jonas, Udo X Kaisers and Peter T Fellmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:92

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  43. Aneurysms of an aberrant splenic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are extremely rare; however, they are clinically important because possible rupture could be catastrophic. The meth...

    Authors: Weimin Zhou, Jiehua Qiu, Qingwen Yuan, Wei Zhou, Jixin Xiong and Qingzhong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:62

    Content type: Case report

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  44. In neurosurgery, the most common type of facial and pharyngeal pain is trigeminal neuralgia. In contrast, glossopharyngeal neuralgia is relatively rare, and laryngeal neuralgia is the most rarely observed.

    Authors: Qiang Zong, Kai Zhang, Guangliang Han, Shengye Yang, Lijiang Wang and Hongxing Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:60

    Content type: Case report

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