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Visceral and general surgery

Section edited by René Fahrner

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of visceral surgery and general surgeries not covered by other sections. Submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. In this study, we aimed to compare the kinetics of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) during the perioperative period of endoscopic thyroidectomy via bilateral areola approach (ETBAA) in the same period, follow...

    Authors: Daqi Zhang, Tie Wang, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jiao Zhang, Yishen Zhao, Gaofeng Xue, Nan Liang and Hui Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To compare the efficacy and safety of right internal jugular vein (IJV) approach and right innominate vein (INV) approach for US-guided totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs), and to explore the ad...

    Authors: Xingwei Sun, Xuming Bai, Jiaofeng Shen, Ziyang Yu, Zhixiang Zhuang and Yong Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The perioperative factors predicting or influencing early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma recurrence are unclear. This study attempted to identify the predictive factors for early pancreatic ductal adenocarci...

    Authors: Hironobu Suto, Keiichi Okano, Minoru Oshima, Yasuhisa Ando, Shigeo Takahashi, Toru Shibata, Hideki Kamada, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:186

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Transthoracic esophagectomy, among the most invasive surgeries, is highly associated with postoperative infectious complications which adversely affect postoperative management including fluid dynamics. The ai...

    Authors: Shuichiro Oya, Hiroharu Yamashita, Ryohei Iwata, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Koichi Yagi, Susumu Aikou and Yasuyuki Seto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:184

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Various body composition indices have been reported as prognostic factors for different cancers. However, whether body composition affects prognosis after lower gastrointestinal tract perforation requiring eme...

    Authors: Hajime Kayano, Eiji Nomura, Rin Abe, Yasuhiko Ueda, Takashi Machida, Chikara Fujita, Shohei Uchiyama, Kazuyuki Endo, Katsuki Murakami, Masaya Mukai and Hiroyasu Makuuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:181

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study aimed to externally validate and upgrade the recent difficulty scoring system (DSS) proposed by Halls et al. to predict intraoperative complications (IOC) during laparoscopic liver resection (LLR).

    Authors: Arpad Ivanecz, Irena Plahuta, Tomislav Magdalenić, Matej Mencinger, Iztok Peruš, Stojan Potrč and Bojan Krebs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Lymphedema in lower limb is one of major postoperative complications followed by a total hysterectomy with lymph node dissection. The objective of this report is to examine a long-term result of lymphaticoveno...

    Authors: Masahiro Ezawa, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kyosuke Yamada, Hirokuni Takano, Tsuyoshi Iwasaka, Yoshifumi Nakao, Tomoki Yokochi and Aikou Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:177

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Elective complex ventral hernia repairs, done using synthetic mesh in patients with comorbidities, can result in mesh related complications such as hernia recurrence or infection. We studied hernia recurrence ...

    Authors: John J. Kanitra, Andrea L. Hess, Pamela S. Haan, Cheryl I. Anderson and Srinivas Kavuturu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:174

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The optimal lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer (GC) with pyloric invasion is controversial because the pattern of lymph node metastasis is different from that of distal GC. The rate of lymph node metastasis in...

    Authors: Zhi-yuan Xu, Can Hu, Shangqi Chen, Yi-an Du, Ling Huang, Peng-fei Yu, Li-jing Wang and Xiang-dong Cheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:172

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Pancreatic resection and radiotherapy are powerful tools in the multidisciplinary local treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, 10–20% of patients with preoperatively resectable PDAC hav...

    Authors: Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hirochika Toyama, Masahiro Kido and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:165

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Electrosurgical vessel sealers are gradually replacing conventional techniques such as ligation and clipping. Algorithms that control electrosurgical units (ESU), known as modes, are important for applications...

    Authors: Bernhard Kraemer, Christos Tsaousidis, Stephan Kruck, Martin Schenk, Marcus Scharpf, Stefan Kommoss, Sara Brucker, Daniela Nuessle, Markus D. Enderle and Ulrich Biber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:160

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Inferior epigastric vascular anatomical landmarks for anterior inguinal hernia repair is an alternative surgical procedure. We present our experience and outcome of the way.

    Authors: Weiming Li, Yijun Li, Lili Ding, Xiongzhi Chen, Qingwen Xu, Shumin Li, Pengyuan Xu, Dali Sun and Yanbo Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Intrahepatic cholangiocarinoma (ICC) has a rising incidence in western countries. Often major or extended resections are necessary for complete tumor removal. Due to demographical trends the number of elderly ...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Janine Baumgart, Verena Tripke, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Stefan Heinrich and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:157

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Laparoscopic large para-oesophageal hiatal hernia (LPHH) repair using mesh reinforcement significantly reduces postoperative recurrence rates compared to conventional suture repair, especially within short fol...

    Authors: Islam Khaled, Pablo Priego, Mohammed Faisal, Marta Cuadrado, Francisca García-Moreno, Araceli Ballestero, Julio Galindo and Eduardo Lobo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Three-dimensional (3D) printing may represent a useful tool to provide, in surgery, a good representation of surgical scenario before surgery, particularly in complex cases. Recently, such a technology has bee...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Alessandro Ricci, Vinno Savelli, Luigi Verre, Luca Di Renzo, Elia Biccari, Giacomo Costantini, Daniele Marrelli and Franco Roviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:153

    Content type: Technical advance

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  16. The number of patients with esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancers has tended to increase. However, no clear consensus on the optimum treatment policy has yet been reached.

    Authors: Isamu Hoshino, Hisashi Gunji, Fumitaka Ishige, Yosuke Iwatate, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroaki Soda, Toru Tonooka, Nami Sato, Kenji Kawahara and Yoshihiro Nabeya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Pyelo-ureteral junction syndrome (PUJS) is a frequent congenital malformation. We report the surgical management of PUJS by pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hyne-Kuss’s procedure at the Zinder National Hospit...

    Authors: Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Maazou Halidou, Hassane Diongolé, Mahamadou Doutchi, Oumarou Habou, Kabirou Ganiou, Amadou Soumana and Rachid Sani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Simulation in laparoscopic surgery is nowadays recognized as a valid instrument for learning and training surgeons in different procedures. However, its role as evaluation test and self-assessment tool to veri...

    Authors: Paolo Mannella, Elisa Malacarne, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Marta Caretto, Francesca Papini, Maria Magdalena Montt Guevara, Federica Pancetti and Tommaso Simoncini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:146

    Content type: Research article

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  19. It has been widely accepted that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is superior to conventional open thoracotomy lobectomy in many aspects. However, the direct comparison between VATS and Mu...

    Authors: Zihuai Wang, Long Pang, Jiexi Tang, Jiahan Cheng, Nan Chen, Jian Zhou and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:144

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The global increase in elderly populations is accompanied by an increasing number of candidates for esophagectomy. Here we aimed to determine the postoperative outcomes after subtotal esophagectomy in elderly ...

    Authors: Mitsuro Kanda, Masahiko Koike, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masamichi Hayashi, Suguru Yamada, Goro Nakayama, Kenji Omae and Yasuhiro Kodera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:143

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The outcomes in patients with pancreatic or ampulla tumors remain unsatisfactory, especially with invasion into the hepatic artery (HA) or the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In this setting, pancreatectomy ...

    Authors: Qiyi Zhang, Jingjin Wu, Yang Tian, Jixuan Duan, Yi Shao, Sheng Yan and Weilin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:141

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive and persistent inflammatory disease resulting in pancreatic insufficiency leading to diabetes and steatorrhea. Abdominal pain is the most debilitating feature and is often...

    Authors: Dhruba Narayan Sah, Ramesh Singh Bhandari, Yogendra Prasad Singh, Pradeep Vaidya, Prasan B. S. Kansakar, Bikal Ghimire, Bishnu Kandel, Jayant Kumar Sah and Paleswan Joshi Lakhey

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:139

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Colorectal cancer is common in elderly patients. Laparoscopy is widely used to approach this kind of disease. This study was to examine short-term outcomes and long-term survival for laparoscopic and open surg...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Xuewei Wang, Chuanduo Zhao, Qian Liu, Haitao Zhou, Zhaoxu Zheng, Zhixiang Zhou, Xishan Wang and Jianwei Liang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:137

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare disease derived from uremic secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, parathyroidectomy (PTX) seems to be ineffective at relieving TC in some patients. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Ming Zeng, Guang Yang, Yaoyu Huang, Buyun Wu, Jing Guo, Ningning Wang and Changying Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:133

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The use of surgical metal clips is crucial for ligating vessels in various operations. The currently available metal clips have several drawbacks; they are permanent and interfere with imaging techniques such ...

    Authors: Takeshi Urade, Toshihiko Yoshida, Naoko Ikeo, Kosuke Naka, Masahiro Kido, Hirochika Toyama, Kimihiko Ueno, Motofumi Tanaka, Toshiji Mukai and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:130

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In recent years, the clinical evidence of the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score has increased in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was t...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Piotr Domagala, Wojciech G. Polak, Stefan Buettner, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven and Jan N. M. Ijzermans

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:129

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  27. There is increasing evidence of weight regain in patients after bariatric surgery (BS), generally occurring from 12 to 24 months postoperatively. Postoperative exercise has been suggested to ad long-term weigh...

    Authors: Emilio Villa-González, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Manuel A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Alejandro Carretero-Ruiz, José María García-Martínez, Alba Hernández-Martínez, María José Torrente-Sánchez, Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado and Enrique G. Artero

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:127

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Perioperative care in colorectal surgery is systematically defined in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. The ERAS protocol improves perioperative care in a multimodal way to enhance early and...

    Authors: A. Rauwerdink, M. Jansen, C. A. J. M. de Borgie, W. A. Bemelman, F. Daams, M. P. Schijven and C. J. Buskens

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. By comparing the long-term prognostic outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and limited resection (LR), this study aimed to investigate the optimal surgical modality for duodenal gastrointestinal stromal...

    Authors: Zefeng Shen, Ping Chen, Nannan Du, Parishit A. Khadaroo, Danyi Mao and Lihu Gu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:121

    Content type: Research article

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  30. As it may be argued that many surgical interventions provide obvious patient benefits, formal, staged assessment of the efficacy and safety of surgical procedures has historically been and remains uncommon. Th...

    Authors: Derek J. Roberts, David A. Zygun, Chad G. Ball, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Peter D. Faris, Matthew T. James, Kelly J. Mrklas, Brenda D. Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:119

    Content type: Debate

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  31. In theory, proximal gastrectomy with double-tract reconstruction (PG-DT) was superior to total gastrectomy (TG) in hematologic and nutritional outcomes. However, its clinical effects in proximal early gastric ...

    Authors: Shengnan Li, Lihu Gu, Zefeng Shen, Danyi Mao, Parikshit A. Khadaroo and Hui Su

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:117

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The European Consensus 2018 established a new algorithm with absolute and relative criteria for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMN) management. The aim of this study was to validate...

    Authors: Etienne Buscail, Thomas Cauvin, Benjamin Fernandez, Camille Buscail, Marion Marty, Bruno Lapuyade, Clément Subtil, Jean-Philippe Adam, Véronique Vendrely, Sandrine Dabernat, Christophe Laurent and Laurence Chiche

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:115

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In gastrectomy, postoperative elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) is thought to be useful for predicting complications. Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) is less invasive than laparotomy and the elevation of CRP...

    Authors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Tatsuro Tamura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Kazuya Muguruma, Naoshi Kubo, Katsunobu Sakurai and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:114

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  34. Many surgeons report passion for their work, but not all tasks are likely to be satisfying. Little is known about how hospital surgeons spend their days, how they like specific tasks, and the role of core task...

    Authors: Eliane Holzer, Franziska Tschan, Maria U. Kottwitz, Guido Beldi, Adrian P. Businger and Norbert K. Semmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:112

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Appendectomy is considered the first treatment choice for appendicitis. However, controversy exists since conservative therapy is associated with fewer complications than appendectomy for patients with acute a...

    Authors: Zhengyang Yang, Feng Sun, Shichao Ai, Jiafeng Wang, Wenxian Guan and Song Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:110

    Content type: Research article

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  36. We aimed to determine the impact of surgical experience and frequency of practice on perioperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic surgery.

    Authors: Christian Krautz, Elisabeth Haase, Moustafa Elshafei, Hans-Detlev Saeger, Marius Distler, Robert Grützmann and Georg F. Weber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:108

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  37. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of patients’ age on postoperative morbidities including pneumonia.

    Authors: Chikashi Shibata, Hitoshi Ogawa, Toru Nakano, Kaori Koyama, Kuniharu Yamamoto, Munenori Nagao, Daisuke Takeyama, Kazuhiro Takami, Akihiro Yasumoto, Tomohiko Sase, Shun-ichi Kimura, Kentaro Sawada and Yu Katayose

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:106

    Content type: Research article

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  38. There is currently no established standard tissue sampling method for hypopharyngeal cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for the pretreatment evaluat...

    Authors: Hyun Jun Hong, Seok-Hoo Jeong, Won Shik Kim and Yu Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:105

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Recurrence after incisional hernia repair is one of the major problems related with this operation. Our objective is to analyze the influence of abdominal wall surgery expertise in the results of the open elec...

    Authors: J. A. Pereira, A. Bravo-Salva, B. Montcusí, S. Pérez-Farre, L. Fresno de Prado and M. López-Cano

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:103

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to determine the risk factors associated with neck hematoma requiring surgical re-intervention after thyroidectomy.

    Authors: Chunlei Fan, Xin Zhou, Guoqiang Su, Yanming Zhou, Jingjun Su, Mingxu Luo and Hui Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Surgical robots are increasingly being used in bariatric surgery. While several studies describe the safety of using barbed sutures in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, no reports are available for robotic ...

    Authors: Jan Henrik Beckmann, Jan-Niclas Kersebaum, Witigo von Schönfels, Thomas Becker, Clemens Schafmayer and Jan Hendrik Egberts

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:97

    Content type: Technical advance

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  42. The coexistence of hyperparathyroidism and thyroid cancer presents important diagnostic and management challenges. With minimally invasive parathyroid surgery trending, preoperative thyroid imaging becomes mor...

    Authors: Cristina Preda, Dumitru Branisteanu, Ioana Armasu, Radu Danila, Cristian Velicescu, Delia Ciobanu, Adrian Covic and Alexandru Grigorovici

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:94

    Content type: Research article

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  43. This study assessed clinical outcomes, including safety and recurrence, from the two-year follow-up of patients who underwent open ventral primary hernia repair with the use of the Parietex™ Composite Ventral ...

    Authors: F. Berrevoet, C. Doerhoff, F. Muysoms, S. Hopson, M. G. Muzi, S. Nienhuijs, E. Kullman, T. Tollens, M. Schwartz, K. Leblanc, V. Velanovich and L. N. Jørgensen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:93

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  44. The accuracy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) depends on precise electrode positioning, which has been pursued for ideal treatment outcomes. As a critical component of DBS, the fixation performance of lead anch...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Yixin Pan, Chencheng Zhang, Shikun Zhan, Bomin Sun and Dianyou Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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