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. Case report

    Metachronous solitary splenic metastasis arising from early gastric cancer: a case report and literature review

    The metastasis of malignant tumors to the spleen is rare, and only a small percentage of cases can be treated surgically, as splenic metastases generally occur in the context of multivisceral metastatic cancer...

    Tsutomu Namikawa, Yasuhiro Kawanishi, Kazune Fujisawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Takahito Sugase, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tatsuya Kumon, Makoto Hiroi, Michiya Kobayashi and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:96

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus surgery first for resectable pancreatic cancer (Norwegian Pancreatic Cancer Trial - 1 (NorPACT-1)) – study protocol for a national multicentre randomized controlled trial

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. While surgical resection remains the foundation for potentially curative treatment, survival benefit is achieved with adjuvant oncological...

    Knut Jørgen Labori, Kristoffer Lassen, Dag Hoem, Jon Erik Grønbech, Jon Arne Søreide, Kim Mortensen, Rune Smaaland, Halfdan Sorbye, Caroline Verbeke and Svein Dueland

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:94

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  3. Technical advance

    A comparative study on the efficacy of a retrograde perfusion technique and an antegrade perfusion technique for donor kidney recovery in transplantation in pigs

    Donor organ shortage is a significant problem in kidney transplantation. Improvement of perfusion techniques can increase the number of available organs. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficiency ...

    Xiuwu Han, Xuhui Zhu, Tao Li, Yansheng Li, Hui Shan, Peng Zhang and Bulang He

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:88

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Negative Pressure Wound Therapy versus modified Barker Vacuum Pack as temporary abdominal closure technique for Open Abdomen management: a four-year experience

    We reviewed our experience with patients presenting with trauma and peritonitis who underwent an open abdomen (OA) procedure, and compared outcomes between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and a modified...

    Giulia Montori, Niccolò Allievi, Federico Coccolini, Leonardo Solaini, Luca Campanati, Marco Ceresoli, Paola Fugazzola, Roberto Manfredi, Stefano Magnone, Matteo Tomasoni and Luca Ansaloni

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:86

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Transabdominal laparoscopic retroperitoneal neurectomy for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair and appendicectomy –a matched-pair study

    Chronic debilitating pain is a rare but significant cause of postoperative morbidity after inguinal surgery. Such pain is usually of neuropathic origin and frequently caused by intraoperative nerve damage. In ...

    Ioannis Karampinis, Johannes Weiss, Lothar Pilz, Stefan Post and Florian Herrle

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:85

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits in patients with primary gastric cancer

    The presence and the prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits (TDs) in primary gastric cancer have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance p...

    Shrestha Anup, Jun Lu, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Qian Yu, Ying-Hong Yang and Chang-Ming Huang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:84

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Cost-analysis and effectiveness of one-stage laparoscopic versus two-stage endolaparoscopic management of cholecystocholedocholithiasis: a retrospective cohort study

    One–stage laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) stone clearance and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCBDE+LC) for cholecystocholedocholithiasis ( CCL) can be performed with similar short and long-term outcomes tha...

    Anne Mattila, Johanna Mrena and Ilmo Kellokumpu

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:79

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Patient experience and overall satisfaction after emergency abdominal surgery

    There is a growing recognition of the importance of patient experience in healthcare, however little is known in the context of emergency abdominal surgery. This study sought to quantify the association betwee...

    C. H. Jones, S. O’Neill, K. A. McLean, S. J. Wigmore and E. M. Harrison

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:76

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Management of early gastric cancer that meet the indication for radical lymph node dissection following endoscopic resection: a retrospective cohort analysis

    Endoscopic resection (ER) has been widely accepted as the standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, in patients considered to have undergone non-curative ER due to their potential risk of lym...

    Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Masahiko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Kagawa, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Yoshiro Kawahara, Shunsuke Kagawa, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:72

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Comparison of the surgical outcomes of minimally invasive and open surgery for octogenarian and older compared to younger gastric cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study

    As life expectancy continues to increase around the world, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could be beneficial for octogenarian and older gastric cancer patients.

    Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr and Wen-Liang Fang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:68

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Radiographic sarcopenia predicts postoperative infectious complications in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy

    Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes follo...

    Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:64

    Published on: 26 May 2017

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