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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. Content type: Research article

    Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) include a heterogeneous group of rare malignant tumours, and various treatment algorithms are still controversially discussed until today. The present study aimed to examine post...

    Authors: Thomas Malinka, Maxim Nebrig, Fritz Klein, Johann Pratschke, Marcus Bahra and Andreas Andreou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:61

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Extended liver resections still bear the risk of severe haemorrhage. Moreover, the amount of blood loss during liver resection determines the need for perioperative blood transfusions and is of prognostic rele...

    Authors: Philipp Houben, Ulf Hinz, Phillip Knebel, Markus K. Diener, Arianeb Mehrabi and Peter Schemmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:60

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Duodenal stump fistula (DSF) remains one of the most serious complications following subtotal or total gastrectomy, as it endangers patient’s life. DSF is related to high mortality (16–20%) and morbidity (75%)...

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Lorenzo Manzini, Carolina Castro Ruiz, Gabriela Elisa Nita, Magda Zanelli, Loredana De Marco, Giulia Besutti, Rocco Scalzone, Romano Sassatelli, Valerio Annessi, Antonio Manenti and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:55

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications. The choice between laparoscopy and open appendectomy remains controversial in treating elderly patients with a...

    Authors: Dayun Wang, Ting Dong, Yue Shao, Tingting Gu, You Xu and Yuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:54

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To assess the ability of the Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI) to predict survival after radical gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer (GC).

    Authors: Jian-Xian Lin, Ying-Qi Huang, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Ping Li, Chang-Ming Huang and Chao-Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:53

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Surgeons use the Internet and social media to provide health information, promote their clinical practice, network with clinicians and researchers, and engage with journal clubs and online campaigns. While sur...

    Authors: Leonora E. Long, Christopher Leung, Jonathan S. Hong, Caroline Wright and Christopher J. Young

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:52

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  7. Content type: Case report

    A pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm (PDAA) occurring in close association with median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is rare. A surgical procedure, such as median arcuate ligament (MAL) release, should be ...

    Authors: Takero Terayama, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Shigeyoshi Soga, Hironori Tsujimoto, Yuya Yoshimura, Yasumasa Sekine, Shinji Akitomi and Hisashi Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:50

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Performance of gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients can lead to an increased incidence of cholecystolithiasis (CL) and a higher morbidity rate. However, the value of prophylactic cholecystectomy performed du...

    Authors: Zhenhua Tan, Ping Xie, Hai Qian and Xing Yao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:48

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This clinical trial evaluated the performance of a newly released fast-absorbable braided synthetic suture (Novosyn® Quick) in adults and paediatric patients undergoing elective skin closures.

    Authors: Stefan Gfroerer, Petra Baumann, Anne-Kathrin Schwalbach and Alexandre Smirnoff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:47

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Long standing ostomy related complications such as parastomal hernia and stoma prolapse may be at a higher risk of developing spontaneous rupture and evisceration, especially in patients suffering from chronic...

    Authors: Oshan Basnayake, Umesh Jayarajah, Jayan Jayasinghe, Pradeep Kumara Wijerathne and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:43

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Recently, laparoscopic appendectomies (LAs) have been widely performed instead of open appendectomies (OAs) during pregnancy. However, concerns about the safety of LA during pregnancy remain. This systematic r...

    Authors: Seung Hwan Lee, Jin Young Lee, Yoon Young Choi and Jae Gil Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:41

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative adhesions represent 75% of all acute small bowel obstructions. Although open surgery is considered the standard approach for adhesiolysis, laparoscopic approach is gaining popularity.

    Authors: Enric Sebastian-Valverde, Ignasi Poves, Estela Membrilla-Fernández, María José Pons-Fragero and Luís Grande

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Anastomotic leak is the most common and serious complication following esophagectomy. Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (EVAC) is a promising method for treating anastomotic leak. We aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Yang Won Min, Taewan Kim, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jun Haeng Lee, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J. Kim, Jae Ill Zo and Young Mog Shim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:37

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We developed a dedicated blunt straight needle with No. 2 polydioxanone sutures (2-Monodiox®) for uterine compression sutures (UCSs) and aimed to assess the outcomes and complication rates of UCSs for postpart...

    Authors: Shinya Matsuzaki, Masayuki Endo, Takuji Tomimatsu, Satoshi Nakagawa, Satoko Matsuzaki, Tatsuya Miyake, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Aiko Kakigano, Kazuya Mimura, Yutaka Ueda and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:33

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The current standard treatment for resectable pancreatic cancer is surgical resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. Local recurrence rates are high even after curative resection; thus, the long-term outco...

    Authors: Jun Won Kim, Yeona Cho, Hyung Sun Kim, Won Hoon Choi, Joon Seong Park and Ik Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:31

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous transhepatic portal embolization (PTPE) is useful for safe major hepatectomy. This study investigated the correlation between hepatic hypertrophy and hemodynamics of portal venous flow by ultrasou...

    Authors: Shingo Shimada, Toshiya Kamiyama, Hideki Yokoo, Tatsuya Orimo, Kenji Wakayama, Akihisa Nagatsu, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Hirofumi Kamachi, Daisuke Abo, Yusuke Sakuhara and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:23

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although the effect of the recent Greek economic crisis and austerity on the population’s health and the health system effectiveness have been discussed a lot recently, data on common surgical conditions affec...

    Authors: Ioannis G. Karavokyros, George I. Kirkilessis, Demetrios Schizas, Georgios Chelidonis, Emmanouil Pikoulis and John Griniatsos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the perioperative and long-term results of intrahepatic bile duct exploration lithotomy (IHBDIL) combined with hepatectomy for patients with complicated bilateral primary hepatolithiasis.

    Authors: En-liang Li, Rong-fa Yuan, Wen-jun Liao, Qian Feng, Jun Lei, Xiang-bao Yin, Lin-quan Wu and Jiang-hua Shao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:16

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the perioperative complications and the long-term pancreatic survival outcomes in patients treated with radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) and distal pancreatectomy (DP).

    Authors: Quanyu Zhou, Fengwei-Gao, Jie Gong, Qingyun Xie, Yu Liu, Qing Wang and Zehua Lei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:12

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Abdominal wall surgical site complications following renal transplantation can be challenging to manage. A sub-group of these recipients will require operative management or advanced wound care such as negativ...

    Authors: Ngee-Soon Lau, Nima Ahmadi and Deborah Verran

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:10

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Ileal ureter replacement is an alternative treatment for various length ureter defects. We present our experience and outcome of ileal ureter replacement in China.

    Authors: Wenlong Zhong, Peng Hong, Guangpu Ding, Kunlin Yang, Xuesong Li, Junsheng Bao, Guochang Bao, Liang Cui, Changping Men, Zhe Li, Peng Zhang, Ning Chu and Liqun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:9

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (LPEC) has become a common procedure for repairing inguinal hernia. As a laparoscopic approach, pediatric surgical trainees require more training to learn LPEC...

    Authors: Soichi Shibuya, Naho Fujiwara, Takanori Ochi, Momoko Wada, Toshiaki Takahashi, Kyeong Deok Lee and Eiji Miyazaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:6

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a rare tumor entity. Radical surgical resection is currently considered the best treatment choice. The aim of this analysis is to report our experience with surgery for PHA.

    Authors: Verena Tripke, Stefan Heinrich, Tobias Huber, Jens Mittler, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Beate K. Straub and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:5

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A variety of effective methods for treatment of hemorrhoids has been proposed. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of studies comparing transanal hemorrhoidal dearterilization (THD) and conven...

    Authors: V. Popov, A. Yonkov, E. Arabadzhieva, E. Zhivkov, S. Bonev, D. Bulanov, V. Tasev, G. Korukov, L. Simonova, N. Kandilarov, A. Taseva and V. Dimitrova

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:4

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate morbidity, mortality, postoperative function and recurrences in patients treated by Altemeier’s rectosigmoidectomy for complete rectal prolapse in a referral...

    Authors: Mario Trompetto, Roberta Tutino, Alberto Realis Luc, Eugenio Novelli, Gaetano Gallo and Giuseppe Clerico

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:1

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Liver transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage liver disease. The interruption of the blood supply to the donor liver during cold storage damages the liver, affecting how well the liver will functio...

    Authors: Duilio Pagano, Elisabetta Oliva, Simone Khouzam, Fabio Tuzzolino, Davide Cintorino, Sergio Li Petri, Fabrizio di Francesco, Calogero Ricotta, Pasquale Bonsignore, Alessandro Tropea, Sergio Calamia, Federico Costanzo, Angelo Luca and Salvatore Gruttadauria

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:122

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) has been identified to be effective and safe for elderly patients (≥70 years). This study aims to assess the short-and long-term outcome of totally laparoscopic liver resection fo...

    Authors: Xin Yu, Yan Chun Yan, Gang Chen and Hong Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:118

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Based on epidemiological and clinical data acute appendicitis can present either as uncomplicated (70–80%) or complicated (20–30%) disease. Recent studies have shown that antibiotic therapy is both safe and co...

    Authors: J. Haijanen, S. Sippola, J. Grönroos, T. Rautio, P. Nordström, T. Rantanen, M. Aarnio, I. Ilves, S. Hurme, H. Marttila, J. Virtanen, A. Mattila, H. Paajanen and P. Salminen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:117

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) performed after the mild acute biliary pancreatitis (MABP) is still controversial. We conducted a review to compare same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy (...

    Authors: Yun-Xiao Lyu, Yun-Xiao Cheng, Hang-Fei Jin, Xin Jin, Bin Cheng and Dian Lu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:111

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is regarded as a second-line treatment for medically refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), but the predictive factors for the long-term postoperative responses to ...

    Authors: Rui Liao, Pei-Yuan Tang, Jun-Feng Song, Ke-Le Qin, Xun Wang and Xiong Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:108

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic Kasai portoenterostomy (LKPE) is performed for biliary atresia (BA). As LKPE is a technically demanding operation, a learning curve should be defined to guide training. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Yi Ji, Kaiying Yang, Xuepeng Zhang, Siyuan Chen and Zhicheng Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:107

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Incisional heia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy. The use of mesh in hernia repair has been reported to lead to fewer recurrences compared to primary repair. However, in Ventral Hernia Working ...

    Authors: M. M. J. van Rooijen, A. P. Jairam, T. Tollens, L. N. Jørgensen, T. S. de Vries Reilingh, G. Piessen, F. Köckerling, M. Miserez, A. C. J. Windsor, F. Berrevoet, R. H. Fortelny, B. Dousset, G. Woeste, H. L. van Westreenen, F. Gossetti, J. F. Lange…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:104

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infections complicate elective laparoscopic cholecystectomies in 2,4-3,2% of cases. During the operation the gallbladder is commonly extracted with a retrieval bag. We conducted a meta-analysis t...

    Authors: Davide La Regina, Francesco Mongelli, Stefano Cafarotti, Andrea Saporito, Marcello Ceppi, Matteo Di Giuseppe and Antonjacopo Ferrario di Tor Vajana

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:102

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Early relaparotomy is defined as relaparotomy within the first 30 days following surgery. The aim of this study is to explore the indications, outcomes and factors associated with relaparotomy in our pediatric...

    Authors: Tihitena Negussie, Abay Gosaye and Belachew Dejene

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:99

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Surgical management of complex perianal fistula associated with pararectal cavities can be challenging. We hypothesised that healing of the pararectal cavities prior to healing of the fistula leads to a better...

    Authors: Supul Banagala, Umesh Jayarajah, Isuru Almeida and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:95

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of perioperative surgical complications is a worldwide issue: In many cases, these events are preventable. Audio-video recording during laparoscopic surgery provides useful information for the p...

    Authors: Hannah Bergström, Lars-Göran Larsson and Erik Stenberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:92

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  37. Content type: Research article

    TNF-α plays a role in angiogenesis and collagen synthesis, both essential in the wound healing process. There are concerns that pre-operative anti-TNF-α treatment may influence the surgical stress response and...

    Authors: Alaa El-Hussuna, Niels Qvist, Marie Strøm Zangenberg, Anne Langkilde, Volkert Siersma, Sara Hjort and Ismail Gögenur

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:91

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    One of the most important aspects of designing a clinical trial is selecting appropriate outcomes. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can provide a personal assessment of the burden and impact of a malignant dis...

    Authors: Christoph A. Fink, Mirco Friedrich, Pia-Elena Frey, Lukas Rädeker, Alexander Leuck, Thomas Bruckner, Manuel Feisst, Solveig Tenckhoff, Christina Klose, Colette Dörr-Harim, Jens Neudecker and André L. Mihaljevic

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:90

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The indication for hepatic resection (HR) in patients suffering from liver metastases (LM) other than colorectal and neuroendocrine tumors is one focus of current multidisciplinary, oncologic considerations. T...

    Authors: Philipp Anton Holzner, Frank Makowiec, Andrea Klock, Torben Glatz, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Sven Arke Lang and Hannes Philipp Neeff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:89

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PF) is the main cause of operative mortality in patients who undergo pancreatoduodenectomy. Various pancreatoenteric anastomosis techniques have been reported to minimize the ...

    Authors: Shoji Kawakatsu, Yosuke Inoue, Yoshihiro Mise, Takeaki Ishizawa, Hiromichi Ito, Yu Takahashi and Akio Saiura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:88

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative complications (POCs) after the resection of locally advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) may influence adjuvant treatment timing, outcomes, and survival. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of PO...

    Authors: Michael Osseis, Francesco Esposito, Chetana Lim, Alexandre Doussot, Eylon Lahat, Liliana Fuentes, Toufic Moussallem, Chady Salloum and Daniel Azoulay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:87

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  42. Content type: Research article

    THUNDERBEAT® (TB) (Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Tokyo, Japan) is a dynamic energy system device that simultaneously delivers ultrasonically generated frictional heat energy and electrically generated bipolar...

    Authors: Bibek Aryal, Teruo Komokata, Hiroto Yasumura, Daisaku Kamiimabeppu, Maki Inoue, Kota Yoshikawa, Mamoru Kaieda and Yutaka Imoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:86

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Hepaticojejunostomy is commonly used in hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery and a crucial step in many surgical procedures, including pancreaticoduodenectomy. The most frequently used techniques are the interrupte...

    Authors: Maximilian Brunner, Jessica Stockheim, Christian Krautz, Dimitrios Raptis, Stephan Kersting, Georg F. Weber and Robert Grützmann

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:84

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Video surgery requires acquisition of psychomotor skills that are different from those required for open surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the EndoSuture Trainer Box Simulator (ESTBS), a new bariatr...

    Authors: Luiz Gonzaga de Moura Júnior, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine, Mayra Sabiá de Moura, Régis Luiz Sabiá de Moura, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha and Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:83

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The lymph node ratio (LNR), i.e. the number of positive lymph nodes (LN) divided by the total number of analyzed LN, has been described as a strong outcome predictor in node-positive colon cancer patients. How...

    Authors: Manuel O Jakob, Ulrich Guller, Alex Ochsner, Daniel Oertli, Markus Zuber and Carsten T Viehl

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:81

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic resection is widely accepted treatment option for early gastric cancer if tumors meet the standard or expanded indications. However, the safety of expanded criteria is still under investigation. Fur...

    Authors: Rimantas Bausys, Augustinas Bausys, Kazimieras Maneikis, Viktorija Belogorceva, Eugenijus Stratilatovas and Kestutis Strupas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:79

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Perforated peptic ulcers (PPU) remain one of the most frequent causes of death. Their incidence are largely unchanged accounting for 2–4% of peptic ulcers and remain the second most frequent abdominal cause of...

    Authors: Antonino Mirabella, Tiziana Fiorentini, Roberta Tutino, Nicolò Falco, Tommaso Fontana, Paolino De Marco, Eliana Gulotta, Leonardo Gulotta, Leo Licari, Giuseppe Salamone, Irene Melfa, Gregorio Scerrino, Massimo Lupo, Armando Speciale and Gianfranco Cocorullo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:78

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