Skip to content

Advertisement

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.

Page 1 of 5

  1. 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

    Published on:

  2. 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

    Published on:

  3. 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

    Published on:

  4. 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

    Published on:

  5. 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

    Published on:

  6. 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

    Published on:

  7. 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

    Published on:

  8. 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

    Published on:

  9. 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

    Published on:

  10. 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

    Published on:

  11. 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

    Published on:

  12. 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

    Published on:

  13. 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

    Published on:

  14. 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

    Published on:

  15. 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

    Published on:

  16. 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

    Published on:

  17. 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

    Published on:

  18. 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

    Published on:

  19. 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

    Published on:

  20. Content type: Research article

    During laparoscopic trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal hernia repair (TAPP) the positioning of the mesh around the spermatic cord could provide an additional anchoring point and ensure better defect closure, there...

    Authors: Umberto Bracale, Jacopo Andreuccetti, Maurizio Sodo, Giovanni Merola and Giusto Pignata

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:75

    Published on:

  21. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic metabolic surgery has been previously shown to be an effective treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of this scoping review is to determine the impact of metaboli...

    Authors: Zhiyong Dong, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Ashley M. Yu, Rui Qu, Bingsheng Guan, Junchang Zhang, Zhao Hong and Cunchuang Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:73

    Published on:

  22. Content type: Research article

    Primary antireflux surgery has high success rates but 5 to 20% of patients undergoing antireflux operations can experience recurrent reflux and dysphagia, requiring reoperation. Different surgical approaches a...

    Authors: Apostolos Analatos, Mats Lindblad, Ioannis Rouvelas, Peter Elbe, Lars Lundell, Magnus Nilsson, Andrianos Tsekrekos and Jon A. Tsai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:70

    Published on:

  23. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological data demonstrate that the worldwide prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is increasing. These patients have an increased risk of mortality and morbidity and have constant limitat...

    Authors: Mehmet Bayrak and Yasemin Altıntas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:65

    Published on:

  24. Content type: Research article

    No consensus exists regarding the best reconstruction style after total gastrectomy (TG). Roux-en-Y oesophagojejunostomy is a simple option for gastrointestinal tract reconstruction. Recently, jejunal pouch re...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Xumian Jiang, Hui Huang, Zao Ding and Chihua Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:63

    Published on:

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2018 18:72

  25. Content type: Research article

    Total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) is a rare variant of Hirschsprung’s disease occurring in 3–10% of the cases. Only few studies reported the long-term clinical and metabolic outcomes of patients with TCA. The ...

    Authors: Cristian Urla, Justus Lieber, Florian Obermayr, Andreas Busch, Roland Schweizer, Steven W. Warmann, Hans-Joachim Kirschner and Jörg Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:58

    Published on:

  26. Content type: Research article

    Distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) is a rare but over the last decade increasing malignancy and is associated with poor prognosis. According to the present knowledge curative surgery is the only chance for long t...

    Authors: Oliver Beetz, Michael Klein, Harald Schrem, Jill Gwiasda, Florian W. R. Vondran, Felix Oldhafer, Sebastian Cammann, Jürgen Klempnauer, Karl J. Oldhafer and Moritz Kleine

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:56

    Published on:

  27. Content type: Research article

    Thyroid surgeries are among the most common operations performed in the world. Hypocalcemia following total thyroidectomy is a common complication that is sometimes difficult to correct. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Vitalijus Eismontas, Algirdas Slepavicius, Vinsas Janusonis, Paulius Zeromskas, Virgilijus Beisa, Kestutis Strupas, Zilvinas Dambrauskas, Antanas Gulbinas and Arvydas Martinkenas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:55

    Published on:

  28. Content type: Research article

    Previous gastrectomy can lead to an increased incidence of cholecystocholedocholithiasis (CCL) and increased morbidity rate. However, the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with CCL and a history of g...

    Authors: Mingjie Zhang, Jianxin Zhang, Xu Sun, Jie Xu, Jing Zhu, Wenbin Yuan and Qiang Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:54

    Published on:

  29. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment of sleeve strictures has not been agreed upon at the current time. At our institution, we began using pneumatic balloon dilation to help resolve these obstructions in 2010. Herein we repo...

    Authors: Aneesh Shrihari Dhorepatil, Daniel Cottam, Amit Surve, Walter Medlin, Hinali Zaveri, Christina Richards and Austin Cottam

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:52

    Published on:

  30. Content type: Research article

    Schwannomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare, mostly benign and notably different neoplasms from conventional schwannomas that arise in soft tissue or the central nervous system. These tumors are of clinical...

    Authors: Alexandros Mekras, Veit Krenn, Aristotelis Perrakis, Roland S Croner, Vasileios Kalles, Cem Atamer, Robert Grützmann and Nikolaos Vassos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:47

    Published on:

  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Minimally invasive incisional hernia repair has been established as a safe and efficient surgical option in most centres worldwide. Laparoscopic technique includes the placement of an intraperitoneal onlay mes...

    Authors: Aali J. Sheen, J. James Pilkington, Minas Baltatzis, Ahmed Tyurkylmaz, Panagiotis Stathakis, Saurabh Jamdar and Ajith K. Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:46

    Published on:

  32. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to analyze the experience of two surgeons who have different laparoscopic skills and case volume, with single-site robotic cholecystectomy (SSRC) and evaluate their learning curves.

    Authors: Mohamad Dughayli, Sergey Shimunov, Sherry Johnson and Fadi Baidoun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:39

    Published on:

  33. Content type: Research article

    Desmoid-type fibromatosis is a benign mesenchymal neoplastic process. It exhibits an uncertain growth pattern and high recurrence rate. Previously radical surgical resection was the mainstay of treatment, but ...

    Authors: S. D. Couto Netto, F. Teixeira, C. A. M. Menegozzo, H. M. Leão-Filho, A. Albertini, F. O. Ferreira, E. H. Akaishi and E. M. Utiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:37

    Published on:

  34. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this research is to identify the bowel symptoms and self-care strategies for rectal cancer survivors during the recovery process following low anterior resection surgery.

    Authors: Lishi Yin, Ling Fan, Renfu Tan, Guangjing Yang, Fenglin Jiang, Chao Zhang, Jun Ma, Yang Yan, Yanhong Zou, Yaowen Zhang, Yamei Wang and Guifang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:35

    Published on:

  35. Content type: Research article

    Following injection sclerotherapy using ALTA (aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid) (ALTAS) and transanal rectocele repair (TAR), changes in anorectal physiology were analyzed to compare the significance...

    Authors: Joo Hyung Kim, Yong Pyo Lee and Kwang Wook Suh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:34

    Published on:

  36. Content type: Study protocol

    A significant number of patients who undergo a standard inguinal hernia repair or a Pfannenstiel incision develop chronic (> 3 months) post-surgical inguinal pain (PSIP) due to nerve entrapment. If medication ...

    Authors: Frederique M. U. Mol, Rudi M. Roumen and Marc R. Scheltinga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:18

    Published on:

  37. Content type: Research article

    Regardless of developments in thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE), postoperative complications relative to gastric conduit reconstruction are common after esophagectomy. The aim of the present study was to evalua...

    Authors: Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiko Nakayama, Ryo Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:15

    Published on:

  38. Content type: Research article

    Pylorotomy and pyloroplasty in thoracoabdominal esophagectomy are routinely performed in many high-volume centers to prevent delayed gastric emptying (DGE) due to truncal vagotomy. Currently, controversy remai...

    Authors: Stefan Fritz, Katharina Feilhauer, André Schaudt, Hansjörg Killguss, Eduard Esianu, René Hennig and Jörg Köninger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:13

    Published on:

  39. Content type: Research article

    For early detection of cancer, we have previously developed the AminoIndex Cancer Screening (AICS) system, which quantifies 6 plasma-free amino acids (PFAAs) in blood samples. Herein, we examined the usefulnes...

    Authors: Kayoko Katayama, Akio Higuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Atsuko Ikeda, Shinya Kikuchi and Manabu Shiozawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:11

    Published on:

  40. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid...

    Authors: Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi and Nicola Avenia

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:2

    Published on:

  41. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs (ERP) includes multimodal approaches of perioperative patient’s clinical pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgery and a decreased length of hospital st...

    Authors: Eric Lambaudie, Alexandre de Nonneville, Clément Brun, Charlotte Laplane, Lam N’Guyen Duong, Jean-Marie Boher, Camille Jauffret, Guillaume Blache, Sophie Knight, Eric Cini, Gilles Houvenaeghel and Jean-Louis Blache

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:136

    Published on:

  42. Content type: Research article

    Objectively measured levels of physical activity (PA) in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery remain essentially unchanged from before to one year after surgery. Effects from RYGB on obj...

    Authors: Fanny Sellberg, Mikaela Willmer, Per Tynelius and Daniel Berglind

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:133

    Published on:

  43. Content type: Technical advance

    Insertion of a Totally Implantable Access Port (TIAP) can be performed either via Central Vein Puncture (CVP) or Brachiocephalic Vein Cut-down (venous section-VS). The primary success rate of TIAP implantation...

    Authors: Georgios Polychronidis, Roland Hennes, Cosima Engerer, Phillip Knebel, Daniel Schultze, Thomas Bruckner, Beat P. Müller-Stich and Lars Fischer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:131

    Published on: