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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. Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common and frustrating complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Studies suggest that surgical methods and other clinical characteristics may affect the occurrence of DG...

    Authors: Xianlei Cai, Miaozun Zhang, Chao Liang, Yuan Xu and Weiming Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Laparoscopic approach is now a widespread technique used worldwide, but there are few recent studies on risk factors for parastomal hernia. Therefore, this study was performed to analyze the incidence of paras...

    Authors: Takuya Shiraishi, Yuji Nishizawa, Koji Ikeda, Yuichiro Tsukada, Takeshi Sasaki and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:141

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  3. The mortality following pancreaticoduodenectomy has markedly decreased but remains an important challenge for the complexity of operation and technical skills involved. The present study aimed to clarify the i...

    Authors: Ke-Min Jin, Wei Liu, Kun Wang, Quan Bao, Hong-Wei Wang and Bao-Cai Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:140

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  4. The concept of single-port laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure for the treatment of inguinal hernias repair in children has been practising recent years. The applicable instruments and skills are...

    Authors: Yuanhong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Robotic surgery for rectal cancer, which is now performed worldwide, can be associated with elevated creatine kinase levels postoperatively. In this study, we compared postoperative complications between patie...

    Authors: Yuki Tsuchiya, Shinya Munakata, Ryoichi Tsukamoto, Yu Okazawa, Kosuke Mizukoshi, Kiichi Sugimoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima Yuichi Tomiki and Kazuhiro Sakamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:136

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  6. Perforated peptic ulcer disease is a surgical emergency with a high morbidity and mortality. The socio-demographic characteristic and the factors associated with morbidity and mortality seems to differ between...

    Authors: Jatani Arero Bupicha, Hailu Wondimu Gebresellassie and Abebe Alemayehu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:135

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  7. Our aim is to elucidate the true preoperative risk factors for postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), making it possible to select POPF high-risk patients preoperatively re...

    Authors: Tomoki Kusafuka, Hiroyuki Kato, Yusuke Iizawa, Daisuke Noguchi, Kazuyuki Gyoten, Aoi Hayasaki, Takehiro Fujii, Yasuhiro Murata, Akihiro Tanemura, Naohisa Kuriyama, Yoshinori Azumi, Masashi Kishiwada, Shugo Mizuno, Masanobu Usui, Hiroyuki Sakurai and Shuji Isaji

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:129

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  8. The results of D1-plus lymphadenectomy following gastric resection are seldom investigated. The aim of this study was to compare results of D1-plus vs D2 resections and to provide a literature review.

    Authors: Laura Lorenzon, Rosina Giudicissi, Marco Scatizzi, Genoveffa Balducci, Stefano Cantafio, Alberto Biondi, Roberto Persiani, Paolo Mercantini and Domenico D’Ugo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:126

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  9. Weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery are less favorable in super morbidly obese patients (BMI ≥50 kg/m2). Non-response, either defined as insufficient weight loss or weight regain after initial successful...

    Authors: M. M. Romeijn, W. K. G. Leclercq, A. A. P. M. Luijten, L. Janssen and F. M. H. van Dielen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:122

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. To explore the safety and effectiveness of a modified surgical technique which could shorten the time of renal ischemia in left renal cancer and Mayo level II to IV inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombus.

    Authors: Liu Zhuo, Zhu Guodong, Zhao Xun, Tang Shiying, Hong Peng, Zhang Li, Li Liwei, Zhang Shudong, Wang Guoliang, Tian Xiaojun, Liu Cheng, Zhang Hongxian and Ma Lulin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:120

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  11. Donor safety is the top priority in living-donor liver transplantation. Splenic hypertrophy and platelet count decrease after donor surgery are reported to correlate with the extent of hepatectomy, but other a...

    Authors: Rihito Nagata, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Akiko Nakazawa, Junichi Kaneko, Takeaki Ishizawa, Junichi Arita and Kiyoshi Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:119

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  12. Recent data support the use of bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity following unsuccessful non-surgical treatments. Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have demonstrated...

    Authors: Daniëlle S. Bonouvrie, Andrew J. Beamish, Wouter K. G. Leclercq, Edgar G. A. H. van Mil, Arijan A. P. M. Luijten, Eric J. Hazebroek, Anita C. E. Vreugdenhil, Torsten Olbers and François M. H. van Dielen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:117

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  13. Monopolar energy (ME) is routinely used in appendectomy. This study aimed to investigate the degree of lateral thermal spread generated by ME and to evaluate the thermal injury sustained by the close-lying tis...

    Authors: Taras V. Nechay, Svetlana M. Titkova, Mikhail V. Anurov, Elena V. Mikhalchik, Kirill Y. Melnikov-Makarchyk, Ekaterina A. Ivanova, Alexander E. Tyagunov, Abe Fingerhut and Alexander V. Sazhin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:116

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  14. Ewing’s sarcoma usually presents in paediatric patients with its primary location being bone tissue. Nevertheless, we present such an adult case which arises from the small intestine. We registered thirty one ...

    Authors: Andrej Kolosov, Audrius Dulskas, Kastytis Pauza, Veslava Selichova, Dmitrij Seinin and Eugenijus Stratilatovas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:113

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Laparoscopy induces adhesion due to ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the detail pathomechanism is poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the impact of laparoscopy on mast cell and mesothelium ...

    Authors: Hery Poerwosusanta, Gunadi, Zairin Noor, Ika Kustiyah Oktaviyanti, Karyono Mintaroem, Bambang Pardjianto, Moch Aris Widodo and Edi Widjajanto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:111

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  16. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Major breast cancer surgery especially with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), is associated with upper limb functional decline. Majority of stud...

    Authors: Kai Siang Chan, Ding Zeng, Joelle Hoi Ting Leung, Belinda Si Yin Ooi, Kit Teng Kong, Yi Heng Yeo, Jerry Tiong Thye Goo and Clement Luck Khng Chia

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:108

    Content type: Research article

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  17. A daily algorithm for hospital discharge (DAHD) is a key point in the concept of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. We aimed to evaluate the length of stay (LOS), rate of complications, and hospi...

    Authors: Iuri Santana Neville, Francisco Matos Ureña, Danilo Gomes Quadros, Davi J. F. Solla, Mariana Fontes Lima, Claudia Marquez Simões, Eduardo Vicentin, Ulysses Ribeiro Jr, Robson Luis Oliveira Amorim, Wellingson Silva Paiva and Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:105

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  18. To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility and safety of intraoperative assessment of bowel perfusion in totally laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer using indocyanine green fluorescence imaging (IGFI).

    Authors: Hao Su, Hongliang Wu, Mandula Bao, Shou Luo, Xuewei Wang, Chuanduo Zhao, Qian Liu, Xishan Wang, Zhixiang Zhou and Haitao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:102

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  19. Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for gastric cancer is feasible but less commonly performed compared to laparoscopic distal gastrectomy due to technical difficulties such as reconstruction. There is no standard ...

    Authors: Sejin Lee, Harim Lee, Jeong Ho Song, Seohee Choi, Minah Cho, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim and Woo Jin Hyung

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:100

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  20. Cancer cells are often found postoperatively at surgical resection margins (RM) in patients with gastric cancer because of submucosal infiltration or hesitation to secure adequate RM. This study was designed t...

    Authors: Yuta Kumazu, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takaki Yoshikawa, Takanobu Yamada, Kentaro Hara, Yota Shimoda, Masato Nakazono, Shinsuke Nagasawa, Manabu Shiozawa, Soichiro Morinaga, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Takashi Ogata and Takashi Oshima

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:95

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  21. The choice of surgery for perianal sepsis is currently controversial. Some people advocate one-time radical surgery for perianal sepsis, while others advocate incision and drainage. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Zongqi He, Jun Du, Kaiwen Wu, Jiajia Chen, Bensheng Wu, Jianhua Yang, Zhizhong Xu, Zhihui Fu, Li Pan, Ke Wen and Xiaopeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:94

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  22. The safety of total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy still remains controversial. Laparoscopic assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy (LAPD) may be an alternative selection. The purpose of the present study is t...

    Authors: Feng Tian, Yi-zhi Wang, Su-rong Hua, Qiao-fei Liu and Jun-chao Guo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:89

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  23. The Fontan procedure has become the standard operation for patients with single ventricle physiology. Due to cardiac hypokinesis and high central venous pressure, laparoscopic approach, especially in hepatecto...

    Authors: Yuki Yokota, Takehiro Noda, Shogo Kobayashi, Kenichi Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Sakano, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hirofumi Akita, Kunihito Gotoh, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki and Hidetoshi Eguchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:80

    Content type: Case report

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  24. The reverse treatment of patients with synchronous colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is a sequential approach with systemic chemotherapy first, followed by liver resection, and finally, primary tumor resectio...

    Authors: Céline Du Pasquier, Didier Roulin, Pierre Bize, Christine Sempoux, Caterina Rebecchini, Michael Montemurro, Markus Schäfer, Nermin Halkic and Nicolas Demartines

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:78

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  25. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is often diagnosed at an advanced stage resulting in a low resectability rate. Even after potentially curative resection the risk for tumor recurrence is high. Although th...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Felix Hahn, Lukas Müller, Janine Baumgart, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Roman Kloeckner and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:75

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  26. Various techniques are used to detect intraoperative bleeding points in thyroid surgery. We aimed to assess the effect of increasing peak airway pressure to 30, 40 and 50 cm H2O manually in detecting intraoperati...

    Authors: Cigdem Akyol Beyoglu, Serkan Teksoz, Aylin Ozdilek, Murat Akcivan, Emre Erbabacan, Fatis Altindas and Guniz Koksal

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:69

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  27. The aim of this study was to compare quilting suture with conventional suture on the formation of seroma at pectoral area after mastectomy (ME) with sentinel lymph nodes biopsy (SLN) or axillary lymph nodes di...

    Authors: Yuhui Wu, Shouman Wang, Jian Hai, Jie Mao, Xue Dong and Zhi Xiao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:65

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  28. Right extended liver resection is frequently required to achieve tumor-free margins. Portal venous embolization (PVE) of the prospective resected hepatic segments for conditioning segments II/III does not alwa...

    Authors: Nadja Lehwald-Tywuschik, Sascha Vaghiri, Jan Schulte am Esch, Salman Alaghmand, Yan Klosterkemper, Lars Schimmöller, Anja Lachenmayer, Hany Ashmawy, Andreas Krieg, Stefan A. Topp, Alexander Rehders and Wolfram Trudo Knoefel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:63

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  29. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is often diagnosed in advanced stage. Aim of this study was to analyse the influence of resection margins and tumor distance to the liver capsule on survival and recurrenc...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Janine Baumgart, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Beate K. Straub, Stefan Heinrich and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:61

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  30. The association between delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) and pancreatic reconstruction technique remain unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the occurrence of...

    Authors: S. Hayama, N. Senmaru and S. Hirano

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:60

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  31. To assess the safety, tumor control and renal function preservation of the emergency retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for ruptured renal angiomyolipoma (AML) and summarize our single-cent...

    Authors: Wei He, Xiaoxu Chen, Haiyong Ji, Jianwei Wang and Zhihong Niu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:59

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  32. Single-stage repair of incisional hernias in contaminated fields has a high rate of surgical site infection (30–42%) when biologic grafts are used for repair. In an attempt to decrease this risk, a novel graft...

    Authors: Samuel Minor, Carl J. Brown, Paul S. Rooney, Jason P. Hodde, Lisa Julien, Tracy M. Scott, Ahmer A. Karimuddin, Manoj J. Raval and P. Terry Phang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:58

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  33. Rectal cancer (RC) surgery often results in permanent colostomy, seriously limiting the quality of life (QOL) in patients in terms of bowel function. This study aimed to examine defecation function and QOL in ...

    Authors: Guojun Tong, Guiyang Zhang, Jian Liu, Zhaozheng Zheng, Yan Chen, Min Li, Yan Zhong, Pingping Niu and Xuting Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:57

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  34. Retrohepatic inferior vena cava (RIVC) resection without reconstruction in ex vivo liver resection and autotransplantation (ERAT) for advanced alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) is unclear.

    Authors: Xianwei Yang, Tao Wang, Junjie Kong, Bin Huang and Wentao Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:56

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  35. Abdominal myomectomy (AM) and laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) are commonly see surgery for the uterine fibroids, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared the role of AM and LM, the results remain...

    Authors: Ruixin Chen, Zhiying Su, Lingling Yang, Luping Xin, Xiaodong Yuan and Yanlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:55

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  36. When considering “early stoma closure”, both standardized inclusion/exclusion criteria and standardized methods to assess anastomosis are necessary to reduce the risk of occult anastomotic leakage (AL). Howeve...

    Authors: Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Yohei Owada, Katsuji Hisakura, Yoshimasa Akashi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Koichi Ogawa, Osamu Shimomura and Tatsuya Oda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:53

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