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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: 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Controversy surrounding the role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is fed by the absence of large amounts of data concerning its outcomes, and many authors have maintained that there is no evidence to suppo...

    Authors: Ping Lu, Chien-Lung Chan, Nan-Ping Yang, Nien-Tzu Chang, Kai-Biao Lin and K. Robert Lai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:130

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  14. 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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Convalescence advice is often based on tradition and anecdote from health care providers, rather than being based on experiences from patients themselves. The aim of this study was to analyse recovery in terms...

    Authors: Esther V. A. Bouwsma, Johannes R. Anema, A. Vonk Noordegraaf, Henrica C. W. de Vet and Judith A. F. Huirne

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:129

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance may be promoted by divergent routines and lack of conformity in antibiotic treatment, especially regarding the practice of antibiotic prophylaxis. The aim of the present study was to a...

    Authors: Gona Jaafar, Bahman Darkahi, Lars Lindhagen, Gunnar Persson and Gabriel Sandblom

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:128

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The robotic system has advantages of high-definition three-dimensional vision and articular instruments with high dexterity, allowing more precise dissection in the deep and narrow pelvic cavity.

    Authors: Ching-Wen Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Yung-Sung Yeh, Wei-Chih Su, Ming-Yii Huang, Chun-Ming Huang, Yu-Tang Chang and Jaw-Yuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:126

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