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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. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. The purpose of this study was to summarize our clinical experience with transscrotal transverse incision in the treatment of low and middle cryptorchidism in children.

    Authors: Yun-jin Wang, Liu Chen, Qi-liang Zhang, Yu Lin, Xu Cui, Jian-cai Chen and Chao-ming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:51

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  16. Pheochromocytoma (PCC) and Paraganglioma (PGL) are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms. These tumors harbour disastrous consequences during surgery due to catecholamine hypersecretion if they are undiagnosed or prep...

    Authors: Schauki Mahmoud, Maissam Salami and Hosam Salman

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:49

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  17. Internal hernia (IH) is a serious complication following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), and closure of mesenteric defect has been recommended to reduce this complication. But what kind of mater...

    Authors: Jingge Yang, Bingsheng Guan, Shifang Huang, Juzheng Peng, Tsz Hong Chong, Cunchuan Wang and Tsz Kin Mak

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:48

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  18. In pelvic surgery, it is important to anticipate potential anatomic variations, which may be unknown, and inter-relationships among intrapelvic vessels. Here, we comprehensively analyzed intrapelvic vessel pat...

    Authors: Atsushi Hamabe, Takashi Harino, Takayuki Ogino, Tsukasa Tanida, Shingo Noura, Shunji Morita and Keizo Dono

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:47

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  19. This study investigated perioperative clinical risk factors for early post-transplant bacteremia in patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Additionally, postoperative outcomes were comp...

    Authors: Jaesik Park, Bae Wook Kim, Ho Joong Choi, Sang Hyun Hong, Chul Soo Park, Jong Ho Choi and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:2

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  20. Although biologic agents have revolutionized the medical management of severe ulcerative colitis (UC), there is considerable controversy regarding adverse effects of vedolizumab on surgical outcomes. We evalua...

    Authors: Jeong Yeon Kim, Karen Zaghiyan, Amy Lightner and Phillip Fleshner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:46

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  21. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) patients overestimate their time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to a greater extent post-surgery than pre-surgery. However, there is no data on discrepan...

    Authors: Sofie Possmark, Fanny Sellberg, Mikaela Willmer, Per Tynelius, Margareta Persson and Daniel Berglind

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:39

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  22. The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve of one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB-MGB) at the start of a low volume bariatric unit and analyze its impact as a preceding procedure to Roux-en Y gast...

    Authors: Hung-Chieh Lo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:37

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  23. Laparoscopic one anastomosis gastric bypass has become a prominent bariatric procedure. Yet, early and late complications, primarily leaks and strictures, are not uncommon. This study summarizes our experience...

    Authors: Fadi Younis, Mati Shnell, Nathan Gluck, Subhi Abu-Abeid, Shai Eldar and Sigal Fishman

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:33

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  24. There are no established standard criteria for choosing the most appropriate procedure of splenic artery dissection during laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the cl...

    Authors: Yusuke Wada, Takeshi Aoki, Masahiko Murakami, Akira Fujimori, Tomotake Koizumi, Tomokazu Kusano, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Koji Nogaki, Tomoki Hakozaki, Hideki Shibata and Kodai Tomioka

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:32

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  25. Post-hepatectomy liver failure contributes significantly to postoperative mortality after liver resection. The prediction of the individual risk for liver failure is challenging. This review aimed to provide a...

    Authors: Katrin Hoffmann, Alexander Johannes Nagel, Kazukata Tanabe, Juri Fuchs, Karolin Dehlke, Omid Ghamarnejad, Anastasia Lemekhova and Arianeb Mehrabi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:31

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  26. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are two representative bariatric surgeries. This study aimed to compare the effects of the LSG and LRYGB based on high-qu...

    Authors: Lihu Gu, Xiaojing Huang, Shengnan Li, Danyi Mao, Zefeng Shen, Parikshit Asutosh Khadaroo, Derry Minyao Ng and Ping Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:30

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  27. Technical factors leading to hernia recurrence after transabdominal preperitoneal repair include insufficient dissection, inadequate prosthetic overlap and prosthetic size, improper fixation and folding, or cr...

    Authors: Masanori Sato, Masashi Nozawa, Takahiro Watanabe, Takanobu Onoda, Atsuko Matsuyama, Norihiko Shiiya and Hidetoshi Wada

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:27

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  28. This prospective randomized controlled study was designed to evaluate the effect of fluid restriction alone versus fluid restriction + low central venous pressure (CVP) on hepatic surgical field bleeding, intr...

    Authors: Ling Yu, Hongwei Sun, Huangmo Jin and Hongyu Tan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:25

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  29. Total mesorectal excision (TME) with or without neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is the treatment for rectal cancer (RC). Recently, the use of conventional laparoscopic surgery (LS) or robotic-a...

    Authors: Yi-Ting Chen, Ching-Wen Huang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Yung-Sung Yeh, Wei-Chih Su, Chee-Yin Chai and Jaw-Yuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:23

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  30. Rectal amputation (RA) remains an important surgical procedure for salvage despite advances in sphincter-preserving resection, including intersphincteric resection. The aim of this study was to compare short- ...

    Authors: Kimihiko Funahashi, Mayu Goto, Tomoaki Kaneko, Mitsunori Ushigome, Satoru Kagami, Takamaru Koda, Yasuo Nagashima, Kimihiko Yoshida and Yasuyuki Miura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:22

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  31. Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections and is associated with serious impact on the rates of morbidity, mortality as well as healthcare costs. This study examined ...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Bettina Bottcher, Issam Awadallah, Ahmed Alnaji, Basel Aljedaili, Haytham Abu Sulttan and Mohamed Hwaihi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:21

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  32. Indications for liver surgery are expanding fast and complexity of procedures increases. Preoperative mortality risk assessment by scoring systems is debatable. A previously published externally validated Mort...

    Authors: Tanja Knoblich, Ulf Hinz, Christos Stravodimos, Michael R. Schön, Arianeb Mehrabi, Markus W. Büchler and Katrin Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:19

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  33. Trans-oral endoscopic thyroidectomy allows obviating scar of the neck that expects to gain quality of life (QOL). However, the benefit of the QOL from this technique has not been adequately investigated, there...

    Authors: Pornthep Kasemsiri, Srongpaun Trakulkajornsak, Piyapong Bamroong, Kanokkarn Mahawerawat, Patorn Piromchai and Teeraporn Ratanaanekchai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:18

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  34. The present study aimed to compare the perioperative safety and long-term survival of patients with synchronous colorectal liver metastases undergoing sequential resection (SeR), delayed resection (DeR) and si...

    Authors: Li-Jun Wang, Hong-Wei Wang, Ke-Min Jin, Juan Li and Bao-Cai Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:16

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  35. The level VI lymph nodes are anatomically connected to the level VII lymph nodes and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) can metastasis to both regions. The aim of this study was to identify clinicopathologic fa...

    Authors: Jian Chen, Deguang Zhang, Liang Fang, Gaofei He and Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:13

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  36. To compare the perioperative outcomes and safety of transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy with those of retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy for patients with pheochromocytoma.

    Authors: Yu-Li Jiang, Lu-Jie Qian, Zhen Li, Kang-Er Wang, Xie-Lai Zhou, Jin Zhou and Chun-Hua Ye

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:12

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  37. While short-term perioperative outcomes have been well studied in Western surgical populations, the aim of this study is to look at the one-year perioperative mortality and its associated factors in an Asian s...

    Authors: Lydia Q. Liew, Wei Wei Teo, Edwin Seet, Lyn Li Lean, Ambika Paramasivan, Joanna Tan, Irene Lim, Jiexun Wang and Lian Kah Ti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:11

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  38. To observe if closing the mesenteric defect with absorbable sutures creates a safe adhesion compared to non-absorbable suture after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

    Authors: Libin Yao, Ponnie Robertlee Dolo, Yong Shao, Chao Li, Jason Widjaja, Jian Hong and Xiaocheng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:8

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  39. The purpose of this study is to identify perioperative marker predicting postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) including with anastomotic leakage (AL) in curative colon cancer patients, laparoscopically.

    Authors: Yuji Toiyama, Yoshinaga Okugawa, Tadanobu Shimura, Shozo Ide, Hiromi Yasuda, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Yoshiki Okita, Takeshi Yokoe, Junichiro Hiro, Masaki Ohi and Masato Kusunoki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:5

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  40. To evaluate the efficacy of a sensitive, real-time tool for identification and protection for parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy.

    Authors: Junsong Liu, Xiaoxia Wang, Rui Wang, Chongwen Xu, Ruimin Zhao, Honghui Li, Shaoqiang Zhang and Xiaobao Yao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:4

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  41. Although enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has made great progress in the field of surgery, the guidelines point to the lack of high-quality evidence in upper gastrointestinal surgery.

    Authors: Zhen-Dong Huang, Hui-Yun Gu, Jie Zhu, Jie Luo, Xian-Feng Shen, Qi-Feng Deng, Chao Zhang and Yan-Bing Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:3

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  42. We reviewed details of Chinese Kimura’s disease (KD) cases. A full clinical analysis was subsequently performed to improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and treatment of KD.

    Authors: Guoliang Zhang, Xumao Li, Guangbin Sun, Yitan Cao, Nan Gao and Weidong Qi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:1

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  43. Aspergillus fumigatus infections frequently occur after solid organ transplantation. Yet, a fungal thrombosis after liver transplantation is an exceptional finding.

    Authors: Jan-Paul Gundlach, Rainer Günther, Helmut Fickenscher, Marcus Both, Christoph Röcken, Thomas Becker and Felix Braun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:200

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