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Visceral and general surgery

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. Minimally invasive liver resections (MILRs) have been increasingly performed in recent years. However, the majority of MILRs are actually minor or limited resections of peripheral lesions. Due to the technical...

    Authors: Vinícius Campos Duarte, Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Alain Valverde, Divia Danoussou, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Kevin Zuber, Gilton Marques Fonseca, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Paulo Herman and Renato Micelli Lupinacci

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:260

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  2. To explore the long-term oncological safety of using self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) as a bridge to surgery for acute obstructive colorectal cancer by comparing the pathological results of emergency surgery...

    Authors: Yang Hu, Jiajun Fan, Yifan Xv, Yingjie Hu, Yuan Ding, Zhengjie Jiang and Qingsong Tao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:255

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  3. Hepatic metastasis are frequent and liver resection may be an option for some cases, despite the high complexity of the procedure and the possibility of postoperative complications.

    Authors: Phillipe Abreu, Raphaella Ferreira, Danilo Saavedra Bussyguin, Eduardo DaCás, Vighnesh Vetrivel Venkatasamy, Flávio Daniel Saavedra Tomasich and Luiz Arnaldo Szutan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:254

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  4. Adhesion formation after hepatectomy creates problems for repeat hepatectomy. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a spray (AdSpray) and sheet adhesion barrier (Seprafilm) in a rat hepatectomy-indu...

    Authors: Atsushi Shimizu, Miho Kai, Masako Tasaki, Naotaka Chino, Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:252

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  5. Excisional haemorrhoidectomy is the gold standard technique in patients with III and IV degree haemorrhoidal disease (HD). However, it is associated with a significant rate of post-operative pain. The aim of o...

    Authors: G. Gallo, S. Di Saverio, G. Clerico, A . Sturiale, M. Manigrasso, A. Realis Luc, M. Trompetto and G. Sammarco

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:251

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:277

  6. Pediatric inguinal hernia (PIH) is a common disease in children. Laparoscopic hernia repair (LHR) has developed rapidly in recent years, but there are still different opinions compared with traditional open he...

    Authors: Jie Liu, XiongWei Wu, WenLi Xiu, XiWei Hao, Jing Zhao, Bin Wei and Qian Dong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:244

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  7. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is still a common and feared complication after low anterior resection (LAR) for rectal cancer. The multifactorial pathophysiology of AL and lack of standardised treatment options requ...

    Authors: M. D. Slooter, K. Talboom, S. Sharabiany, C. P. M. van Helsdingen, S. van Dieren, C. Y. Ponsioen, C. Y. Nio, E. C. J. Consten, J. H. Wijsman, M. A. Boermeester, J. P. M. Derikx, G. D. Musters, W. A. Bemelman, P. J. Tanis and R. Hompes

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:240

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. The rise in deaths attributed to opioid drugs has become a major public health problem in the United States and in the world. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with a faster postoperative recovery...

    Authors: Marieke J. Krimphove, Xi Chen, Maya Marchese, David F. Friedlander, Adam C. Fields, Lina Roa, Daniel Pucheril, Adam S. Kibel, Nelya Melnitchouk, Richard D. Urman, Luis A. Kluth, Prokar Dasgupta and Quoc-Dien Trinh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:235

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  9. The transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) applied in gynecology has been developed recent years and been evolving. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effect...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang, Junwei Li, Keqin Hua and Yisong Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:234

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  10. For ventral hernia, endoscopic sublay repair (ESR) may overcome the disadvantages of open sublay and laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair. This retrospective study presents the preliminary multicente...

    Authors: Rui Tang, Huiyong Jiang, Weidong Wu, Tao Wang, Xiangzhen Meng, Guozhong Liu, Xiaoyan Cai, Jianwen Liu, Xijun Cui, Xianke Si, Nan Liu and Nina Wei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:233

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  11. Bariatric surgery (BS) is considered as an effective solution to control morbid obesity. Food restrictions resulting from the operation may decrease dietary nutrient intakes, particularly during the first year...

    Authors: Maryam Ziadlou, Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani, Hassan Mozaffari Khosravi, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Maryam Barzin, Alireza Khalaj and Majid Valizadeh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:232

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  12. There is a high probability of gastroesophageal reflux after laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagogastric junction (AEG). Various anti-reflux anastomotic methods are emerging in...

    Authors: Baohua Wang, Yupeng Wu, Haijun Wang, Haiqiang Zhang, Liting Wang and Zhanxue Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:230

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  13. To evaluate the feasibility and safety of robot-assisted retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RARLA) for large pheochromocytomas (PHEOs; size≥6 cm) compared with retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalecto...

    Authors: Sheng-Qiang Fu, Chang-Shui Zhuang, Xiao-Rong Yang, Wen-Jie Xie, Bin-Bin Gong, Yi-Fu Liu, Ji Liu, Ting Sun and Ming Ma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:227

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  14. Pancreatic fistula is one of the serious complications for patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy, which leads to significant morbidity. The aim of our study is to compare linear stapling closure plus conti...

    Authors: Takeshi Aoki, Doaa A. Mansour, Tomotake Koizumi, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Tomokazu Kusano, Yusuke Wada, Tomoki Hakozaki, Kodai Tomioka, Takahito Hirai, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Makoto Watanabe, Koji Otsuka, Ahmed Elewa Abbas Gahin and Masahiko Murakami

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:223

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Patients with cancer are more likely to incur poor clinical outcomes. Due to the prevailing pandemi...

    Authors: Yu-xuan Li, Chang-zheng He, Yi-chen Liu, Peng-yue Zhao, Xiao-lei Xu, Yu-feng Wang, Shao-you Xia and Xiao-hui Du

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:222

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  16. Small bowel volvulus (SBV) is a benign gastrointestinal surgical condition in which there is a torsion of all or parts of a segment of small bowel on its mesenteric axis. It has been contributed significant bu...

    Authors: Atalel Fentahun Awedew, Woldemariam Beka Belay, Bedemariam Tadesse Amsalu and Dawit Zerihun Yalewu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:221

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  17. The prognostic significance of peripheral blood-derived inflammation markers in patients with gastric cancer (GC) has not been elucidated. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between systemic infl...

    Authors: Lihu Gu, Mian Wang, Xuena Cui, Jiahang Mo, Lingling Yuan, Feiyan Mao, Kang Zhang, Derry Minyao Ng, Ping Chen and Dongjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:219

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  18. To observe cumulative morbidity of postoperative inguinal hernia (PIH) and identify risk factors associated with its development in patients who underwent retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP), laparoscopic p...

    Authors: Lijia Liu, Haoxiang Xu, Feng Qi, Shangqian Wang, Kamleshsingh Shadhu, Dadhija Ramlagun-Mungur and Shui Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:218

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  19. Several topical hemostats are available to help control surgical bleeding. Cutanplast is a highly absorbent and porous gelatin product that is available in Fast sponge and powder forms. This study investigated...

    Authors: Valerio Antonio Paternò, Alessandro Bisin and Alessandro Addis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:215

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  20. The critical view of safety (CVS) method can be achieved by avoiding vasculo-biliary injury resulting from misidentification during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Although achieving the CVS has become popu...

    Authors: Shuichi Fujioka, Keigo Nakashima, Hiroaki Kitamura, Yuki Takano, Takeyuki Misawa, Yu Kumagai, Taigo Hata, Tadashi Akiba, Toru Ikegami and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:214

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue at the upper part of the natal cleft of the buttocks. Excision and healing by granulation “lay-open” method is s...

    Authors: Mohamed M. Gohar, Reda F. Ali, Khaled A. Ismail, Taha A. Ismail and Nahla A. Nosair

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:212

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  22. Perioperative complications cause significant pediatric morbidity and mortality in low- and lower middle -income countries. This study investigates factors associated with prolonged length of stay, 90-day read...

    Authors: Sarah Peiffer, Anna E. Ssentongo, Laura Keeney, Forster Amponsah-Manu, Richard Yeboako, Richard Ofosu-Akromah, Temitope Ebenezer Arkorful, Eric Agyemang, Anthony Tsai, John Oh and Paddy Ssentongo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:211

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  23. The continuously increasing survivorship of female breast cancer makes the monitoring and improvement of patients’ quality of life ever so important. While globally there is a growing body of research on healt...

    Authors: Aris Yfantis, Pavlos Sarafis, Ioannis Moisoglou, Maria Tolia, George Intas, Ioanna Tiniakou, Konstantinos Zografos, George Zografos, Marianna Constantinou, Athanasios Nikolentzos and Michalis Kontos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:210

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  24. We have previously shown the value of next-generation des-r-carboxy prothrombin (NX-DCP) for predicting vascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Since conventional DCP is inaccurate under some cond...

    Authors: Shintaro Yamazaki, Tadatoshi Takayama, Tomoharu Kurokawa, Naoaki Shimamoto, Yusuke Mitsuka, Nao Yoshida, Tokio Higaki and Masahiko Sugitani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:201

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  25. Although considered complex and challenging, esophagectomy remains the best potentially curable treatment option for resectable esophageal and esophagogastric junction (AEG) carcinomas. The optimal surgical ap...

    Authors: Dino Kröll, Yves Michael Borbély, Bastian Dislich, Tobias Haltmeier, Thomas Malinka, Matthias Biebl, Rupert Langer, Daniel Candinas and Christian Seiler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:197

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  26. Studies have suggested differences in postoperative outcomes between patients with obesity and those without following adrenalectomy, but these remained to be ascertained with synthesis of available evidence. ...

    Authors: Celestin Danwang, Valirie Ndip Agbor and Jean Joel Bigna

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:194

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  27. Using the Latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle flap is one of the popular surgical technique for breast reconstruction. However, usually, long postoperative scar was remained on donor site which does not have disease....

    Authors: Jeeyeon Lee, Jin Hyang Jung, Wan Wook Kim, Chan Sub Park, Ryu Kyung Lee and Ho Yong Park

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:192

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  28. Gastric artery aneurysms are rarely caused by segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM), a condition that often involves multiple vessels. The clinical course of SAM after vessel rupture may vary depending on the in...

    Authors: Yuichiro Kohara, Koji Fujimoto, Hikotaro Katsura, Takashi Komatsubara, Kazuhito Ichikawa and Hiroshi Higashiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:191

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) outbreak in Wuhan, China in early 2020, resulted in over 80 thousand infections in China. At present, NCP has an explosive growth in the world. Surgeons could refuse selective...

    Authors: Yuchen Liu, Minggang Wang, Yingmo Shen and Jie Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:190

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  30. Bridge to surgery (BTS) using a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for the treatment of obstructive colorectal cancer improves the patient’s quality of life. This study aimed to examine prognostic factors o...

    Authors: Katsuya Ohta, Masakazu Ikenaga, Masami Ueda, Kiyotsugu Iede, Yujiro Tsuda, Shinsuke Nakashima, Takashi Nojiri, Jin Matsuyama, Shunji Endo, Jun Murata, Ichizo Kobayashi, Masahiko Tsujii and Terumasa Yamada

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:189

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  31. Diabetes is known to increase morbidity and 30-day mortality in adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, but longer term outcomes are less studied. This study was done to explore how undiagnosed and known diabet...

    Authors: Wei W. Teo, Lian K. Ti, Lyn L. Lean, Edwin Seet, Ambika Paramasivan, Weiling Liu, Jiexun Wang, Vanessa Chua and Lydia Q. Liew

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:188

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  32. Flank hernias are uncommon, surgical treatment is challenging and the minimally-invasive approach not always feasible. The aim of this study was to report the safety and feasibility of the robotic-assisted rep...

    Authors: Matteo Di Giuseppe, Francesco Mongelli, Maria Marcantonio, Davide La Regina and Ramon Pini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:184

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  33. Robot assisted surgery has expanded considerably in the past years. Compared to conventional open or laparoscopic surgery, virtual reality (VR) training is an essential component in learning robot assisted sur...

    Authors: Erik Leijte, Ivo de Blaauw, Camiel Rosman and Sanne M. B. I. Botden

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:183

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  34. The bare area was reportedly formed by direct adhesion between the liver and diaphragm, meaning that the bare area lacked serosal components. This study aimed to analyze the structure of the bare area by an in...

    Authors: Takamichi Ishii, Satoru Seo, Takashi Ito, Satoshi Ogiso, Ken Fukumitsu, Kojiro Taura, Toshimi Kaido and Shinji Uemoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:172

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  35. Submucosal tumors (SMTs) of different etiologies exist from esophagus to rectum. Esophagogastric junction (EGJ) is one of the known difficult locations for tumor resection. Although minimally invasive surgery ...

    Authors: Yi-Chun Huang, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ming-Yang Chen, Shang-Yu Wang, Keng-Hao Liu, Chun-Yi Tsai and Ta-Sen Yeh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:179

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  36. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the range of change in prognostic nutritional index (PNI) during the early postoperative period as a predictor of postoperative pancreatic fistula (PO...

    Authors: Teruhisa Sakamoto, Takuki Yagyu, Ei Uchinaka, Masaki Morimoto, Takehiko Hanaki, Joji Watanabe, Manabu Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Naruo Tokuyasu, Soichiro Honjo and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:178

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  37. To determine if improvement in imaging reduces the non-resection rate (NRR) among patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

    Authors: C. Mattevi, J. Garnier, U. Marchese, J. Ewald, M. Gilabert, F. Poizat, G. Piana, J. R. Delpero and O. Turrini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:176

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  38. Recent observational studies on volume-outcome associations in hepatobiliary surgery were not designed to account for the varying extent of hepatobiliary resections and the consequential risk of perioperative ...

    Authors: Christian Krautz, Christine Gall, Olaf Gefeller, Ulrike Nimptsch, Thomas Mansky, Maximilian Brunner, Georg F. Weber, Robert Grützmann and Stephan Kersting

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:171

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  39. While emergent pancreatic resection for trauma has been previously described, no large contemporary investigations into the frequency, indications, and outcomes of emergent pancreatectomy (EP) secondary to com...

    Authors: Michael R. Driedger, Carlos A. Puig, Cornelius A. Thiels, John R. Bergquist, Daniel S. Ubl, Elizabeth B. Habermann, Travis E. Grotz, Rory L. Smoot, David M. Nagorney, Sean P. Cleary, Michael L. Kendrick and Mark J. Truty

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:169

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  40. Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is one of the most common causes of postoperative morbidity. According to Boyle’s law, decreased barometric pressure expands the volume of intestinal gas. We aimed to el...

    Authors: Yuta Yamamoto, Yusuke Miyagawa, Masato Kitazawa, Hirokazu Tanaka, Masatsugu Kuroiwa, Nao Hondo, Makoto Koyama, Satoshi Nakamura, Shigeo Tokumaru, Futoshi Muranaka and Yuji Soejima

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:168

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  41. Surgical resection is the main treatment for pheochromocytoma (PHEO). Although open surgery (OS) has been shown to be safe and feasible, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery (LS) for PHEO remain con...

    Authors: Sheng-Qiang Fu, Si-Yuan Wang, Qiang Chen, Yu-Tang Liu, Zhi-Long Li and Ting Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:167

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  42. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is one of the most severe early complications after rectal cancer surgery. Many studies and meta-analysis results show that the indentation of transanal drainage tubes (TDT) can preven...

    Authors: Yun Luo, Chang-Kang Zhu, Ding-Quan Wu, Liang-Bi Zhou and Chong-Shu Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:166

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  43. Abdominoperineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer is associated with high morbidity of the perineal wound, and controversy exists about the optimal closure technique. Primary perineal wound closure is still t...

    Authors: Sarah Sharabiany, Robin D. Blok, Oren Lapid, Roel Hompes, Wilhelmus A. Bemelman, Victor P. Alberts, Bas Lamme, Jan H. Wijsman, Jurriaan B. Tuynman, Arend G. J. Aalbers, Geerard L. Beets, Hans F. J. Fabry, Ivan M. Cherepanin, Fatih Polat, Jacobus W. A. Burger, Harm J. T. Rutten…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:164

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. RefluxStop™ is an implantable, non-active, single use device used in the laparoscopic treatment of GERD. RefluxStop™ aims to block the movement of the LES up into the thorax and keep the angle of His in its or...

    Authors: Miloš Bjelović, László Harsányi, Áron Altorjay, Zsolt Kincses and Peter Forsell

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:159

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