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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  9. The reported incidence of facial weakness immediately after parotid tumor surgery ranges from 14 to 65%. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative facial weakness related to paro...

    Authors: Hokyung Jin, Bo Young Kim, Heejung Kim, Eunkyu Lee, Woori Park, Sungyong Choi, Man Ki Chung, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek and Han-Sin Jeong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:199

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This retrospective clinical study is to evaluate the safety and efficiency of two different approaches in retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy and provide experience and basis for the treatment of adrena...

    Authors: Xuejian Wang, Junqiang Liu, Aozhang Ji, Changli Liu, Sony Nahayo, Lina Wang, Xinqing Zhu, Weiwei Fan, Xishuang Song, Jianbo Wang and Deyong Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:198

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study aimed to identify and review associations between the types of sutures used for uterine compression suture (UCS) and its outcomes in postpartum hemorrhage.

    Authors: Shinya Matsuzaki, Mariko Jitsumori, Takeya Hara, Satoko Matsuzaki, Satoshi Nakagawa, Tatsuya Miyake, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Aiko Kakigano, Eiji Kobayashi, Takuji Tomimatsu and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:196

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is no quality evidence of the benefit of defunctioning ileostomy (DI) in ileal pouch-anal anastomoses (IPAAs) performed for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but most surgical teams currently resort to D...

    Authors: Laura Beyer-Berjot, Karine Baumstarck, Sandrine Loubière, Eric Vicaut, Stéphane V. Berdah, Stéphane Benoist and Jérémie H. Lefèvre

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:192

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. In this study, we aimed to compare the kinetics of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) during the perioperative period of endoscopic thyroidectomy via bilateral areola approach (ETBAA) in the same period, follow...

    Authors: Daqi Zhang, Tie Wang, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jiao Zhang, Yishen Zhao, Gaofeng Xue, Nan Liang and Hui Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  14. To compare the efficacy and safety of right internal jugular vein (IJV) approach and right innominate vein (INV) approach for US-guided totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs), and to explore the ad...

    Authors: Xingwei Sun, Xuming Bai, Jiaofeng Shen, Ziyang Yu, Zhixiang Zhuang and Yong Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The perioperative factors predicting or influencing early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma recurrence are unclear. This study attempted to identify the predictive factors for early pancreatic ductal adenocarci...

    Authors: Hironobu Suto, Keiichi Okano, Minoru Oshima, Yasuhisa Ando, Shigeo Takahashi, Toru Shibata, Hideki Kamada, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:186

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Transthoracic esophagectomy, among the most invasive surgeries, is highly associated with postoperative infectious complications which adversely affect postoperative management including fluid dynamics. The ai...

    Authors: Shuichiro Oya, Hiroharu Yamashita, Ryohei Iwata, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Koichi Yagi, Susumu Aikou and Yasuyuki Seto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:184

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Various body composition indices have been reported as prognostic factors for different cancers. However, whether body composition affects prognosis after lower gastrointestinal tract perforation requiring eme...

    Authors: Hajime Kayano, Eiji Nomura, Rin Abe, Yasuhiko Ueda, Takashi Machida, Chikara Fujita, Shohei Uchiyama, Kazuyuki Endo, Katsuki Murakami, Masaya Mukai and Hiroyasu Makuuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:181

    Content type: Research article

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  18. This study aimed to externally validate and upgrade the recent difficulty scoring system (DSS) proposed by Halls et al. to predict intraoperative complications (IOC) during laparoscopic liver resection (LLR).

    Authors: Arpad Ivanecz, Irena Plahuta, Tomislav Magdalenić, Matej Mencinger, Iztok Peruš, Stojan Potrč and Bojan Krebs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Lymphedema in lower limb is one of major postoperative complications followed by a total hysterectomy with lymph node dissection. The objective of this report is to examine a long-term result of lymphaticoveno...

    Authors: Masahiro Ezawa, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kyosuke Yamada, Hirokuni Takano, Tsuyoshi Iwasaka, Yoshifumi Nakao, Tomoki Yokochi and Aikou Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:177

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Elective complex ventral hernia repairs, done using synthetic mesh in patients with comorbidities, can result in mesh related complications such as hernia recurrence or infection. We studied hernia recurrence ...

    Authors: John J. Kanitra, Andrea L. Hess, Pamela S. Haan, Cheryl I. Anderson and Srinivas Kavuturu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:174

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The optimal lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer (GC) with pyloric invasion is controversial because the pattern of lymph node metastasis is different from that of distal GC. The rate of lymph node metastasis in...

    Authors: Zhi-yuan Xu, Can Hu, Shangqi Chen, Yi-an Du, Ling Huang, Peng-fei Yu, Li-jing Wang and Xiang-dong Cheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:172

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Pancreatic resection and radiotherapy are powerful tools in the multidisciplinary local treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, 10–20% of patients with preoperatively resectable PDAC hav...

    Authors: Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hirochika Toyama, Masahiro Kido and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:165

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:225

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:153

  23. Electrosurgical vessel sealers are gradually replacing conventional techniques such as ligation and clipping. Algorithms that control electrosurgical units (ESU), known as modes, are important for applications...

    Authors: Bernhard Kraemer, Christos Tsaousidis, Stephan Kruck, Martin Schenk, Marcus Scharpf, Stefan Kommoss, Sara Brucker, Daniela Nuessle, Markus D. Enderle and Ulrich Biber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:160

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  24. Inferior epigastric vascular anatomical landmarks for anterior inguinal hernia repair is an alternative surgical procedure. We present our experience and outcome of the way.

    Authors: Weiming Li, Yijun Li, Lili Ding, Xiongzhi Chen, Qingwen Xu, Shumin Li, Pengyuan Xu, Dali Sun and Yanbo Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:159

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  25. Intrahepatic cholangiocarinoma (ICC) has a rising incidence in western countries. Often major or extended resections are necessary for complete tumor removal. Due to demographical trends the number of elderly ...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Janine Baumgart, Verena Tripke, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Stefan Heinrich and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:157

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Laparoscopic large para-oesophageal hiatal hernia (LPHH) repair using mesh reinforcement significantly reduces postoperative recurrence rates compared to conventional suture repair, especially within short fol...

    Authors: Islam Khaled, Pablo Priego, Mohammed Faisal, Marta Cuadrado, Francisca García-Moreno, Araceli Ballestero, Julio Galindo and Eduardo Lobo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Three-dimensional (3D) printing may represent a useful tool to provide, in surgery, a good representation of surgical scenario before surgery, particularly in complex cases. Recently, such a technology has bee...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Alessandro Ricci, Vinno Savelli, Luigi Verre, Luca Di Renzo, Elia Biccari, Giacomo Costantini, Daniele Marrelli and Franco Roviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:153

    Content type: Technical advance

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  28. The number of patients with esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancers has tended to increase. However, no clear consensus on the optimum treatment policy has yet been reached.

    Authors: Isamu Hoshino, Hisashi Gunji, Fumitaka Ishige, Yosuke Iwatate, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroaki Soda, Toru Tonooka, Nami Sato, Kenji Kawahara and Yoshihiro Nabeya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Pyelo-ureteral junction syndrome (PUJS) is a frequent congenital malformation. We report the surgical management of PUJS by pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hyne-Kuss’s procedure at the Zinder National Hospit...

    Authors: Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Maazou Halidou, Hassane Diongolé, Mahamadou Doutchi, Oumarou Habou, Kabirou Ganiou, Amadou Soumana and Rachid Sani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Simulation in laparoscopic surgery is nowadays recognized as a valid instrument for learning and training surgeons in different procedures. However, its role as evaluation test and self-assessment tool to veri...

    Authors: Paolo Mannella, Elisa Malacarne, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Marta Caretto, Francesca Papini, Maria Magdalena Montt Guevara, Federica Pancetti and Tommaso Simoncini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:146

    Content type: Research article

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  31. It has been widely accepted that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is superior to conventional open thoracotomy lobectomy in many aspects. However, the direct comparison between VATS and Mu...

    Authors: Zihuai Wang, Long Pang, Jiexi Tang, Jiahan Cheng, Nan Chen, Jian Zhou and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:144

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The global increase in elderly populations is accompanied by an increasing number of candidates for esophagectomy. Here we aimed to determine the postoperative outcomes after subtotal esophagectomy in elderly ...

    Authors: Mitsuro Kanda, Masahiko Koike, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masamichi Hayashi, Suguru Yamada, Goro Nakayama, Kenji Omae and Yasuhiro Kodera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:143

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  33. The outcomes in patients with pancreatic or ampulla tumors remain unsatisfactory, especially with invasion into the hepatic artery (HA) or the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In this setting, pancreatectomy ...

    Authors: Qiyi Zhang, Jingjin Wu, Yang Tian, Jixuan Duan, Yi Shao, Sheng Yan and Weilin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:141

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  34. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive and persistent inflammatory disease resulting in pancreatic insufficiency leading to diabetes and steatorrhea. Abdominal pain is the most debilitating feature and is often...

    Authors: Dhruba Narayan Sah, Ramesh Singh Bhandari, Yogendra Prasad Singh, Pradeep Vaidya, Prasan B. S. Kansakar, Bikal Ghimire, Bishnu Kandel, Jayant Kumar Sah and Paleswan Joshi Lakhey

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:139

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  35. Colorectal cancer is common in elderly patients. Laparoscopy is widely used to approach this kind of disease. This study was to examine short-term outcomes and long-term survival for laparoscopic and open surg...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Xuewei Wang, Chuanduo Zhao, Qian Liu, Haitao Zhou, Zhaoxu Zheng, Zhixiang Zhou, Xishan Wang and Jianwei Liang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:137

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  36. Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare disease derived from uremic secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, parathyroidectomy (PTX) seems to be ineffective at relieving TC in some patients. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Ming Zeng, Guang Yang, Yaoyu Huang, Buyun Wu, Jing Guo, Ningning Wang and Changying Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:133

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  37. The use of surgical metal clips is crucial for ligating vessels in various operations. The currently available metal clips have several drawbacks; they are permanent and interfere with imaging techniques such ...

    Authors: Takeshi Urade, Toshihiko Yoshida, Naoko Ikeo, Kosuke Naka, Masahiro Kido, Hirochika Toyama, Kimihiko Ueno, Motofumi Tanaka, Toshiji Mukai and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:130

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  38. In recent years, the clinical evidence of the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score has increased in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was t...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Piotr Domagala, Wojciech G. Polak, Stefan Buettner, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven and Jan N. M. Ijzermans

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:129

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  39. There is increasing evidence of weight regain in patients after bariatric surgery (BS), generally occurring from 12 to 24 months postoperatively. Postoperative exercise has been suggested to ad long-term weigh...

    Authors: Emilio Villa-González, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Manuel A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Alejandro Carretero-Ruiz, José María García-Martínez, Alba Hernández-Martínez, María José Torrente-Sánchez, Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado and Enrique G. Artero

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:127

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Perioperative care in colorectal surgery is systematically defined in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. The ERAS protocol improves perioperative care in a multimodal way to enhance early and...

    Authors: A. Rauwerdink, M. Jansen, C. A. J. M. de Borgie, W. A. Bemelman, F. Daams, M. P. Schijven and C. J. Buskens

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:125

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  41. By comparing the long-term prognostic outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and limited resection (LR), this study aimed to investigate the optimal surgical modality for duodenal gastrointestinal stromal...

    Authors: Zefeng Shen, Ping Chen, Nannan Du, Parishit A. Khadaroo, Danyi Mao and Lihu Gu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:121

    Content type: Research article

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  42. As it may be argued that many surgical interventions provide obvious patient benefits, formal, staged assessment of the efficacy and safety of surgical procedures has historically been and remains uncommon. Th...

    Authors: Derek J. Roberts, David A. Zygun, Chad G. Ball, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Peter D. Faris, Matthew T. James, Kelly J. Mrklas, Brenda D. Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:119

    Content type: Debate

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  43. In theory, proximal gastrectomy with double-tract reconstruction (PG-DT) was superior to total gastrectomy (TG) in hematologic and nutritional outcomes. However, its clinical effects in proximal early gastric ...

    Authors: Shengnan Li, Lihu Gu, Zefeng Shen, Danyi Mao, Parikshit A. Khadaroo and Hui Su

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:117

    Content type: Research article

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