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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. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and its associated comorbidities. This is the first comprehensive report of a prospective cohort study, comparing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) with gastric by...

    Authors: Alireza Khalaj, Erfan Tasdighi, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Maryam Mahdavi, Majid Valizadeh, Elham Farahmand, Hamidreza Taheri and Maryam Barzin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Minimally invasive techniques have gradually come to take a leading position in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. In order to define an effective process for the implementation of simila...

    Authors: Andrianos Tsekrekos, Tania Triantafyllou, Fredrik Klevebro, Masaru Hayami, Mats Lindblad, Magnus Nilsson, Lars Lundell and Ioannis Rouvelas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  3. At present, the gastric tube is the first choice for esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy for various benign and malignant diseases. However, when the stomach is not available, a pedicled jejunum or c...

    Authors: Sicong Jiang, Changying Guo, Bin Zou, Jianguo Xie, Zhihui Xiong, Yukang Kuang and Jianjun Tang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Albumin is an important protein that transports hormones, fatty acids, and exogenous drugs; it also maintains plasma oncotic pressure. Albumin is considered a negative active phase protein because it decreases...

    Authors: Christian Ephata Issangya, David Msuya, Kondo Chilonga, Ayesiga Herman, Elichilia Shao, Febronia Shirima, Elifaraja Naman, Henry Mkumbi, Jeremia Pyuza, Emmanuel Mtui, Leah Anku Sanga, Seif Abdul, Beatrice John Leyaro and Samuel Chugulu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This is the response article to correspondence article received for our published article in BMC surgery titled “A prospective single-center protocol for using near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyani...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:153

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:225

  6. Gastric cancer (GC) has been considered as the 5th most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. The aim of this historical cohort study was to evaluate the survi...

    Authors: Atefeh Talebi, Afsaneh Mohammadnejad, Abolfazl Akbari, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Hassan Doosti, Bijan Moghimi-Dehkordi, Shahram Agah and Mansour Bahardoust

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Right colectomy is the standard surgical treatment for tumors in the right colon and surgical complications are reduced with minimally-invasive laparoscopy compared with open surgery, with potential further be...

    Authors: Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Sanjay Chaudhri, Roger Gerjy, Ismail Gögenur, David Jayne, Jim S. Khan, Tero Rautio, Luis Sánchez-Guillén, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Alexis Ulrich and Philippe Rouanet

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:151

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. The surgical Apgar score (SAS) or modified SAS (mSAS) has been reported as a simple and easy risk assessment system for predicting postoperative complications in primary surgery for gastric cancer. However, fe...

    Authors: Masato Hayashi, Takaki Yoshikawa, Masahiro Yura, Sho Otsuki, Yukinori Yamagata, Shinji Morita, Hitoshi Katai and Toshirou Nishida

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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