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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The purpose of this review was to identify the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of postoperative complications like anastomotic leakage or a wound infection. Recent reviews focusing ...

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Lampros Kousoulas, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Carolin Hess and Roman Huber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:125

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Management of emergency general surgical conditions remains a challenge in rural sub-Saharan Africa due to issues such as insufficient human capacity and infrastructure. This study describes the burden of emer...

    Authors: Christophe Mpirimbanyi, Alexandre Nyirimodoka, Yihan Lin, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Jackline Odhiambo, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Joaquim M. Havens, Jack Omondi, Emile Rwamasirabo, Faustin Ntirenganya, Gabriel Toma, Joel Mubiligi, Scheilla Bayitondere and Robert Riviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:121

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical value of a prophylactic minitracheostomy (PMT) in patients undergoing an esophagectomy for esophageal cancer and to clarify the indications for a PMT.

    Authors: Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Kazushi Miyata, Keita Itatsu and Masato Nagino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:120

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Thyroid hemorrhage is considered to be an uncommon complication following blunt trauma to the neck. This condition is potentially life-threatening due to airway compression and may therefore require emergency ...

    Authors: Johannes Lemke, Markus N. Schreiber, Doris Henne-Bruns, Gregor Cammerer and Andreas Hillenbrand

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:115

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The Tokyo Guidelines 2013 classifies acute cholecystitis (AC) into three grades and recommends appropriate therapy for each grade. For grade II AC, either early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) or percutaneou...

    Authors: Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Takanori Morikawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Chikashi Shibata and Hiroo Naito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:114

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The UICC/AJCC TNM staging system classifies lymph nodes as N0 and N1 in pancreatic cancer. Aim of the study is to determine whether the number of examine nodes, the nodal ratio (NR) and the logarithm odds of p...

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe Nigri, Niccolo’ Petrucciani, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Matteo Ravaioli, Elio Jovine, Francesco Minni, Gian Luca Grazi, Piero Chirletti, Giuseppe Tisone, Fabio Ferla, Niccolo’ Napoli and Ugo Boggi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:109

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Current risk factors for lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer have been primarily determined in Asian countries; however their applicability to Western nations is under discussion. The aim of our stud...

    Authors: Rimantas Bausys, Augustinas Bausys, Indre Vysniauskaite, Kazimieras Maneikis, Dalius Klimas, Martynas Luksta, Kestutis Strupas and Eugenijus Stratilatovas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:108

    Content type: Research article

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  14. To identify the rate of and risk factors for contralateral inguinal hernia (CIH) after unilateral inguinal hernia repair in adult male patients.

    Authors: Cheng-Hung Lee, Yu-Ting Chiu, Chi-Fu Cheng, Jin-Chia Wu, Wen-Yao Yin and Jian-Han Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:106

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) reduces postoperative morbidity, hospital stay and recovery as compared with open distal pancreatectomy. Many authors believe that robotic surgery can overcome the diff...

    Authors: Gian Piero Guerrini, Andrea Lauretta, Claudio Belluco, Matteo Olivieri, Marco Forlin, Stefania Basso, Bruno Breda, Giulio Bertola and Fabrizio Di Benedetto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:105

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Case cancellation (CC) has significant impact on the efficiency of operating room (OR) management, which can be mitigated by taking preventive measures. In this study, using the data of the West China Hospital...

    Authors: Kaiye Yu, Xiaolei Xie, Li Luo and Renrong Gong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:100

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The metastasis of malignant tumors to the spleen is rare, and only a small percentage of cases can be treated surgically, as splenic metastases generally occur in the context of multivisceral metastatic cancer...

    Authors: Tsutomu Namikawa, Yasuhiro Kawanishi, Kazune Fujisawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Takahito Sugase, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tatsuya Kumon, Makoto Hiroi, Michiya Kobayashi and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:96

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. While surgical resection remains the foundation for potentially curative treatment, survival benefit is achieved with adjuvant oncological...

    Authors: Knut Jørgen Labori, Kristoffer Lassen, Dag Hoem, Jon Erik Grønbech, Jon Arne Søreide, Kim Mortensen, Rune Smaaland, Halfdan Sorbye, Caroline Verbeke and Svein Dueland

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:94

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery are being employed with increasing frequency around the world, primarily in order to improve the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy (...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Bin Zhang, Hendi Maher, Xian-fa Wang and Xiu-jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:93

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Over the past decade, mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) and single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) have been the two main successful mini-invasive surgical interventions for the treatment of cho...

    Authors: Xuan Tan, Guobin Wang, Yong Tang, Jie Bai, Kaixiong Tao and Lin Ye

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:91

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This study aimed to reveal the appropriate timing for the intravenous administration of flurbiprofen axetil for preventing mesenteric traction syndrome (MTS), caused by prostacyclin release.

    Authors: Hidemasa Takahashi, Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Ryo Iwamoto, Makoto Arita, Hiroyuki Arai and Takeo Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:90

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Donor organ shortage is a significant problem in kidney transplantation. Improvement of perfusion techniques can increase the number of available organs. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficiency ...

    Authors: Xiuwu Han, Xuhui Zhu, Tao Li, Yansheng Li, Hui Shan, Peng Zhang and Bulang He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:88

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. We reviewed our experience with patients presenting with trauma and peritonitis who underwent an open abdomen (OA) procedure, and compared outcomes between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and a modified...

    Authors: Giulia Montori, Niccolò Allievi, Federico Coccolini, Leonardo Solaini, Luca Campanati, Marco Ceresoli, Paola Fugazzola, Roberto Manfredi, Stefano Magnone, Matteo Tomasoni and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:86

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  24. Chronic debilitating pain is a rare but significant cause of postoperative morbidity after inguinal surgery. Such pain is usually of neuropathic origin and frequently caused by intraoperative nerve damage. In ...

    Authors: Ioannis Karampinis, Johannes Weiss, Lothar Pilz, Stefan Post and Florian Herrle

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:85

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The presence and the prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits (TDs) in primary gastric cancer have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance p...

    Authors: Shrestha Anup, Jun Lu, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Qian Yu, Ying-Hong Yang and Chang-Ming Huang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:84

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cost reduction measures in medicine are gaining greater importance nowadays, especially in high-volume procedures such as laparoscopic appendectomy (LAE). Currently there are two common methods of dissecting t...

    Authors: Matthias Mehdorn, Olaf Schürmann, H. Maximilian Mehdorn and Ines Gockel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:80

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  27. One–stage laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) stone clearance and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCBDE+LC) for cholecystocholedocholithiasis ( CCL) can be performed with similar short and long-term outcomes tha...

    Authors: Anne Mattila, Johanna Mrena and Ilmo Kellokumpu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:79

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Endoscopic resection (ER) has been widely accepted as the standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, in patients considered to have undergone non-curative ER due to their potential risk of lym...

    Authors: Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Masahiko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Kagawa, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Yoshiro Kawahara, Shunsuke Kagawa, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:72

    Content type: Research article

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  29. While immunohistochemistry (IHC) methods have been widely conducted for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) in developed countries, there are very few studies on their use in developing countries wher...

    Authors: Josephine Amanda Setiadi, Andi Dwihantoro, Kristy Iskandar, Didik Setyo Heriyanto and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:71

    Content type: Research article

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  30. As life expectancy continues to increase around the world, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could be beneficial for octogenarian and older gastric cancer patients.

    Authors: Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr and Wen-Liang Fang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:68

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS), first reported by Strasberg in 2003, has attracted increasing attention in the treatment of left-sided pancreatic cancer. The limited number of cases eli...

    Authors: Feng Cao, Jia Li, Ang Li and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:67

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes follo...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:64

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  33. An e-health care program has previously shown to have a positive effect on return to work, quality of life and pain in patients who underwent gynaecological surgery. Plausibly, providing the care program to a ...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Esther V.A. Bouwsma, Baukje van den Heuvel, H. Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R. Anema and Judith A.F. Huirne

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:61

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such...

    Authors: Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue and Hiroki Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:59

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  35. Although drainage of pancreatic anastomoses after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still debated, it remains recommended, especially in patients with a high risk of post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Mod...

    Authors: Ophélie Aumont, Aurélien Dupré, Adeline Abjean, Bruno Pereira, Julie Veziant, Bertrand Le Roy, Denis Pezet, Emmanuel Buc and Johan Gagnière

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:58

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  36. Postoperative recovery after abdominal surgery is measured mostly based on subjective or self-reported data. In this article we aim to evaluate whether recovery of daily physical activity levels can be measure...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Baukje van den Heuvel, Boudewijn J. Dwars, W. J. H. Jeroen Meijerink, H. Jaap Bonjer, Judith A. F. Huirne and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:56

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  37. Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) and Lichtenstein operation are established methods for inguinal hernia repair in clinical practice. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled studies, comparing those two metho...

    Authors: Uwe Scheuermann, Stefan Niebisch, Orestis Lyros, Boris Jansen-Winkeln and Ines Gockel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:55

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  38. A clear survival benefit has been reported for lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer, and several clinicopathological prognostic factors have been proposed in the past. However, clinical advances, such as ...

    Authors: Shintaro Yokoyama, Masahiro Mitsuoka, Tetsushi Kinugasa, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Ryoichi Matsumoto, Daigo Murakami, Tatsuya Nishi, Koichi Yoshiyama, Masaki Kashihara, Shinzo Takamori and Yoshito Akagi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:54

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  39. Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examinatio...

    Authors: Alexander Betzler, Soeren T. Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E. Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch and Marius Distler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:53

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  40. This retrospective study aimed to investigate the incidence of each type of accessory hepatic duct by drip infusion cholangiography with CT (DIC-CT).

    Authors: Hiromichi Ishii, Akinori Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fukami, Riho Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Tada, Hiroki Takeshita, Seiji Umehara, Hiroyuki Izumi, Naoki Tani, Masahide Yamaguchi and Tetsuro Yamane

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:52

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  41. Subxiphoid incisional hernia occurs as a complication following median sternotomy and are difficult to repair. We present recent data of a standardized technique for correction of subxiphoid incisional hernias...

    Authors: Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fabio Yuji Suguita, Felipe Futema Essu, Lucas Torres Oliveira, Matheus Belloni Torsani, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:51

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  42. Nodal skip metastasis is a prognostic factor in some sites of malignancies, but its role in esophageal cancer is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate occurrence and effect of nodal skip metast...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Rita Alfieri, Marco Scarpa, Matteo Cagol, Alberto Ruol, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge, Ermanno Ancona and Carlo Castoro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:49

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  43. Metastasis and recurrence are the most common reasons for treatment failure of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Vasculogenic mimicry (VM, blood supply formation often seen in highly aggressive tumors), Aldehyde deh...

    Authors: Bo Zhu, Lei Zhou, Lan Yu, Shiwu Wu, Wenqing Song, Xiaomeng Gong and Danna Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:47

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  44. To evaluate feasibility and benefits of intracorporeal anastomosis, we compared short-term surgical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Kim, Kyong-Hwa Jun and Hyung-Min Chin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:45

    Content type: Research article

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  45. A considerable number of patients with portal hypertension (PHT) have to undergo splenectomy because they do not meet the requirements for liver transplantation (LT) or cannot find a suitable liver donor. Howe...

    Authors: LingXiang Kong, Ming Li, Lei Li, Li Jiang, Jiayin Yang and Lvnan Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:44

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Surgical mortality audit is an important tool for quality assurance and professional development but little is known about the impact of such activity on professional practice at the individual surgeon level. ...

    Authors: Chi-Wai Lui, Frances M. Boyle, Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki, Peter Baker, Alisha D’Souza, Sonya Faint, Therese Rey-Conde and John B. North

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:42

    Content type: Research article

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