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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. Since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease different types of retrieval devices have been used to extract the gallbladder from the peritoneal cavity. These devises infer additional ...

    Authors: Muhamed Hamid Majid, Babak Meshkat, Haseeb Kohar and Sherif El Masry

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:64

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Proteinuria is a manifestation of renal dysfunction and it has been demonstrated to be a significant prognostic factor in various clinical situations. The study was designed to analyze prognosis of patients re...

    Authors: Heng-Chih Pan, Ying-Jen Chen, Jhe-Ping Lin, Ming-Jung Tsai, Chang-Chyi Jenq, Wei-Chen Lee, Ming-Hung Tsai, Pei-Chun Fan, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Ming-Yang Chang, Ya-Chung Tian, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ji-Tseng Fang, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:63

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Health professionals often manage medical problems in critical situations under time pressure and on the basis of vague information. In recent years, dual process theory has provided a framework of cognitive p...

    Authors: Matthias Goos, Fabian Schubach, Gabriel Seifert and Martin Boeker

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:57

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Obesity is a known risk factor for complications after digestive surgery. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used as an index of obesity but does not always reflect the degree of obesity. Although some studies ...

    Authors: Masashi Takeuchi, Kenjiro Ishii, Hiroaki Seki, Nobutaka Yasui, Michio Sakata, Akihiko Shimada and Hidetoshi Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:54

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aim of the study was to describe the technique of two-trocar laparoscopic appendectomy and compare the outcome between two- and three-trocar techniques in children.

    Authors: Martin Salö, Emil Järbur, Mette Hambraeus, Bodil Ohlsson, Pernilla Stenström and Einar Arnbjörnsson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:52

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Therapy-refractory persistent hypoparathyroidism after extensive neck surgery is a rare but severe complication. Parathyroid allotransplantation may represent a definitive treatment option.

    Authors: Ayman Agha, Marcus Nils Scherer, Christian Moser, Thomas Karrasch, Christiane Girlich, Fabian Eder, Ernst-Michael Jung, Hans Juergen Schlitt and Andreas Schaeffler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:51

    Content type: Case report

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  7. The value of liver-directed therapy (LDT) in patients with metastasic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) is still an active field of research, particularly in the era of tyrosinkinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.

    Authors: Hans Michael Hau, Florian Thalmann, Christoph Lübbert, Mehmet Haluk Morgul, Moritz Schmelzle, Georgi Atanasov, Christian Benzing, Undine Lange, Rudolf Ascherl, Roman Ganzer, Dirk Uhlmann, Hans-Michael Tautenhahn, Georg Wiltberger and Michael Bartels

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:49

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Five to 22 % of the adult Western population has gallstones. Among them, 13 to 22 % become symptomatic during their lifetime. Cholecystectomy is the preferred treatment for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Rem...

    Authors: P. R. de Reuver, A. H. van Dijk, S. Z. Wennmacker, M. P. Lamberts, D. Boerma, B. L. den Oudsten, M. G. W. Dijkgraaf, S. C. Donkervoort, J. A. Roukema, G. P. Westert, J. P. H. Drenth, C. J. H. van Laarhoven and M. A. Boermeester

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:46

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard treatment for gallbladder diseases. Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) can reduce biliary complications of LC; however, with the emergence of magnetic resona...

    Authors: Jinfeng Zang, Yin Yuan, Chi Zhang and Junye Gao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:45

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The use of Hartmann’s procedure in the old and frail and/or in patients with fecal incontinence is increasing, even though some data have reported high postoperative rates of pelvic abscesses. Abdominoperineal...

    Authors: Kenneth Smedh, Ingvar Sverrisson, Abbas Chabok and Maziar Nikberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:43

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. The significance of pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and portal venous gas (PVG) is controversial. This retrospective study evaluated the risk factors for bowel necrosis in patients with PI and/or PVG.

    Authors: Kazuya Higashizono, Hideaki Yano, Ouki Miyake, Kunihiro Yamasawa and Masanori Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:42

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Lymph node dissection in Rouviere’s sulcus (RS) is essential during left-sided hepatectomy and caudate lobectomy for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. However, the small segmental or subsegmental arteries (SA/SSA) are...

    Authors: Shuichi Aoki, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takanori Morikawa, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Takeshi Naitoh, Shinichi Egawa and Michiaki Unno

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:40

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Although the infrared indocyanine green (ICG) imaging is an effective method to identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) of gastric cancer, its objectivity has not been verified.

    Authors: Naoto Takahashi, Hiroshi Nimura, Tetsuji Fujita, Shigeo Yamashita, Norio Mitsumori and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:35

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Some studies have reported an association between complications and impaired long-term survival after cancer surgery. We aimed to investigate how major complications are associated with overall survival after ...

    Authors: Eirik Kjus Aahlin, Frank Olsen, Bård Uleberg, Bjarne K. Jacobsen and Kristoffer Lassen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:32

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In liver resection, bile leakage remains the most common cause of operative morbidity. In order to predict the risk of this complication on the basis of various factors, we developed a clinical score system to...

    Authors: Takahiro Kajiwara, Yutaka Midorikawa, Shintaro Yamazaki, Tokio Higaki, Hisashi Nakayama, Masamichi Moriguchi, Shingo Tsuji and Tadatoshi Takayama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:30

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Although the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system suggests that patients with stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) should be treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization instead of su...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Zusen Wang and Liqun Wu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Although there are many therapeutic options to manage patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease, there remains controversy over a gold standard method for treating such patients. Most studies regard...

    Authors: Ali Guner, Arif B. Cekic, Aydin Boz, Serdar Turkyilmaz and Uzer Kucuktulu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:18

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To identify factors affecting the harvest of lymph nodes (LNs) and to investigate the association between examining a minimum of 12 LNs and clinical outcomes in stage I-III colorectal cancer (CRC) patients.

    Authors: Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ching-Wen Huang, Yung-Sung Yeh, Cheng-Jen Ma, Chao-Wen Chen, Chien-Yu Lu, Ming-Yii Huang, I-Ping Yang and Jaw-Yuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:17

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Surgery for benign disease is associated with a low-risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Despite a relatively low incidence of postoperative VTE in patients after elective cholecystectomy and abdom...

    Authors: Jan Ulrych, Tomas Kvasnicka, Vladimir Fryba, Martin Komarc, Ivana Malikova, Filip Burget, Radka Brzezkova, Jan Kvasnicka Jr, Zdenek Krska and Jan Kvasnicka

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:16

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) using intracorporeal anastomosis has gradually developed due to advancements in laparoscopic surgical instruments. However, totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yang He, Jia-Qin Cai, Yu Pan, Di Wu, Ding-Wei Chen, Jia-Fei Yan, Hendi Maher and Yi-Ping Mou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:13

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To retrospectively evaluate postoperative genital function, local recurrence rate and survival rate after total mesorectal excision (TME) combined with or without pelvic autonomic nerve preservation (PANP) in ...

    Authors: Zhihua Liu, Meijin Huang, Liang Kang, Lei Wang, Ping Lan, Ji Cui and Jianping Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:12

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this study was to assess curative effect of hysteroscopic and laparoscopic myomectomy for type II submucous myomas between 3 and 5 cm in diameter and explore the optimal surgical indications.

    Authors: Haibo Wang, Jinrong Zhao, Xiujuan Li, Ping Li, Caihong Lu, Shujuan Tian and Zhong-hua Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The interaction of depression and anesthesia and surgery may result in significant increases in morbidity and mortality of patients. Major depressive disorder is a frequent complication of surgery, which may l...

    Authors: Mohamed M. Ghoneim and Michael W. O’Hara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:5

    Content type: Review

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  24. Splenectomy after combined colosplenic trauma or iatrogenic splenic injury during colorectal surgery associates with worse short- and long-term outcomes, including reduced survival in patients with colorectal ...

    Authors: Bora Karip, Metin Mestan, Özgen Işık, Metin Keskin, Kafkas Çelik, Yalın İşcan and Kemal Memişoğlu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:129

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Incisional surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most frequent complications that occur after colorectal surgery. Surgery for colorectal perforation carries an especially high risk of incisional SSI beca...

    Authors: Takehito Yamamoto, Takeshi Morimoto, Ryosuke Kita, Hideyuki Masui, Hiromitsu Kinoshita, Yusuke Sakamoto, Kazuyuki Okada, Junji Komori, Akira Miki, Masato Kondo, Kenji Uryuhara, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Hiroki Hashida, Satoshi Kaihara and Ryo Hosotani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:128

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  26. Pancreaticoduodenectomy remains the exclusive technique for surgical resection of cancers located within both the pancreatic head and periampullary region. Amongst peri-procedural complications, hemorrhage is ...

    Authors: Chad G. Ball, Elijah Dixon, Charles M. Vollmer and Thomas J. Howard

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:122

    Content type: Correspondence

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  27. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is a relatively new modification of the standard distal pancreatosplenectomy. In this method, dissection proceeds from right-to-left to achieve negative p...

    Authors: Masaaki Murakawa, Toru Aoyama, Masahiro Asari, Yusuke Katayama, Koichiro Yamaoku, Amane Kanazawa, Akio Higuchi, Manabu Shiozawa, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Naoto Yamamoto, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda and Soichiro Morinaga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:120

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether variant meso-Rex bypass with transposition of abdominal autogenous vein can be used as an alternative treatment modality for selected patients with symptomatic ext...

    Authors: Tae-Yong Ha, Kyung-Mo Kim, Gi-Young Ko, Seak Hee Oh, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho and Sung-Gyu Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:116

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Acute appendicitis is one of the most common acute abdominal conditions. Among other parameters, the decision to perform surgical exploration in suspected appendicitis involves diagnostic accuracy, patient age...

    Authors: Eva Sandell, Maria Berg, Gabriel Sandblom, Joar Sundman, Ulf Fränneby, Lennart Boström and Åke Andrén-Sandberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:69

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  30. We assessed the effectiveness of perioperative MAGIC-style chemotherapy in our series focused on the tumor regression grade and survival rate.

    Authors: Fernando Mingol, Javier Gallego, Albina Orduña, Amparo Martinez-Blasco, Javier Sola-Vera, Pedro Moya, Miguel Angel Morcillo, Juan Antonio Ruiz, Rafael Calpena and Francisco-Javier Lacueva

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:66

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patients with cirrhosis have a high incidence of abdominal wall hernias and carry an elevated perioperative morbidity and mortality. The optimal surgical management strategy as well as timing of abdominal hern...

    Authors: Wellington Andraus, Rafael Soares Pinheiro, Quirino Lai, Luciana B.P Haddad, Lucas S Nacif, Luiz Augusto C D’Albuquerque and Jan Lerut

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:65

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  32. Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) in 2010 found 39 % compliance with hospital guidelines in Piedmont (Italy). The aim of the study was to estimate the appropriate use of antimicrobial prophylaxis ...

    Authors: Marco Testa, Michela Stillo, Sebastian Giacomelli, Silvia Scoffone, Pier Angelo Argentero, Enzo Carlo Farina and Carla Maria Zotti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:63

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  33. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is a treatment modality for choledocholithiasis. The advantages of this technique are that it is less invasive than conventional open surgery and it permits si...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim, Soo Ho Lee, Jun Suh Lee and Tae Ho Hong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:62

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. Intra-abdominal and pelvic abscesses are common and result from various illnesses. Percutaneous drainage applies limitedly to well-localized abscesses with appropriate density while surgical drainage usually c...

    Authors: Guosheng Gu, Jianan Ren, Song Liu, Guanwei Li, Yujie Yuan, Jun Chen, Gang Han, Huajian Ren, Zhiwu Hong, Dongsheng Yan, Xiuwen Wu, Ning Li and Jieshou Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:59

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The aim of this study was to compared laparoscopic (LWR) and open wedge resection (OWR) for the treatment of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

    Authors: Jia-Qin Cai, Ke Chen, Yi-Ping Mou, Yu Pan, Xiao-Wu Xu, Yu-Cheng Zhou and Chao-Jie Huang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:58

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The rising interest towards minimally invasive surgery has led to the introduction of laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery as the natural evolution of conventional multiport laparoscopy. However, this ...

    Authors: Domenico Giannotti, Giovanni Casella, Gregorio Patrizi, Giorgio Di Rocco, Lidia Castagneto-Gissey, Alessio Metere, Maria Giulia Bernieri, Anna Rita Vestri and Adriano Redler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:54

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  37. Globus pharyngeus is a sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat, sometimes associated with thyroid diseases and surgery. Previous studies investigated this condition with contradictory results, mainly...

    Authors: Fabrizio Consorti, Rosaria Mancuso, Valentina Mingarelli, Eugenio Pretore and Alfredo Antonaci

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:53

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  38. This study was performed to assess the 2006 introduced ENETS TNM-classification with respect to patient survival and surgical approach for patients who underwent surgery for a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancr...

    Authors: Stefan M Brunner, Florian Weber, Jens M Werner, Ayman Agha, Stefan A Farkas, Hans J Schlitt and Matthias Hornung

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:49

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The aim of this study was to evaluate oncologic results and satisfaction rate results of pseudocontinent perineal colostomy (PCPC) using Schmidt’s technique in patients undergoing abdominoperineal resection (A...

    Authors: Amine Souadka, Mohammed Anass Majbar, Tijani El Harroudi, Amine Benkabbou and Abdelilah Souadka

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:40

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  40. Graves’ disease represents an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland where surgery has an important role in its treatment. The aim of our paper was to analyze the results of surgical treatment, the frequency ...

    Authors: Toplica Bojic, Ivan Paunovic, Aleksandar Diklic, Vladan Zivaljevic, Goran Zoric, Nevena Kalezic, Vera Sabljak, Nikola Slijepcevic, Katarina Tausanovic, Nebojsa Djordjevic, Dragana Budjevac, Lidija Djordjevic and Aleksandar Karanikolic

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:39

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  41. Pancreatic fistula (PF) remains the most challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors of PF and delineate its impact on patient outcomes.

    Authors: Shun-Jun Fu, Shun-Li Shen, Shao-Qiang Li, Wen-Jie Hu, Yun-Peng Hua, Ming Kuang, Li-Jian Liang and Bao-Gang Peng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:34

    Content type: Research article

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