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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. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. Some recent studies have suggested that laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer may provide a potential survival advantage when compared with open surgery. This study aimed to compare cancer-related surviva...

    Authors: Fabio Cianchi, Giacomo Trallori, Beatrice Mallardi, Giuseppe Macrì, Maria Rosa Biagini, Gabriele Lami, Giampiero Indennitate, Siro Bagnoli, Andrea Bonanomi, Luca Messerini, Benedetta Badii, Fabio Staderini, Ileana Skalamera, Giulia Fiorenza and Giuliano Perigli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:33

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  9. The predilection site of non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is the right-sided colon. Surgical exploration followed by segmental bowel resection and primary anastomosis or ileostomy is recommended, if vascular ...

    Authors: Samuel A Käser, Tara C Müller, Anna Guggemos, Ulrich Nitsche, Christoph Späth, Christoph A Maurer, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Jörg Kleeff, Helmut Friess, Dirk Wilhelm and Franz G Bader

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:31

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  10. Over the past 20 years evidence has accumulated confirming the immunomodulatory role of the appendix in ulcerative colitis (UC). This led to the idea that appendectomy might alter the clinical course of establ...

    Authors: Tjibbe J Gardenbroek, Thomas D Pinkney, Saloomeh Sahami, Dion G Morton, Christianne J Buskens, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Pieter J Tanis, Mark Löwenberg, Gijs R van den Brink, Ivo AMJ Broeders, Paul HJM Pullens, Tom Seerden, Maarten J Boom, Rosalie C Mallant-Hent, Robert EGJM Pierik, Juda Vecht…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:1

  11. Even though there is no consensus, many authors believe that in the cases of large hiatal defects, structurally altered crura and/or absence of peritoneal lining, a crural reinforcement should be performed. Re...

    Authors: Milos Bjelovic, Tamara Babic, Bratislav Spica, Dragan Gunjic, Milan Veselinovic and Violeta Bascarevic

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:22

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  12. Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency resulting in tissue destruction due to ischemia-reperfusion injury. Melatonin, the primary hormone of the pineal gland, is a powerful scavenge...

    Authors: Murat Ozban, Cagatay Aydin, Nural Cevahir, Cigdem Yenisey, Onur Birsen, Gulistan Gumrukcu, Berrin Aydin and Ibrahim Berber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:18

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  13. Extension of a single incision for the purpose of specimen extraction in single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) can undermine the merits of SPLS, either by hurting cosmesis or by increasing wound morbidity.

    Authors: Say-June Kim, Byung-Jo Choi and Sang Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:10

    Content type: Technical advance

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  14. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) for stone can be carried out by either laparoscopic transcystic stone extraction (LTSE) or laparoscopic choledochotomy (LC). It remains unknown as to which app...

    Authors: Wei-jie Zhang, Gui-fang Xu, Qin Huang, Kun-lun Luo, Zhi-tao Dong, Jie-ming Li, Guo-zhong Wu and Wen-xian Guan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:7

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  15. The federal and provincial governments in Canada have invested an enormous amount of resources to measure, report and reduce surgical wait times. Yet these measures under-report the wait period that patients’ ...

    Authors: Trafford Crump, Kevin Wing, Nick Bansback and Jason M Sutherland

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), which has been demonstrated to be safely applied on kinds of surgeries, may represent an improvement over conventional multi-port laparoscopic surgery. However, the...

    Authors: Dianbo Yao, Shuodong Wu, Yongnan Li, Yongsheng Chen, Xiaopeng Yu and Jinyan Han

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:105

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  17. A steady decline in gastric cancer mortality rate over the last few decades is observed in Western Europe. However it is still not clear if this trend applies to Eastern Europe where high incidence rate of gas...

    Authors: Antanas Mickevicius, Povilas Ignatavicius, Rytis Markelis, Audrius Parseliunas, Dainora Butkute, Mindaugas Kiudelis, Zilvinas Endzinas, Almantas Maleckas and Zilvinas Dambrauskas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:98

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  18. Operating room to intensive care unit handoffs are high-risk events for critically ill patients. Studies in selected patient populations show that standardizing operating room to intensive care unit handoffs i...

    Authors: Meghan B Lane-Fall, Rinad S Beidas, Jose L Pascual, Meredith L Collard, Hannah G Peifer, Tyler J Chavez, Mark E Barry, Jacob T Gutsche, Scott D Halpern, Lee A Fleisher and Frances K Barg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:96

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  19. The acute inflammatory response following mesh implantation has been often evaluated in vitro and in animal models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute inflammatory response near the prosthesis in ...

    Authors: Rosalia Patti, Anna Maria Caruso, Paolo Aiello, Giuseppe Livio Angelo, Salvatore Buscemi and Gaetano Di Vita

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:91

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  20. An emerging field of research describes the role of pre operative health behaviours, known as prehabilitation. The preoperative period may be a more physically and emotionally salient time to introduce and foster...

    Authors: Daniel Santa Mina, Andrew G Matthew, William J Hilton, Darren Au, Rashami Awasthi, Shabbir MH Alibhai, Hance Clarke, Paul Ritvo, John Trachtenberg, Neil E Fleshner, Antonio Finelli, Duminda Wijeysundera, Armen Aprikian, Simon Tanguay and Franco Carli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:89

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  21. Myomectomy is now often performed laparoscopically rather than by laparotomy to alleviate the risk of postoperative adhesions and reduce postoperative pain. However, intracorporeal knot-tying under direct lapa...

    Authors: Yoichi Aoki, Iwaho Kikuchi, Jun Kumakiri, Mari Kitade, Azusa Shinjo, Rie Ozaki, Yu Kawasaki and Satoru Takeda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:84

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  22. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis is emerging as an alternative for open surgery in adhesive small bowel obstruction. Retrospective studies suggest that laparoscopic approach shortens hospital stay and reduces complic...

    Authors: Ville Sallinen, Heidi Wikström, Mikael Victorzon, Paulina Salminen, Vesa Koivukangas, Eija Haukijärvi, Berndt Enholm, Ari Leppäniemi and Panu Mentula

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:77

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  23. Routine placement of intraperitoneal drains has been shown to be ineffective or potentially harmful in various abdominal surgical procedures. Studies assessing risks and benefits of abdominal drains for pancre...

    Authors: Ulrich Nitsche, Tara C Müller, Christoph Späth, Lynne Cresswell, Dirk Wilhelm, Helmut Friess, Christoph W Michalski and Jörg Kleeff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:76

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