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  1. Content type: Research article

    The postoperative and survival outcomes of patients with primary advanced colorectal cancer who undergo partial versus total cystectomy have not been adequately compared, as studies of this topic are rare and ...

    Authors: Akihiro Kondo, Takeshi Sasaki, Daichi Kitaguchi, Yuichiro Tsukada, Yuji Nishizawa and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:63

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Tumor lysis syndrome is an unusual metabolic emergency in solid tumors. Perioperative occurrence of this syndrome is extremely rare but may have fatal consequences if not detected and treated on time.

    Authors: Daniel Pindak, Katarina Rejlekova, Miroslav Tomas, Ramadan Aziri, Eva Rovenska, Judita Puskacova and Michal Mego

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:62

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) include a heterogeneous group of rare malignant tumours, and various treatment algorithms are still controversially discussed until today. The present study aimed to examine post...

    Authors: Thomas Malinka, Maxim Nebrig, Fritz Klein, Johann Pratschke, Marcus Bahra and Andreas Andreou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:61

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Extended liver resections still bear the risk of severe haemorrhage. Moreover, the amount of blood loss during liver resection determines the need for perioperative blood transfusions and is of prognostic rele...

    Authors: Philipp Houben, Ulf Hinz, Phillip Knebel, Markus K. Diener, Arianeb Mehrabi and Peter Schemmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:60

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Bezoars are rare but may cause gastrointestinal obstruction and ulcers. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of bezoars in the reconstructed gastric conduit have been reported, but there has been no re...

    Authors: Keiichiro Hatoyama, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Makoto Hikage, Chiaki Sato, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kai Takaya, Yu Onodera and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:59

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Non-parasitic splenic cysts are associated with elevated serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19–9 levels. We report a case in which a 23-year-old female exhibited a large ruptured splenic cyst and an elevated seru...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Imoto, Takahiro Einama, Makiko Fukumura, Keita Kouzu, Hiromi Nagata, Ayano Matsunaga, Mayumi Hoshikawa, Makoto Nishikawa, Akifumi Kimura, Takuji Noro, Suefumi Aosasa, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Hideki Ueno and Junji Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:58

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  7. Content type: Research article

    However, the application of limb salvage with joint preservation is controversial. The purpose of this study is to propose a selection strategy of joint-sparing operative procedures for humeral malignancies ba...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Ming Xu, Kai Zheng and Xiuchun Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:57

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Duodenal stump fistula (DSF) remains one of the most serious complications following subtotal or total gastrectomy, as it endangers patient’s life. DSF is related to high mortality (16–20%) and morbidity (75%)...

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Lorenzo Manzini, Carolina Castro Ruiz, Gabriela Elisa Nita, Magda Zanelli, Loredana De Marco, Giulia Besutti, Rocco Scalzone, Romano Sassatelli, Valerio Annessi, Antonio Manenti and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:55

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications. The choice between laparoscopy and open appendectomy remains controversial in treating elderly patients with a...

    Authors: Dayun Wang, Ting Dong, Yue Shao, Tingting Gu, You Xu and Yuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:54

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To assess the ability of the Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI) to predict survival after radical gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer (GC).

    Authors: Jian-Xian Lin, Ying-Qi Huang, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Ping Li, Chang-Ming Huang and Chao-Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:53

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Surgeons use the Internet and social media to provide health information, promote their clinical practice, network with clinicians and researchers, and engage with journal clubs and online campaigns. While sur...

    Authors: Leonora E. Long, Christopher Leung, Jonathan S. Hong, Caroline Wright and Christopher J. Young

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:52

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Late solidified hematoma is a rare complication of breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi (LD) flap. The majority of hematomas occur in the immediate postoperative period; however, some cases can occur at...

    Authors: Joon Seok Lee, Hyeon Jun Jeon, Jeeyeon Lee, Ho Yong Park and Jung Dug Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:51

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  13. Content type: Case report

    A pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm (PDAA) occurring in close association with median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is rare. A surgical procedure, such as median arcuate ligament (MAL) release, should be ...

    Authors: Takero Terayama, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Shigeyoshi Soga, Hironori Tsujimoto, Yuya Yoshimura, Yasumasa Sekine, Shinji Akitomi and Hisashi Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:50

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Kummell’s Disease has insidious progression. Neurological deficit is usually slow in onset and progression and only few cases of acute neurological deficit have been reported. We came across a case of Kummell’...

    Authors: Hyeun Sung Kim, Ravindra Singh, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Sung Woon Oh, Jung Hoon Noh, Jun Hwan Park, I. L. Tae Jang and Seong Hoon Oh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:49

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Performance of gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients can lead to an increased incidence of cholecystolithiasis (CL) and a higher morbidity rate. However, the value of prophylactic cholecystectomy performed du...

    Authors: Zhenhua Tan, Ping Xie, Hai Qian and Xing Yao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:48

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This clinical trial evaluated the performance of a newly released fast-absorbable braided synthetic suture (Novosyn® Quick) in adults and paediatric patients undergoing elective skin closures.

    Authors: Stefan Gfroerer, Petra Baumann, Anne-Kathrin Schwalbach and Alexandre Smirnoff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:47

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The transthoracic thoracoscopic surgery is currently accepted as a favorable technique for bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Recently, uniportal subxiphoid thoracoscopic surgery has been propose...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Feng Liu, Bin Wang and Keping Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:46

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  18. Content type: Case report

    The accessory spleen is a congenital defect characterized by a separated ectopic splenic parenchyma. The size is rarely more than 4 cm. The preoperative diagnosis is prohibitive preoperatively. The aims of the...

    Authors: V. Palumbo, M. Mannino, M. Teodoro, G. Menconi, E. Schembari, G. Corsale, I. Di Carlo and A. Toro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:45

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant genetic disease with characteristic café-au-lait spots, neurofibroma, and dystrophic changes in the bones. However, complications involving atlanto-axial dislo...

    Authors: Hayato Kinoshita, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiki Abe, Kazuma Kikuchi and Yoichi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:44

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Long standing ostomy related complications such as parastomal hernia and stoma prolapse may be at a higher risk of developing spontaneous rupture and evisceration, especially in patients suffering from chronic...

    Authors: Oshan Basnayake, Umesh Jayarajah, Jayan Jayasinghe, Pradeep Kumara Wijerathne and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:43

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a disease involving the peritoneum characterized by the production of large quantities of mucinous ascites. PMP has a low incidence, is difficult to diagnose, and has a guarded ...

    Authors: Shili Ning, Yanliang Yang, Chen Wang and Fuwen Luo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:42

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Recently, laparoscopic appendectomies (LAs) have been widely performed instead of open appendectomies (OAs) during pregnancy. However, concerns about the safety of LA during pregnancy remain. This systematic r...

    Authors: Seung Hwan Lee, Jin Young Lee, Yoon Young Choi and Jae Gil Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:41

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  23. Content type: Research

    laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the standard treatment for adrenal lesions. The better clinical outcoms of laparoscopic technique are valid for treatment of small benign masses (< 5–6 cm), instead there ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Di Buono, Salvatore Buscemi, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Girolamo Geraci, Vincenzo Sorce, Roberto Citarrella, Eliana Gulotta, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Salvatore Fazzotta, Leonardo Gulotta, Domenico Albano, Massimo Galia, Giorgio Romano and Antonino Agrusa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):128

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research article

    The therapy for differentiated thyroid tumors is currently built upon two cornerstones: the stage of the disease and the new guidelines of the American Thyroid Association, jointly converging to lobohystmectom...

    Authors: Aldo Bove, Paolo Panaccio, Gino Palone, Ludovica Esposito, Lucia Marino and Giuseppe Bongarzoni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):127

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Research article

    Islet transplantation has progressively become a safe alternative to pancreas transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, the long-term results of islet transplantation could be significantl...

    Authors: Massimiliano Veroux, Rita Bottino, Roberta Santini, Suzanne Bertera, Daniela Corona, Domenico Zerbo, Giovanni Li Volti, Burcin Ekser, Lidia Puzzo, Marco Raffaele, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux and Luca Vanella

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):126

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  26. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most frequent neoplasm in women. Axillary lymph nodes dissection represents the treatment of choice in locally advanced breast cancer for prognostic and curative purposes. Seroma formation...

    Authors: Claudio Gambardella, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Chiara Offi, Claudio Mauriello, Roberto Romano, Marco Filardo, Alessandra Conzo, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Nicola Avenia and Giovanni Conzo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):125

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  27. Content type: Research article

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder. Hypercalcemia with normal PTH levels is very unusual and can lead to diagnostic difficulties. There are very few very few studies in the literature a...

    Authors: Fabio Medas, Enrico Erdas, Giulia Loi, Francesco Podda, Lucia Barca, Giuseppe Pisano and Pietro Giorgio Calò

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):124

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  28. Content type: Research article

    The gold standard approach for surgical treatment of benign and malignant adrenal lesion is considered the laparoscopic one, due to a lot of advantages compared to open approach. The rapid propagation of this ...

    Authors: Renato Patrone, Claudio Gambardella, Roberto Maria Romano, Clarizia Gugliemo, Chiara Offi, Claudia Andretta, Antonio Vitiello, Ernesto Tartaglia, Luigi Flagiello, Alessandra Conzo, Claudio Mauriello and Giovanni Conzo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):123

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  29. Content type: Research article

    Although thyroidectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide, some permanent complications, despite the considerably reducing incidence, may affect dramatically the patients quality...

    Authors: Valerio D’Orazi, Andrea Sacconi, Silvia Trombetta, Menelaos Karpathiotakis, Daniele Pichelli, Enrico Di Lorenzo, Alice Ortensi, Paolo Urciuoli, Marco Biffoni and Andrea Ortensi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):116

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  30. Content type: Research article

    Thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) are characterized by a wide variety of biological behaviors. Radical resection and stage are strong prognostic factors. Aim of this study is to review our Single Center Experie...

    Authors: Valentina Tassi, Jacopo Vannucci, Silvia Ceccarelli, Alessio Gili, Alberto Matricardi, Nicola Avenia and Francesco Puma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):114

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  31. Content type: Review

    Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a slow-growing cancer with a generally good prognosis that sometimes have an aggressive behaviour. Metastases to neck lymph nodes is the first step of the diffusion. The central ...

    Authors: Andrea Attard, Nunzia Cinzia Paladino, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Nicola Falco, Giuseppina Melfa, Giulia Rotolo, Stefano Rizzuto, Eliana Gulotta, Giuseppe Salamone, Sebastiano Bonventre, Gregorio Scerrino and Gianfranco Cocorullo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):112

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  32. Content type: Research article

    Prophylactic central neck lymph-nodes dissection is still a topic of major debate in Literature. There is a lack of randomized controlled trials proving advantages in its application in terms of overall surviv...

    Authors: Claudio Gambardella, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Claudio Mauriello, Guglielmo Clarizia, Claudia Andretta, Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Pietrogiorgio Calò, Giovanni Docimo, Nicola Avenia and Giovanni Conzo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):110

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  33. Content type: Research article

    Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with an increased prevalence of anxiety and depression. Subnormal quality of life (QoL) scores in PA patients may be improved after surgical treatment. The aim of the s...

    Authors: Marilisa Citton, Giovanni Viel, Francesca Torresan, Gian Paolo Rossi and Maurizio Iacobone

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):105

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  34. Content type: Research article

    Currently, there is no strong evidence on the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological antithrombotic prophylaxis in thyroid surgery. The aim of this study was to establish whether the prophylactic use of l...

    Authors: E. Erdas, F. Medas, S. Sanna, L. Gordini, G. Pisano, G. L. Canu and P. G. Calò

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):82

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  35. Content type: Research article

    Thyroid diseases are frequent in patients with end-stage renal disease, but data on renal transplant recipients are conflicting. This study evaluated the incidence of thyroid disease and cancer in a population...

    Authors: Massimiliano Veroux, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro, Daniela Corona, Alessia Giaquinta, Chiara Palermo, Fausto Carbone, Anna Carbonaro, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Rossella Gioco and Pierfrancesco Veroux

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):80

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  36. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative adhesions represent 75% of all acute small bowel obstructions. Although open surgery is considered the standard approach for adhesiolysis, laparoscopic approach is gaining popularity.

    Authors: Enric Sebastian-Valverde, Ignasi Poves, Estela Membrilla-Fernández, María José Pons-Fragero and Luís Grande

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:40

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Early Hypocalcemia is the most frequent complication after thyroid surgery. Several studies have tried to identify factors (patient caracteristics or surgical technique variations) affecting hypocalcemia follo...

    Authors: Paolo Del Rio, Matteo Rossini, Chiara Montana Montana, Lorenzo Viani, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Tommaso Loderer and Federico Cozzani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):25

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  38. Content type: Research article

    TIR3B thyroid nodules are considered to be at risk of malignancy (15–30%) but guidelines recommend conservative surgery with lobectomy with primary diagnostic porpoise. Risk stratification mainly based on ultr...

    Authors: Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Roberta Lucchini, Stefano Avenia, Sergio Galasse, Raffaele Farabi, Massimo Monacelli and Nicola Avenia

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):22

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  39. Content type: Case study

    The combination of breast conserving surgery (BCS) with plastic surgery techniques has provided a useful surgical tool matching the radicality of the oncological excision with the preservation of breast cosmes...

    Authors: Daniele Bordoni, Pierfrancesco Cadenelli, Matteo Ornelli, Giuseppe Falco, Antonello Accurso, Antonio Gloria, Saverio Maietta, Nicola Rocco and Cesare Magalotti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):21

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  40. Content type: Research article

    About 10% of cervico-mediastinal goiter need to associate cervicotomy with a total or partial sternotomy to allow a safe removal of the goiter.

    Authors: Claudio Casella, Sarah Molfino, Carlo Cappelli, Federica Salvoldi, Mauro Roberto Benvenuti and Nazario Portolani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):20

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  41. Content type: Research article

    Robotic thyroidectomy by transaxillary approach (RATS) is regarded as a feasible and safe alternative procedure in selected patients with benign disease or thyroid cancer of low risk, facilitating thyroidectom...

    Authors: Francesco Paolo Prete, Rinaldo Marzaioli, Serafina Lattarulo, Daniele Paradies, Graziana Barile, Maria Vittoria d’Addetta, Giovanni Tomasicchio, Angela Gurrado and Angela Pezzolla

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):19

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The indications for sacroiliac screw (SI) removal have been under debate. Data on complication rates of SI screw removal is missing in the current literature. The objective of this study was to compare the rat...

    Authors: Georg Osterhoff, Jonas Noser, Kai Sprengel, Hans-Peter Simmen and Clément M. L. Werner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:39

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Anastomotic leak is the most common and serious complication following esophagectomy. Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (EVAC) is a promising method for treating anastomotic leak. We aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Yang Won Min, Taewan Kim, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jun Haeng Lee, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J. Kim, Jae Ill Zo and Young Mog Shim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:37

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare congenital vascular lesions associated with early quiescence, late expansion, and, ultimately, infiltration and destruction of local soft tissue and bone. The extrem...

    Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Hidenori Matsubara, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Shinji Miwa, Kentaro Igarashi, Hiroyuki Inatani and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:35

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  45. Content type: Research article

    We developed a dedicated blunt straight needle with No. 2 polydioxanone sutures (2-Monodiox®) for uterine compression sutures (UCSs) and aimed to assess the outcomes and complication rates of UCSs for postpart...

    Authors: Shinya Matsuzaki, Masayuki Endo, Takuji Tomimatsu, Satoshi Nakagawa, Satoko Matsuzaki, Tatsuya Miyake, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Aiko Kakigano, Kazuya Mimura, Yutaka Ueda and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:33

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture is a common surgical procedure. A number of distinct approaches are used to access the hip joint. The most commonly used are the direct lateral approach (DLA), and the posteri...

    Authors: James Fullam, Paraskevas G. Theodosi, John Charity and Victoria A. Goodwin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:32

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    The current standard treatment for resectable pancreatic cancer is surgical resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. Local recurrence rates are high even after curative resection; thus, the long-term outco...

    Authors: Jun Won Kim, Yeona Cho, Hyung Sun Kim, Won Hoon Choi, Joon Seong Park and Ik Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:31

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