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  1. Symptomatic osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF) are increasing, as are acute and chronic pain episodes and progressive spinal deformities. However, there are no clear surgical treatment criteria f...

    Authors: Zhengwei Xu, Dingjun Hao, Liang Dong, Liang Yan and Baorong He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:22

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  2. A diagnostic sign on magnetic resonance imaging, suggestive of posterior extrauterine adhesion (PEUA), was identified in patients with placenta previa. However, the clinical features or surgical outcomes of pa...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Nagase, Shinya Matsuzaki, Masayuki Endo, Takeya Hara, Aiko Okada, Kazuya Mimura, Kosuke Hiramatsu, Aiko Kakigano, Erika Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Miyake, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Yutaka Ueda, Takuji Tomimatsu and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:10

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  3. With the recent emerge of dynamic prediction model on the use of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and renal failure, and its advantage of providing timely predicted results according to the fluctuation of the...

    Authors: Runwen Liu, Yunqiang Cai, He Cai, Yajia Lan, Lingwei Meng, Yongbin Li and Bing Peng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:7

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  4. Incisional surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant source of postoperative morbidity resulting in increased length of stay and cost. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the association between thickn...

    Authors: Bikas Thapa, Edward Sutanto and Raju Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:6

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  5. Mesentericoportal vein (MPV) resection in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) surgery has become a common procedure. A few studies had described the use of falciform ligament (FL) for MPV reconstruction an...

    Authors: Yi Shao, Jiaojiao Feng, Yuancong Jiang, Zhenhua Hu, Jian Wu, Min Zhang, Yan Shen and Shusen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:4

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  6. We aimed to explore the relationship between the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the early clinical outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) associated with pulmonary arterial hyperten...

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Yin, Mei Xin, Sheng Ding, Feng Gao, Fan Wu, Jian Wang, Jie Chen, Li Jiang, Xiaochen Wu, Xianying Wang, Jingzhen Liu, Jinbao Zhang and Siyi He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:3

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  7. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver malignancy that is strongly associated with chronic liver disease. Isolated hepatic tuberculosis is an uncommon type of tuberculosis. Concomitant...

    Authors: Hind S. Alsaif, Ali Hassan, Osamah Refai, Khaled Awary, Haitham Kussaibi, Mona H. Ismail and Ibrahim Alghnimi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:2

    Content type: Case report

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  8. It has been postulated that the hyperadrenergic state caused by surgical trauma is associated with worse outcomes and that β-blockade may improve overall outcome by downregulation of adrenergic activity. Esoph...

    Authors: Souheil Reda, Rebecka Ahl, Eva Szabo, Erik Stenberg, Maximilian Peter Forssten, Gabriel Sjolin, Yang Cao and Shahin Mohseni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:333

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  9. Benign foregut cysts usually develop in the thorax most of all in the mediastinum. Rare cases involving various abdominal organs, such as liver, stomach or pancreas have been previously published, mostly occur...

    Authors: Jozsef Furak, Anna Rieth, Aurel Ottlakan, Tibor Nemeth, Laszlo Torday, Laszlo Tiszlavicz and Gyorgy Lazar

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:332

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Serous cysto-adenoma (SCA) is a rare benign neoplasm of the pancreas. SCA can mimic other pancreatic lesions, such as neuroendocrine tumours. 68Gallium-DOTA-peptide Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is able t...

    Authors: Gennaro Nappo, Niccola Funel, Simone Giudici, Paola Spaggiari, Giovanni Capretti, Silvia Carrara, Giovanna Pepe and Alessandro Zerbi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:331

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Trocar site incisional hernia (TSIH) is the most frequent complication associated with laparoscopic surgery. Few studies currently describe its incidence or risk factors. The aim of this report is to determine...

    Authors: Ana Ciscar, Josep M. Badia, Francesc Novell, Santiago Bolívar and Esther Mans

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:330

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  12. Few articles have studied individuals with prediabetes after sleeve gastrectomy. Bile acid and lipid levels remain inconsistent in postbariatric patients. The purpose of this study was to explore bile acid, gl...

    Authors: Tsz Kin Mak, Shifang Huang, Bingsheng Guan, Hoyin Au, Tsz Hong Chong, Juzheng Peng, Fazhi Chen, Chuqiao Liang, Wanjing Lai, LongLam Ho, Cunchuan Wang and Jingge Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:329

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  13. Mucinous cyst neoplasm of the liver (MCN-L) comprise less than 5% of all cystic liver lesions and is characterized by the presence of ovarian stroma and absence of bile duct communication.

    Authors: Raphaella Ferreira, Phillipe Abreu, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Vanderlei Segatelli, Fabricio Ferreira Coelho and Andre Ibrahim David

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:328

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Calculous pyonephrosis is a disease characterized by infectious hydronephrosis associated with pyogenic destruction of the renal parenchyma, with complete or almost complete loss of renal function.

    Authors: Jun Liu, Liang Chen, Lizhe An, Kai Ma, Xiongjun Ye, Qingquan Xu, Xiaobo Huang and Liulin Xiong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:327

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  15. The use of a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) as a bridge to surgery has increased for patients with obstructing colorectal cancer. However, relatively few reports have compared SEMS as a bridge to electi...

    Authors: Bing Li, Shi-Lun Cai, Zhen-Tao Lv, Ping-Hong Zhou, Li-Qing Yao, Qiang Shi, Zhi-Peng Qi, Di Sun, Ayimukedisi Yalikong, En-Pan Xu, Jian-Min Xu and Yun-Shi Zhong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:326

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  16. Early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage (AL) after esophageal resection is crucial for the successful management of this complication. Inflammatory serological markers are indicators of complications during the...

    Authors: Lukas F. Liesenfeld, Peter Sauer, Markus K. Diener, Ulf Hinz, Thomas Schmidt, Beat P. Müller-Stich, Thilo Hackert, Markus W. Büchler and Anja Schaible

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:324

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  17. The incidence of obesity has been constantly growing and bariatric procedures are considered to be the most effective treatment solution for morbidly obese patients. The results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrect...

    Authors: Paulina Woźniewska, Inna Diemieszczyk, Dawid Groth, Łukasz Szczerbiński, Barbara Choromańska, Agnieszka Błachnio-Zabielska, Adam Krętowski and Hady Razak Hady

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:323

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  18. Increases in the levels of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatinine (Cr) and decreases in those of albumin (Alb) are commonly observed in acute pancreatitis (AP). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the ...

    Authors: Zhifeng Zhao, Yeping Yu, Rongli Xie, Kaige Yang, Dan Xu, Li Li, Jiayun Lin, Lei Zheng, Chihao Zhang, Xin Xu, Ying Chen, Zhiwei Xu, Erchen Chen, Meng Luo and Jian Fei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:322

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  19. A floating thrombus in an ascending aorta with normal morphology is very rare, but when it does occur, it may induce a systemic embolism or fatal stroke. The pathophysiological mechanisms of aortic mural throm...

    Authors: Peng Yang, Ya Li, Yao Huang, Chen Lu, Weitao Liang and Jia Hu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:321

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Nerve identification is recommended in inguinal hernia repair to reduce or avoid postoperative pain. The aim of this prospective observational study was to identify nerve prevalence and find a correlation betw...

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Isabella Mercurio, Claudio Nazzaro, Angelo De Sol, Carlo Boselli, George Rettagliata, Nicola Vanacore, Alberto Santoro, Domenico Mascagni, Claudio Renzi, Massimo Lancia, Fabio Suadoni, Guido Zanghì, Piergaspare Palumbo, Paolo Bruzzone, Guglielmo Tellan…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:319

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  21. Strain episodes, defined as phases of higher workload, stress or negative emotions, occur everyday in the operating room (OR). Accurate knowledge of when strain is most intense for the different OR team member...

    Authors: Sandra Keller, Steven Yule, Douglas S. Smink, Vivian Zagarese, Shawn Safford and Sarah Henrickson Parker

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:318

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  22. In cases of Hirschsprung disease, complete and reproducible resection of the aganglionic bowel is ideal to achieve good postoperative bowel function. Reliable identification of the upper margin of the surgical...

    Authors: Kazuki Yokota, Hizuru Amano, Toyoki Kudo, Takeshi Yamamura, Yujiro Tanaka, Takahisa Tainaka, Chiyoe Shirota, Wataru Sumida, Satoshi Makita, Aitaro Takimoto, Masanao Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Akinari Hinoki and Hiroo Uchida

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:317

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. This study aimed to investigate the association between enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) nursing program and stoma-related complications (SRCs) and prognosis in patients with low rectal cancer (LRC) unde...

    Authors: Weiling Shao, Honggang Wang, Qun Chen, Wen Zhao, Yulian Gu and Guoqin Feng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is an important factor for thyroid cancer patients’ treatment and prognosis. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical value of ultrasound features and radiomics analysis in...

    Authors: Fu Li, Denghua Pan, Yun He, Yuquan Wu, Jinbo Peng, Jiehua Li, Ye Wang, Hong Yang and Junqiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has reached Poland on March 4th, 2020 and undoubtedly affected all areas of life and medical care, including bariatric care. The study was planned to identify the impact of the SARS-CoV...

    Authors: Piotr Major, Tomasz Stefura, Michał Wysocki, Piotr Małczak, Anna Rzepa, Monika Proczko-Stepaniak, Jacek Szeliga and Michał Pędziwiatr

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  26. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, German health care centres were restructured for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. This was accompanied by the suspension of the surgical programme. The aim of...

    Authors: Christian Stöß, Marcella Steffani, Kay Kohlhaw, Claudia Rudroff, Ludger Staib, Daniel Hartmann, Helmut Friess and Michael W. Müller

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:313

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  27. The common complications of radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy usually include wound infection, hemorrhage or hematomas, lymphocele, uretheral injury, ileus and incisional hernias. However, intern...

    Authors: Wen Ai, Zhihua Liang, Feng Li and Haihua Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:312

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), which often causes a common complication such as abdominal wall hernia, is a prevalent alternative therapy for end-stage renal failure patients. However, relev...

    Authors: Qiyu Chi, Zheng Shi, Zhibo Zhang, Chunzhong Lin, Guozhong Liu and Shangeng Weng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:310

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  29. Although a larger proportion of colorectal surgeries have been performed laparoscopically in the last few years, a steep learning curve prevents us from considering laparoscopic colorectal surgery as the gold ...

    Authors: Ioannis G. Gkionis, Mathaios E. Flamourakis, Eleni S. Tsagkataki, Eleni I. Kaloeidi, Konstantinos G. Spiridakis, Georgios E. Kostakis, Athanasios K. Alegkakis and Manousos S. Christodoulakis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Hemobilia occurs mainly due to iatrogenic factors such as impairment of the right hepatic or cystic artery, and/or common bile duct in hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery. However, little or no cases with hemobil...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yuzo Umeda, Masaya Iwamuro, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Mayu Uka, Yusuke Matsui, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takashi Kuise, Kazuya Yasui, Kosei Takagi, Hiroyuki Araki, Takahito Yagi and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:307

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare but feared complication in hand surgery. Although multimodal therapy concepts are recommended, there is only low evidence on efficacy of such approaches. Further...

    Authors: D. Kotsougiani-Fischer, J. S. Choi, J. S. Oh-Fischer, Y. F. Diehm, V. F. Haug, L. Harhaus, E. Gazyakan, C. Hirche, U. Kneser and S. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:306

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  32. Patient-related risk factors such as diabetes mellitus and obesity are increasing in western countries. At the same time the indications for liver resection in both benign and malignant diseases have been sign...

    Authors: Alexander Fischer, Juri Fuchs, Christos Stravodimos, Ulf Hinz, Adrian Billeter, Markus W. Büchler, Arianeb Mehrabi and Katrin Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:305

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  33. Paragangliomas (PGLs) are extremely rare neuroendocrine tumours arising from extra-adrenal chromaffin cells. PGLs are clinically rare, difficult to diagnose and usually require surgical intervention. PGLs most...

    Authors: Yanliang Yang, Guangzhi Wang, Haofeng Lu, Yaqing Liu, Shili Ning and Fuwen Luo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:304

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Single parathyroid adenoma is the main cause of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), with surgery remaining the gold standard for its treatment. The ability to preoperatively predict the parathyroid adenoma siz...

    Authors: Marios Papadakis, Norbert Weyerbrock, Hubert Zirngibl and Cornelia Dotzenrath

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:303

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The incidence rate of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) has significantly increased over the past two decades. Surgery remains the only curative treatment. However, there are currently few s...

    Authors: Yiding Feng, Youhua Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Jinshi Liu, Hangyu Zhang and Qixun Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:302

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  36. Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare clinical condition that is caused by a variety of underlying diseases. However, the factors that would permit accurate identification of bowel ischemia, requiring sur...

    Authors: Manato Fujii, Suguru Yamashita, Mayuko Tanaka, Jo Tashiro, Yoshiharu Takenaka, Kazuki Yamasaki and Yukiyoshi Masaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:300

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  37. Large or complex trachea defects often require some tissue to reconstruct, various flaps have been reported for reconstructing this defect. However, pedicled thoracoacromial artery perforator flap have not bee...

    Authors: Di Deng, Feng Xu, Jifeng Liu, Bo Li, Linke Li, Jun Liu and Fei Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Liver metastasis (LIM) of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is associated with poor prognosis. The present study aimed at developing and validating nomogram to predict LIM in patients with GIST, thus helpi...

    Authors: Guowei Zhou, Keshuai Xiao, Guanwen Gong, Jiabao Wu, Ya Zhang, Xinxin Liu, Zhiwei Jiang and Chaoqun Ma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:298

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  39. Leiomyosarcoma usually develops in the myometrium and is characterized by a high recurrence rate, frequent hematogenous dissemination, and poor prognosis. Metastasis is usually to lungs, liver, and bone, and o...

    Authors: Fiorella Cazzato, Angela D’Ercole, Graziano De Luca, Francesca B. Aiello and Adelchi Croce

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:297

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Sacrococcygeal teratomas are tumors originating from pluripotent embryonic germ cell layers located in the fetal coccyx. These tumors are highly vascular if they undergo malignant transformation. Typically, th...

    Authors: Esubalew T. Mindaye, Mulugeta Kassahun, Sarah Prager and Tesfaye H. Tufa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:295

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Laparoscopic surgery has achieved significant results in elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we compared the short-term and long-term outcomes of open surgery and laparoscopic surgery...

    Authors: Yih-Jong Chern, Hsin-Yuan Hung, Jeng-Fu You, Yu-Jen Hsu, Jy-Ming Chiang, Pao-Shiu Hsieh and Wen-Sy Tsai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Pulmonary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that mainly occurs in patients with lung cancer. Most symptoms occur symmetrically, and unilateral symptoms without clubbing are ...

    Authors: Gang Xu, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Kentaro Igarashi, Yuta Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Araki, Hirotaka Yonezawa, Sei Morinaga and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:293

    Content type: Case report

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