Skip to main content

Advertisement

Articles

Page 24 of 26

  1. Nasal bleeding remains one of the most common Head & Neck Surgical (Ear Nose and Throat [ENT]/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery [OMFS]) emergencies resulting in hospital admission. In the majority of cases, no othe...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Fabian Sipaul, Mohammed El Maaytah, Seyed Ahmad Reza Nouraei, Sandeep Singh, Colin Hopper and Anthony Wright

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:19

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. Liver transplantation in presence of diffuse portal vein thrombosis is possible by using caval blood as portal inflow, through cavo-portal transposition. However, clinical results are heterogeneous and experim...

    Authors: Stefano Di Domenico, Giulio Bovio, Maximiliano Gelli, Ferruccio Ravazzoni, Enzo Andorno, Damiano Cottalasso and Umberto Valente

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:18

    Content type: Technical advance

    Published on:

  3. Diverticulosis is a common disease in the western society with an incidence of 33–66%. 10–25% of these patients will develop diverticulitis. In order to prevent a high-risk acute operation it is advised to per...

    Authors: Bastiaan R Klarenbeek, Alexander AFA Veenhof, Elly SM de Lange, Willem A Bemelman, Roberto Bergamaschi, Piet Heres, Antonio M Lacy, Wim T van den Broek, Donald L van der Peet and Miguel A Cuesta

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:16

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  4. Intraoperative testing of colonic anastomoses is routine in assuring anastamotic integrity. We sought to determine the efficacy of the methylene blue enema (MBE) as an intraoperative test for anastomotic leaks.

    Authors: Stanton Smith, William McGeehin, Robert A Kozol and David Giles

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:15

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. The formation of adhesions following abdominal surgery is a well known problem. In previous studies we demonstrated the efficacy and safety of intraperitoneally applied phospholipids in order to prevent adhesi...

    Authors: Nick Butz, Stefan A Müller, Karl-Heinz Treutner, Michail Anurov, Svetlana Titkova, Alexander P Oettinger and Volker Schumpelick

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:14

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. Acute left-sided colonic obstruction is most often caused by malignancy and the surgical treatment is associated with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Moreover, these operated patients end up with a tempor...

    Authors: Jeanin E van Hooft, Willem A Bemelman, Ronald Breumelhof, Peter D Siersema, Philip M Kruyt, Klaas van der Linde, Roeland A Veenendaal, Marie-Louise Verhulst, Andreas W Marinelli, Josephus JGM Gerritsen, Anne-Marie van Berkel, Robin Timmer, Marina JAL Grubben, Pieter Scholten, Alfons AM Geraedts, Bas Oldenburg…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:12

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  7. Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare cause of focal abdominal pain in otherwise healthy patients with mild or absent secondary signs of abdominal pathology. It can mimick diverticulitis or appendicitis on clin...

    Authors: Michael Sand, Marcos Gelos, Falk G Bechara, Daniel Sand, Till H Wiese, Lars Steinstraesser and Benno Mann

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:11

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. Isolated hepatobiliary or pancreatic tuberculosis (TB) is rare and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We reviewed our experience over a period two decades with this rare site of abdominal tuberculosis.

    Authors: Sundeep S Saluja, Sukanta Ray, Sujoy Pal, Manu Kukeraja, Deep N Srivastava, Peush Sahni and Tushar K Chattopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:10

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Several modifications have been introduced to laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The three-port technique has been practiced on a limited scale. Our aim was to compare the three-port and four-port LC in acute ...

    Authors: Dhafir Al-Azawi, Nariman Houssein, Abu Bakir Rayis, Donal McMahon and Dermot J Hehir

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:8

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Mirizzi syndrome is a rare complication of prolonged cholelithiasis with presence of large, impacted gallstone into the Hartman's pouch, causing chronic extrinsic compression of common bile duct (CBD). Fistula...

    Authors: George Chatzoulis, Andreas Kaltsas, Lazaros Danilidis, John Dimitriou and Ioannis Pachiadakis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:6

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  11. Surgery in patients with obstructive jaundice caused by a periampullary (pancreas, papilla, distal bile duct) tumor is associated with a higher risk of postoperative complications than in non-jaundiced patient...

    Authors: Niels A van der Gaag, Steve MM de Castro, Erik AJ Rauws, Marco J Bruno, Casper HJ van Eijck, Ernst J Kuipers, Josephus JGM Gerritsen, Jan-Paul Rutten, Jan Willem Greve, Erik J Hesselink, Jean HG Klinkenbijl, Inne HM Borel Rinkes, Djamila Boerma, Bert A Bonsing, Cees J van Laarhoven, Frank JGM Kubben…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:3

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  12. Early surgical results of anterior sphincter repair for faecal incontinence can be good, but in the longer term are often disappointing. This study aimed to determine the short and long term outcomes from ante...

    Authors: Benjamin R Grey, Rowena R Sheldon, Karen J Telford and Edward S Kiff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now considered the first option for gallbladder surgery. However, 20% to 30% of cholecystectomies are completed as open operations often on elderly and fragile patients. The ext...

    Authors: Axel Ros, Per Carlsson, Mikael Rahmqvist, Karin Bäckman and Erik Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:17

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. Recent developments in large bowel surgery are the introduction of laparoscopic surgery and the implementation of multimodal fast track recovery programs. Both focus on a faster recovery and shorter hospital s...

    Authors: Jan Wind, Jan Hofland, Benedikt Preckel, Markus W Hollmann, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Dirk J Gouma, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Jan Willem Fuhring, Cornelis HC Dejong, Ronald M van Dam, Miguel A Cuesta, Astrid Noordhuis, Dick de Jong, Edith van Zalingen, Alexander F Engel, T Hauwy Goei…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:16

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  15. Acute appendicitis (AA) is a common surgical problem that is associated with an acute-phase reaction. Previous studies have shown that cytokines and acute-phase proteins are activated and may serve as indicato...

    Authors: Ulrich Sack, Birgit Biereder, Tino Elouahidi, Katrin Bauer, Thomas Keller and Ralf-Bodo Tröbs

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:15

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. A laryngocele is usually a cystic dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. The etiology behind its occurrence is still unclear, but congenital and acquired factors have been implicated in its development.

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Fabian Sipaul, Mohammed El Maaytah, Sandeep Singh, David Howard, Colin Hopper and Anthony Wright

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:14

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  17. Restorative proctocolectomy is increasingly being performed minimal invasively but a totally laparoscopic technique has not yet been compared to the standard open technique in a randomized study.

    Authors: Dalibor Antolovic, Peter Kienle, Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Jan Schmidt, Carsten N Gutt, Jürgen Weitz, Moritz Koch, Markus W Büchler and Christoph M Seiler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:13

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  18. Solitary fibrous tumors (SFT) represent a rare entity of soft tissue tumors. Previously considered being of serosal origin and solely limited to the pleural cavity the tumor has been described in other locatio...

    Authors: Adrien Daigeler, Marcus Lehnhardt, Stefan Langer, Lars Steinstraesser, Hans-Ulrich Steinau, Thomas Mentzel and Cornelius Kuhnen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:10

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. Peliosis is a rare condition characterised by multiple cyst-like, blood-filled cavities within the parenchyma of solid organs. Most commonly affecting the liver, isolated splenic peliosis is an even more uniqu...

    Authors: Daniel J Lashbrook, Roger W James, Andrea J Phillips, Anthony G Holbrook and Andrew C Agombar

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:9

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  20. With dwindling rates of postoperative mortality in perforated peptic ulcer that is attributable to H2-receptor blocker usage, there is a need to shift the focus towards the prevention of postoperative morbidity. ...

    Authors: Smita S Sharma, Manju R Mamtani, Mamta S Sharma and Hemant Kulkarni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:8

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. The clinico-surgical implication and successful management of a rare case of factor five (V) deficiency with portal hypertension and hypersplenism due to idiopathic extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction is p...

    Authors: Srinivas Prabhu Chava, Sujoy Pal, Supriyo Ghatak, Rajat Kumar, Peush Sahni and Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:7

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  22. The initial treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis is conservative. Intervention is indicated in patients with (suspected) infected necrotizing pancreatitis. In the Netherlands, the standard intervention ...

    Authors: Marc GH Besselink, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Marja A Boermeester, Thomas L Bollen, Erik Buskens, Cornelis HC Dejong, Casper HJ van Eijck, Harry van Goor, Sijbrand S Hofker, Johan S Lameris, Maarten S van Leeuwen, Rutger J Ploeg, Bert van Ramshorst, Alexander FM Schaapherder, Miguel A Cuesta…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:6

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  23. Plaster ingestion forming gastric bezoar is a strange way to attempt suicide and this method has not yet been reported. It may lead to a mechanical obstruction of the gut, especially the pyloric region, and co...

    Authors: Rooh- Allah Yegane, Mohammad Bashashati, Reza Bashtar and Mina Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:4

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  24. Idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (or abdominal cocoon) is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction, especially in adult population. Diagnosis is usually incidental at laparotomy. We discuss one s...

    Authors: Costas Serafimidis, Ioannis Katsarolis, Spyros Vernadakis, George Rallis, George Giannopoulos, Nikolaos Legakis and George Peros

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:3

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  25. Paraesophageal hernias are quite common and sometimes feared due to the risk of incarceration and strangulation of any herniated organ. The hereby reported combination of an incarcerated paraesophageal hernia ...

    Authors: Mikael Ekelund, Else Ribbe, Julian Willner and Thomas Zilling

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2006 6:1

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  26. land-White-Garland syndrome (anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery) is a rare disease which may result in myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and sometimes death du...

    Authors: N Barbetakis, A Efstathiou, N Efstathiou, P Papagiannopoulou, V Soulountsi and I Fessatidis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:23

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  27. Chronic human sepsis often is characterised by the compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome (CARS). During CARS, anti-inflammatory cytokines depress the inflammatory response leading to secondary and o...

    Authors: Carsten J Krones, Bernd Klosterhalfen, Michael Anurov, Michael Stumpf, Uwe Klinge, Alexander P Oettinger and Volker Schumpelick

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:22

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is an epithelium-lined communication between the rectum and vagina. Most RVFs are acquired, the most common cause being obstetric trauma. Most of the high RVFs are repaired by conven...

    Authors: Saravanan S Kumaran, Chinnusamy Palanivelu, Alfie J Kavalakat, Ramakrishnan Parthasarathi and Murugayyan Neelayathatchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:20

    Content type: Technical advance

    Published on:

  29. Despite dramatic improvements in the management of burns, infection still remains a serious risk for the burn patient. The aim of this study was to shed light on the impact of acute burn injury with or without...

    Authors: Lars Steinstraesser, Olaf Burkhard, Ming H Fan, Frank Jacobsen, Marcus Lehnhardt, Grace Su, Adrien Daigeler, Hans U Steinau, Daniel Remick and Stewart C Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:19

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. Kupffer cell-dependent ischemia / reperfusion (I/R) injury after liver transplantation is still of high clinical relevance, as it is strongly associated with primary dysfunction and primary nonfunction of the ...

    Authors: Steffen P Luntz, Kristina Unnebrink, Monika Seibert-Grafe, Hartwig Bunzendahl, Thomas W Kraus, Markus W Büchler, Ernst Klar and Peter Schemmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:18

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  31. In vitro studies show that new miniature cryoprobes are suitable for cryoablation of bone tissue. The aim of this animal trial on 24 sheep was to examine the perioperative complications, particularly the dange...

    Authors: Frank Popken, Peter Meschede, Heike Erberich, Timmo Koy, Marfalda Bosse, Jürgen H Fischer and Peer Eysel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:17

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. Duodenal ulcer perforations are a common surgical emergency, but literature is silent on the exact definition, incidence, management and complications of large perforations of duodenal ulcers.

    Authors: Sanjay Gupta, Robin Kaushik, Rajeev Sharma and Ashok Attri

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:15

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. Over the last decade, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has gained worldwide acceptance and considered to be as "gold standard" in the surgical management of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. However, the incidence ...

    Authors: Yavuz Selim Sari, Vahit Tunali, Kamer Tomaoglu, Binnur Karagöz, Ayhan Güneyİ and İbrahim KaragöZ

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:14

    Content type: Technical advance

    Published on: