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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    There are two ways to open the abdominal cavity in elective general surgery: vertically or transversely. Various clinical studies and a meta-analysis have postulated that the transverse approach is superior to...

    Authors: Margot A Reidel, Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Christoph M Seiler, Christine Knauer, Johann Motsch, Norbert Victor and Markus W Büchler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:9

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Perforation of gut by sharp metallic objects is rare and rarer still is their migration to sites like liver. The symptoms may be non-specific and the discovery of foreign body may come as a radiological surpri...

    Authors: Chintamani, Vinay Singhal, Parminder Lubhana, Rakesh Durkhere and Shabnam Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:8

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    Renal impairment is one of the predictors of mortality in cardiac surgery. Usually a binarized value of serum creatinine is used to assess the renal function in risk models. Creatinine clearance can be easily ...

    Authors: Jörg Walter, Amir Mortasawi, Bert Arnrich, Alexander Albert, Inez Frerichs, Ulrich Rosendahl and Jürgen Ennker

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:4

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  4. Content type: Research article

    So far, modern miniature cryoprobes were used for local destruction of soft tissue tumours without damaging the adjacent healthy tissue. In this study, cryoablation methodology was applied to bone and the cool...

    Authors: Frank Popken, Marc Land, Heike Erberich, Marfalda Bosse, Dietmar-Pierree König and Peer Eysel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:3

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  5. Content type: Case report

    There is only one previous case report of a poorly differentiated carcinoma arising from an adenolymphoma of the parotid gland (Warthin's tumour). The absence of clinical symptoms, and the aspecificity of the ...

    Authors: Stefano Ferrero, Laura Cattaneo, Andrea Peri, Paola Braidotti, Ugo Cioffi, Gabriele Scaramellini, Michele M Ciulla, Matilde De Simone, Carmelo Arizzi and Lorenzo Pignataro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of older patients in cardiac surgery is continuously increasing. 37% of patients undergoing heart surgery in Germany in the year 2000 were 70 years of age and older. We have studied the role of ...

    Authors: Amir Mortasawi, Bert Arnrich, Ulrich Rosendahl, Inez Frerichs, Alexander Albert, Jörg Walter and Jürgen Ennker

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:8

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of HIV infection and AIDS is rising in Nigeria. Surgeons are at risk of occupationally acquired infection as a result of intimate contact with the blood and body fluids of patients. This study se...

    Authors: Clement A Adebamowo, Emma R Ezeome, Johnson A Ajuwon and Temidayo O Ogundiran

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Existing animal models provide only indirect information about the pathogenesis of infections caused by indigenous gastrointestinal microflora and the kinetics of bacterial translocation. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Stephan Samel, Michael Keese, Martha Kleczka, Sybille Lanig, Norbert Gretz, Mathias Hafner, Jörg Sturm and Stefan Post

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Canadian trauma units have relatively little experience with major cardiac trauma (disruption of a cardiac chamber) so injury outcome may not be comparable to that reported from other countries. We compared ou...

    Authors: Khaled Alanezi, G Scott Milencoff, Frank GH Baillie, Andre Lamy and John D Urschel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:4

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Suspected acute appendicitis is the most frequent cause for emergency operations in visceral surgery worldwide. In approximately twenty percent of all cases however, the diagnosis is incorrect and patients und...

    Authors: Lucas M Bachmann, Dominique B Bischof, Stephan A Bischofberger, Marco G Bonani, Franziska M Osann and Johann Steurer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:2

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The relatively rare carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a neoplasia with a good prognosis compared to pancreatic cancer. Preoperative staging is important in planning the most suitable surgical intervention.

    Authors: Panagiotis Skordilis, Ioannis A Mouzas, Philippos D Dimoulios, Georgios Alexandrakis, Joanna Moschandrea and Elias Kouroumalis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the feasibility of using 2-mm laparoscopic instruments to perform an appendectomy in patients with clinically suspected acute appendicitis and compare the outc...

    Authors: Gamal Mostafa, Brent D Matthews, Ronald F Sing, Kent W Kercher and B Todd Heniford

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recurrences have been a significant problem following hernia repair. Prosthetic materials have been increasingly used in hernia repair to prevent recurrences. Their use has been associated with several advanta...

    Authors: George H Sakorafas, Ioannis Halikias, Christos Nissotakis, Nikolaos Kotsifopoulos, Alexios Stavrou, Constantinos Antonopoulos and George A Kassaras

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a promising alternative to open surgery although concerns exist in regard to laparoscopic treatment of pheocromocytoma. This report compares the outcome of laparoscopic and conven...

    Authors: Bjørn Edwin, Airazat M Kazaryan, Tom Mala, Per F Pfeffer, Tor Inge Tønnessen and Erik Fosse

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:2

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