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  1. Content type: Case report

    Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is an extremely rare neoplasm that tends to occur in the lower limbs of children and adolescents. Metastatic breast tumors constitute 0.5–2.0% of all malignant mammary neoplas...

    Authors: Yuka Asano, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Koji Takada, Sadao Tokimasa, Tsutomu Takashima, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:30

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    Subchondral bone is commonly affected in cases of giant cell tumour (GCT) of the proximal tibia. Numerous studies have stated that retaining a sufficient subchondral bone layer could decrease the possibilities...

    Authors: Minxun Lu, Jie Wang, Fan Tang, Li Min, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang and Chongqi Tu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:29

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Gastroparesis is a syndrome characterized by delayed gastric emptying with associated symptoms. It was reported that the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis had been greatly improved by transpyloric stent place...

    Authors: Guo-Gang Liang, Qing-Kai Zhang, Gui-Xin Zhang and Mu-Cang Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:27

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Subdural effusion with hydrocephalus (SDEH) is a rare complication of traumatic brain injury, especially following decompressive craniectomy (DC) for posttraumatic cerebral infarction. The diagnosis and treatm...

    Authors: Ruhong Wu, Yun Ye, Tao Ma, Geng Jia and Huaping Qin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:26

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Monobloc resection of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) has a major impact on overall survival and local recurrence. Anatomical boundaries, such as the sciatic notch, increase the risk of fragmentation of the lesion...

    Authors: Elodie Gaignard, Dimitri Tzanis, Toufik Bouhadiba, David C. Kieser, Fabien Robin, Damien Bergeat, Bernard Meunier and Sylvie Bonvalot

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:24

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous transhepatic portal embolization (PTPE) is useful for safe major hepatectomy. This study investigated the correlation between hepatic hypertrophy and hemodynamics of portal venous flow by ultrasou...

    Authors: Shingo Shimada, Toshiya Kamiyama, Hideki Yokoo, Tatsuya Orimo, Kenji Wakayama, Akihisa Nagatsu, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Hirofumi Kamachi, Daisuke Abo, Yusuke Sakuhara and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:23

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although the effect of the recent Greek economic crisis and austerity on the population’s health and the health system effectiveness have been discussed a lot recently, data on common surgical conditions affec...

    Authors: Ioannis G. Karavokyros, George I. Kirkilessis, Demetrios Schizas, Georgios Chelidonis, Emmanouil Pikoulis and John Griniatsos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:18

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Hepatic portal vein gas (HPVG) is a rare acute abdomen, which is not an independent disease. Meanwhile, HPVG combined with appendicitis has been rarely reported. We found only a similar report by looking for l...

    Authors: Haimin Chen, Qingsong Wu, Hongcai Fang, Bo Liang and Lu Fang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:17

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the perioperative and long-term results of intrahepatic bile duct exploration lithotomy (IHBDIL) combined with hepatectomy for patients with complicated bilateral primary hepatolithiasis.

    Authors: En-liang Li, Rong-fa Yuan, Wen-jun Liao, Qian Feng, Jun Lei, Xiang-bao Yin, Lin-quan Wu and Jiang-hua Shao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:16

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To improve prognosis after esophageal surgery, intraoperative fluid optimization is important. Herein, we hypothesized that hydroxyethyl starch administration during esophagectomy reduce the total amount of fl...

    Authors: Jun-Young Jo, Wook-Jong Kim, Dae-Kee Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Eun-Ho Lee and In-Cheol Choi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:15

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Chest wall necrosis can manifest as a late effect of radiation therapy for breast cancer. Only two cases of fistulas communicating with the respiratory tract as a result of radiation-induced necrosis of the lu...

    Authors: Ryuichi Azuma, Masahito Kajita, Satoshi Kubo and Tomoharu Kiyosawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:14

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Angiolipoma is a rare, benign tumor that primarily develops in the limbs and trunk. The occurrence of angiolipoma in the lungs is extremely rare; to date, only two cases of primary bronchial angiolipoma have b...

    Authors: Satoshi Kamata, Itaru Ishida, Takafumi Sugawara, Hiroshi Yaegashi and Hiroyuki Oura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:13

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the perioperative complications and the long-term pancreatic survival outcomes in patients treated with radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) and distal pancreatectomy (DP).

    Authors: Quanyu Zhou, Fengwei-Gao, Jie Gong, Qingyun Xie, Yu Liu, Qing Wang and Zehua Lei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:12

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Spinal arachnoid cysts are rare and have varied clinical manifestations depending on the affected spinal region and nerve roots. A complete cyst excision with fistula closure is the first choice of treatment. ...

    Authors: Guang-Yu Ying, Kai-Sheng Chang, Ya-Juan Tang, Chun-Yuan Cheng, Yong-Jian Zhu and Chien-Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:11

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Abdominal wall surgical site complications following renal transplantation can be challenging to manage. A sub-group of these recipients will require operative management or advanced wound care such as negativ...

    Authors: Ngee-Soon Lau, Nima Ahmadi and Deborah Verran

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:10

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ileal ureter replacement is an alternative treatment for various length ureter defects. We present our experience and outcome of ileal ureter replacement in China.

    Authors: Wenlong Zhong, Peng Hong, Guangpu Ding, Kunlin Yang, Xuesong Li, Junsheng Bao, Guochang Bao, Liang Cui, Changping Men, Zhe Li, Peng Zhang, Ning Chu and Liqun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:9

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Liver is a common location of colorectal metastasis, but intrabiliary growth of liver metastasis is not well recognized. Furthermore, intrabiliary metastasis that discovered over 10 years after excision has ra...

    Authors: Shin Sasaki, Yoriko Nomura, Shogo Fukutomi, Nobuhisa Shirahama, Hironori Kusano, Jun Akiba, Hisamune Sakai, Toru Hisaka, Osamu Nakashima, Hirohisa Yano, Yoshito Akagi, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Koji Okuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:8

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have emphasized the importance of restoring thoracic kyphosis (TK) in the setting of AIS, but very few have discussed changes in cervical spine alignment following surgery. Aim of this study wa...

    Authors: W. Pepke, H. Almansour, R. Lafage, B. G. Diebo, B. Wiedenhöfer, F. Schwab, V. Lafage and M. Akbar

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:7

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (LPEC) has become a common procedure for repairing inguinal hernia. As a laparoscopic approach, pediatric surgical trainees require more training to learn LPEC...

    Authors: Soichi Shibuya, Naho Fujiwara, Takanori Ochi, Momoko Wada, Toshiaki Takahashi, Kyeong Deok Lee and Eiji Miyazaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:6

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a rare tumor entity. Radical surgical resection is currently considered the best treatment choice. The aim of this analysis is to report our experience with surgery for PHA.

    Authors: Verena Tripke, Stefan Heinrich, Tobias Huber, Jens Mittler, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Beate K. Straub and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:5

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  21. Content type: Research article

    A variety of effective methods for treatment of hemorrhoids has been proposed. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of studies comparing transanal hemorrhoidal dearterilization (THD) and conven...

    Authors: V. Popov, A. Yonkov, E. Arabadzhieva, E. Zhivkov, S. Bonev, D. Bulanov, V. Tasev, G. Korukov, L. Simonova, N. Kandilarov, A. Taseva and V. Dimitrova

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:4

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Intrahepatic subcapsular hematoma (ISH) is an extremely rare, life-threatening complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Only few cases have been reported. Herein, we reported a rare giant ISH afte...

    Authors: Qiao-fei Liu, Ling-ling Bian, Meng-qing Sun, Rong-hua Zhang, Wei-bin Wang, Yong-ning Li and Jun-chao Guo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:3

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  23. Content type: Case report

    The spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder is extremely rare, majority of ruptures occur secondary to traumatic injuries. Here, we report a case of spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder with probably cause of...

    Authors: Zhilong Ma, Bin Xu, Long Wang, Yukan Mao, Bo Zhou, Zhenshun Song and Tingsong Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:2

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate morbidity, mortality, postoperative function and recurrences in patients treated by Altemeier’s rectosigmoidectomy for complete rectal prolapse in a referral...

    Authors: Mario Trompetto, Roberta Tutino, Alberto Realis Luc, Eugenio Novelli, Gaetano Gallo and Giuseppe Clerico

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:1

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Liver transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage liver disease. The interruption of the blood supply to the donor liver during cold storage damages the liver, affecting how well the liver will functio...

    Authors: Duilio Pagano, Elisabetta Oliva, Simone Khouzam, Fabio Tuzzolino, Davide Cintorino, Sergio Li Petri, Fabrizio di Francesco, Calogero Ricotta, Pasquale Bonsignore, Alessandro Tropea, Sergio Calamia, Federico Costanzo, Angelo Luca and Salvatore Gruttadauria

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:122

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  26. Content type: Case report

    The diagnosis of paraduodenal hernia is still a challenge in clinical practice due to lacking of specific symptoms. Case presentation: An 83-yr-old male patient presented to our department due to severe abdomi...

    Authors: Chong Jin, Jinggang Mo, Guoyu Wang, Hao Jiang, Yifu Feng and Song Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:120

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Spleen leaves its normal anatomical position and appears in other locations, which is called ectopic spleen. It is most commonly found in the abdomen or pelvis with seeding of the peritoneum, omentum or mesent...

    Authors: Yumeng Niu, Wenzhou Liu, Lei Xian, Tao Liu, Chusheng Huang and Shengzhuang Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:119

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) has been identified to be effective and safe for elderly patients (≥70 years). This study aims to assess the short-and long-term outcome of totally laparoscopic liver resection fo...

    Authors: Xin Yu, Yan Chun Yan, Gang Chen and Hong Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:118

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Based on epidemiological and clinical data acute appendicitis can present either as uncomplicated (70–80%) or complicated (20–30%) disease. Recent studies have shown that antibiotic therapy is both safe and co...

    Authors: J. Haijanen, S. Sippola, J. Grönroos, T. Rautio, P. Nordström, T. Rantanen, M. Aarnio, I. Ilves, S. Hurme, H. Marttila, J. Virtanen, A. Mattila, H. Paajanen and P. Salminen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:117

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Synovial cyst of the hip joint is a rare clinical condition in need of evidence-based guidelines for its diagnosis and management. Normally, synovial cyst of the hip joint requires no treatment, but when it in...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Jiang Shao, Chenyang Qiu, Yu Chen and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:113

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) performed after the mild acute biliary pancreatitis (MABP) is still controversial. We conducted a review to compare same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy (...

    Authors: Yun-Xiao Lyu, Yun-Xiao Cheng, Hang-Fei Jin, Xin Jin, Bin Cheng and Dian Lu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:111

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Spigelian hernia (SH) is rare and constitutes less than 2% of all hernias. It is reported that more than 90% of SHs lie in the “Spigelian belt”, but SH in the upper abdominal wall is extremely uncommon. Here, ...

    Authors: Zhou Ye, Mo-Jin Wang, Li-Fen Bai, Han-Xiang Zhuang and Wen Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:109

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is regarded as a second-line treatment for medically refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), but the predictive factors for the long-term postoperative responses to ...

    Authors: Rui Liao, Pei-Yuan Tang, Jun-Feng Song, Ke-Le Qin, Xun Wang and Xiong Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:108

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic Kasai portoenterostomy (LKPE) is performed for biliary atresia (BA). As LKPE is a technically demanding operation, a learning curve should be defined to guide training. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Yi Ji, Kaiying Yang, Xuepeng Zhang, Siyuan Chen and Zhicheng Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:107

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  35. Content type: Case report

    While LAGB has become uncommon in the bariatric surgery practice, band removal with or without revision surgery is still common. Retained postoperative foreign body, of which surgical sponges are the most comm...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghazal, Mourad Niazi, Israa Kannas, Asmaa Alhasan and Hanadi Hawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:106

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Incisional heia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy. The use of mesh in hernia repair has been reported to lead to fewer recurrences compared to primary repair. However, in Ventral Hernia Working ...

    Authors: M. M. J. van Rooijen, A. P. Jairam, T. Tollens, L. N. Jørgensen, T. S. de Vries Reilingh, G. Piessen, F. Köckerling, M. Miserez, A. C. J. Windsor, F. Berrevoet, R. H. Fortelny, B. Dousset, G. Woeste, H. L. van Westreenen, F. Gossetti, J. F. Lange…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:104

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Adrenal cavernous hemangiomas are very rare benign tumors that usually present as incidental findings on abdominal imaging. Preoperative differential diagnosis from other benign or malignant adrenal neoplasms ...

    Authors: Carlo V. Feo, Alessandro De Troia, Massimo Pedriali, Simone Sala, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Paolo Carcoforo and Claudio F. Feo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:103

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infections complicate elective laparoscopic cholecystectomies in 2,4-3,2% of cases. During the operation the gallbladder is commonly extracted with a retrieval bag. We conducted a meta-analysis t...

    Authors: Davide La Regina, Francesco Mongelli, Stefano Cafarotti, Andrea Saporito, Marcello Ceppi, Matteo Di Giuseppe and Antonjacopo Ferrario di Tor Vajana

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:102

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Blunt pelvic injuries are often associated with pelvic fractures and injuries to the rectum and genitourinary tract. Pelvic fractures can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage, which is a common cause of morbidi...

    Authors: Myoung Jun Kim, Jae Gil Lee and Seung Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:101

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is the therapeutic choice for type B aortic dissection. One of the most unfavored complications of this procedure is hemorrhage, which has a low incidence but high m...

    Authors: Hongwei Zhang, Bangsheng Jia, Ling Zeng, Zhenghua Xiao, Jiayu Shen, Hong Qian, Eryong Zhang and Jia Hu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:100

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Early relaparotomy is defined as relaparotomy within the first 30 days following surgery. The aim of this study is to explore the indications, outcomes and factors associated with relaparotomy in our pediatric...

    Authors: Tihitena Negussie, Abay Gosaye and Belachew Dejene

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:99

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  42. Content type: Case report

    The dermoid cyst considered a cystic teratoma derived from embryonic germinal epithelium is a slow-growing benign tumour. Dermoid cysts may occur in the orbital and periorbital region in paediatric patients an...

    Authors: Ma. Luisa Villalón, Ma. De Los Ángeles Leal, José R. Chávez, Eduardo M. Santillán, Ismael Lares-Asseff, Verónica Loera, Laura Valencia, Blanca Camacho, Brenda Alvarado, Vilma Cervantes, Leslie Patrón and Horacio Almanza

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:98

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Surgical management of complex perianal fistula associated with pararectal cavities can be challenging. We hypothesised that healing of the pararectal cavities prior to healing of the fistula leads to a better...

    Authors: Supul Banagala, Umesh Jayarajah, Isuru Almeida and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:95

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of perioperative surgical complications is a worldwide issue: In many cases, these events are preventable. Audio-video recording during laparoscopic surgery provides useful information for the p...

    Authors: Hannah Bergström, Lars-Göran Larsson and Erik Stenberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:92

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