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  1. Laparoscopic mesh-reinforcement of the hiatal region in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and paraesophageal hernia (PEH) reduces the risk of recurrence. However, there are still controve...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kämmer, Petra Lynen Jansen, Michael Anurov, Svetlana Titkova, Alexander Öttinger, Raphael Rosch, Volker Schumpelick and Marc Jansen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:7

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Surgical hepatic resection remains the treatment of choice for patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer despite the use of alternative therapeutic strategies. Although this procedure provides long...

    Authors: T Schmidt, M Koch, D Antolovic, C Reissfelder, FH Schmitz-Winnenthal, NN Rahbari, J Schmidt, CM Seiler, MW Büchler and J Weitz

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Wound infection is a common complication in diabetic patients. The progressive spread of infections and development of drug-resistant strains underline the need for further insights into bacterial behavior in ...

    Authors: Tobias Hirsch, Malte Spielmann, Baraa Zuhaili, Till Koehler, Magdalena Fossum, Hans-Ulrich Steinau, Feng Yao, Lars Steinstraesser, Andrew B Onderdonk and Elof Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Two unfortunate outcomes for patients treated surgically for rectal cancer are placement of a permanent colostomy and local tumor recurrence. Total mesorectal excision is a new technique for rectal cancer surg...

    Authors: Marko Simunovic, Charles Goldsmith, Lehana Thabane, Robin McLeod, Franco DeNardi, Timothy J Whelan and Mark N Levine

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Oesophagectomy for cancers is a major operation with significant blood loss and usage. Concerns exist about the side effects of blood transfusion, cost and availability of donated blood. We are not aware of an...

    Authors: Abraham A Ayantunde, Ming Y Ng, Saurov Pal, Neil T Welch and Simon L Parsons

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Major surgical procedures facilitate systemic endotoxinemia and formation of free radicals with subsequent inflammatory changes that can influence the postoperative course. Experimental data suggest that preop...

    Authors: Peter Schemmer, Arash Nickkholgh, Heinz Schneider, Michael Sobirey, Markus Weigand, Moritz Koch, Jürgen Weitz and Markus W Büchler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Preoperative radiotherapy of the pelvic abdomen presents with complications mostly affecting the small bowel. The aim of this study was to define the features of early radiation-induced injury on small bowel.

    Authors: Andrea Polistena, Louis Banka Johnson, Salomé Ohiami-Masseron, Lena Wittgren, Sven Bäck, Charlotte Thornberg, Virgil Gadaleanu, Diya Adawi and Bengt Jeppsson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Examining the quality of life (QOL) of patients before ICU admission will allow outcome variables to be compared and analyzed in relation to it. The objective of this study was to analyze QOL of patients befor...

    Authors: Fernando J Abelha, Cristina C Santos and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed procedures in Switzerland (15'000/year). The most common complication postoperatively is development of chronic pain in up to 30% of all patients ...

    Authors: Philipp Honigmann, Henning Fischer, Anita Kurmann, Laurent Audigé, Guido Schüpfer and Jürg Metzger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Dissection of the lymphatic structures in the neck is an integral part of the management of many head and neck cancers.

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Seyed Ahmad Reza Nouraei, Sandeep Singh, Peter Clarke, Peter Rhys-Evans, Colin Hopper, David Howard, Anthony Wright, Holger Sudhoff, Cyril Fisher and Ann Sandison

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:21

    Content type: Technical advance

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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