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  1. Content type: Research article

    Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare condition with abdominal symptoms. Accepted treatment options are open release of median arcuate ligament, laparoscopic release of edian arcuate ligament, robot-assis...

    Authors: Mansur Duran, Florian Simon, Neslihan Ertas, Hubert Schelzig and Nikolaos Floros

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:95

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. While surgical resection remains the foundation for potentially curative treatment, survival benefit is achieved with adjuvant oncological...

    Authors: Knut Jørgen Labori, Kristoffer Lassen, Dag Hoem, Jon Erik Grønbech, Jon Arne Søreide, Kim Mortensen, Rune Smaaland, Halfdan Sorbye, Caroline Verbeke and Svein Dueland

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:94

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery are being employed with increasing frequency around the world, primarily in order to improve the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy (...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Bin Zhang, Hendi Maher, Xian-fa Wang and Xiu-jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:93

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decade, mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) and single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) have been the two main successful mini-invasive surgical interventions for the treatment of cho...

    Authors: Xuan Tan, Guobin Wang, Yong Tang, Jie Bai, Kaixiong Tao and Lin Ye

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:91

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to reveal the appropriate timing for the intravenous administration of flurbiprofen axetil for preventing mesenteric traction syndrome (MTS), caused by prostacyclin release.

    Authors: Hidemasa Takahashi, Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Ryo Iwamoto, Makoto Arita, Hiroyuki Arai and Takeo Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:90

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Angioembolization is the method of choice for treating haemorrhage after blunt pelvic trauma. The aim of this study was to determine technical factors related to endovascular procedures which might be related ...

    Authors: Rafael Rehwald, Elisabeth Schönherr, Johannes Petersen, Hans-Christian Jeske, Anna Fialkovska, Anna Katharina Luger, Astrid Ellen Grams, Alexander Loizides, Werner Jaschke and Bernhard Glodny

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:89

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  7. Content type: Technical advance

    Donor organ shortage is a significant problem in kidney transplantation. Improvement of perfusion techniques can increase the number of available organs. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficiency ...

    Authors: Xiuwu Han, Xuhui Zhu, Tao Li, Yansheng Li, Hui Shan, Peng Zhang and Bulang He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:88

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We reviewed our experience with patients presenting with trauma and peritonitis who underwent an open abdomen (OA) procedure, and compared outcomes between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and a modified...

    Authors: Giulia Montori, Niccolò Allievi, Federico Coccolini, Leonardo Solaini, Luca Campanati, Marco Ceresoli, Paola Fugazzola, Roberto Manfredi, Stefano Magnone, Matteo Tomasoni and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:86

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Chronic debilitating pain is a rare but significant cause of postoperative morbidity after inguinal surgery. Such pain is usually of neuropathic origin and frequently caused by intraoperative nerve damage. In ...

    Authors: Ioannis Karampinis, Johannes Weiss, Lothar Pilz, Stefan Post and Florian Herrle

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:85

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The presence and the prognostic significance of perigastric tumor deposits (TDs) in primary gastric cancer have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance p...

    Authors: Shrestha Anup, Jun Lu, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Qian Yu, Ying-Hong Yang and Chang-Ming Huang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:84

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Hyperlordosis is common in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which cannot be controlled by bracing. While the surgical treatment is neither reported nor recommended in previous studies, we report ...

    Authors: Haining Tan, Fan Feng, Youxi Lin, Chong Chen, Zheng Li and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:83

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Spinal brucellosis is a less commonly reported infectious spinal pathology. There are few reports regarding the surgical treatment of spinal brucellosis in existing literature. This retrospective study was con...

    Authors: Yakefu Abulizi, Wei-Dong Liang, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Maierdan Maimaiti and Wei-Bin Sheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:82

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Common complications of pelvic fractures include visceral injury, large-volume hemorrhage, genitourinary injury, rectal injury, and pulmonary embolism. On the other hand, traumatic hernia is a rare complicatio...

    Authors: Ryota Tanaka, Hisashi Nagahara, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hiroshi Ohtani, Masatsune Shibutani, Tatsuro Tamura, Tetsuro Ikeya, Kenji Sugano, Yasuhito Iseki, Katsunobu Sakurai, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Ryosuke Amano, Naoshi Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:81

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cost reduction measures in medicine are gaining greater importance nowadays, especially in high-volume procedures such as laparoscopic appendectomy (LAE). Currently there are two common methods of dissecting t...

    Authors: Matthias Mehdorn, Olaf Schürmann, H. Maximilian Mehdorn and Ines Gockel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:80

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  15. Content type: Research article

    One–stage laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) stone clearance and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCBDE+LC) for cholecystocholedocholithiasis ( CCL) can be performed with similar short and long-term outcomes tha...

    Authors: Anne Mattila, Johanna Mrena and Ilmo Kellokumpu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:79

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Surgical-site infections due to intraoperative contamination are chiefly ascribable to airborne particles carrying microorganisms. The purpose of this study is to identify the actions that increase the number ...

    Authors: Chieko Noguchi, Hironobu Koseki, Hidehiko Horiuchi, Akihiko Yonekura, Masato Tomita, Takashi Higuchi, Shinya Sunagawa and Makoto Osaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:78

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Since its introduction, the Revised Trauma Score (RTS) has been widely used to determine the prognosis of trauma patients. Recent studies have revealed a need to change the parameters of the RTS. We have desig...

    Authors: Jin Hee Jeong, Yong Joo Park, Dong Hoon Kim, Tae Yun Kim, Changwoo Kang, Soo Hoon Lee, Sang Bong Lee, Seong Chun Kim and Daesung Lim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:77

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Although ectopic pancreatic tissue is common in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the incidence of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the jejunum is low, and malignant transformation in ectopic pancreatic tissue is ...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Takahito Yagi, Takehiro Tanaka, Yuzo Umeda, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:75

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Adrenal myelolipoma is an uncommon, benign, and hormonally non-functioning tumor that is composed of mature adipose tissue and normal hematopoietic tissue. Most cases to date are asymptomatic or have epigastri...

    Authors: Hui-Pu Liu, Wen-Yen Chang, Shan-Tao Chien, Chin-Wen Hsu, Yu-Chiuan Wu, Wen-Ching Kung, Chun-Min Su and Ping-Hung Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:74

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic resection (ER) has been widely accepted as the standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, in patients considered to have undergone non-curative ER due to their potential risk of lym...

    Authors: Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Masahiko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Kagawa, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Yoshiro Kawahara, Shunsuke Kagawa, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:72

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  21. Content type: Research article

    While immunohistochemistry (IHC) methods have been widely conducted for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) in developed countries, there are very few studies on their use in developing countries wher...

    Authors: Josephine Amanda Setiadi, Andi Dwihantoro, Kristy Iskandar, Didik Setyo Heriyanto and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:71

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Body surface area (BSA) is a biometric unit to measure the body size. Its clinical significance in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was rarely understood. We aimed to estimate the predictive value o...

    Authors: Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Yongjiang Li and Guowei Che

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:69

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  23. Content type: Research article

    As life expectancy continues to increase around the world, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could be beneficial for octogenarian and older gastric cancer patients.

    Authors: Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr and Wen-Liang Fang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:68

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS), first reported by Strasberg in 2003, has attracted increasing attention in the treatment of left-sided pancreatic cancer. The limited number of cases eli...

    Authors: Feng Cao, Jia Li, Ang Li and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:67

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Presence of retro-aortic left renal vein poses special challenge in creating spleno-renal shunt potentially increasing the chance of shunt failure. The technical feasibility and successful outcome of splenectomy ...

    Authors: Sundeep Jain, Mukesh Kalla, Adil Suleman and Alok Verma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:65

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage.

    Authors: Gaosong Wu and Kun Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:66

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes follo...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:64

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Kimura’s disease (KD; eosinophilic granuloma of soft tissue) is an inflammatory granulomatous disorder of unknown cause with eosinophilic infiltration that occurs mainly in soft tissue. KD occurs mainly in the...

    Authors: Kenji Kuroda, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Hitoshi Teraoka, Haruhito Kinoshita, Mikio Nanbara, Eiji Noda, Takaaki Chikugo, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:63

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  29. Content type: Research article

    An e-health care program has previously shown to have a positive effect on return to work, quality of life and pain in patients who underwent gynaecological surgery. Plausibly, providing the care program to a ...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Esther V.A. Bouwsma, Baukje van den Heuvel, H. Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R. Anema and Judith A.F. Huirne

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:61

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such...

    Authors: Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue and Hiroki Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:59

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation is the second most common complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The effectiveness of soft tissue repair to reduce dislocation rate is still debated and thus a meta-analysis was conducted.

    Authors: Yiqin Zhou, Shiqi Cao, Lintao Li, Manoj Narava, Qiwei Fu and Qirong Qian

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:60

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Although drainage of pancreatic anastomoses after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still debated, it remains recommended, especially in patients with a high risk of post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Mod...

    Authors: Ophélie Aumont, Aurélien Dupré, Adeline Abjean, Bruno Pereira, Julie Veziant, Bertrand Le Roy, Denis Pezet, Emmanuel Buc and Johan Gagnière

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:58

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  33. Content type: Technical advance

    Limb length discrepancy is one of the most common complications after hip arthroplasty. We developed a device - intraoperative limb-length measurement and osteotomy device (ILMOD), and applied it to patients w...

    Authors: Zhanle Zheng, Lei Yang, Yanling Su, Xian Yu, Zhiyong Hou and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:57

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative recovery after abdominal surgery is measured mostly based on subjective or self-reported data. In this article we aim to evaluate whether recovery of daily physical activity levels can be measure...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Baukje van den Heuvel, Boudewijn J. Dwars, W. J. H. Jeroen Meijerink, H. Jaap Bonjer, Judith A. F. Huirne and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:56

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  35. Content type: Research article

    A clear survival benefit has been reported for lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer, and several clinicopathological prognostic factors have been proposed in the past. However, clinical advances, such as ...

    Authors: Shintaro Yokoyama, Masahiro Mitsuoka, Tetsushi Kinugasa, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Ryoichi Matsumoto, Daigo Murakami, Tatsuya Nishi, Koichi Yoshiyama, Masaki Kashihara, Shinzo Takamori and Yoshito Akagi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:54

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) and Lichtenstein operation are established methods for inguinal hernia repair in clinical practice. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled studies, comparing those two metho...

    Authors: Uwe Scheuermann, Stefan Niebisch, Orestis Lyros, Boris Jansen-Winkeln and Ines Gockel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:55

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examinatio...

    Authors: Alexander Betzler, Soeren T. Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E. Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch and Marius Distler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:53

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  38. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study aimed to investigate the incidence of each type of accessory hepatic duct by drip infusion cholangiography with CT (DIC-CT).

    Authors: Hiromichi Ishii, Akinori Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fukami, Riho Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Tada, Hiroki Takeshita, Seiji Umehara, Hiroyuki Izumi, Naoki Tani, Masahide Yamaguchi and Tetsuro Yamane

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:52

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Subxiphoid incisional hernia occurs as a complication following median sternotomy and are difficult to repair. We present recent data of a standardized technique for correction of subxiphoid incisional hernias...

    Authors: Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fabio Yuji Suguita, Felipe Futema Essu, Lucas Torres Oliveira, Matheus Belloni Torsani, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:51

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) has demonstrated to be feasible and safe in the presence of very large uteri. However, it is currently difficult to establish the upper uterine weight limit for successful...

    Authors: Antonio Macciò, Paraskevas Kotsonis, Fabrizio Lavra, Giacomo Chiappe, Daniela Sanna, Fausto Zamboni and Clelia Madeddu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:50

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Nodal skip metastasis is a prognostic factor in some sites of malignancies, but its role in esophageal cancer is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate occurrence and effect of nodal skip metast...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Rita Alfieri, Marco Scarpa, Matteo Cagol, Alberto Ruol, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge, Ermanno Ancona and Carlo Castoro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:49

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Hemolytic transfusion reactions and transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) are life-threatening complications associated with the transfusion of blood products. Hemorrhage is one of the most common surg...

    Authors: Tim N. Beck, Natalee G. Young, Michelle L. Erickson and Ignacio Prats

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:48

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  43. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate feasibility and benefits of intracorporeal anastomosis, we compared short-term surgical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Kim, Kyong-Hwa Jun and Hyung-Min Chin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:45

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Implant breakage after the fixation of traumatic fractures is rare; however, when it occurs, it is debilitating for the patients and a challenge for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to analyze and ident...

    Authors: Hongzhi Lv, Wenli Chang, Peizhi Yuwen, Na Yang, Xiaoli Yan and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:46

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