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  1. The posterior and anterior circumflex humeral artery (PCHA and ACHA) are crucial for the blood supply of humeral head. We aimed to identify simple landmarks for guiding the quick access to PCHA and ACHA, which...

    Authors: Yi-xin Chen, Yi Zhu, Fu-hua Wu, Xin Zheng, Yu-fan Wangyang, Han Yuan, Xiao-xiao Xie, Dong-ya Li, Chang-jun Wang and Hong-fei Shi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:39
  2. The Meigs' syndrome is a rare but well-known syndrome defined as the triad of benign solid ovarian tumor, ascites, and pleural effusion. Meigs' syndrome always requires surgical treatment. However, the optimal...

    Authors: Antonio Macciò, Clelia Madeddu, Paraskevas Kotsonis, Michele Pietrangeli and Anna Maria Paoletti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:38
  3. Gossypiboma is a term used to describe a mass that forms around a cotton sponge or abdominal compress accidentally left in a patient during surgery. Transmural migration of an intra-abdominal gossypiboma has b...

    Authors: Yun-Xiao Lv, Cheng-Chan Yu, Chun-Fang Tung and Cheng-Chung Wu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:36
  4. Spontaneous mesenteric haematoma is a rare condition that occurs due to localized bleeding in the mesenteric vascular tree of a bowel segment in the absence of an identifiable cause. Here we report a case of s...

    Authors: Hutan Ashrafian, James HR Manfield, Anuja Mitra, Derek J Boyle and Pawan Mathur
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:35
  5. It is speculated that blood transfusion may induce adverse consequences after cancer surgery due to immunosuppression. This study was intended to assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on the pro...

    Authors: Haixing Luan, Feng Ye, Lupeng Wu, Yanming Zhou and Jie Jiang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:34
  6. Evidence is accumulating that, similar to other ventral hernias, umbilical and epigastric hernias must be mesh repaired. The difficulties involved in mesh placement and in mesh-related complications could be t...

    Authors: Jeroen EH Ponten, Bart JM Leenders, Jan A Charbon, Tanja Lettinga - van de Poll, Jeroen Heemskerk, Ingrid S Martijnse, Joop LM Konsten and Simon W Nienhuijs
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:33
  7. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhymia, and it results in increased risk of thromboembolism and decreased cardiac function. In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concomitant radiofrequency ablation to...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yingbin Xiao, Ruiyan Ma, Baicheng Chen, Jia Hao, Chuan Qin, Wei Cheng and Renguo Wen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:32
  8. Urethral metastatic adenocarcinoma is extremely rare. Moreover, only 9 previous cases with metastases from colorectal cancer have been reported to date, and not much information on urethral metastases from col...

    Authors: Shinsuke Kazama, Joji Kitayama, Eiji Sunami, Aya Niimi, Akira Nomiya, Yukio Homma and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:31
  9. Craniospinal junction tumors are rare but severe lesions. Surgical stabilization has been established to be an ideal treatment for upper cervical tumor pathology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Jun Zou, Chenxi Yuan, Ruofu Zhu, Zhiming Zhang, Weimin Jiang and Huilin Yang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:30
  10. Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in China and the outcome of GC patients is poor. The aim of the research is to study the prognostic factors of gastric cancer patients who had cur...

    Authors: Wei-Juan Zeng, Wen-Qin Hu, Lin-Wei Wang, Shu-Guang Yan, Jian-Ding Li, Hao-Liang Zhao, Chun-Wei Peng, Gui-Fang Yang and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:29
  11. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the treatment of choice for gallbladder lesions, but it is not a pain-free procedure. This study explored the pain relief provided by combined wound and intraperito...

    Authors: Chun-Nan Yeh, Chun-Yi Tsai, Chi-Tung Cheng, Shang-Yu Wang, Yu-Yin Liu, Kun-Chun Chiang, Feng-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Chung Lin, Yi-Yin Jan and Miin-Fu Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:28
  12. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of totally implanted vascular devices (TIVAD) using different techniques of insertion.

    Authors: Elisa Granziera, Marco Scarpa, Angelo Ciccarese, Bogdan Filip, Matteo Cagol, Valentina Manfredi, Rita Alfieri, Connie Celentano, Sandra Cappellato, Carlo Castoro and Muzio Meroni
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:27
  13. The aim of the study was to evaluate total parathyroidectomy with trace amounts of parathyroid tissue (30 mg) as a surgical option in secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) treatment.

    Authors: Qingqing He, Dayong Zhuang, Luming Zheng, Ziyi Fan, Peng Zhou, Jian Zhu, Songjian Duan, Yanning Li, Yanming Ge, Zhen Lv and Lei Cao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:26
  14. We present a series of patients with blunt abdominal trauma who underwent damage control laparotomy (DCL) and introduce a nomogram that we created to predict survival among these patients.

    Authors: Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Chih-Yuan Fu, Shih-Ching Kang, Chun-Hsiang Ouyang, I-Ming Kuo, Jr-Rung Lin, Yu-Pao Hsu, Chun-Nan Yeh and Shao-Wei Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:24
  15. Infliximab, a TNF-α inhibitor, is a potent anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Recent studies have investigated the effect of infliximab treatment on postoperative complicat...

    Authors: Erik Frostberg, Petter Ström, Oke Gerke and Niels Qvist
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:23
  16. Radioguided surgery using 99m-Technetium-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) has been recommended for the surgical treatment of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas. However, high myocardial 99mTc-MIBI uptake may ...

    Authors: Thomas Schwarzlmüller, Katrin Brauckhoff, Kristian Løvås, Martin Biermann and Michael Brauckhoff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:22
  17. Pelvic floor hernias pose a diagnostic and a treatment challange. Neurofibromatosis is a rare systemic disease, and urinary tract involvement is rare.

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Chathuranga Tisara Keppetiyagama, Chandu De Silva, Neville D Perera and Dharmabandhu N Samarasekera
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:21
  18. Bariatric operations mostly combine a restrictive gastric component with a rerouting of the intestinal passage. The pylorus can thereby be alternatively preserved or excluded. With the aim of performing a “pyl...

    Authors: Jodok Matthias Grueneberger, Iwona Karcz-Socha, Goran Marjanovic, Simon Kuesters, Krystyna Zwirska-Korczala, Katharina Schmidt and W Konrad Karcz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:20
  19. Bony destructive injury of the calcaneus (BDIC) represents one of the most severe comminuted fractures of the calcaneus in which soft tissue coverage remains intact. The features of this injury include a colla...

    Authors: Yanling Su, Wei Chen, Qi Zhang, Song Liu, Tao Zhang and Yingze Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:19
  20. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. This procedure is increasingly performed with endoscopic techniques (laparoscopy). Many surgeons prefer to cover the hernia gap w...

    Authors: Sascha A Müller, Rene Warschkow, Ulrich Beutner, Cornelia Lüthi, Kristjan Ukegjini, Bruno M Schmied and Ignazio Tarantino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:18
  21. Rectal prolapse is a known problem since antiquity and the cause is not fully understood. Despite the presence of more than 100 lines of treatment, none of them is ideal.

    Authors: Seerwan HS Qaradaghy, Taher AH Hawramy, Beston F Nore, Karwan H-A Abdullah, Rooshad A Muhammad, Mustafa OM Zangana, Jabar M Saleh and Diyaree N Ismael
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:17
  22. Colorectal cancer is common in North America. Two surgical options exist for rectal cancer patients: low anterior resection with re-establishment of bowel continuity, and abdominoperineal resection with a perm...

    Authors: Robert Wu, Robin Boushey, Beth Potter and Dawn Stacey
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:16
  23. Laparoscopic appendectomy is not yet unanimously considered the “gold standard” in the treatment of acute appendicitis because of its higher operative time, intra-abdominal abscess risk, and costs compared to ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Minutolo, Alessio Licciardello, Biagio Di Stefano, Manuel Arena, Goffredo Arena and Vincenzo Antonacci
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:14
  24. Identification of the best management strategy for nodules with Thy3 cytology presents particular problems for clinicians. This study investigates the ability of clinical, cytological and sonographic data to p...

    Authors: Pietro Giorgio Calò, Fabio Medas, Rosa Santa Cruz, Francesco Podda, Enrico Erdas, Giuseppe Pisano and Angelo Nicolosi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:12
  25. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been a revolutionary development in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Meanwhile, unfavorable anatomy of the aneurysm has always been a challenge to vas...

    Authors: Nan Wu, Changwei Liu, Qining Fu, Rong Zeng, Yu Chen, Genhuan Yang and Bao Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:11
  26. Adipose tissue contains a large number of multipotent cells, which are essential for stem cell-based therapies. The combination of this therapy with suitable commercial clinically used matrices, such as collag...

    Authors: Ziyad Alharbi, Sultan Almakadi, Christian Opländer, Michael Vogt, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff and Norbert Pallua
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:10
  27. In clinical practice, unexpected diagnosis of colorectal cancer in young patients requires prompt surgery, thus genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome is frequently missed, and clinical management may result incor...

    Authors: Gian Luca Baiocchi, Nazario Portolani, William Vermi, Carla Baronchelli, Federico Gheza, Claudio Zogno, Alessandro Scaglia, Eleonora Marchina, Guido AM Tiberio and Stefano Maria Giulini
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:9
  28. The use of human acellular dermis (hAD) to close open abdomen in the treatment process of severe peritonitis might be an alternative to standard care. This paper describes an investigation of the effects of fl...

    Authors: Mario Vitacolonna, Michael Mularczyk, Florian Herrle, Torsten J Schulze, Hans Haupt, Matthias Oechsner, Lothar R Pilz, Peter Hohenberger and Eric Dominic Rössner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:7
  29. Intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with chronic liver abscess formation was anecdotically reported in the literature. The aim of this work is to report a case of intrahepatic gallbladder perforation and its ...

    Authors: Marcello Donati, Antonio Biondi, Francesco Basile and Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:6
  30. In a retrospective study we analyzed the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CTx) with the PELF - protocol (Cisplatin, Epirubicin, Leukovorin, 5-Fluoruracil) on mortality, recurrence and prognosis of patients ...

    Authors: Catharina Ruf, Oliver Thomusch, Matthias Goos, Frank Makowiec, Gerald Illerhaus and Guenther Ruf
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:5
  31. Complete pathological response occurs in 10–20% of patients with rectal cancer who are treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy prior to pelvic surgery. The possibility that complete pathological respon...

    Authors: Surennaidoo P Naiken, Christian Toso, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Theodoros Thomopoulos, Arnaud Roth, Gilles Mentha, Philippe Morel and Pascal Gervaz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:4
  32. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) constitute a major health care problem, not only because of their high incidence but also because of their direct and indirect negative impacts on both patients’ health-r...

    Authors: Chia-Wei Yu, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Lih-Huei Chen, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Po-Liang Lai, Wen-Jer Chen, Wen-Chien Chen and Meng-Ling Lu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:3
  33. Although minimally invasive repair of giant hiatal hernias is a very surgical challenge which requires advanced laparoscopic learning curve, several reports showed that is a safe and effective procedure, with ...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Michele Schettino, Raffaele Porfidia, Michele Grassia, Marianna Petrillo, Giuseppe Esposito, Bartolomeo Braccio, PierLuigi Gallo, Modestino Pezzella, Angelo Cosenza, Giuseppe Izzo and Natale Di Martino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:1
  34. Modified radical mastectomy remains the standard therapeutic surgical operation for breast cancer in most parts of the world. This retrospective study reviews mastectomy for management of breast cancer in a su...

    Authors: Temidayo O Ogundiran, Omobolaji O Ayandipo, Adeyinka F Ademola and Clement A Adebamowo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:59
  35. Demineralised bone matrix (DBM) has shown to be effective in enhancing posterior fusion of the spine. Several animal studies and clinical investigations in humans showed its successful remodelling. The use of ...

    Authors: Samy Bouaicha, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Georg Osterhoff, Guido A Wanner, Hans-Peter Simmen and Clément ML Werner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:58
  36. To confirm the efficacy of preoperative workup, the authors analyse the results of a multicentre study in a surgical series of patients diagnosed with an adrenal incidentaloma.

    Authors: Mario Musella, Giovanni Conzo, Marco Milone, Francesco Corcione, Giulio Belli, Maurizio De Palma, Annunziato Tricarico, Luigi Santini, Antonietta Palazzo, Paolo Bianco, Bernadette Biondi, Rosario Pivonello and Annamaria Colao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:57
  37. Heterotopic pancreas is defined as finding of pancreatic tissue without anatomic and vascular continuity with the normal pancreas. Heterotopic pancreas is a rare condition difficult to diagnose and with contro...

    Authors: Marta Guimarães, Pedro Rodrigues, Gil Gonçalves, Mário Nora and Mariana P Monteiro
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:56
  38. Upside-down stomach (UDS) is characterized by herniation of the entire stomach or most gastric portions into the posterior mediastinum. Symptoms may vary heavily as they are related to reflux and mechanically ...

    Authors: Tobias S Schiergens, Michael N Thomas, Thomas P Hüttl and Wolfgang E Thasler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:55
  39. Odontoid fractures account for approximately 20% of all fractures of the cervical spine. They represent the most common cervical spine injury for patients older than 70 years, the majority being type II fractu...

    Authors: Max J Scheyerer, Stefan M Zimmermann, Hans-Peter Simmen, Guido A Wanner and Clément ML Werner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:54
  40. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment to obtain weight loss in severely obese patients. The feasibility and safety of bariatric robotic surgery is the topic of this review.

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Carlo Boselli, Alberto Santoro, Salvatore Guarino, Piero Covarelli, Claudio Renzi, Chiara Listorti, Stefano Trastulli, Jacopo Desiderio, Andrea Coratti, Giuseppe Noya, Adriano Redler and Amilcare Parisi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:53
  41. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a frequently underestimated cause of lower back (LBP). A simple clinical test of sufficient validity would be desirable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value...

    Authors: Clément M L Werner, Armando Hoch, Lucienne Gautier, Matthias A König, Hans-Peter Simmen and Georg Osterhoff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:52
  42. Intussusception is a relatively common cause of intestinal obstruction in children but a rare clinical entity in adults, representing fewer than 1% of intestinal obstructions in this patient population. Coloni...

    Authors: Ouadii Mouaqit, Hafid Hasnai, Leila Chbani, Abdelmalek Oussaden, Khalid Maazaz, Afaf Amarti and Khalid Ait Taleb
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:51

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