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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Over-aggressive intravenous fluid therapy with crystalloids has adverse effects in trauma patients. We assessed the role of large-volume (≥5l) administration of crystalloids within 24h of injury as an independ...

    Authors: D.G. Jones, J. Nantais, J. B. Rezende-Neto, S. Yazdani, P. Vegas and S. Rizoli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:93
  35. 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
  36. TNF-α plays a role in angiogenesis and collagen synthesis, both essential in the wound healing process. There are concerns that pre-operative anti-TNF-α treatment may influence the surgical stress response and...

    Authors: Alaa El-Hussuna, Niels Qvist, Marie Strøm Zangenberg, Anne Langkilde, Volkert Siersma, Sara Hjort and Ismail Gögenur
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:91
  37. One of the most important aspects of designing a clinical trial is selecting appropriate outcomes. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can provide a personal assessment of the burden and impact of a malignant dis...

    Authors: Christoph A. Fink, Mirco Friedrich, Pia-Elena Frey, Lukas Rädeker, Alexander Leuck, Thomas Bruckner, Manuel Feisst, Solveig Tenckhoff, Christina Klose, Colette Dörr-Harim, Jens Neudecker and André L. Mihaljevic
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:90
  38. The indication for hepatic resection (HR) in patients suffering from liver metastases (LM) other than colorectal and neuroendocrine tumors is one focus of current multidisciplinary, oncologic considerations. T...

    Authors: Philipp Anton Holzner, Frank Makowiec, Andrea Klock, Torben Glatz, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Sven Arke Lang and Hannes Philipp Neeff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:89
  39. Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PF) is the main cause of operative mortality in patients who undergo pancreatoduodenectomy. Various pancreatoenteric anastomosis techniques have been reported to minimize the ...

    Authors: Shoji Kawakatsu, Yosuke Inoue, Yoshihiro Mise, Takeaki Ishizawa, Hiromichi Ito, Yu Takahashi and Akio Saiura
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:88
  40. Postoperative complications (POCs) after the resection of locally advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) may influence adjuvant treatment timing, outcomes, and survival. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of PO...

    Authors: Michael Osseis, Francesco Esposito, Chetana Lim, Alexandre Doussot, Eylon Lahat, Liliana Fuentes, Toufic Moussallem, Chady Salloum and Daniel Azoulay
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:87
  41. THUNDERBEAT® (TB) (Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Tokyo, Japan) is a dynamic energy system device that simultaneously delivers ultrasonically generated frictional heat energy and electrically generated bipolar...

    Authors: Bibek Aryal, Teruo Komokata, Hiroto Yasumura, Daisaku Kamiimabeppu, Maki Inoue, Kota Yoshikawa, Mamoru Kaieda and Yutaka Imoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:86
  42. Adenocarcinoma derived from umbilicus is very rare. Most adenocarcinomas in umbilicus are secondary events. Carcinoma derived from sweat glands is sporadic, highly radioresistant and has a clinical appearance ...

    Authors: Adeodatus Yuda Handaya, Nova Yuli Prasetyo Budi, Guntur Marganing Adi Nugroho and Aditya Rifqi Fauzi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:85
  43. Hepaticojejunostomy is commonly used in hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery and a crucial step in many surgical procedures, including pancreaticoduodenectomy. The most frequently used techniques are the interrupte...

    Authors: Maximilian Brunner, Jessica Stockheim, Christian Krautz, Dimitrios Raptis, Stephan Kersting, Georg F. Weber and Robert Grützmann
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:84
  44. Video surgery requires acquisition of psychomotor skills that are different from those required for open surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the EndoSuture Trainer Box Simulator (ESTBS), a new bariatr...

    Authors: Luiz Gonzaga de Moura Júnior, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine, Mayra Sabiá de Moura, Régis Luiz Sabiá de Moura, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha and Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:83
  45. The lymph node ratio (LNR), i.e. the number of positive lymph nodes (LN) divided by the total number of analyzed LN, has been described as a strong outcome predictor in node-positive colon cancer patients. How...

    Authors: Manuel O Jakob, Ulrich Guller, Alex Ochsner, Daniel Oertli, Markus Zuber and Carsten T Viehl
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:81

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