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  1. Hardware removals are among the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. Current literature offers little data concerning postoperative patient satisfaction. The purpose of our study was to evalu...

    Authors: Georg Reith, Vera Schmitz-Greven, Kai O. Hensel, Marco M. Schneider, Tibor Tinschmann, Bertil Bouillon and Christian Probst
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:96
  2. Total thyroidectomy presents a risk of bilateral vocal cord paralysis, which can lead to compromised airway. Visual Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) identification significantly decreases this risk of RLN lesio...

    Authors: Lilly Khamsy, Paul E. Constanthin, Samira M. Sadowski and Frédéric Triponez
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:95
  3. Few reports from the medical literature have presented severe mesh-related complications following laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia. One of these complications is being mesh erosion into bowel, resulting...

    Authors: Jad A. Degheili, Maen Aboul Hosn, Mustapha El Lakis and Ali H. Hallal
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:94
  4. Solitary metastases to the pancreas are rare. Therefore the value of resection in curative intention remains unclear. In the literature there are several promising reports about resection of solitary metastasi...

    Authors: Johannes Baur, Ulla Schedelbeck, Alina Pulzer, Christina Bluemel, Vanessa Wild, Martin Fassnacht and U. Steger
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:93
  5. In plastic surgery, skin damage induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a multifactorial process that often occurs. Methane gas has been reported to be a new therapeutic gas for attenuating I/R injury. In thi...

    Authors: Kexin Song, Mingzi Zhang, Jianqiang Hu, Yunqi Liu, Yifang Liu, Youbin Wang and Xuemei Ma
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:92
  6. With the decreasing number of surgeons on surgical teams, reduced port surgery (RPS) operations have become popular. We herein present our initial experience with RPS, which was successfully performed using a ...

    Authors: Jo Tashiro, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara and Ryuichi Kuwahara
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:91
  7. Japan has one of the highest five-year relative survival rates for colorectal cancer in the world, with its own traditions of perioperative care and a unique insurance system. The benefits of enhanced recovery...

    Authors: Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue and Nobutaka Umekita
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:90
  8. Portal hypertension (PHT) requires invasive measures to prevent rupture and bleeding of esophagogastric varices; however, the long-term results of subtotal splenectomy plus fixation of the retrosternal omentum...

    Authors: Haibo Chu, Wei Han, Lei Wang, Yongbo Xu, Fengguo Jian, Weihua Zhang, Tao Wang and Jianhua Zhao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:89
  9. To compare long term effects of two bariatric procedures for Chinese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 28-35 kg/m2.

    Authors: Jingge Yang, Cunchuan Wang, Guo Cao, Wah Yang, Shuqing Yu, Hening Zhai and Yunlong Pan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:88
  10. Roux-en-Ygastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) rank among the most frequently applied bariatric procedures worldwide due to their positive risk/benefit correlation. A systematic review revealed a s...

    Authors: Lars Fischer, Anna-Laura Wekerle, Thomas Bruckner, Inga Wegener, Markus K. Diener, Moritz V. Frankenberg, Daniel Gärtner, Michael R. Schön, Matthias C. Raggi, Emre Tanay, Rainer Brydniak, Norbert Runkel, Corinna Attenberger, Min-Seop Son, Andreas Türler, Rudolf Weiner…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:87
  11. Inadequate health literacy affects more than 90 million Americans and it has been associated with adverse outcomes in the medicine field including increased hospitalization rates and greater mortality. Since s...

    Authors: Gildasio S. De Oliveira Jr., Robert J. McCarthy, Michael S. Wolf and Jane Holl
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:86
  12. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DS Titanium Ligation Clip for appendicular stump closure in laparoscopic appendectomy.

    Authors: Alexander Rickert, Colin M. Krüger, Norbert Runkel, Andreas Kuthe, Jörg Köninger, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Carsten N. Gutt, Daniel R. Marcus, Brian Hoey, Moritz N. Wente and Peter Kienle
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:85
  13. To describe a new type of incision of the vagina during transobturator sling procedure and to evaluate by ultrasound the tape position at 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery.

    Authors: L. Pirtea, I. Sas, Razvan Ilina, D. Grigoraș and O. Mazilu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:84
  14. Preoperative weight loss and abnormal serum-albumin have traditionally been associated with reduced survival. More recently, a correlation between postoperative complications and reduced long-term survival has...

    Authors: E. K. Aahlin, G. Tranø, N. Johns, A. Horn, J. A. Søreide, K.C. Fearon, A. Revhaug and K. Lassen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:83
  15. In the treatment of spinal cord tumors, complete tumor resection with complete reconstruction of the spine represents the ideal goal. However, for the treatment of heavily calcified spinal meningioma, en-bloc ...

    Authors: Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa and Yoichi Shimada
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:82
  16. A surgical glove will protect surgeons and patients only if the glove’s integrity remains intact. However, several studies have demonstrated that undetected micro-perforations of surgical gloves are common. Be...

    Authors: Johannes Leitgeb, Rupert Schuster, Bit New Yee, Pui Fong Chee, Julian-Camill Harnoss, Peter Starzengruber, Michael Schäffer and Ojan Assadian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:81
  17. Although many surgical procedures are now routinely performed laparoscopically, pure laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is not commonly performed because of the technical difficulty of pancreatic resec...

    Authors: Masamichi Matsuda, Shusuke Haruta, Hisashi Shinohara, Kazunari Sasaki and Goro Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:80
  18. The practice of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in China varies to that in western developed countries. With the unavailability of radioactive tracer technique for sentinel lymph nodes biopsy (SLNB), usi...

    Authors: Jianyi Li, Shi Jia, Wenhai Zhang, Fang Qiu, Yang Zhang, Xi Gu and Jinqi Xue
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:79
  19. At least a third of patients with a colorectal carcinoma who are candidate for surgery, are anaemic preoperatively. Preoperative anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In general practic...

    Authors: W. A. A. Borstlap, C. J. Buskens, K. M. A. J. Tytgat, J. B. Tuynman, E. C. J. Consten, R. C. Tolboom, G. Heuff, N. van Geloven, B. A. van Wagensveld, C. A. C.A. Wientjes, M. F. Gerhards, S. M. M. de Castro, J. Jansen, A. W. H. van der Ven, E. van der Zaag, J. M. Omloo…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:78

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2015 15:110

  20. Cecal volvulus is relatively rare. Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, a case of cecal volvulus caused by endometriosis has not yet been reported.

    Authors: Daisuke Ito, Susumu Kaneko, Kouji Morita, Shimizu Seiichiro, Masanori Teruya and Michio Kaminishi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:77
  21. Spine surgery is widely accepted as an effective management for patients with lumbar disc herniation; however, the factors influencing intraoperative procedure and prognosis are not fully understood. The prese...

    Authors: Haibo Zou, Zhongshi Li, Houfu Sheng, Mingsheng Tan, Feng Yang, Li Liang and Jingxin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:76
  22. Situs inversus totalis is a relatively rare condition and is an autosomal recessive congenital defect in which an abdominal and/or thoracic organ is positioned as a “mirror image” of the normal position in the...

    Authors: Mamoru Morimoto, Tetsushi Hayakawa, Hidehiko Kitagami, Moritsugu Tanaka, Yoichi Matsuo and Hiromitsu Takeyama
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:75
  23. The STOPP study (Surgical Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders) analyzed variation in rates and types of major surgery by serious mental illness status among patients treated in the Veter...

    Authors: Laurel A. Copeland, John E. Zeber, Edward Y. Sako, Eric M. Mortensen, Mary Jo Pugh, Chen-Pin Wang, Marcos I. Restrepo, Julianne Flynn, Andrea A. MacCarthy and Valerie A. Lawrence
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:74
  24. We present our preliminary experiences and results for forty consecutive patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who were treated by robotic surgery.

    Authors: Ching-Wen Huang, Yung-Sung Yeh, Cheng-Jen Ma, Tak-Kee Choy, Ming-Yii Huang, Chun-Ming Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Wen-Hung Hsu and Jaw-Yuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:73
  25. Sarcomas, a heterogeneous group of tumors, are challenging to treat and require multidisciplinary cooperation and planning. We analyzed the efficacy of flap reconstruction in patients with bone and soft tissue...

    Authors: Jenny Fabiola López, Kristiina Elisa Hietanen, Ilkka Santeri Kaartinen, Minna Tellervo Kääriäinen, Toni-Karri Pakarinen, Minna Laitinen and Hannu Kuokkanen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:71
  26. Acute appendicitis is one of the most common acute abdominal conditions. Among other parameters, the decision to perform surgical exploration in suspected appendicitis involves diagnostic accuracy, patient age...

    Authors: Eva Sandell, Maria Berg, Gabriel Sandblom, Joar Sundman, Ulf Fränneby, Lennart Boström and Åke Andrén-Sandberg
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:69
  27. Richter’s hernia has an early misleading presentation with tendency to strangulation due to common lack of obstructive symptoms which may lead to delay in diagnosis and hence increased mortality. Rarely inguin...

    Authors: Kuldip Singh Ahi, Ashish Moudgil, Kamna Aggarwal, Chandrashekhar Sharma and Kamlesh Singh
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:67
  28. We assessed the effectiveness of perioperative MAGIC-style chemotherapy in our series focused on the tumor regression grade and survival rate.

    Authors: Fernando Mingol, Javier Gallego, Albina Orduña, Amparo Martinez-Blasco, Javier Sola-Vera, Pedro Moya, Miguel Angel Morcillo, Juan Antonio Ruiz, Rafael Calpena and Francisco-Javier Lacueva
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:66
  29. Patients with cirrhosis have a high incidence of abdominal wall hernias and carry an elevated perioperative morbidity and mortality. The optimal surgical management strategy as well as timing of abdominal hern...

    Authors: Wellington Andraus, Rafael Soares Pinheiro, Quirino Lai, Luciana B.P Haddad, Lucas S Nacif, Luiz Augusto C D’Albuquerque and Jan Lerut
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:65
  30. Inguinal hernias account for 75 % of abdominal wall hernias, with a lifetime risk of 27 % in men and 3 % in women. Major complications are recurrence, chronic pain, and surgical site infection, but their frequ...

    Authors: Yu Ohkura, Shusuke Haruta, Hisashi Shinohara, Seigi Lee, Yudai Fukui, Nao Kobayashi, Kota Momose, Masaki Ueno and Harushi Udagawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:64
  31. Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) in 2010 found 39 % compliance with hospital guidelines in Piedmont (Italy). The aim of the study was to estimate the appropriate use of antimicrobial prophylaxis ...

    Authors: Marco Testa, Michela Stillo, Sebastian Giacomelli, Silvia Scoffone, Pier Angelo Argentero, Enzo Carlo Farina and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:63
  32. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is a treatment modality for choledocholithiasis. The advantages of this technique are that it is less invasive than conventional open surgery and it permits si...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim, Soo Ho Lee, Jun Suh Lee and Tae Ho Hong
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:62
  33. Primary idiopathic chylopericardium is a rare clinical entity characterized by the accumulation of chyle within the pericardial cavity without a definitive cause. The aim of this study was to assess the clinic...

    Authors: Zhijun Han, Shanqing Li, Hongli Jing and Hongsheng Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:61
  34. Skull and intracranial metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have seldom been reported. A skull metastasis of HCC with a tumor bleeding resulting in spontaneous subdural hematoma (SDH) is extremely un...

    Authors: Cien-Leong Chye, Kuo-Hsuan Lin, Chang-Hsien Ou, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, I-Wei Chang and Cheng-Loong Liang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:60
  35. Intra-abdominal and pelvic abscesses are common and result from various illnesses. Percutaneous drainage applies limitedly to well-localized abscesses with appropriate density while surgical drainage usually c...

    Authors: Guosheng Gu, Jianan Ren, Song Liu, Guanwei Li, Yujie Yuan, Jun Chen, Gang Han, Huajian Ren, Zhiwu Hong, Dongsheng Yan, Xiuwen Wu, Ning Li and Jieshou Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:59
  36. The aim of this study was to compared laparoscopic (LWR) and open wedge resection (OWR) for the treatment of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

    Authors: Jia-Qin Cai, Ke Chen, Yi-Ping Mou, Yu Pan, Xiao-Wu Xu, Yu-Cheng Zhou and Chao-Jie Huang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:58
  37. Internal hernias include paraduodenal, pericecal, through foramen of Winslow, intersigmoid and retroanastomotic hernias. These hernias could be either congenital or acquired after abdominal surgery. They accou...

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Chathuranga Tisara Keppetiyagama and Dharmabandhu N Samarasekera
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:57
  38. Pheochromocytoma is a disease where catecholamines are secreted. If pheochromocytoma occurs during pregnancy, it can be difficult to diagnose because it is similar to pregnancy-induced hypertension. Furthermor...

    Authors: Kishu Kitayama, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Ryosuke Amano, Satoru Noda, Go Ohira, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Kae Hamamoto, Akihiro Hamuro, Masahiko Ohsawa, Naoyoshi Onoda and Kosei Hirakawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:55
  39. The rising interest towards minimally invasive surgery has led to the introduction of laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery as the natural evolution of conventional multiport laparoscopy. However, this ...

    Authors: Domenico Giannotti, Giovanni Casella, Gregorio Patrizi, Giorgio Di Rocco, Lidia Castagneto-Gissey, Alessio Metere, Maria Giulia Bernieri, Anna Rita Vestri and Adriano Redler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:54
  40. Globus pharyngeus is a sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat, sometimes associated with thyroid diseases and surgery. Previous studies investigated this condition with contradictory results, mainly...

    Authors: Fabrizio Consorti, Rosaria Mancuso, Valentina Mingarelli, Eugenio Pretore and Alfredo Antonaci
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:53
  41. Patients with hazardous alcohol intake are overrepresented in emergency departments and surgical wards. These patients have an increased risk of postoperative complications with prolonged hospital stays and ad...

    Authors: Hanne Tønnesen, Julie Weber Egholm, Kristian Oppedal, Jes Bruun Lauritzen, Bjørn Lindegård Madsen and Bolette Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:52
  42. Right hepatic arterial injury (RHAI) is the most common vascular injury sustained during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, occurring in up to 7% of cholecystectomies. RHAI is also the most common vascular injury a...

    Authors: Soondoos Raashed, Manju D Chandrasegaram, Khaled Alsaleh, Glen Schlaphoff and Neil D Merrett
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:51
  43. Accurate staging is critical for decision-making for the treatment of malignant conditions. Fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is a highly sensitive imaging moda...

    Authors: Peter Urbanellis, Laura Chin-Lenn, Carolin J Teman and J Gregory McKinnon
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:50
  44. This study was performed to assess the 2006 introduced ENETS TNM-classification with respect to patient survival and surgical approach for patients who underwent surgery for a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancr...

    Authors: Stefan M Brunner, Florian Weber, Jens M Werner, Ayman Agha, Stefan A Farkas, Hans J Schlitt and Matthias Hornung
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:49
  45. We have initially published our experience with the robotic transthoracic esophagectomy in 32 patients from a single institute. The present paper is the extension of our experience with robotic system and to b...

    Authors: Shailesh Puntambekar, Rahul Kenawadekar, Sanjay Kumar, Saurabh Joshi, Geetanjali Agarwal, Sunil Reddy and Jainul Mallik
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:47

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