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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Acute adrenal hemorrhage is an uncommon entity. Although trauma is the most common cause of adrenal hemorrhage, non-traumatic etiologies have also been reported. We report an unusual case of a spontaneously ru...

    Authors: Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Ryosuke Amano, Naoyoshi Onoda, Satoru Noda, Keiichiro Hirata, Yuka Asano, Kento Kurata, Koutaro Miura, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Masahiko Ohsawa, Seiichi Kitagawa and Kosei Hirakawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:46
  26. Although cavernous hemangioma is one of the most frequently encountered benign hepatic neoplasms, hepatic sclerosed hemangioma is very rare. We report a case of hepatic sclerosed hemangioma that was difficult ...

    Authors: Shunsuke Miyamoto, Akihiko Oshita, Yutaka Daimaru, Masaru Sasaki, Hideki Ohdan and Atsushi Nakamitsu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:45
  27. Influence of skin incision position on physiological and biochemical changes in tissue after primary total knee replacement. A prospective randomised controlled trial.

    Authors: David Q Donaldson, Matthew Torkington, Iain C Anthony, Eugene F Wheelwright, Mark JG Blyth and Bryn G Jones
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:44
  28. Functional jejunal interposition (FJI) has been applied as a reconstruction procedure to maintain the jejunal continuity and duodenal food passage after total gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer. The p...

    Authors: Xuewei Ding, Fang Yan, Han Liang, Qiang Xue, Kuo Zhang, Hui Li, Xiubao Ren and Xishan Hao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:43
  29. Percutaneous drainage of infected intraabdominal fluid collections is preferred over surgical drainage due to lower morbidity and costs. However, it can be a challenging procedure and catheter insertion carrie...

    Authors: Diego M Avella, Jennifer W Toth, Michael F Reed, Niraj J Gusani, Eric T Kimchi, Rickeshvar P Mahraj, Kevin F Staveley-O’Carroll and Jussuf T Kaifi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:42
  30. The aim of this study was to evaluate oncologic results and satisfaction rate results of pseudocontinent perineal colostomy (PCPC) using Schmidt’s technique in patients undergoing abdominoperineal resection (A...

    Authors: Amine Souadka, Mohammed Anass Majbar, Tijani El Harroudi, Amine Benkabbou and Abdelilah Souadka
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:40
  31. Graves’ disease represents an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland where surgery has an important role in its treatment. The aim of our paper was to analyze the results of surgical treatment, the frequency ...

    Authors: Toplica Bojic, Ivan Paunovic, Aleksandar Diklic, Vladan Zivaljevic, Goran Zoric, Nevena Kalezic, Vera Sabljak, Nikola Slijepcevic, Katarina Tausanovic, Nebojsa Djordjevic, Dragana Budjevac, Lidija Djordjevic and Aleksandar Karanikolic
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:39
  32. This study aims to introduce an optimized method named “non-grasping en bloc mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND)” through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).

    Authors: Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Chenglin Guo, Zhilan Xiao, Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Yunke Zhu, Hu Liao and Lunxu Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:38
  33. Hepatic portal venous gas associated with non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is indicative of a serious pathology that leads to bowel necrosis and it has a high mortality rate. Although non-occlusive mesenteric...

    Authors: Shota Maezawa, Motoo Fujita, Takeaki Sato and Shigeki Kushimoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:37
  34. The term intussusception refers to invagination of a segment of the gastrointestinal tract into the lumen of an adjacent segment. This is a rare entity and it is more prevalent in children and less common in a...

    Authors: Hager Aref, Abrar Nawawi, Abdulmalik Altaf and Murad Aljiffry
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:36
  35. Pancreatic fistula (PF) remains the most challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors of PF and delineate its impact on patient outcomes.

    Authors: Shun-Jun Fu, Shun-Li Shen, Shao-Qiang Li, Wen-Jie Hu, Yun-Peng Hua, Ming Kuang, Li-Jian Liang and Bao-Gang Peng
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:34
  36. Some recent studies have suggested that laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer may provide a potential survival advantage when compared with open surgery. This study aimed to compare cancer-related surviva...

    Authors: Fabio Cianchi, Giacomo Trallori, Beatrice Mallardi, Giuseppe Macrì, Maria Rosa Biagini, Gabriele Lami, Giampiero Indennitate, Siro Bagnoli, Andrea Bonanomi, Luca Messerini, Benedetta Badii, Fabio Staderini, Ileana Skalamera, Giulia Fiorenza and Giuliano Perigli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:33
  37. Early ampullary cancers present with good prognosis. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has been standard treatment for ampullary cancers, but it remains high rate of postoperative complications. So there raises a d...

    Authors: Junmin Song, Hongxiang Liu, Zhen Li, Chao Yang, Yuling Sun and Chaojie Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:32
  38. The predilection site of non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is the right-sided colon. Surgical exploration followed by segmental bowel resection and primary anastomosis or ileostomy is recommended, if vascular ...

    Authors: Samuel A Käser, Tara C Müller, Anna Guggemos, Ulrich Nitsche, Christoph Späth, Christoph A Maurer, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Jörg Kleeff, Helmut Friess, Dirk Wilhelm and Franz G Bader
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:31
  39. Over the past 20 years evidence has accumulated confirming the immunomodulatory role of the appendix in ulcerative colitis (UC). This led to the idea that appendectomy might alter the clinical course of establ...

    Authors: Tjibbe J Gardenbroek, Thomas D Pinkney, Saloomeh Sahami, Dion G Morton, Christianne J Buskens, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Pieter J Tanis, Mark Löwenberg, Gijs R van den Brink, Ivo AMJ Broeders, Paul HJM Pullens, Tom Seerden, Maarten J Boom, Rosalie C Mallant-Hent, Robert EGJM Pierik, Juda Vecht…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:30

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  40. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common last-resort treatment for hip disease, but postoperative patients often complain of discrepancies in leg length. This study introduces a device designed to increase the...

    Authors: Lei Yang, Zhanle Zheng, Wei Chen, Juan Wang and Yingze Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:29
  41. The aim of this study is to review the long-term outcomes of bilateral lung transplantation (BLTx) in our institution and examine the potential issues that may influence outcomes in a low-volume center.

    Authors: Shun-Mao Yang, Shu-Chien Huang, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Sung-Ching Pan, Jang-Ming Lee, Hong-Shiee Lai and Hsao-Hsun Hsu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:28
  42. Traditional approaches to deformity correction of degenerative lumbar scoliosis include anterior-posterior approaches and posterior-only approaches. Most patients are treated with posterior-only approaches bec...

    Authors: Ming-Kai Hsieh, Lih-Huei Chen, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Po-Liang Lai and Wen-Jer Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:26

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