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  1. Content type: Research article

    Metastasis and recurrence are the most common reasons for treatment failure of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Vasculogenic mimicry (VM, blood supply formation often seen in highly aggressive tumors), Aldehyde deh...

    Authors: Bo Zhu, Lei Zhou, Lan Yu, Shiwu Wu, Wenqing Song, Xiaomeng Gong and Danna Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:47

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal disorder in which the patient’s affected visceral organs are a perfect mirror image of their normal positions. Surgery in these patients is technically challenging. M...

    Authors: Narongsak Rungsakulkij and Pongsatorn Tangtawee

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:43

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    A considerable number of patients with portal hypertension (PHT) have to undergo splenectomy because they do not meet the requirements for liver transplantation (LT) or cannot find a suitable liver donor. Howe...

    Authors: LingXiang Kong, Ming Li, Lei Li, Li Jiang, Jiayin Yang and Lvnan Yan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:44

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    Parastomal hernia is a very common complication after stoma formation. Current surgical techniques for repairing parastomal hernia have unsatisfactory results. We aim to assess our preliminary experience with ...

    Authors: Raquel Conde-Muíño, José-Luis Díez, Alberto Martínez, Francisco Huertas, Inmaculada Segura and Pablo Palma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:41

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    Surgical mortality audit is an important tool for quality assurance and professional development but little is known about the impact of such activity on professional practice at the individual surgeon level. ...

    Authors: Chi-Wai Lui, Frances M. Boyle, Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki, Peter Baker, Alisha D’Souza, Sonya Faint, Therese Rey-Conde and John B. North

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:42

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  6. Content type: Research article

    An incisional hernia is a common complication following abdominal surgery. Polypropylene mesh is frequently used in the repair of such defects and has nearly become the standard surgical treatment modality. Th...

    Authors: Oktay Aydin, Kuzey Aydinuraz, Fatih Agalar, I. Tayfun Sahiner, Canan Agalar, Cem Bayram, Emir Baki Denkbas and Pinar Atasoy

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:40

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Recent data have suggested that upfront cholecystectomy should be performed even in the presence of moderately abnormal liver function tests (LFTs). As a consequence, more common bile duct (CBD) stones are dis...

    Authors: Sandra de Sousa, Olivier Tobler, Pouya Iranmanesh, Jean-Louis Frossard, Philippe Morel and Christian Toso

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:39

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly presents as a mediastinal nodal mass. It is exceptionally uncommon for Castleman’s disease to present in the me...

    Authors: Umberto Bracale, Francesco Pacelli, Marco Milone, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Maurizio Sodo, Giovanni Merola, Teresa Troiani and Enrico Di Salvo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:38

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Extrahepatic cholestasis sensitizes the liver to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury during surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. It is associated with pre-existent sterile inflammation, microvascular perfus...

    Authors: Jimme K. Wiggers, Rowan F. van Golen, Joanne Verheij, Annemiek M. Dekker, Thomas M. van Gulik and Michal Heger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:35

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic resections for submucosal tumors (SMTs) of the stomach have been developed rapidly over the past decade. Several types of laparoscopic methods for gastric SMTs have been created. We assessed the s...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Shu-ting Zhai, Jun-hai Pan, Wei-hua Yu, Ding-wei Chen, Jia-fei Yan and Xian-fa Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:33

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Limited data are available on the importance of routine lymphadenectomy of the hepatoduodenal ligament in the treatment of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer in the literature.

    Authors: Daniel Pindak, Jana Pavlendova, Miroslav Tomas, Jozef Dolnik, Robert Duchon and Juraj Pechan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:34

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Gastroduodenalartery (GDA) pseudo-aneurysms are very rare. Their clinical importance lies in the eventuality of rupture, causing bleeding and ultimately exsanguination.

    Authors: Haithem Zaafouri, Anis Hasnaoui, Sonia Essghaeir, Dhafer Haddad, Meriam Sabbah, Ahmed Bouhafa, Jamel Kharrat and Anis Ben Maamer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:30

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    The short-term outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted surgery for colorectal cancer (LAC) have not been fully evaluated in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to compare the short term surgical outcomes of ...

    Authors: Keisuke Kazama, Toru Aoyama, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Masakatsu Numata, Shinya Amano, Mariko Kamiya, Tsutomu Sato, Takaki Yoshikawa, Manabu Shiozawa, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Yasushi Rino and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:29

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Seroma formation and lymphoedema are frequently encountered complications after radical lymph node dissection (RLND). Attempts to reduce the lymphatic morbidity include the use of Ultrasonic Scalpel. The aim o...

    Authors: Olivier Gié, Marie-Laure Matthey-Gié, Pedro-Manuel Marques-Vidal, Nicolas Demartines and Maurice Matter

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:27

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) harbours a high risk of UC-associated colorectal cancer (UCCC), which is important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Overall Survival (OS) of...

    Authors: Yoon Dae Han, Mahdi Hussain Al Bandar, Audrius Dulskas, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee and Nam Kyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:28

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, staging laparoscopy has gained acceptance as part of the assessment of resectability of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) malignancies. Not infrequently, we encounter tumours that are either locall...

    Authors: Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Nirumal Kumar Milaksh and Myo Nyunt

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:25

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) remains the most frequent complication following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with published incidences as high as 61%. The present study investigates the impact of bowel reconstru...

    Authors: Tim R. Glowka, Markus Webler, Hanno Matthaei, Nico Schäfer, Volker Schmitz, Jörg C. Kalff, Jens Standop and Steffen Manekeller

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:24

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Centralisation of specialist surgical services requires that patients are referred to a regional centre for surgery. This process may disadvantage patients who live far from the regional centre or are referred...

    Authors: Bassem Amr, Golnaz Shahtahmassebi, Somaiah Aroori, Matthew J. Bowles, Christopher D. Briggs and David A. Stell

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SO...

    Authors: Chih-Hsiang Chang, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Huang-Yu Yang, Su-Wei Chang, Heng-Chih Pan, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:22

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Chylous leakage is a well-known complication after esophagectomy, but cervical chylous leakage is relatively rare, and considerable controversy remains regarding the appropriate management strategies. We herei...

    Authors: Tatsuro Tamura, Naoshi Kubo, Akira Yamamoto, Katsunobu Sakurai, Takahiro Toyokawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kazuya Muguruma, Masakazu Yashiro, Kiyoshi Maeda, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:20

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Several factors and patient characteristics influence the risk of surgical wound dehiscence and incisional hernia after midline laparotomy. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a specified, or ...

    Authors: Sofie Walming, Eva Angenete, Mattias Block, David Bock, Bodil Gessler and Eva Haglind

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are now well-known to be useful for elective colorectal surgery, as they result in shorter hospital stays without adversely affecting morbidity. However, the ef...

    Authors: Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue and Nobutaka Umekita

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:18

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  23. Content type: Case report

    The most common cause of perihilar obstruction is cholangiocarcinoma, especially in Thailand. Benign perihilar stricture represents less than 20% of cases. IgG4-related disease and IgG4-related sclerosing chol...

    Authors: Narongsak Rungsakulkij, Pattana Sornmayura and Penampai Tannaphai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:17

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Terms such as “glass ceiling” and “sticky floor” are still commonly used to describe women’s role in academic surgery. Despite continued efforts to address disparities between men and women in the field, gende...

    Authors: Claudia Mueller, Robert Wright and Sabine Girod

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:16

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Richter’s hernia is a high-risk ischaemic gastrointestinal disorder that is typically diagnosed in a delayed manner due to a lack of obvious symptoms. Spontaneous umbilical enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) result...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Lei Liu, Hui Huang, Mianxu Jiang and Tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:15

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Official guidelines recommend palliative treatments for patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer. However, many case series reported that hepatectomy for such cases is safe and effective. This system...

    Authors: Ying-Yang Liao, Ning-Fu Peng, Di Long, Peng-Cheng Yu, Sen Zhang, Jian-Hong Zhong and Le-Qun Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:14

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Recent advances in robotic technology suggest that the utilization of the da Vinci Single-Site™ platform for cholecystectomy is safe, feasible and results in a shorter learning curve compared to conventional s...

    Authors: Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog and Stefan Breitenstein

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provide guidelines regarding axillary nodal evaluation in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but data regarding ...

    Authors: Katrina B. Mitchell, Heather Lin, Yu Shen, Alfred Colfry, Henry Kuerer, Simona F. Shaitelman, Gildy V. Babiera and Isabelle Bedrosian

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Portal vein stenosis develops due to different causes including postoperative inflammation and oncological processes. However, limited effective therapy is available for portal vein stenosis. The objectives of...

    Authors: Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa and Masaru Miyazaki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:11

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative thermal disturbances during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are common. We hypothesized that in patients undergoing OLT the use of a humidified high flow CO2 warming system maintains higher i...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Andrew Huang, Daniel Alban, Robert Jones, David Story, Larry McNicol and Brett Pearce

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:10

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  31. Content type: Case report

    To report the association between thoracic duct ligation and acute pancreatitis. The association between sudden stop of lymphatic flow and pancreatitis has been established in experimental models.

    Authors: Benoît Bédat, Cosimo Riccardo Scarpa, Samira Mercedes Sadowski, Frédéric Triponez and Wolfram Karenovics

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have reported the oncological outcomes between open radical nephroureterectomy (ONU) and laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LNU) of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, few data...

    Authors: Jian-Ye Liu, Ying-Bo Dai, Fang-Jian Zhou, Zhi Long, Yong-Hong Li, Dan Xie, Bin Liu, Jin Tang, Jing Tan, Kun Yao and Le-Ye He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Surigical site infection has been a challenge for surgeons for many years, the prevalence of serum albumin <3.5g/dL has been reported to be associated with increased orthopaedic complications. However, the pro...

    Authors: Peizhi Yuwen, Wei Chen, Hongzhi Lv, Chen Feng, Yansen Li, Tao Zhang, Pan Hu, Jialiang Guo, Ye Tian, Lei Liu, Jiayuan Sun and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Restrictive intraoperative fluid management is increasingly recommended for patients undergoing esophagectomy. Controversy still exists about the impact of postoperative fluid management on perioperative outcome.

    Authors: Torben Glatz, Birte Kulemann, Goran Marjanovic, Svenja Bregenzer, Frank Makowiec and Jens Hoeppner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:6

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  35. Content type: Case report

    This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated su...

    Authors: Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski and Marek Krawczyk

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:5

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  36. Content type: Case report

    The complete resection is one of the most crucial requirements to achieve favorable outcomes in oncologic surgery. The apex of the lung is surrounded complicatedly by the clavicle, the first rib, the subclavia...

    Authors: Yasoo Sugiura, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Masao Naruke, Toshinori Hashizume, Shizuka Kaseda and Etsuo Nemoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:4

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic surgery has been performed less frequently in the era of pancreatic cancer due to technical difficulties and concerns about oncological safety. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMP...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim and Tae Ho Hong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:2

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Primary closure following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been widely adopted because of the efficacy and safety in treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, the risk factors f...

    Authors: Dongbin Liu, Feng Cao, Jiafeng Liu, Dahua Xu, Yuehua Wang and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:1

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) describes a variety of diseases that are frequently confused with different names and different etiopathogeneses. The aim of this article is to report personal experien...

    Authors: Hisham Allam, Omer Al Yahri, Sharon Mathew, Adham Darweesh, Ahmed Nafea Suliman, Sherif Abdelaziem, Mohamed Khairat, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:81

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Spinal fusion surgery is associated with significant blood loss, which may result in potential clinical complications, it is necessary to take safe and effective measures to reduce blood loss in surgery. We pe...

    Authors: Derong Xu, Zhinan Ren, Xin Chen, Qianyu Zhuang, Lin Sheng and Shugang Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:80

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A congenital adhesion band is a rare condition, but may induce a small bowel obstruction (SBO) at any age. However, only a few sporadic case reports exit. We aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of c...

    Authors: Kwang-Ho Yang, Tae-Beom Lee, Si-Hak Lee, Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Hae-Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:79

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the accepted standard for the treatment of acute cholecystitis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a standardized approach with tailored c...

    Authors: Fabian Grass, Matthieu Cachemaille, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Fournier, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines and Martin Hübner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:78

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving maintenance dialysis. Parathyroidectomy is a treatment for SHPT; whether parathyroidectomy utilization varies geog...

    Authors: James B. Wetmore, Jiannong Liu, Paul J. Dluzniewski, Areef Ishani, Geoffrey A. Block and Allan J. Collins

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:77

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