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  1. Content type: Research article

    Body surface area (BSA) is a biometric unit to measure the body size. Its clinical significance in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was rarely understood. We aimed to estimate the predictive value o...

    Authors: Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Yongjiang Li and Guowei Che

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:69

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    As life expectancy continues to increase around the world, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) could be beneficial for octogenarian and older gastric cancer patients.

    Authors: Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr and Wen-Liang Fang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:68

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS), first reported by Strasberg in 2003, has attracted increasing attention in the treatment of left-sided pancreatic cancer. The limited number of cases eli...

    Authors: Feng Cao, Jia Li, Ang Li and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:67

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Presence of retro-aortic left renal vein poses special challenge in creating spleno-renal shunt potentially increasing the chance of shunt failure. The technical feasibility and successful outcome of splenectomy ...

    Authors: Sundeep Jain, Mukesh Kalla, Adil Suleman and Alok Verma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:65

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage.

    Authors: Gaosong Wu and Kun Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:66

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes follo...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:64

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Kimura’s disease (KD; eosinophilic granuloma of soft tissue) is an inflammatory granulomatous disorder of unknown cause with eosinophilic infiltration that occurs mainly in soft tissue. KD occurs mainly in the...

    Authors: Kenji Kuroda, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Hitoshi Teraoka, Haruhito Kinoshita, Mikio Nanbara, Eiji Noda, Takaaki Chikugo, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:63

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  8. Content type: Research article

    An e-health care program has previously shown to have a positive effect on return to work, quality of life and pain in patients who underwent gynaecological surgery. Plausibly, providing the care program to a ...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Esther V.A. Bouwsma, Baukje van den Heuvel, H. Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R. Anema and Judith A.F. Huirne

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:61

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such...

    Authors: Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue and Hiroki Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:59

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation is the second most common complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The effectiveness of soft tissue repair to reduce dislocation rate is still debated and thus a meta-analysis was conducted.

    Authors: Yiqin Zhou, Shiqi Cao, Lintao Li, Manoj Narava, Qiwei Fu and Qirong Qian

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:60

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although drainage of pancreatic anastomoses after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still debated, it remains recommended, especially in patients with a high risk of post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Mod...

    Authors: Ophélie Aumont, Aurélien Dupré, Adeline Abjean, Bruno Pereira, Julie Veziant, Bertrand Le Roy, Denis Pezet, Emmanuel Buc and Johan Gagnière

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:58

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  12. Content type: Technical advance

    Limb length discrepancy is one of the most common complications after hip arthroplasty. We developed a device - intraoperative limb-length measurement and osteotomy device (ILMOD), and applied it to patients w...

    Authors: Zhanle Zheng, Lei Yang, Yanling Su, Xian Yu, Zhiyong Hou and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:57

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative recovery after abdominal surgery is measured mostly based on subjective or self-reported data. In this article we aim to evaluate whether recovery of daily physical activity levels can be measure...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Baukje van den Heuvel, Boudewijn J. Dwars, W. J. H. Jeroen Meijerink, H. Jaap Bonjer, Judith A. F. Huirne and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:56

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A clear survival benefit has been reported for lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer, and several clinicopathological prognostic factors have been proposed in the past. However, clinical advances, such as ...

    Authors: Shintaro Yokoyama, Masahiro Mitsuoka, Tetsushi Kinugasa, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Ryoichi Matsumoto, Daigo Murakami, Tatsuya Nishi, Koichi Yoshiyama, Masaki Kashihara, Shinzo Takamori and Yoshito Akagi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:54

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) and Lichtenstein operation are established methods for inguinal hernia repair in clinical practice. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled studies, comparing those two metho...

    Authors: Uwe Scheuermann, Stefan Niebisch, Orestis Lyros, Boris Jansen-Winkeln and Ines Gockel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:55

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examinatio...

    Authors: Alexander Betzler, Soeren T. Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E. Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch and Marius Distler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:53

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study aimed to investigate the incidence of each type of accessory hepatic duct by drip infusion cholangiography with CT (DIC-CT).

    Authors: Hiromichi Ishii, Akinori Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fukami, Riho Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Tada, Hiroki Takeshita, Seiji Umehara, Hiroyuki Izumi, Naoki Tani, Masahide Yamaguchi and Tetsuro Yamane

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:52

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Subxiphoid incisional hernia occurs as a complication following median sternotomy and are difficult to repair. We present recent data of a standardized technique for correction of subxiphoid incisional hernias...

    Authors: Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fabio Yuji Suguita, Felipe Futema Essu, Lucas Torres Oliveira, Matheus Belloni Torsani, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:51

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) has demonstrated to be feasible and safe in the presence of very large uteri. However, it is currently difficult to establish the upper uterine weight limit for successful...

    Authors: Antonio Macciò, Paraskevas Kotsonis, Fabrizio Lavra, Giacomo Chiappe, Daniela Sanna, Fausto Zamboni and Clelia Madeddu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:50

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Nodal skip metastasis is a prognostic factor in some sites of malignancies, but its role in esophageal cancer is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate occurrence and effect of nodal skip metast...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Rita Alfieri, Marco Scarpa, Matteo Cagol, Alberto Ruol, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge, Ermanno Ancona and Carlo Castoro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:49

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Hemolytic transfusion reactions and transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) are life-threatening complications associated with the transfusion of blood products. Hemorrhage is one of the most common surg...

    Authors: Tim N. Beck, Natalee G. Young, Michelle L. Erickson and Ignacio Prats

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:48

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate feasibility and benefits of intracorporeal anastomosis, we compared short-term surgical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Kim, Kyong-Hwa Jun and Hyung-Min Chin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:45

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Implant breakage after the fixation of traumatic fractures is rare; however, when it occurs, it is debilitating for the patients and a challenge for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to analyze and ident...

    Authors: Hongzhi Lv, Wenli Chang, Peizhi Yuwen, Na Yang, Xiaoli Yan and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:46

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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research article

    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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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