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  1. Duodenal fibrolipoma and duodenum-jejunum intussusception are both rare occasions in clinical practice. The diagnosis of duodenal fibrolipoma mainly depends on endoscopy examination, supplemented by CT and MRI...

    Authors: Bangbo Zhao, Xingtong Zhou and Weibin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:169

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Appendiceal inversion with neoplasia in adults is an extremely rare event with a reported incidence of < 0.01%. Preoperative diagnosis is very important for surgical treatment; however, it is very difficult to...

    Authors: Xinlu Liu, Ge Liu, Yanfeng Liu, Hongsheng Zhou, Liyu Yu, Yun Xu, Xue Song and Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:168

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Abdominal cocoon is a rare peritoneal lesion and is difficult to diagnose because of its lack of special clinical manifestations. Until now, there is no case report of abdominal cocoon combined with cryptorchi...

    Authors: Bingqing Yue, Zilian Cui, Weiting Kang, Hanbo Wang, Yuzhu Xiang, Zhilong Huang and Xunbo Jin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:167

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Coronary artery aneurysms in most cases require surgical treatment once diagnosed. Lifelong anticoagulation is often needed after surgery. We herein describe a 55-year-old man who was asymptomatic and diagnose...

    Authors: Yan Ren, Lin Xie, Weiqiang Ruan, Yajiao Li, Peng Ji, Changping Gan and Ke Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:166

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Pancreatic resection and radiotherapy are powerful tools in the multidisciplinary local treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, 10–20% of patients with preoperatively resectable PDAC hav...

    Authors: Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hirochika Toyama, Masahiro Kido and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:165

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2020 20:153

  6. Triple neural tube defects are rare. To the author’s knowledge, there are only four reported cases available in the literature up to date. Controversies exist with regards to the development of neural tube def...

    Authors: Jayant Kumar Yadav, Ahtesham Khizar, Pradhumna Kumar Yadav, Ghulam Mustafa and Sajid Nazir Bhatti

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:164

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is a procedure performed by a spine surgeon who undergoes either orthopedic or neurosurgical training. The relationship between short-term adverse outcomes and spine specialty is...

    Authors: Kejia Hu, Motao Liu, Amy J. Wang, Gexin Zhao, Yuhao Sun, Chaoqun Yang, Yiwang Zhang, Matthew M. Hutter, Dehong Feng, Bomin Sun and Ziv Williams

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:163

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Iatrogenic bile duct injuries (BDIs) are mostly associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy but may also occur following gastroduodenal surgery or liver resection. Delayed diagnosis of type of injury with an ...

    Authors: Jerzy Lubikowski, Bernard Piotuch, Anna Stadnik, Marta Przedniczek, Piotr Remiszewski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Michael A. Silva and Maciej Wojcicki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:162

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Wound-related complications are an inevitable issue faced by spinal surgeons. Negative pressure drainage remains the most commonly used method to prevent postoperative hematoma and related complications. This ...

    Authors: Wu Sun, Jing-hua Gao, Li-guo Zhu, Wei Xiao, Zhen-zhong Wang, Ke-xin Yang, Qing Zhang and Bao-jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:161

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Electrosurgical vessel sealers are gradually replacing conventional techniques such as ligation and clipping. Algorithms that control electrosurgical units (ESU), known as modes, are important for applications...

    Authors: Bernhard Kraemer, Christos Tsaousidis, Stephan Kruck, Martin Schenk, Marcus Scharpf, Stefan Kommoss, Sara Brucker, Daniela Nuessle, Markus D. Enderle and Ulrich Biber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:160

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Gastric fistulas, bleeding, and strictures are commonly reported after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), that increase morbidity and hospital stay and may put the patient’s life at risk. We report our pro...

    Authors: Vincenzo Pilone, Salvatore Tramontano, Michele Renzulli, Mafalda Romano, Angela Monda, Alice Albanese and Mirto Foletto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19(Suppl 1):56

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  12. Inferior epigastric vascular anatomical landmarks for anterior inguinal hernia repair is an alternative surgical procedure. We present our experience and outcome of the way.

    Authors: Weiming Li, Yijun Li, Lili Ding, Xiongzhi Chen, Qingwen Xu, Shumin Li, Pengyuan Xu, Dali Sun and Yanbo Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Intussusception in adult patient is rare. Gastroduodenal intussusception due to the gastrointestinal stromal tumors is infrequently described in the literature. Authors present a case of gastroduodenal intussu...

    Authors: Mihajlo Đokić, Jerica Novak, Miha Petrič, Branislava Ranković, Miha Štabuc and Blaž Trotovšek

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:158

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Intrahepatic cholangiocarinoma (ICC) has a rising incidence in western countries. Often major or extended resections are necessary for complete tumor removal. Due to demographical trends the number of elderly ...

    Authors: Fabian Bartsch, Janine Baumgart, Verena Tripke, Maria Hoppe-Lotichius, Stefan Heinrich and Hauke Lang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:157

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Laparoscopic large para-oesophageal hiatal hernia (LPHH) repair using mesh reinforcement significantly reduces postoperative recurrence rates compared to conventional suture repair, especially within short fol...

    Authors: Islam Khaled, Pablo Priego, Mohammed Faisal, Marta Cuadrado, Francisca García-Moreno, Araceli Ballestero, Julio Galindo and Eduardo Lobo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Endovascular treatment has been recognized as the first line therapy for renal artery aneurysm (RAA). However, RAA related with malignancies had been sporadically reported in the literature. Stent insertion sh...

    Authors: Jian-zhong Zhang, Peng Zhang, Li-yang Wu, Yong Wang, Kun Gao, Qiang Huang and Xiao-hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:154

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Three-dimensional (3D) printing may represent a useful tool to provide, in surgery, a good representation of surgical scenario before surgery, particularly in complex cases. Recently, such a technology has bee...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Alessandro Ricci, Vinno Savelli, Luigi Verre, Luca Di Renzo, Elia Biccari, Giacomo Costantini, Daniele Marrelli and Franco Roviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:153

    Content type: Technical advance

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  18. The number of patients with esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancers has tended to increase. However, no clear consensus on the optimum treatment policy has yet been reached.

    Authors: Isamu Hoshino, Hisashi Gunji, Fumitaka Ishige, Yosuke Iwatate, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroaki Soda, Toru Tonooka, Nami Sato, Kenji Kawahara and Yoshihiro Nabeya

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:152

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that due to administrative reasons they would like to modify the first affiliation from:

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Lorenzo Manzini, Carolina Castro Ruiz, Gabriela Elisa Nita, Magda Zanelli, Loredana De Marco, Giulia Besutti, Rocco Scalzone, Romano Sassatelli, Valerio Annessi, Antonio Manenti and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2019 19:55

  20. Pyelo-ureteral junction syndrome (PUJS) is a frequent congenital malformation. We report the surgical management of PUJS by pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hyne-Kuss’s procedure at the Zinder National Hospit...

    Authors: Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Maazou Halidou, Hassane Diongolé, Mahamadou Doutchi, Oumarou Habou, Kabirou Ganiou, Amadou Soumana and Rachid Sani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as an equally viable option to deceased donor liver transplant for treating end stage liver disease patients. Optimising the recipient outcome without comp...

    Authors: Nikam Vinayak, Mohanka Ravi, Golhar Ankush, Bhade Rashmi, Rao Prashantha, Gadre Parul and Shrimal Anurag

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:149

    Content type: Case report

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  22. We are a reporting a rare case of retroperitoneal schwanomma with atypical pre and postoperative manifestations. Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare tumors that are difficult to preoperatively diagnose.

    Authors: Bárbara Justo Carvalho, Kayo Augusto de Almeida Medeiros, Diego Ramos Martines, Fernanda Nii, Leonardo Zumerkorn Pipek, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Alberto Meyer and Wellington Andraus

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:148

    Content type: Case report

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  23. We aimed to determine the optimal bipolar electrocoagulation power for laparoscopic surgery and to investigate which method, bipolar electrocoagulation, advanced bipolar, or ultrasonic technique was more relia...

    Authors: Jun Liang, Huimin Xing and Yali Chang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:147

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Simulation in laparoscopic surgery is nowadays recognized as a valid instrument for learning and training surgeons in different procedures. However, its role as evaluation test and self-assessment tool to veri...

    Authors: Paolo Mannella, Elisa Malacarne, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Marta Caretto, Francesca Papini, Maria Magdalena Montt Guevara, Federica Pancetti and Tommaso Simoncini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:146

    Content type: Research article

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  25. It has been widely accepted that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is superior to conventional open thoracotomy lobectomy in many aspects. However, the direct comparison between VATS and Mu...

    Authors: Zihuai Wang, Long Pang, Jiexi Tang, Jiahan Cheng, Nan Chen, Jian Zhou and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:144

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The global increase in elderly populations is accompanied by an increasing number of candidates for esophagectomy. Here we aimed to determine the postoperative outcomes after subtotal esophagectomy in elderly ...

    Authors: Mitsuro Kanda, Masahiko Koike, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masamichi Hayashi, Suguru Yamada, Goro Nakayama, Kenji Omae and Yasuhiro Kodera

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:143

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Eccrine porocarcinoma is an extremely rare skin adnexal malignant neoplasia with highly invasive and metastatic potential. We report an additional case of eccrine porocarcinoma with intracranial metastases. Th...

    Authors: Jie Shen, Xinfa Pan, Yongfu Lu, Desheng Pan, Yuehui Ma and Renya Zhan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:142

    Content type: Case report

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  28. The outcomes in patients with pancreatic or ampulla tumors remain unsatisfactory, especially with invasion into the hepatic artery (HA) or the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In this setting, pancreatectomy ...

    Authors: Qiyi Zhang, Jingjin Wu, Yang Tian, Jixuan Duan, Yi Shao, Sheng Yan and Weilin Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:141

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive and persistent inflammatory disease resulting in pancreatic insufficiency leading to diabetes and steatorrhea. Abdominal pain is the most debilitating feature and is often...

    Authors: Dhruba Narayan Sah, Ramesh Singh Bhandari, Yogendra Prasad Singh, Pradeep Vaidya, Prasan B. S. Kansakar, Bikal Ghimire, Bishnu Kandel, Jayant Kumar Sah and Paleswan Joshi Lakhey

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:139

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Colorectal cancer is common in elderly patients. Laparoscopy is widely used to approach this kind of disease. This study was to examine short-term outcomes and long-term survival for laparoscopic and open surg...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Xuewei Wang, Chuanduo Zhao, Qian Liu, Haitao Zhou, Zhaoxu Zheng, Zhixiang Zhou, Xishan Wang and Jianwei Liang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:137

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The pectoralis major flap has been considered the workhorse flap for chest and sternoclavicular defect reconstruction. There have been many configurations of the pectoralis major flap reported in the literatur...

    Authors: Jude Opoku-Agyeman, David Matera and Jamee Simone

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:136

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) originating from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are rare and very highly malignant disease with a poor prognosis. Poorly differentiated NECs most commonl...

    Authors: Jong Eun Lee, Sung Hoon Hong, Hae Il Jung, Myoung Won Son, Tae Sung Ahn, Sun Wook Han and Jun Hun Cho

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:135

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare disease derived from uremic secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, parathyroidectomy (PTX) seems to be ineffective at relieving TC in some patients. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Ming Zeng, Guang Yang, Yaoyu Huang, Buyun Wu, Jing Guo, Ningning Wang and Changying Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:133

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Surgery remains the main curative option for the treatment of intraspinal tumour. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the clinical outcomes of laminoplasty with process-lamina complex replantation ...

    Authors: Zhaojun Song, Zhi Zhang, Yongjie Ye, Jiazhuang Zheng and Fandong Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:131

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The use of surgical metal clips is crucial for ligating vessels in various operations. The currently available metal clips have several drawbacks; they are permanent and interfere with imaging techniques such ...

    Authors: Takeshi Urade, Toshihiko Yoshida, Naoko Ikeo, Kosuke Naka, Masahiro Kido, Hirochika Toyama, Kimihiko Ueno, Motofumi Tanaka, Toshiji Mukai and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:130

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In recent years, the clinical evidence of the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score has increased in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was t...

    Authors: Kosei Takagi, Piotr Domagala, Wojciech G. Polak, Stefan Buettner, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven and Jan N. M. Ijzermans

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:129

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There is increasing evidence of weight regain in patients after bariatric surgery (BS), generally occurring from 12 to 24 months postoperatively. Postoperative exercise has been suggested to ad long-term weigh...

    Authors: Emilio Villa-González, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Manuel A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Alejandro Carretero-Ruiz, José María García-Martínez, Alba Hernández-Martínez, María José Torrente-Sánchez, Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado and Enrique G. Artero

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:127

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Perioperative care in colorectal surgery is systematically defined in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. The ERAS protocol improves perioperative care in a multimodal way to enhance early and...

    Authors: A. Rauwerdink, M. Jansen, C. A. J. M. de Borgie, W. A. Bemelman, F. Daams, M. P. Schijven and C. J. Buskens

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Depending on the location of the herniated disc at the shoulder, axilla, or ventral side of the compression nerve root, various puncture sites and channel entrances were selected so that the goal of targeted r...

    Authors: Weijun Kong, Taiyong Chen, Sheng Ye, Fujun Wu and Yueming Song

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:124

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Presence of inferior vena cava tumor thrombosis (IVCTT) is an unfavorable factor to prognosis for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    Authors: Yaodong Zhang, Zhengshan Wu, Ke Wang, Sheng Han, Changxian Li and Xiangcheng Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:122

    Content type: Case report

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  41. By comparing the long-term prognostic outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and limited resection (LR), this study aimed to investigate the optimal surgical modality for duodenal gastrointestinal stromal...

    Authors: Zefeng Shen, Ping Chen, Nannan Du, Parishit A. Khadaroo, Danyi Mao and Lihu Gu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:121

    Content type: Research article

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