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  1. Post cholecystectomy syndrome is characterized as recurrence of symptoms as experienced before cholecystectomy. In rare cases, a remnant cystic duct is causing these symptoms and occasionally surgical resectio...

    Authors: Labrinus van Manen, Quirijn R. J. G. Tummers, Akin Inderson, Abha Bhalla, Alexander L. Vahrmeijer, Bert A. Bonsing and J. Sven. D. Mieog

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:104

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Recurrence after incisional hernia repair is one of the major problems related with this operation. Our objective is to analyze the influence of abdominal wall surgery expertise in the results of the open elec...

    Authors: J. A. Pereira, A. Bravo-Salva, B. Montcusí, S. Pérez-Farre, L. Fresno de Prado and M. López-Cano

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:103

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Spine fractures combined with sternal injury are most commonly occur in the thoracic region. Lower cervical and thoracolumbar injuries have also been reported, especially for the patients with manubriosternal ...

    Authors: Wei-yu Jiang, Yun-lin Chen, Nan-jian Xu, Xu-dong Hu, Chao-yue Ruan and Wei-hu Ma

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:101

    Content type: Case report

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  4. A giant phyllodes tumor of the breast is a rare fibroepithelial lesion, and its treatment is controversial. Many case reports have reported performing skin graft reconstruction after tumor excision. Chest wall...

    Authors: Chih-Yu Kuo, Shing-Huey Lin, Kuan-Der Lee, Sho-Jen Cheng, Jan-Show Chu and Shih-Hsin Tu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:100

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects spine and paraspinal soft tissue. Ankylosing spondylitis is one of the causes of osteoporosis and patients with ankylosing s...

    Authors: Yang Min, Gu Hui-Yun, Zhong Hou-cheng, Xie Yuan-long, Jin Wei, Cai Lin and Wei Ren-xiong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:99

    Content type: Case report

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  6. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to determine the risk factors associated with neck hematoma requiring surgical re-intervention after thyroidectomy.

    Authors: Chunlei Fan, Xin Zhou, Guoqiang Su, Yanming Zhou, Jingjun Su, Mingxu Luo and Hui Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Surgical robots are increasingly being used in bariatric surgery. While several studies describe the safety of using barbed sutures in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, no reports are available for robotic ...

    Authors: Jan Henrik Beckmann, Jan-Niclas Kersebaum, Witigo von Schönfels, Thomas Becker, Clemens Schafmayer and Jan Hendrik Egberts

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:97

    Content type: Technical advance

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  8. Occipital neuralgia is one of the postoperative complications of C1 lateral mass screw insertion, which was deemed to be related with the C2 nerve root dysfunction.

    Authors: Jun-Song Yang, Jing Li, Hao Chen, Peng Liu, Chu Chen, Tuan-Jiang Liu, Lei Chu and Ding-Jun Hao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:96

    Content type: Case report

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  9. The coexistence of hyperparathyroidism and thyroid cancer presents important diagnostic and management challenges. With minimally invasive parathyroid surgery trending, preoperative thyroid imaging becomes mor...

    Authors: Cristina Preda, Dumitru Branisteanu, Ioana Armasu, Radu Danila, Cristian Velicescu, Delia Ciobanu, Adrian Covic and Alexandru Grigorovici

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:94

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study assessed clinical outcomes, including safety and recurrence, from the two-year follow-up of patients who underwent open ventral primary hernia repair with the use of the Parietex™ Composite Ventral ...

    Authors: F. Berrevoet, C. Doerhoff, F. Muysoms, S. Hopson, M. G. Muzi, S. Nienhuijs, E. Kullman, T. Tollens, M. Schwartz, K. Leblanc, V. Velanovich and L. N. Jørgensen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:93

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The accuracy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) depends on precise electrode positioning, which has been pursued for ideal treatment outcomes. As a critical component of DBS, the fixation performance of lead anch...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Yixin Pan, Chencheng Zhang, Shikun Zhan, Bomin Sun and Dianyou Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The use of laparoscopic surgery has become widespread, and many surgeons are striving to acquire the necessary techniques for it. The Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification System (ESSQS), established by the ...

    Authors: Shota Aoyama, Yuji Inoue, Takeshi Ohki, Michio Itabashi and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:90

    Content type: Research article

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  13. No data are available to assess the learning curve for transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic hysterectomy for non-prolapsed uteri in benign gynecologic diseases. The lack of exposure to transvag...

    Authors: Chin-Jung Wang, Justina Go, Hui-Yu Huang, Kai-Yun Wu, Yi-Ting Huang, Yu-Cheng Liu and Cindy Hsuan Weng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Despite total thyroidectomy (TT) is the most practiced procedure for a preoperatively diagnosed neoplastic lesion, according to the ATA guidelines, many surgeons perform completion thyroidectomy (CT) after hem...

    Authors: Giuseppe Sena, Gaetano Gallo, Nadia Innaro, Noemi Laquatra, Martina Tolone, Rosario Sacco and Giuseppe Sammarco

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Robotic-assisted surgery, a developed technology, is becoming more and more accepted by surgeons. However, the comparison between robotic-assisted total gastrectomy (RATG) and conventional laparoscopy-assisted...

    Authors: Shan-ping Ye, Jun Shi, Dong-ning Liu, Qun-guang Jiang, Xiong Lei, Hua Qiu and Tai-yuan Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:86

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Enterovesical fistula (EVF) is a abnormal connection between the intestine and the bladder. The aim of the study was to analyze whether closure of the defect in the bladder wall during surgery is always necess...

    Authors: Ł. Dziki, M. Włodarczyk, A. Sobolewska-Włodarczyk, M. Mik, R. Trzciński, A. G. Hill and A. Dziki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:85

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Although pancreaticoduodenectomy with vein resection (PDVR) is widely performed in selected patients with indications, its benefits remain controversial. In this meta-analysis, we evaluate the safety and effic...

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Di Zhou, Lingjun Meng, Yanlong Cao, Hanwen Zhang, Zheng Pan and Chao Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:84

    Content type: Research article

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  18. An open abdomen is often necessary for survival of patients after peritonitis, compartment syndrome, or in damage control surgery. However, abdominal wall retraction relieves delays and complicates abdominal w...

    Authors: Roman Eickhoff, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C. Maul, Christian D. Klink, Ulf P. Neumann, Michael Engel, Martin Hellmich, Anja Sterner-Kock and Christian F. Krieglstein

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:82

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Aim of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes of transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) in comparison to conventional laparoscopic approach (LaTME) in terms of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS).

    Authors: Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Piotr Zarzycki, Jan Witowski, Magdalena Pisarska, Natalia Gajewska, Grzegorz Torbicz, Michał Nowakowski, Piotr Major, Andrzej Budzyński and Michał Pędziwiatr

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:79

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Whether or not to perform prophylactic central lymph node dissection (CLND) in the case of clinically node-negative papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate...

    Authors: Young Jae Ryu, Jin Seong Cho, Min Ho Park and Jung Han Yoon

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is the second most performed bariatric surgical procedure. With the increasing number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, the number of complications is...

    Authors: Kiran Chandni Baran and Maurits de Brauw

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:77

    Content type: Case report

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  22. An orbitocranial injury with a penetrating Intraorbital Foreign Body (IOFB) is listed as a rare cause of penetrating trauma. Since this type of trauma is considered a surgical emergency, taking a thorough hist...

    Authors: Farhad Mirzaei, Firooz Salehpour, Ghaffar Shokuhi, Touraj Asvadi Kermani, Sana Salehi and Sina Parsay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:76

    Content type: Case report

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  23. To establish a scoring model for the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD).

    Authors: Guo Xingjun, Zhu Feng, Yang Meiwen, Jiang Jianxin, He Zheng, Gao Jun, Huang Tao, Zhao Rui, Zhang Leida, Wang Min and Qin Renyi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Intussusception is a relatively common condition seen in children. In comparison, adult intussusception is rare and usually occurs as a complication in patients with organic diseases. It is responsible for 1% ...

    Authors: Tamuro Hayama, Yojiro Hashiguchi, Kohei Ohno, Yuka Okada, Kentaro Nemoto, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Ryu Shimada, Koichi Okamoto, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Keijiro Nozawa and Keiji Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:74

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Several studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between lymph node yield and survival after colectomy for cancer. Complete mesocolic excision (CME) in right colectomy (RC) reduces local recurrence but i...

    Authors: Jan Schulte am Esch, Sergio-I. Iosivan, Fabian Steinfurth, Ammar Mahdi, Christine Förster, Ludwig Wilkens, Alaa Nasser, Hülya Sarikaya, Tahar Benhidjeb and Martin Krüger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:72

    Content type: Technical advance

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  26. Dementia often adversely affects postoperative outcomes in surgical patients. This study evaluated postoperative outcomes among elderly patients with and without dementia undergoing early cholecystectomy for a...

    Authors: Yasunori Nishida, Noriaki Otagiri, Seijiro Yoshifuku, Kenji Misawa, Kenju Ko, Kotaro Sasahara, Hirofumi Kishimoto, Osamu Mishima and Katsunori Tauchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:71

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Jejunal diverticula are the rarest of all small bowel diverticula. Most patients with jejunal diverticula are asymptomatic. Major complications include diverticulitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal o...

    Authors: Tagleb S. Mazahreh, Abdelwahab J. Aleshawi, Mohammed S. Alorjani, Rasheed Elayyan and Nabil A. Al-Zoubi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:70

    Content type: Case report

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  28. The abdomen is one of the most commonly injured regions in trauma patients. Abdominal injury surgeries are common in Tanzania and in many parts of the world.

    Authors: Shilanaiman Hilary Ntundu, Ayesiga M. Herman, Alfred Kishe, Heri Babu, Ola F. Jahanpour, David Msuya, Samuel G. Chugulu and Kondo Chilonga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:69

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Clarifying the biomechanics of abdominal skin could lead to different uses for this tissue such as the ventral repair of hernias in patients with excess skin and incisional hernias. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Guilherme Barreiro, Vinícius S. de Lima and Leandro T. Cavazzola

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:68

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Reconstruction of mandibular continuity and function after tumor resection is challenging, particularly in cases including the mandibular condyle. Various approaches for reconstruction after disarticulation re...

    Authors: Pit Jacob Voss, David Steybe, Marc Anton Fuessinger, Wiebke Semper-Hogg, Marc Metzger, Rainer Schmelzeisen and Philipp Poxleitner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:67

    Content type: Technical advance

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  31. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare pathology caused by a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. If intractable by conventional methods (i.e. bedrest, analgesics, or epidural blood patching) it may l...

    Authors: Michael Fiechter, Alexander Ott, Jürgen Beck, Astrid Weyerbrock and Jean-Yves Fournier

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:66

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Traumatic avulsion injuries to the anus, although uncommon, can result in serious complications and even death. Management of anal avulsion injuries remains controversial and challenging. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Fu Xing Hu, Xiao Xuan Hu, Xue Lin Yang, Xing Hai Han, Yong Bo Xu, Kun Li, Li Yan and Hai Bo Chu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The postoperative and survival outcomes of patients with primary advanced colorectal cancer who undergo partial versus total cystectomy have not been adequately compared, as studies of this topic are rare and ...

    Authors: Akihiro Kondo, Takeshi Sasaki, Daichi Kitaguchi, Yuichiro Tsukada, Yuji Nishizawa and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:63

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  34. Tumor lysis syndrome is an unusual metabolic emergency in solid tumors. Perioperative occurrence of this syndrome is extremely rare but may have fatal consequences if not detected and treated on time.

    Authors: Daniel Pindak, Katarina Rejlekova, Miroslav Tomas, Ramadan Aziri, Eva Rovenska, Judita Puskacova and Michal Mego

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:62

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) include a heterogeneous group of rare malignant tumours, and various treatment algorithms are still controversially discussed until today. The present study aimed to examine post...

    Authors: Thomas Malinka, Maxim Nebrig, Fritz Klein, Johann Pratschke, Marcus Bahra and Andreas Andreou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:61

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Extended liver resections still bear the risk of severe haemorrhage. Moreover, the amount of blood loss during liver resection determines the need for perioperative blood transfusions and is of prognostic rele...

    Authors: Philipp Houben, Ulf Hinz, Phillip Knebel, Markus K. Diener, Arianeb Mehrabi and Peter Schemmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:60

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Bezoars are rare but may cause gastrointestinal obstruction and ulcers. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of bezoars in the reconstructed gastric conduit have been reported, but there has been no re...

    Authors: Keiichiro Hatoyama, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Makoto Hikage, Chiaki Sato, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kai Takaya, Yu Onodera and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:59

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Non-parasitic splenic cysts are associated with elevated serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19–9 levels. We report a case in which a 23-year-old female exhibited a large ruptured splenic cyst and an elevated seru...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Imoto, Takahiro Einama, Makiko Fukumura, Keita Kouzu, Hiromi Nagata, Ayano Matsunaga, Mayumi Hoshikawa, Makoto Nishikawa, Akifumi Kimura, Takuji Noro, Suefumi Aosasa, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Hideki Ueno and Junji Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:58

    Content type: Case report

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  39. However, the application of limb salvage with joint preservation is controversial. The purpose of this study is to propose a selection strategy of joint-sparing operative procedures for humeral malignancies ba...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Ming Xu, Kai Zheng and Xiuchun Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:57

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Duodenal stump fistula (DSF) remains one of the most serious complications following subtotal or total gastrectomy, as it endangers patient’s life. DSF is related to high mortality (16–20%) and morbidity (75%)...

    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 19:55

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2019 19:151

  41. Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications. The choice between laparoscopy and open appendectomy remains controversial in treating elderly patients with a...

    Authors: Dayun Wang, Ting Dong, Yue Shao, Tingting Gu, You Xu and Yuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:54

    Content type: Research article

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