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  1. Unplanned hospital readmissions after surgery contribute significantly to healthcare costs and potential complications. Identifying predictors of readmission is inherently complex and involves an intricate int...

    Authors: Zhao Kai Low, Lydia Liew, Vanessa Chua, Sophia Chew and Lian Kah Ti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:202
  2. Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) has been an important therapy and seems effective in patients with splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) secondary to some diseases, but this intervention hasn’t been formally...

    Authors: Zongwen Zhang, Lin Gao, Zirui Liu, Gang Li, Bo Ye, Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Zhihui Tong and Weiqin Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:199
  3. Emergency surgical airway securing techniques include cricothyrotomy, puncture, and incision. While the instruments used for these methods vary in size, no index of laryngeal morphology exists to guide instrum...

    Authors: Kaiji Suzuki, Naohito Yambe, Kentaro Hojo, Yasunori Komatsu, Masamitsu Serikawa and Akinobu Usami
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:198
  4. Vertebroplasty is the main minimally invasive operation for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF), which has the advantages of rapid pain relief and shorter recovery time. However, new adjacent ve...

    Authors: Yadong Qian, Xiao Hu, Chen Li, Jingwei Zhao, Yanjing Zhu, Yan Yu, Ning Xie, Bin Ma, Zhili Zeng and Liming Cheng
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:197
  5. The Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) describes a feasible and objective tool for predicting surgical outcomes. However, the accuracy of the score and its correlation with the complication severity has not been well ...

    Authors: Victor Meza Kyaruzi, Douglas E. Chamshama, Ramadhani H. Khamisi and Larry O. Akoko
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:194
  6. Anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (aTSA) has been used to manage degenerative diseases such as primary osteoarthritis. An increase in the use of this procedure has led to several developments in humeral a...

    Authors: Myung-Sun Kim, Yeong-Seub Ahn, Sun-Ho Lee, Hyeon Jang Jeong, Young Kyu Kim and Joo Han Oh
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:193
  7. Considering the high reoperation rate in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) patients undergoing lumbar surgeries and controversial results on the risk factors for the reoperation, we performed a syste...

    Authors: Yuzhou Chen, Yi Zhou, Junlong Chen, Yiping Luo, Yongtao Wang and Xiaohong Fan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:192
  8. Emergency laparotomy (EmLAP) is one of the commonest emergency operations performed in the United Kingdom (approximately 30, 000 laparotomies annually). These potentially high-risk procedures can be life chang...

    Authors: Hwei Jene Ng, Tara Quasim, Nicholas J. W. Rattray and Susan Moug
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:190
  9. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Distant metastasis has been detected in approximately 50% of GIST patients at the first diagnosis. ...

    Authors: Dao-Ning Liu, Wei-Wei Jia, Hai-Yue Wang, Jian-Hui Wu, Cheng-Peng Li and Chun-Yi Hao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:189
  10. The role of intra-operative cholangiography (IOC) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is controversial. CT cholangiography (CTC) provides a reliable assessment of biliary anatomy, potentially reducing operati...

    Authors: Douglas Chung
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:187
  11. To investigate the predictive value of the Prognostic Nutrition Index (PNI) in major complications after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer and to develop a Nomogram risk prediction model.

    Authors: Maimaiti Mijiti, Dan Li, Rui Yan, Tingting Yuan, Guimei Shen and Dan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:186

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2023 23:376

  12. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has significant effects in gastrointestinal surgery, urology, and orthopedic department, but the application of ERAS in liver cancer patients undergoing hepatectomy is le...

    Authors: Huan Huang, Ping Zhou, Jia Li, Hongping Luo and Liping Yu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:185
  13. In clinical practice, spinal extradural arachnoid cysts (SEAC) are relatively rare. The key to the treatment of SEAC is recognize and close the dural defects (fistula orifice), but there is currently no conven...

    Authors: Yu Tian, Yong Chen, Long Chen, Xianghong Meng, Mengmeng Fu, Xin Shi and Yuanxiang Lin
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:184
  14. In some earlier studies, self-pulling and later transection (SPLT) esophagojejunostomy (E-J) was incorporated into total laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG) procedures. Its effectiveness and safety, however,...

    Authors: Defei Chen, Fuyu Yang, Fan He, Saed Woraikat, Chenglin Tang and Kun Qian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:183
  15. Muscle mass loss after gastrectomy is associated with a negative impact on quality of life (QOL) and long-term prognosis following gastric cancer treatment, especially in elderly patients. We conducted a prosp...

    Authors: Yasunori Nishida, Mai Tokunaga, Akira Kameyama, Masatake Miyamoto, Seijiro Yoshifuku, Kotaro Sasahara, Noriaki Otagiri and Katsunori Tauchi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:181
  16. For thirty years, the Harmonic scalpel has been used for precise dissection, sealing and transection. There are numerous meta-analyses on individual surgical procedures with Harmonic, but no overarching review...

    Authors: Robert Kloosterman, George W. J. Wright, Elizabeth M. Salvo-Halloran, Nicole C. Ferko, John Z. Mennone, Jeffrey W. Clymer, Crystal D. Ricketts and Giovanni A. Tommaselli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:180
  17. Liver-to-spleen signal intensity ratio (LSR) is evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the hepatobiliary phase and has been reported as a useful radiological assessment of regional liver function. Ho...

    Authors: Masashi Kudo, Naoto Gotohda, Motokazu Sugimoto, Shin Kobayashi, Masaru Konishi and Tatsushi Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:179
  18. Giant inguinal hernia (GIH) is a rare condition in the developed world, and the literature is scarce. Case reports describe different techniques in an attempt to prevent abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). W...

    Authors: Jonathan Abraham Demma, Rachel Gefen, Ofek Shpigelman, Alon Pikarsky and Gidon Almogy
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:178
  19. Esophageal perforation is a surgical emergency with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Its poor prognosis is mainly associated with previous patient-specific comorbidities and a lack of timely diagnosis a...

    Authors: Reza Shahriarirad, Mohamadreza Karoobi, Ramin Shekouhi, Kamyar Ebrahimi, Keivan Ranjbar, Armin Amirian, Parviz Mardani, Mohammad Javad Fallahi and Bizhan Ziaian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:177
  20. We mainly evaluated whether preserving the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) sheath to dissecting IMA root lymph nodes (also called No.253 lymph nodes) would benefit patients in terms of comparable lymph-node y...

    Authors: Qian Li, Ye Wang, Jia-wei Wang, Long Qian, Song Wang, Ting-ting Cao, Ya-bin Xia, Xiao-xu Huang and Li Xu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:176

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2023 23:243

  21. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of simultaneous resection of synchronous advanced esophageal and gastric cancers.

    Authors: Rongrong Jiang, Youbo Wang, Juefeng Xu, Zhiming Chen and Liewen Pang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:175
  22. Bariatric surgery is the most effective method of morbid obesity treatment. Microbiota has many functions in human body and many of them remain to be unknown. The aim of this study was to establish if the comp...

    Authors: Tomasz Stefura, Jakub Rusinek, Maciej Zając, Barbara Zapała, Tomasz Gosiewski, Agnieszka Sroka-Oleksiak, Dominika Salamon, Michał Pędziwiatr and Piotr Major
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:173
  23. Distal radius fracture (DRF) is one of the most common orthopaedic-related traumas. DRF patients with die-punch fractures have a higher risk of loss of reduction, poorer functional outcomes, and increased risk...

    Authors: Zisheng Xu, Yuqing Liang, Guobo Geng, Weidong Mu and Peng Xu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:172
  24. Older individuals increasingly require emergency abdominal surgeries. They are susceptible to surgical stress and loss of independence in performing daily activities. We hypothesized that the psoas muscle volu...

    Authors: Keishi Yamaguchi, Shokei Matsumoto, Takeru Abe, Kento Nakajima, Satomi Senoo, Masayuki Shimizu and Ichiro Takeuchi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:171
  25. Thoracotomy with posterolateral incision (PLI) is commonly used for surgical repair of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Some reports have described thoracotomy for P...

    Authors: Mitsumasa Okamoto, Yudai Tsuruno and Hiroaki Fukuzawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:168
  26. Anterior resection (AR) is considered the gold standard for curative cancer treatment in the middle and upper rectum. The goal of the sphincter-preserving procedure, such as AR, is vulnerable to anastomotic le...

    Authors: Eihab Munshi, Marie-Louise Lydrup and Pamela Buchwald
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:167
  27. thoracolumbar burst fractures are associated with spinal canal occupation. The indirect decompression of the spinal canal and reduction of the fragment can be achieved with the distraction of the middle column...

    Authors: Juan Ignacio Cirillo, Ignacio Farias, Cristóbal Del Pino, Marcos Gimbernat, Alejandro Urzúa, Carlos Tapia and Juan José Zamorano
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:166
  28. Post living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) biliary complications can be troublesome over the post-operative course of patients, especially those with recurrent cholangitis or choledocholithiasis. Thus, in ...

    Authors: Tzu-Cheng Wen, Chia-En Hsieh, Ya-Lan Hsu, Kuo-Hua Lin, Yu-Ju Hung and Yao-Li Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:165
  29. The CATCH (Coil Application Trial in China) trial was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Numen Coil Embolization System in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms in comparison with the Axium co...

    Authors: Yazhou Jin, Xinbin Guo, Tao Quan, Rui Zhao, Tianxiao Li, Zhenwei Zhao, Hua Yang, Xingen Zhu, Guobiao Liang, Bing Leng, Xin Wu, Yang Wang and Sheng Guan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:164
  30. Comparison of natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) and transabdominal specimen extraction (TASE) in colorectal surgery remains controversial. Herein, we aimed to perform a retrospective analysis on surgi...

    Authors: Fatemeh Shahabi, Ala Orafaie, Majid Ansari, Zahra Gholami Moallem, Ali Mehri, Maryam Hejri Moghadam, Reza Roshanravan, Abbas Abdollahi and Mahboobeh Rasouli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:163
  31. The relationship between intraoperative lactate levels and prognosis after emergency gastrointestinal surgery remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of intraoperativ...

    Authors: Shinji Sugita, Masashi Ishikawa, Takahiro Sakuma, Masumi Iizuka, Sayako Hanai and Atsuhiro Sakamoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:162
  32. The treatment strategies for acute appendicitis differ depending on the facility, and various studies have investigated the usefulness of conservative treatment with antibiotics, laparoscopic surgery, and inte...

    Authors: Masahiro Shiihara, Yasuhiro Sudo, Norimasa Matsushita, Takeshi Kubota, Yasuhiro Hibi, Harushi Osugi and Tatsuo Inoue
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:161

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2023 23:221

  33. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is an inherited disease and a benign tumor originating from nerve sheath cells. Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is the most common type, and most cases are characterized by neurofibromas....

    Authors: Qianqian Gao, Siwei Qu, Ning Ma, Weixin Wang, Sen Chen, Zhe Yang and Yangqun Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:157
  34. Assessment of ‘physiological stress levels’ and ‘nutritional status’ before surgery is important for predicting complications and indirect interventions on the pancreas. The aim of this study was to determine ...

    Authors: Igor A. Kryvoruchko, Plamen Staikov, Valeriy V. Boyko, Massimo Sartelli, Yulia V. Ivanova, Andrij Honcharov, Svetlana Gramatiuk and Karine Sargsyan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:156
  35. Robotic hepatectomy (RH) has gradually been accepted as it has overcome some of the limitations of open hepatectomy (OH). This study was to compare short-term outcomes in RH and OH for overweight (preoperative...

    Authors: Zhao-Yi Lin, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Guo-Dong Zhao, Cheng-Gang Li, Zhao-Hai Wang, Rong Liu and Ming-Gen Hu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:153
  36. The removal of spinal implants is needed in revision surgery or in some cases whose fracture had healed or fusion had occurred. The slip of polyaxial screw or mismatch of instruments would make this simple pro...

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Jipeng Song, Yuzheng Lu, Meng Yi, Xiaohang Xu and Lixiang Ding
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:152
  37. Multi-organ dysfunction syndrome and multi-organ failure are the leading causes of late death in patients sustaining severe blunt trauma. So far, there is no established protocol to mitigate these sequelae. Th...

    Authors: Roham Borazjani, Salahaddin Mahmudi-Azer, Mohammad Hossein Taghrir, Reza Homaeifar, Gholamreza Dabiri, Shahram Paydar and Hossein Abdolrahimzadeh Fard
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:148

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