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  1. Several training devices have been developed to train anastomotic skills in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). However, assessment of trainees’ improvement remains challenging. The goal of this ...

    Authors: Shota Yasuda, Jef Van den Eynde, Katrien Vandendriessche, Munetaka Masuda, Bart Meyns and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:26

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy (HPD) for diffusely spreading bile duct cancer (DSBDC) usually involves a major hepatectomy and a concomitant pancreatoduodenectomy, and is still challenging surgery because of post...

    Authors: Kapil Nagaraj, Yuichi Goto, Satoki Kojima, Hisamune Sakai, Toru Hisaka, Yoshito Akagi and Koji Okuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:23

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Symptomatic osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF) are increasing, as are acute and chronic pain episodes and progressive spinal deformities. However, there are no clear surgical treatment criteria f...

    Authors: Zhengwei Xu, Dingjun Hao, Liang Dong, Liang Yan and Baorong He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:22

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  4. An annular closure device (ACD) could potentially prevent recurrent herniation by blocking larger annular defects after limited microdiscectomy (LMD). The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of ...

    Authors: Jenny C. Kienzler, Sofia Rey, Oliver Wetzel, Hermien Atassi, Sabrina Bäbler, Felice Burn and Javier Fandino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:19

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  5. Impaction of jujube pits in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a special clinical condition in the northern Chinese population. Endoscopic removal is the preferred therapy, but there is no consensus on t...

    Authors: Ji-Tao Song, Xiao-Hua Chang, Shan-Shan Liu, Jing Chen, Ming-Na Liu, Ji-Feng Wen, Ying Hu and Jun Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Transanal dissection of the rectum has been recently introduced for ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) in UC showing promising results. Thanks to the precise identification of the rectotomy site the risk of l...

    Authors: G. T. Capolupo, F. Carannante, G. Mascianà, S. Lauricella, E. Mazzotta and M. Caricato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:17

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The treatment of hepatic injury can be complex. Medical clinical centers are often the first line hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatic trauma in China. The aim of the study is to summarize the ...

    Authors: Weidong Hu, Zipeng Xu, Xu Shen, Yanyan Gu, Zhengxing Dai, Jie Chen, Zhenghai Zhu, Ying Zhou, Wanwen Zhao and Chaobo Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:16

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A horseshoe kidney is a congenital malformation involving the fusion of the bilateral kidneys and is often accompanied by anomalies of the ureteropelvic and vascular systems. When performing resection of color...

    Authors: Jun-ichi Yoshizawa, Kuniyuki Gomi, Arano Makino, Ryo Hisamune, Sinsuke Sugenoya, Kou Shimada, Kiyotomi Maruyama, Motohiro Mihara and Shoji Kajikawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:15

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Esophageal leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare tumor that constitutes less than 1% of all malignant esophageal tumors. Concurrent occurrence of esophageal leiomyosarcoma with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is even r...

    Authors: Hamed Gheibollahi, Amirreza Dehghanian, Negar Taheri, Saeid Tavanafar, Seyede Sona Mousavi, Hamidreza Abbasi and Mohammadreza Sasani

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:14

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-secreting tumour that leads to various symptoms. Haemoptysis is rarely caused by a pheochromocytoma occurring outside the bronchus or thoracic cavity. Here, we report the ca...

    Authors: Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Shutaro Hori, Masanori Odaira, Takahiro Yokose, Kaori Kameyama and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:13

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Partial peri-cystectomy (PPC) is one of the major surgical approaches for hepatic cystic echinococcosis (CE) and has been practiced in most centers worldwide. Cysto-biliary communication (fistula, leakage, rup...

    Authors: Paizula Shalayiadang, Tiemin Jiang, Yusufu Yimiti, Bo Ran, Abudusalamu Aini, Ruiqing Zhang, Qiang Guo, Ayifuhan Ahan, Abuduaini Abulizi, Hao Wen, Yingmei Shao and Tuerganaili Aji

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Common peroneal nerve (CPN) injury is one of the most common nerve injuries in the lower extremities and the motor functional recovery of injured common peroneal nerve (CPN) was often unsatisfactory, the mecha...

    Authors: Zhenhui Liu, Maimaiaili Yushan, Yanshi Liu and Aihemaitijiang Yusufu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  13. A diagnostic sign on magnetic resonance imaging, suggestive of posterior extrauterine adhesion (PEUA), was identified in patients with placenta previa. However, the clinical features or surgical outcomes of pa...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Nagase, Shinya Matsuzaki, Masayuki Endo, Takeya Hara, Aiko Okada, Kazuya Mimura, Kosuke Hiramatsu, Aiko Kakigano, Erika Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Miyake, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Yutaka Ueda, Takuji Tomimatsu and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:10

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  14. This study aimed to explore mid-term clinical results of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) with modified trochanteric osteotomy in Crowe type IV developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

    Authors: Jing-Yao Jin, Taek-Rim Yoon, Kyung-Soon Park, Sheng-Yu Jin, Dong-Min Jung and Qing-Song Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:9

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  15. Decreased mean platelet volume (MPV) predicts poor prognosis in some cancers. However, its significance as a prognostic indicator in pancreatic cancer (PC) remains unclear.

    Authors: Takuki Yagyu, Hiroaki Saito, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Ei Uchinaka, Masaki Morimoto, Takehiko Hanaki, Joji Watanabe, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Manabu Yamamoto, Naruo Tokuyasu, Soichiro Honjo and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  16. With the recent emerge of dynamic prediction model on the use of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and renal failure, and its advantage of providing timely predicted results according to the fluctuation of the...

    Authors: Runwen Liu, Yunqiang Cai, He Cai, Yajia Lan, Lingwei Meng, Yongbin Li and Bing Peng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:7

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  17. Incisional surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant source of postoperative morbidity resulting in increased length of stay and cost. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the association between thickn...

    Authors: Bikas Thapa, Edward Sutanto and Raju Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:6

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  18. Mesentericoportal vein (MPV) resection in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) surgery has become a common procedure. A few studies had described the use of falciform ligament (FL) for MPV reconstruction an...

    Authors: Yi Shao, Jiaojiao Feng, Yuancong Jiang, Zhenhua Hu, Jian Wu, Min Zhang, Yan Shen and Shusen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:4

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  19. We aimed to explore the relationship between the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the early clinical outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) associated with pulmonary arterial hyperten...

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Yin, Mei Xin, Sheng Ding, Feng Gao, Fan Wu, Jian Wang, Jie Chen, Li Jiang, Xiaochen Wu, Xianying Wang, Jingzhen Liu, Jinbao Zhang and Siyi He

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:3

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  20. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver malignancy that is strongly associated with chronic liver disease. Isolated hepatic tuberculosis is an uncommon type of tuberculosis. Concomitant...

    Authors: Hind S. Alsaif, Ali Hassan, Osamah Refai, Khaled Awary, Haitham Kussaibi, Mona H. Ismail and Ibrahim Alghnimi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2021 21:2

    Content type: Case report

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  21. It has been postulated that the hyperadrenergic state caused by surgical trauma is associated with worse outcomes and that β-blockade may improve overall outcome by downregulation of adrenergic activity. Esoph...

    Authors: Souheil Reda, Rebecka Ahl, Eva Szabo, Erik Stenberg, Maximilian Peter Forssten, Gabriel Sjolin, Yang Cao and Shahin Mohseni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:333

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  22. Benign foregut cysts usually develop in the thorax most of all in the mediastinum. Rare cases involving various abdominal organs, such as liver, stomach or pancreas have been previously published, mostly occur...

    Authors: Jozsef Furak, Anna Rieth, Aurel Ottlakan, Tibor Nemeth, Laszlo Torday, Laszlo Tiszlavicz and Gyorgy Lazar

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:332

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Serous cysto-adenoma (SCA) is a rare benign neoplasm of the pancreas. SCA can mimic other pancreatic lesions, such as neuroendocrine tumours. 68Gallium-DOTA-peptide Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is able t...

    Authors: Gennaro Nappo, Niccola Funel, Simone Giudici, Paola Spaggiari, Giovanni Capretti, Silvia Carrara, Giovanna Pepe and Alessandro Zerbi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:331

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Trocar site incisional hernia (TSIH) is the most frequent complication associated with laparoscopic surgery. Few studies currently describe its incidence or risk factors. The aim of this report is to determine...

    Authors: Ana Ciscar, Josep M. Badia, Francesc Novell, Santiago Bolívar and Esther Mans

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:330

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Few articles have studied individuals with prediabetes after sleeve gastrectomy. Bile acid and lipid levels remain inconsistent in postbariatric patients. The purpose of this study was to explore bile acid, gl...

    Authors: Tsz Kin Mak, Shifang Huang, Bingsheng Guan, Hoyin Au, Tsz Hong Chong, Juzheng Peng, Fazhi Chen, Chuqiao Liang, Wanjing Lai, LongLam Ho, Cunchuan Wang and Jingge Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:329

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Mucinous cyst neoplasm of the liver (MCN-L) comprise less than 5% of all cystic liver lesions and is characterized by the presence of ovarian stroma and absence of bile duct communication.

    Authors: Raphaella Ferreira, Phillipe Abreu, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Vanderlei Segatelli, Fabricio Ferreira Coelho and Andre Ibrahim David

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:328

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Calculous pyonephrosis is a disease characterized by infectious hydronephrosis associated with pyogenic destruction of the renal parenchyma, with complete or almost complete loss of renal function.

    Authors: Jun Liu, Liang Chen, Lizhe An, Kai Ma, Xiongjun Ye, Qingquan Xu, Xiaobo Huang and Liulin Xiong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:327

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The use of a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) as a bridge to surgery has increased for patients with obstructing colorectal cancer. However, relatively few reports have compared SEMS as a bridge to electi...

    Authors: Bing Li, Shi-Lun Cai, Zhen-Tao Lv, Ping-Hong Zhou, Li-Qing Yao, Qiang Shi, Zhi-Peng Qi, Di Sun, Ayimukedisi Yalikong, En-Pan Xu, Jian-Min Xu and Yun-Shi Zhong

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:326

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  29. Early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage (AL) after esophageal resection is crucial for the successful management of this complication. Inflammatory serological markers are indicators of complications during the...

    Authors: Lukas F. Liesenfeld, Peter Sauer, Markus K. Diener, Ulf Hinz, Thomas Schmidt, Beat P. Müller-Stich, Thilo Hackert, Markus W. Büchler and Anja Schaible

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:324

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  30. The incidence of obesity has been constantly growing and bariatric procedures are considered to be the most effective treatment solution for morbidly obese patients. The results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrect...

    Authors: Paulina Woźniewska, Inna Diemieszczyk, Dawid Groth, Łukasz Szczerbiński, Barbara Choromańska, Agnieszka Błachnio-Zabielska, Adam Krętowski and Hady Razak Hady

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:323

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  31. Increases in the levels of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatinine (Cr) and decreases in those of albumin (Alb) are commonly observed in acute pancreatitis (AP). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the ...

    Authors: Zhifeng Zhao, Yeping Yu, Rongli Xie, Kaige Yang, Dan Xu, Li Li, Jiayun Lin, Lei Zheng, Chihao Zhang, Xin Xu, Ying Chen, Zhiwei Xu, Erchen Chen, Meng Luo and Jian Fei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:322

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  32. A floating thrombus in an ascending aorta with normal morphology is very rare, but when it does occur, it may induce a systemic embolism or fatal stroke. The pathophysiological mechanisms of aortic mural throm...

    Authors: Peng Yang, Ya Li, Yao Huang, Chen Lu, Weitao Liang and Jia Hu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:321

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Nerve identification is recommended in inguinal hernia repair to reduce or avoid postoperative pain. The aim of this prospective observational study was to identify nerve prevalence and find a correlation betw...

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Isabella Mercurio, Claudio Nazzaro, Angelo De Sol, Carlo Boselli, George Rettagliata, Nicola Vanacore, Alberto Santoro, Domenico Mascagni, Claudio Renzi, Massimo Lancia, Fabio Suadoni, Guido Zanghì, Piergaspare Palumbo, Paolo Bruzzone, Guglielmo Tellan…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:319

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Strain episodes, defined as phases of higher workload, stress or negative emotions, occur everyday in the operating room (OR). Accurate knowledge of when strain is most intense for the different OR team member...

    Authors: Sandra Keller, Steven Yule, Douglas S. Smink, Vivian Zagarese, Shawn Safford and Sarah Henrickson Parker

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:318

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In cases of Hirschsprung disease, complete and reproducible resection of the aganglionic bowel is ideal to achieve good postoperative bowel function. Reliable identification of the upper margin of the surgical...

    Authors: Kazuki Yokota, Hizuru Amano, Toyoki Kudo, Takeshi Yamamura, Yujiro Tanaka, Takahisa Tainaka, Chiyoe Shirota, Wataru Sumida, Satoshi Makita, Aitaro Takimoto, Masanao Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Akinari Hinoki and Hiroo Uchida

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:317

    Content type: Technical advance

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  36. This study aimed to investigate the association between enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) nursing program and stoma-related complications (SRCs) and prognosis in patients with low rectal cancer (LRC) unde...

    Authors: Weiling Shao, Honggang Wang, Qun Chen, Wen Zhao, Yulian Gu and Guoqin Feng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is an important factor for thyroid cancer patients’ treatment and prognosis. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical value of ultrasound features and radiomics analysis in...

    Authors: Fu Li, Denghua Pan, Yun He, Yuquan Wu, Jinbo Peng, Jiehua Li, Ye Wang, Hong Yang and Junqiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has reached Poland on March 4th, 2020 and undoubtedly affected all areas of life and medical care, including bariatric care. The study was planned to identify the impact of the SARS-CoV...

    Authors: Piotr Major, Tomasz Stefura, Michał Wysocki, Piotr Małczak, Anna Rzepa, Monika Proczko-Stepaniak, Jacek Szeliga and Michał Pędziwiatr

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  39. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, German health care centres were restructured for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. This was accompanied by the suspension of the surgical programme. The aim of...

    Authors: Christian Stöß, Marcella Steffani, Kay Kohlhaw, Claudia Rudroff, Ludger Staib, Daniel Hartmann, Helmut Friess and Michael W. Müller

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:313

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  40. The common complications of radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy usually include wound infection, hemorrhage or hematomas, lymphocele, uretheral injury, ileus and incisional hernias. However, intern...

    Authors: Wen Ai, Zhihua Liang, Feng Li and Haihua Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:312

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), which often causes a common complication such as abdominal wall hernia, is a prevalent alternative therapy for end-stage renal failure patients. However, relev...

    Authors: Qiyu Chi, Zheng Shi, Zhibo Zhang, Chunzhong Lin, Guozhong Liu and Shangeng Weng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Although a larger proportion of colorectal surgeries have been performed laparoscopically in the last few years, a steep learning curve prevents us from considering laparoscopic colorectal surgery as the gold ...

    Authors: Ioannis G. Gkionis, Mathaios E. Flamourakis, Eleni S. Tsagkataki, Eleni I. Kaloeidi, Konstantinos G. Spiridakis, Georgios E. Kostakis, Athanasios K. Alegkakis and Manousos S. Christodoulakis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Hemobilia occurs mainly due to iatrogenic factors such as impairment of the right hepatic or cystic artery, and/or common bile duct in hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery. However, little or no cases with hemobil...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yuzo Umeda, Masaya Iwamuro, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Mayu Uka, Yusuke Matsui, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takashi Kuise, Kazuya Yasui, Kosei Takagi, Hiroyuki Araki, Takahito Yagi and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:307

    Content type: Case report

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