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  1. Postoperative bleeding remains a life-threatening complication in thyroid surgery. The aim was to assess the efficacy of four different hemostatic agents, Collagen-Fibrinogen-Thrombin Patch (CFTP) in two sizes...

    Authors: Thomas von Ahnen, Martin von Ahnen, Sonja Militz-Müller, Anna Süß, Josefine Schardey, Stefan Schopf, Hans-Martin Schardey and Ulrich Wirth
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:303
  2. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the porcine tongue for palatoplasty simulation compared to 3D-printed simulators and their surgical education role.

    Authors: Sadam Ahmed Elayah, Mohammed Qasem Al-Watary, Karim Ahmed Sakran, Yang Chao, Li Jingtao, Huang Hanyao, Yang Li and Bing Shi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:302

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2024 24:1

  3. Surgical site infections (SSIs) represent ~ 20% of all hospital-acquired infections in surgical patients and are associated with prolonged hospital stay, admission to intensive care, and mortality. We conducte...

    Authors: M. Edwards, S. Graziadio, J. Shore, N. D. Schmitz, T. Galvain, W. A. Danker, M. Kocaman, D. J. Pournaras, D. M. Bowley and K. J. Hardy
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:300
  4. The incidence of cervical adenocarcinoma (AC) has experienced a considerable increase in recent decades. Despite this, our understanding of the optimal management of locally advanced cervical AC remains limite...

    Authors: Xia Wang, Xiaojuan Lu, Junxing Chen, Hanjie Yi and Qiongyu Lan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:299
  5. The evidence of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) applied in centrally located breast cancer (CLBC) is absent. This study aims to investigate the long-term survival of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) in centrall...

    Authors: Ye-Wei Yuan, Peng-Cheng Liu, Fang-Fang Li, Ya-Han Yang, Wei Yang, Li Fan, De-Wu Mou, Hong-Wei Yang and Mao-Shan Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:298
  6. This study aimed to assess the effects of surgical timing and approach on operative duration, postoperative suture removal time, and postoperative recurrence rate in the management of preauricular fistula. A 1...

    Authors: Ke Li, Yan Hao, Jiuzhou Zhao, Leping Zhou, Yongyan Wu, Xianhai Zeng, Wei Gao and Xiangmin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:297
  7. The treatment of borderline resectable (BR) and locally advanced (LA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has evolved with a wider application of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACHT). The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Luís Filipe Abreu de Carvalho, Filip Gryspeerdt, Niki Rashidian, Kobe Van Hove, Lambertine Maertens, Suzane Ribeiro, Anne Hoorens and Frederik Berrevoet
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:296
  8. Peptic ulcers are caused by unbalanced acid production, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in recent decades have helped to treat peptic ulcers effectively. Meanwhile, the incidence of perforated peptic ulcer (...

    Authors: Ta-Chun Chou, Chun-Hui Lee, Ruey-Shyang Soong and Yi-Chan Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:295
  9. There are few studies comparing robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) and laparoscopic-assisted surgery (LAS) in Hirschsprung’s disease (HSCR). This study aimed to compare intraoperative and postoperative outcomes be...

    Authors: Shuhao Zhang, Duote Cai, Yuebin Zhang, Tao Pan, Ken Chen, Yi Jin, Wenjuan Luo, Zongwei Huang, Di Hu, Qingjiang Chen and Zhigang Gao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:294
  10. Massive hiatal hernias may result in extraoesophageal symptoms, including iron-deficiency anaemia. However, the role played by hiatal hernias in iron-deficiency anaemia is not clearly understood. We examined t...

    Authors: Aikebaier Aili, Maimaitiaili Maimaitiming, Yiliang Li, Alimujiang Maisiyiti, Zhi Wang, Yusujiang Tusuntuoheti and Kelimu Abudureyimu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:293
  11. Synchronous multiple early gastric cancer (SMEGC) refers to the simultaneous occurrence of two or more malignant cancer lesions in the stomach. For patients with multiple early gastric carcinomas, the choice o...

    Authors: Linsen Bao, Hengfei Gao, Lingxiao Pu, Chao Sui, Kangkang Ji, Feng Wang, Liang Tao, Min Feng and Meng Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:292
  12. Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation (PVL) for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is a creative strategy for enlarging the future liver remnant (FLR) and increasing the tumor resectability rate. Howeve...

    Authors: Xiaoqin He, Yuefeng Zhang, Peng Ma, Zuo Mou, Wei Wang, Kaihuan Yu and Weixing Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:291
  13. Spontaneous ventilation-video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (SV-VATS) has been applied to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in many centers. Since it remains a new and challenging surgical technique...

    Authors: Runchen Wang, Qixia Wang, Hengrui Liang, Zhiming Ye, Jiawen Qiu, Yu Jiang, Jianxing He, Lei Zhao and Wei Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:290
  14. STAT3 hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome (STAT3-HIES) also referred to as autosomal dominant HIES (AD-HIES) is an inborn error of immunity characterized by the classic triad of eczema, frequent opportunistic infec...

    Authors: Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Soodeh Ghadimi, Mazdak Fallahi, Seyedeh Atefeh Hashemi-Moghaddam, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Anne Puel, Nima Rezaei, Mahsa Rekabi, Zahra Daneshmandi, Kambiz Sheikhy, Abolghasem Daneshvar Kakhki, Seyed Reza Saghebi, Saviz Pejhan and Mahnaz Jamee
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:289
  15. Non-operative management has been suggested as a therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis. Notwithstanding, the risk of missing an appendiceal tumor must be considered, being the surgical piece crucial to rule o...

    Authors: Ricardo E. Núñez-Rocha, Felipe Girón, Lina Rodríguez, Daniela Camargo-Gómez, Carolina Restrepo-Bonilla, Rocío Del Pilar López Panqueva, Manuel Cadena, Ricardo Nassar, Gabriel E. Herrera-Almario and Juan David Hernández-Restrepo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:287
  16. The Portsmouth-Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (P-POSSUM) is one of the scores that is used most frequently for determining the likelihood of mortality...

    Authors: Mahmoud Magdy Alabbasy, Alaa Abd Elazim Elsisy, Adel Mahmoud and Saad Soliman Alhanafy
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:286
  17. Bipedicular/unipedicular percutaneous kyphoplasty are common treatments for OVCF, and there are no studies to show which is more beneficial for AVCF. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical e...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Feifei Song, Jie Shang, Jianwei Zhang, Chao Ma, Guangpu Liu and Meng Han
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:285
  18. The Surgical Apgar score (SAS) is a straightforward and unbiased measure to assess the probability of experiencing complications after surgery. It is calculated upon completion of the surgical procedure and pr...

    Authors: Mina Mirzaiee, Mahdieh Soleimani, Sara Banoueizadeh, Bahareh Mahdood, Maryam Bastami and Amirmohammad Merajikhah
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:282
  19. A variety of factors have been reported to affect long-term outcomes after radical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the indicators remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to ev...

    Authors: Kozo Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Shimada, Yuji Morine, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Yu Saito, Shinichiro Yamada, Hiroki Teraoku and Shoichiro Takao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:281
  20. Intestinal resection and a proximal stoma is the preferred surgical approach in patients with severe secondary peritonitis due to perforation of the small intestine. However, proximal stomas may result in sign...

    Authors: Pooya Rajabaleyan, Rie Overgaard Jensen, Sören Möller, Niels Qvist and Mark Bremholm Ellebaek
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:280
  21. Breast fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumour. This study aimed to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of endoscopic-assisted resection via a gas-less transaxillary single-port approach ...

    Authors: Jing-Yu Lu, Guo-Liang Zhang, Xiao-Jing Lin, Dar-Ren Chen, Zi-Fang Zheng, Yu Chen and Li-sheng Lin
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:279
  22. Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is a relatively less invasive alternative treatment to cholecystostomy. However, the influence of the difficulty of delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (...

    Authors: Ya-qi Liu, Xuan Cai, Zhi-xue Zheng, Fang-jingwei Xu and Jing-tao Bi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:277
  23. As an emerging standard of care for portal vein cavernous transformation (PVCT), Meso-Rex bypass (MRB) has been complicated and variated. The study aim was to propose a new classification of PVCT to guide MRB ...

    Authors: Rui Tang, Guangdong Wu, Qiang Yu, Xuan Tong, Xiangfei Meng, Yucheng Hou, Xin Huang, Abudusalamu Aini, Lihan Yu, Weidong Duan, Qian Lu and Jun Yan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:276
  24. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and completeness of surgical resection is critical to achieve local control for retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS). En-bloc resection of adjacent organs, including major abdomin...

    Authors: Hankui Hu, Qiang Guo, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang and Xiaojiong Du
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:275
  25. Septic shock is one of the leading causes of mortality in intensive care units. This retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the association of clinical available factors with 28-day mortality.

    Authors: Shuiqiao Fu, Wenqiao Yu, Qinghui Fu, Zhipeng Xu, Shaoyang Zhang and Ting-bo Liang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:274
  26. Breast aesthetics is becoming increasingly important in breast cancer surgery due to changes in patient expectations and greater emphasis been placed on the psychosocial outcomes. Studies have shown no differe...

    Authors: Kanchana Wijesinghe, Thilanka Abeywickrama, Yohan Chamara, Sumali De Silva, Sebastianpillai Tharshan, Umesh Jayarajah and Ajith De Silva
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:273
  27. Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) in patients with low body mass index patients is a topic of debate. This study aimed to address all aspects of controversies in these patients by using a worldwide survey.

    Authors: Shahab Shahabi Shahmiri, Chetan Parmar, Wah Yang, Panagiotis Lainas, Sjaak Pouwels, Amir Hossein DavarpanahJazi, Sonja Chiappetta, Yosuke Seki, Islam Omar, Ramon Vilallonga, Radwan Kassir, Syed Imran Abbas, Ahmad Bashir, Rishi Singhal, Lilian Kow and Mohammad Kermansaravi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:272
  28. The pathological tumor burden score (TBS) has been proven to be a better risk stratification tool for liver metastasis of colorectal cancer than the traditional clinical risk score (CRS). The aim of this study...

    Authors: Leen Liao, Hui Sun, Jiahua He, Yujun Liu, Zhizhong Pan, Xiaojun Wu, Wenhua Fan, Jianhong Peng and Cong Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:271
  29. The guidelines recommend laparoscopic repair for bilateral inguinal hernia. However, few studies compare the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) and transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) techniques in bilateral inguin...

    Authors: Nils Jimmy Hidalgo, Salvador Guillaumes, Irene Bachero, Eugenia Butori, Juan José Espert, César Ginestà, Óscar Vidal and Dulce Momblán
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:270
  30. The published rate of incidental parathyroidectomy (IP) during thyroid surgery varies between 5.8% and 29%. The risk factors and clinical significance of postoperative transient hypocalcemia and permanent hypo...

    Authors: Charlotte Melot, Gabrielle Deniziaut, Fabrice Menegaux and Nathalie Chereau
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:269
  31. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common cause of nerve entrapment in the upper limb. Surgical techniques mainly include simple decompression, decompression with anterior transposition and...

    Authors: Michele Riccio, Pasquale Gravina, Pier Paolo Pangrazi, Valentina Cecconato, Antonio Gigante and Francesco De Francesco
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:268
  32. Hip fracture surgery is associated with a risk of morbidity and mortality, with admission hemoglobin levels being a significant predictor of mortality risk. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationshi...

    Authors: Bassem I. Haddad, Mohammad Hamdan, Mohammad Ali Alshrouf, Abdallah Alzubi, Ahmed Khirsheh, Ahmad Al-Oleimat, Mohammad Aldabaibeh, Rayyan Al-Qaryouti, Waleed Abulubbad, Munther Al-Saber, Mohammad Jabaiti and Abdulrahman M. Karam
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:266
  33. Surgical prophylaxis for venous thrombo-embolic disease (VTE) includes risk assessment, chemical prophylaxis and mechanical prophylaxis (graduated compression stockings [GCS] and/or intermittent pneumatic compres...

    Authors: Natalie Lott, Tharindu Senanayake, Rosemary Carroll, Jon Gani and Stephen R Smith
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:265
  34. Indocyanine Green (ICG) fluorescence-guided surgery is widely used for intraoperative visualization of lymphatic structures. To date, there are no reports indicating this dye being used in lymph node biopsies ...

    Authors: Marco Casaccia, Adalberto Ibatici, Filippo Ballerini, Nicolò Maria Barabino, Matteo Santoliquido and Franco De Cian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:264
  35. The etiology of LARS has not been elaborated on clearly. Studies have reported neoadjuvant therapy, low-lying rectal cancers, adjuvant therapy and anastomotic leakage as risk factors for the development of LAR...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Hashempour, Muhammadhosein Moradi, Reza Ghasemian oroomi, Siamak Daneshvar, Alipasha Meysamie, Mohammadreza Nikshoar and Fakhrosadat Anaraki
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:263
  36. The current standard operation for proximal gastric and gastroesophageal junction (P/GEJ) cancers with limited esophageal extension is total gastrectomy (TG). TG is associated with impaired appetite and weight...

    Authors: Naruhiko Ikoma, Travis Grotz, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Hyoung-Il Kim, Satoru Matsuda, Yuki Hirata, Atsushi Nakao, Loretta A. Williams, Xin Shelley Wang, Tito Mendoza, Xuemei Wang, Brian D. Badgwell, Paul F. Mansfield, Woo-Jin Hyung, Vivian E. Strong and Yuko Kitagawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:262
  37. Real-time quantification of tissue perfusion can improve intraoperative surgical decision making. Here we demonstrate the utility of Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging as an intra-operative tool that quantifies re...

    Authors: Saloni Mehrotra, Yao Z. Liu, Chibueze A. Nwaiwu, Vasiliy E. Buharin, Roman Stolyarov, Steven D. Schwaitzberg, Matthew F. Kalady and Peter C. W. Kim
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:261
  38. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for 30-day mortality in patients with malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endobiliary metal ste...

    Authors: Zongdong Zhu, Kaixin Hu, Fengqing Zhao, Wen Liu, Hongkun Zhou, Zongliang Zhu and Huangbao Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:260
  39. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are widely used worldwide. Recently, studies of the ERAS program in spinal surgery subspecialties have been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Yun Lu, Jiang Long, Xue Leng, Yaqing Zhang, Guanzhong Wang, Jiawei Yuan, Libangxi Liu, Jiawei Fu, Minghui Yang, Yu Chen, Changqing Li, Yue Zhou, Chencheng Feng and Bo Huang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:259
  40. The current study aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for postoperative acute ischemic stroke (PAIS) in advanced-aged patients (≥ 75 years) with previous ischemic stroke undergoing noncardiac s...

    Authors: Wei Xiao, Shuyi Yang, Shuai Feng, Chunxiu Wang, Hao Huang, Chaodong Wang, Chonglin Zhong, Shubin Zhan, Dongxu Yao and Tianlong Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:258
  41. The management of bleeding is paramount to any surgical procedure. With the increased use of less invasive laparoscopic and robotic methods, achieving hemostasis can be challenging since the surgeons cannot ma...

    Authors: Mathieu D’Hondt, Edwin A. Roozen, Frederiek Nuytens, Johan Bender, Alexandre Mottrie, Kevin Bauwens and Stuart J. Head
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:257
  42. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who underwent surgery for cancer/dysplasia with those who underwent surgery for refractory disease and to d...

    Authors: Ryuichi Kuwahara, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Kurando Kusunoki, Tomohiro Minagawa, Yuki Horio, Kei Kimura, Kozo Kataoka, Naohito Beppu, Masataka Ikeda and Motoi Uchino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:256
  43. To summarize and discuss the guiding role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in selecting endoscopic treatments for submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

    Authors: Jian-Hua Li, Shu-Min Qin, Tian-Wen Liu, Jun-Qian Chen and Ying-Ting Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:255
  44. To investigate the relationship between tongue fat content and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its effects on the efficacy of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in the Chinese group.

    Authors: Bingjie Zhao, Zine Cao, Yushan Xie, Yewen Shi, Yitong Zhang, Shiyu Liu, Xi Chen, Lina Ma, Xiaoxin Niu, Yonglong Su, Yani Feng, Chunfeng Lian, Xiaoyong Ren and Haiqin Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:254
  45. We compared the outcome of radical prostatectomy (RP) with seed brachytherapy (BT) in clinically localized prostate cancer (LPCa) using two different biochemical recurrence (BCR) definitions.

    Authors: Xue-hua Zhu, Fan Zhang, Ze-nan Liu, Ji-de He, Zi-ang Li, Lu-lin Ma, Yi Huang and Jian Lu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2023 23:253

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