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  1. Content type: Research article

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Case report

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Case report

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Case report

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Intra-operative identification of parathyroid glands is often a challenge for surgeons performing parathyroid or thyroid surgery. Parathyroid glands stimulated by near-infrared light emit autofluorescence, whi...

    Authors: Carlos Serra, Luís Silveira, António Canudo and Manuel C. Lemos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:120

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  20. Content type: Debate

    As it may be argued that many surgical interventions provide obvious patient benefits, formal, staged assessment of the efficacy and safety of surgical procedures has historically been and remains uncommon. Th...

    Authors: Derek J. Roberts, David A. Zygun, Chad G. Ball, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Peter D. Faris, Matthew T. James, Kelly J. Mrklas, Brenda D. Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:119

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Multiple coronary artery dissection is rare after cardiac surgery. It is difficult to recognize and is easily misdiagnosed as low output syndrome as a result of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).

    Authors: Dengshen Zhang, Jun Shi, Jianglong Hou and Yingqiang Guo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:118

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In theory, proximal gastrectomy with double-tract reconstruction (PG-DT) was superior to total gastrectomy (TG) in hematologic and nutritional outcomes. However, its clinical effects in proximal early gastric ...

    Authors: Shengnan Li, Lihu Gu, Zefeng Shen, Danyi Mao, Parikshit A. Khadaroo and Hui Su

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:117

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The present study evaluated the clinical outcomes and safety of expansive open-door laminoplasty, when securing with C4 – C6 lateral mass screw and fusion.

    Authors: Nan Su, Qi Fei, Bing-Qiang Wang, Nan Kang, Qing-Ming Zhang, He-Hu Tang, Dong Li, Jin-Jun Li and Yong Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:116

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The European Consensus 2018 established a new algorithm with absolute and relative criteria for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMN) management. The aim of this study was to validate...

    Authors: Etienne Buscail, Thomas Cauvin, Benjamin Fernandez, Camille Buscail, Marion Marty, Bruno Lapuyade, Clément Subtil, Jean-Philippe Adam, Véronique Vendrely, Sandrine Dabernat, Christophe Laurent and Laurence Chiche

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:115

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In gastrectomy, postoperative elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) is thought to be useful for predicting complications. Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) is less invasive than laparotomy and the elevation of CRP...

    Authors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Tatsuro Tamura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Kazuya Muguruma, Naoshi Kubo, Katsunobu Sakurai and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:114

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is an uncommon complication of severe pancreatitis. It is defined as a sustained intraabdominal pressure (IAP) > 20 mmHg (with or without an abdominal perfusion pressure (A...

    Authors: Adele Hwee Hong Lee, Wen-Shen Lee and David Anderson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:113

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Many surgeons report passion for their work, but not all tasks are likely to be satisfying. Little is known about how hospital surgeons spend their days, how they like specific tasks, and the role of core task...

    Authors: Eliane Holzer, Franziska Tschan, Maria U. Kottwitz, Guido Beldi, Adrian P. Businger and Norbert K. Semmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:112

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Bacteraemia of the donor is not considered to be contraindication of organ procurement. On the other hand, infection of solid organ transplant recipients remains to be a major cause of their morbidity and mort...

    Authors: Eva Kieslichova, Marek Protus, Dana Nemcova and Eva Uchytilova

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:111

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Appendectomy is considered the first treatment choice for appendicitis. However, controversy exists since conservative therapy is associated with fewer complications than appendectomy for patients with acute a...

    Authors: Zhengyang Yang, Feng Sun, Shichao Ai, Jiafeng Wang, Wenxian Guan and Song Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:110

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  30. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to determine the impact of surgical experience and frequency of practice on perioperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic surgery.

    Authors: Christian Krautz, Elisabeth Haase, Moustafa Elshafei, Hans-Detlev Saeger, Marius Distler, Robert Grützmann and Georg F. Weber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:108

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of patients’ age on postoperative morbidities including pneumonia.

    Authors: Chikashi Shibata, Hitoshi Ogawa, Toru Nakano, Kaori Koyama, Kuniharu Yamamoto, Munenori Nagao, Daisuke Takeyama, Kazuhiro Takami, Akihiro Yasumoto, Tomohiko Sase, Shun-ichi Kimura, Kentaro Sawada and Yu Katayose

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:106

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  32. Content type: Research article

    There is currently no established standard tissue sampling method for hypopharyngeal cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for the pretreatment evaluat...

    Authors: Hyun Jun Hong, Seok-Hoo Jeong, Won Shik Kim and Yu Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:105

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  33. Content type: Case report

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Case report

    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

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  36. Content type: Case report

    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

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  37. Content type: Case report

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Case report

    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

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