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  1. The clinical incidence of appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma is low. Moreover, the case reports of postoperative relapse after surgery are rarely based on literature search results. Here, we report such a cas...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Jun-Wen Ye, Xiao-ping Tan, Xiang Peng, Yan Zhang, Jing-Lin Liang and Mei-Jin Huang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:182

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs) mainly occurred in children, while were extremely rare in adults. Consequently, less information was available to guide clinicians to manage adult RMSs in larynx.

    Authors: Juanjuan Hu, Dan Lu, Jia Ren, Qiao Wen, Jing Zhou, Weigang Gan, Jun Liu, Shixi Liu, Hui Yang and Jian Zou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:173

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The bare area was reportedly formed by direct adhesion between the liver and diaphragm, meaning that the bare area lacked serosal components. This study aimed to analyze the structure of the bare area by an in...

    Authors: Takamichi Ishii, Satoru Seo, Takashi Ito, Satoshi Ogiso, Ken Fukumitsu, Kojiro Taura, Toshimi Kaido and Shinji Uemoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Submucosal tumors (SMTs) of different etiologies exist from esophagus to rectum. Esophagogastric junction (EGJ) is one of the known difficult locations for tumor resection. Although minimally invasive surgery ...

    Authors: Yi-Chun Huang, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ming-Yang Chen, Shang-Yu Wang, Keng-Hao Liu, Chun-Yi Tsai and Ta-Sen Yeh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:179

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the range of change in prognostic nutritional index (PNI) during the early postoperative period as a predictor of postoperative pancreatic fistula (PO...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Traumatic arteriovenous fistula (TAVF) is an uncommon vascular entity that arises in various locations, often from penetrating injuries, with a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms. This case report highlights ...

    Authors: Rakan Nasser Eldine, Hassan Dehaini, Jamal J Hoballah and Fady Fayez Haddad

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:177

    Content type: Case report

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  7. To determine if improvement in imaging reduces the non-resection rate (NRR) among patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

    Authors: C. Mattevi, J. Garnier, U. Marchese, J. Ewald, M. Gilabert, F. Poizat, G. Piana, J. R. Delpero and O. Turrini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Synovial sarcoma is a soft tissue malignancy that frequently affects the extremities, adjacent to the large joints. Synovial sarcoma has a high rate of distant metastasis; however, pancreatic metastasis is ext...

    Authors: Takahiro Yokose, Minoru Kitago, Go Oshima, Kodai Abe, Yohei Masugi, Eisuke Miura, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Shutaro Hori, Yohji Matsusaka, Yutaka Endo, Kenji Toyama, Shigeo Okuda and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:175

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is common in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recent studies indicate that more aggressive treatments, including surgical resection or locoregional treatment, may benefit selec...

    Authors: Xiaodong Song, Yong He, Huihong Liang, Menling Han and Zili Shao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:174

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Recent observational studies on volume-outcome associations in hepatobiliary surgery were not designed to account for the varying extent of hepatobiliary resections and the consequential risk of perioperative ...

    Authors: Christian Krautz, Christine Gall, Olaf Gefeller, Ulrike Nimptsch, Thomas Mansky, Maximilian Brunner, Georg F. Weber, Robert Grützmann and Stephan Kersting

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:171

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Pancreatic fistula is a common complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy, which could be caused by: soft pancreatic tissue, pancreatic duct diameter < 3 mm and body mass index ≥25 kg/m2. Here we report a case of...

    Authors: Hanteng Yang, Yanxian Ren, Zeyuan Yu, Huinian Zhou, Shuze Zhang, Changjiang Luo and Zuoyi Jiao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:170

    Content type: Case report

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  12. While emergent pancreatic resection for trauma has been previously described, no large contemporary investigations into the frequency, indications, and outcomes of emergent pancreatectomy (EP) secondary to com...

    Authors: Michael R. Driedger, Carlos A. Puig, Cornelius A. Thiels, John R. Bergquist, Daniel S. Ubl, Elizabeth B. Habermann, Travis E. Grotz, Rory L. Smoot, David M. Nagorney, Sean P. Cleary, Michael L. Kendrick and Mark J. Truty

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is one of the most common causes of postoperative morbidity. According to Boyle’s law, decreased barometric pressure expands the volume of intestinal gas. We aimed to el...

    Authors: Yuta Yamamoto, Yusuke Miyagawa, Masato Kitazawa, Hirokazu Tanaka, Masatsugu Kuroiwa, Nao Hondo, Makoto Koyama, Satoshi Nakamura, Shigeo Tokumaru, Futoshi Muranaka and Yuji Soejima

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:168

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Surgical resection is the main treatment for pheochromocytoma (PHEO). Although open surgery (OS) has been shown to be safe and feasible, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery (LS) for PHEO remain con...

    Authors: Sheng-Qiang Fu, Si-Yuan Wang, Qiang Chen, Yu-Tang Liu, Zhi-Long Li and Ting Sun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is one of the most severe early complications after rectal cancer surgery. Many studies and meta-analysis results show that the indentation of transanal drainage tubes (TDT) can preven...

    Authors: Yun Luo, Chang-Kang Zhu, Ding-Quan Wu, Liang-Bi Zhou and Chong-Shu Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Abdominoperineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer is associated with high morbidity of the perineal wound, and controversy exists about the optimal closure technique. Primary perineal wound closure is still t...

    Authors: Sarah Sharabiany, Robin D. Blok, Oren Lapid, Roel Hompes, Wilhelmus A. Bemelman, Victor P. Alberts, Bas Lamme, Jan H. Wijsman, Jurriaan B. Tuynman, Arend G. J. Aalbers, Geerard L. Beets, Hans F. J. Fabry, Ivan M. Cherepanin, Fatih Polat, Jacobus W. A. Burger, Harm J. T. Rutten…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:164

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Delta-shaped anastomosis is a common method of intracorporeal gastroduodenostomy in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy. One common postoperative complication of this procedure is anastomotic stenosis, and...

    Authors: Jun Arima, Kohei Taniguchi, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Ichiro Tsunematsu, Shuji Kagota, Junna Sakane, Yusuke Suzuki, Kazuhisa Uchiyama and Masako Hiramatsu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:163

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Hernia mesh erosion into the urinary bladder is a rare complication of hernioplasty, and mesh immigration is the most probable pathophysiology. There is no report describing mesh erosion induced by fixing tack...

    Authors: Wan-Zhang Liu, Jun-Hai Qian, Zhi-Jiu Shen, Bin-Bin Yang and Yue Cheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:161

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and its associated comorbidities. This is the first comprehensive report of a prospective cohort study, comparing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) with gastric by...

    Authors: Alireza Khalaj, Erfan Tasdighi, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Maryam Mahdavi, Majid Valizadeh, Elham Farahmand, Hamidreza Taheri and Maryam Barzin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  20. RefluxStop™ is an implantable, non-active, single use device used in the laparoscopic treatment of GERD. RefluxStop™ aims to block the movement of the LES up into the thorax and keep the angle of His in its or...

    Authors: Miloš Bjelović, László Harsányi, Áron Altorjay, Zsolt Kincses and Peter Forsell

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Minimally invasive techniques have gradually come to take a leading position in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. In order to define an effective process for the implementation of simila...

    Authors: Andrianos Tsekrekos, Tania Triantafyllou, Fredrik Klevebro, Masaru Hayami, Mats Lindblad, Magnus Nilsson, Lars Lundell and Ioannis Rouvelas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:157

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  22. At present, the gastric tube is the first choice for esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy for various benign and malignant diseases. However, when the stomach is not available, a pedicled jejunum or c...

    Authors: Sicong Jiang, Changying Guo, Bin Zou, Jianguo Xie, Zhihui Xiong, Yukang Kuang and Jianjun Tang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:156

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  23. Albumin is an important protein that transports hormones, fatty acids, and exogenous drugs; it also maintains plasma oncotic pressure. Albumin is considered a negative active phase protein because it decreases...

    Authors: Christian Ephata Issangya, David Msuya, Kondo Chilonga, Ayesiga Herman, Elichilia Shao, Febronia Shirima, Elifaraja Naman, Henry Mkumbi, Jeremia Pyuza, Emmanuel Mtui, Leah Anku Sanga, Seif Abdul, Beatrice John Leyaro and Samuel Chugulu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:155

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  24. Granular cell tumor (GCT) of the thyroid is a rare benign tumor of Schwann cell origin with a favorable prognosis and only 10 cases have been reported so far in scientific literature. The present case study de...

    Authors: Yu-qin He, Hai-zhen Lu, De-zhi Li, Mo-qi Chen, Kai Wang, Zhen-gang Xu and Shao-yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:154

    Content type: Case report

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  25. This is the response article to correspondence article received for our published article in BMC surgery titled “A prospective single-center protocol for using near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyani...

    Authors: Sachiyo Shirakawa, Hirochika Toyama, Masahiro Kido and Takumi Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:153

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2019 19:165

  26. Gastric cancer (GC) has been considered as the 5th most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. The aim of this historical cohort study was to evaluate the survi...

    Authors: Atefeh Talebi, Afsaneh Mohammadnejad, Abolfazl Akbari, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Hassan Doosti, Bijan Moghimi-Dehkordi, Shahram Agah and Mansour Bahardoust

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Right colectomy is the standard surgical treatment for tumors in the right colon and surgical complications are reduced with minimally-invasive laparoscopy compared with open surgery, with potential further be...

    Authors: Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Sanjay Chaudhri, Roger Gerjy, Ismail Gögenur, David Jayne, Jim S. Khan, Tero Rautio, Luis Sánchez-Guillén, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Alexis Ulrich and Philippe Rouanet

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:151

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. The surgical Apgar score (SAS) or modified SAS (mSAS) has been reported as a simple and easy risk assessment system for predicting postoperative complications in primary surgery for gastric cancer. However, fe...

    Authors: Masato Hayashi, Takaki Yoshikawa, Masahiro Yura, Sho Otsuki, Yukinori Yamagata, Shinji Morita, Hitoshi Katai and Toshirou Nishida

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common and frustrating complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Studies suggest that surgical methods and other clinical characteristics may affect the occurrence of DG...

    Authors: Xianlei Cai, Miaozun Zhang, Chao Liang, Yuan Xu and Weiming Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Tuberculosis (TB) is classified according to the site of disease as pulmonary or extrapulmonary. Extrapulmonary TB is less common than its counterpart in which it can be found anywhere in the body including th...

    Authors: Vee Chuan Hoe, Allim Khairuddin, Jun Sam Tan, Mohd Sharifudin Sharif, Nornazirah Azizan and Firdaus Hayati

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:145

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Hepatic hemangioma (HH) is the most common benign tumor of the liver. In special conditions such as rapidly growing tumors, persistent pain, hemorrhage and when pressure effect on adjacent organs exist treatme...

    Authors: Hesameddin Eghlimi, Peyman Arasteh and Nazanin Azade

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:142

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Laparoscopic approach is now a widespread technique used worldwide, but there are few recent studies on risk factors for parastomal hernia. Therefore, this study was performed to analyze the incidence of paras...

    Authors: Takuya Shiraishi, Yuji Nishizawa, Koji Ikeda, Yuichiro Tsukada, Takeshi Sasaki and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The mortality following pancreaticoduodenectomy has markedly decreased but remains an important challenge for the complexity of operation and technical skills involved. The present study aimed to clarify the i...

    Authors: Ke-Min Jin, Wei Liu, Kun Wang, Quan Bao, Hong-Wei Wang and Bao-Cai Xing

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The concept of single-port laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure for the treatment of inguinal hernias repair in children has been practising recent years. The applicable instruments and skills are...

    Authors: Yuanhong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Biliary metastasis of colorectal cancer is a manifestation of metastatic liver carcinoma, and is often difficult to differentiate from cholangiocarcinoma. Further, lower bile duct metastasis of colorectal canc...

    Authors: Yoichi Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Maeda, Kazuaki Seita and Yuji Kaneoka

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:137

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Robotic surgery for rectal cancer, which is now performed worldwide, can be associated with elevated creatine kinase levels postoperatively. In this study, we compared postoperative complications between patie...

    Authors: Yuki Tsuchiya, Shinya Munakata, Ryoichi Tsukamoto, Yu Okazawa, Kosuke Mizukoshi, Kiichi Sugimoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima Yuichi Tomiki and Kazuhiro Sakamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:136

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Perforated peptic ulcer disease is a surgical emergency with a high morbidity and mortality. The socio-demographic characteristic and the factors associated with morbidity and mortality seems to differ between...

    Authors: Jatani Arero Bupicha, Hailu Wondimu Gebresellassie and Abebe Alemayehu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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