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  1. Content type: Technical advance

    Surgical robots are increasingly being used in bariatric surgery. While several studies describe the safety of using barbed sutures in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, no reports are available for robotic ...

    Authors: Jan Henrik Beckmann, Jan-Niclas Kersebaum, Witigo von Schönfels, Thomas Becker, Clemens Schafmayer and Jan Hendrik Egberts

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:97

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The coexistence of hyperparathyroidism and thyroid cancer presents important diagnostic and management challenges. With minimally invasive parathyroid surgery trending, preoperative thyroid imaging becomes mor...

    Authors: Cristina Preda, Dumitru Branisteanu, Ioana Armasu, Radu Danila, Cristian Velicescu, Delia Ciobanu, Adrian Covic and Alexandru Grigorovici

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:94

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed clinical outcomes, including safety and recurrence, from the two-year follow-up of patients who underwent open ventral primary hernia repair with the use of the Parietex™ Composite Ventral ...

    Authors: F. Berrevoet, C. Doerhoff, F. Muysoms, S. Hopson, M. G. Muzi, S. Nienhuijs, E. Kullman, T. Tollens, M. Schwartz, K. Leblanc, V. Velanovich and L. N. Jørgensen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:93

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The accuracy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) depends on precise electrode positioning, which has been pursued for ideal treatment outcomes. As a critical component of DBS, the fixation performance of lead anch...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Yixin Pan, Chencheng Zhang, Shikun Zhan, Bomin Sun and Dianyou Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:92

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The use of laparoscopic surgery has become widespread, and many surgeons are striving to acquire the necessary techniques for it. The Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification System (ESSQS), established by the ...

    Authors: Shota Aoyama, Yuji Inoue, Takeshi Ohki, Michio Itabashi and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:90

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  6. Content type: Research article

    No data are available to assess the learning curve for transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic hysterectomy for non-prolapsed uteri in benign gynecologic diseases. The lack of exposure to transvag...

    Authors: Chin-Jung Wang, Justina Go, Hui-Yu Huang, Kai-Yun Wu, Yi-Ting Huang, Yu-Cheng Liu and Cindy Hsuan Weng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:88

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Despite total thyroidectomy (TT) is the most practiced procedure for a preoperatively diagnosed neoplastic lesion, according to the ATA guidelines, many surgeons perform completion thyroidectomy (CT) after hem...

    Authors: Giuseppe Sena, Gaetano Gallo, Nadia Innaro, Noemi Laquatra, Martina Tolone, Rosario Sacco and Giuseppe Sammarco

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:87

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Robotic-assisted surgery, a developed technology, is becoming more and more accepted by surgeons. However, the comparison between robotic-assisted total gastrectomy (RATG) and conventional laparoscopy-assisted...

    Authors: Shan-ping Ye, Jun Shi, Dong-ning Liu, Qun-guang Jiang, Xiong Lei, Hua Qiu and Tai-yuan Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:86

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Enterovesical fistula (EVF) is a abnormal connection between the intestine and the bladder. The aim of the study was to analyze whether closure of the defect in the bladder wall during surgery is always necess...

    Authors: Ł. Dziki, M. Włodarczyk, A. Sobolewska-Włodarczyk, M. Mik, R. Trzciński, A. G. Hill and A. Dziki

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:85

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although pancreaticoduodenectomy with vein resection (PDVR) is widely performed in selected patients with indications, its benefits remain controversial. In this meta-analysis, we evaluate the safety and effic...

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Di Zhou, Lingjun Meng, Yanlong Cao, Hanwen Zhang, Zheng Pan and Chao Lin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:84

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An open abdomen is often necessary for survival of patients after peritonitis, compartment syndrome, or in damage control surgery. However, abdominal wall retraction relieves delays and complicates abdominal w...

    Authors: Roman Eickhoff, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C. Maul, Christian D. Klink, Ulf P. Neumann, Michael Engel, Martin Hellmich, Anja Sterner-Kock and Christian F. Krieglstein

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:82

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes of transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) in comparison to conventional laparoscopic approach (LaTME) in terms of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS).

    Authors: Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Piotr Zarzycki, Jan Witowski, Magdalena Pisarska, Natalia Gajewska, Grzegorz Torbicz, Michał Nowakowski, Piotr Major, Andrzej Budzyński and Michał Pędziwiatr

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:79

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Whether or not to perform prophylactic central lymph node dissection (CLND) in the case of clinically node-negative papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate...

    Authors: Young Jae Ryu, Jin Seong Cho, Min Ho Park and Jung Han Yoon

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:78

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  14. Content type: Case report

    The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is the second most performed bariatric surgical procedure. With the increasing number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, the number of complications is...

    Authors: Kiran Chandni Baran and Maurits de Brauw

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:77

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  15. Content type: Case report

    An orbitocranial injury with a penetrating Intraorbital Foreign Body (IOFB) is listed as a rare cause of penetrating trauma. Since this type of trauma is considered a surgical emergency, taking a thorough hist...

    Authors: Farhad Mirzaei, Firooz Salehpour, Ghaffar Shokuhi, Touraj Asvadi Kermani, Sana Salehi and Sina Parsay

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:76

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To establish a scoring model for the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD).

    Authors: Guo Xingjun, Zhu Feng, Yang Meiwen, Jiang Jianxin, He Zheng, Gao Jun, Huang Tao, Zhao Rui, Zhang Leida, Wang Min and Qin Renyi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:75

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Intussusception is a relatively common condition seen in children. In comparison, adult intussusception is rare and usually occurs as a complication in patients with organic diseases. It is responsible for 1% ...

    Authors: Tamuro Hayama, Yojiro Hashiguchi, Kohei Ohno, Yuka Okada, Kentaro Nemoto, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Ryu Shimada, Koichi Okamoto, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Keijiro Nozawa and Keiji Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:74

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  18. Content type: Technical advance

    Several studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between lymph node yield and survival after colectomy for cancer. Complete mesocolic excision (CME) in right colectomy (RC) reduces local recurrence but i...

    Authors: Jan Schulte am Esch, Sergio-I. Iosivan, Fabian Steinfurth, Ammar Mahdi, Christine Förster, Ludwig Wilkens, Alaa Nasser, Hülya Sarikaya, Tahar Benhidjeb and Martin Krüger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:72

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dementia often adversely affects postoperative outcomes in surgical patients. This study evaluated postoperative outcomes among elderly patients with and without dementia undergoing early cholecystectomy for a...

    Authors: Yasunori Nishida, Noriaki Otagiri, Seijiro Yoshifuku, Kenji Misawa, Kenju Ko, Kotaro Sasahara, Hirofumi Kishimoto, Osamu Mishima and Katsunori Tauchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:71

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Jejunal diverticula are the rarest of all small bowel diverticula. Most patients with jejunal diverticula are asymptomatic. Major complications include diverticulitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal o...

    Authors: Tagleb S. Mazahreh, Abdelwahab J. Aleshawi, Mohammed S. Alorjani, Rasheed Elayyan and Nabil A. Al-Zoubi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:70

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The abdomen is one of the most commonly injured regions in trauma patients. Abdominal injury surgeries are common in Tanzania and in many parts of the world.

    Authors: Shilanaiman Hilary Ntundu, Ayesiga M. Herman, Alfred Kishe, Heri Babu, Ola F. Jahanpour, David Msuya, Samuel G. Chugulu and Kondo Chilonga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:69

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Clarifying the biomechanics of abdominal skin could lead to different uses for this tissue such as the ventral repair of hernias in patients with excess skin and incisional hernias. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Guilherme Barreiro, Vinícius S. de Lima and Leandro T. Cavazzola

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:68

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  23. Content type: Technical advance

    Reconstruction of mandibular continuity and function after tumor resection is challenging, particularly in cases including the mandibular condyle. Various approaches for reconstruction after disarticulation re...

    Authors: Pit Jacob Voss, David Steybe, Marc Anton Fuessinger, Wiebke Semper-Hogg, Marc Metzger, Rainer Schmelzeisen and Philipp Poxleitner

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:67

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare pathology caused by a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. If intractable by conventional methods (i.e. bedrest, analgesics, or epidural blood patching) it may l...

    Authors: Michael Fiechter, Alexander Ott, Jürgen Beck, Astrid Weyerbrock and Jean-Yves Fournier

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:66

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic avulsion injuries to the anus, although uncommon, can result in serious complications and even death. Management of anal avulsion injuries remains controversial and challenging. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Fu Xing Hu, Xiao Xuan Hu, Xue Lin Yang, Xing Hai Han, Yong Bo Xu, Kun Li, Li Yan and Hai Bo Chu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:65

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The postoperative and survival outcomes of patients with primary advanced colorectal cancer who undergo partial versus total cystectomy have not been adequately compared, as studies of this topic are rare and ...

    Authors: Akihiro Kondo, Takeshi Sasaki, Daichi Kitaguchi, Yuichiro Tsukada, Yuji Nishizawa and Masaaki Ito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:63

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Tumor lysis syndrome is an unusual metabolic emergency in solid tumors. Perioperative occurrence of this syndrome is extremely rare but may have fatal consequences if not detected and treated on time.

    Authors: Daniel Pindak, Katarina Rejlekova, Miroslav Tomas, Ramadan Aziri, Eva Rovenska, Judita Puskacova and Michal Mego

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:62

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) include a heterogeneous group of rare malignant tumours, and various treatment algorithms are still controversially discussed until today. The present study aimed to examine post...

    Authors: Thomas Malinka, Maxim Nebrig, Fritz Klein, Johann Pratschke, Marcus Bahra and Andreas Andreou

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:61

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Extended liver resections still bear the risk of severe haemorrhage. Moreover, the amount of blood loss during liver resection determines the need for perioperative blood transfusions and is of prognostic rele...

    Authors: Philipp Houben, Ulf Hinz, Phillip Knebel, Markus K. Diener, Arianeb Mehrabi and Peter Schemmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:60

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Bezoars are rare but may cause gastrointestinal obstruction and ulcers. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of bezoars in the reconstructed gastric conduit have been reported, but there has been no re...

    Authors: Keiichiro Hatoyama, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Makoto Hikage, Chiaki Sato, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kai Takaya, Yu Onodera and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:59

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Non-parasitic splenic cysts are associated with elevated serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19–9 levels. We report a case in which a 23-year-old female exhibited a large ruptured splenic cyst and an elevated seru...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Imoto, Takahiro Einama, Makiko Fukumura, Keita Kouzu, Hiromi Nagata, Ayano Matsunaga, Mayumi Hoshikawa, Makoto Nishikawa, Akifumi Kimura, Takuji Noro, Suefumi Aosasa, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Hideki Ueno and Junji Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:58

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  32. Content type: Research article

    However, the application of limb salvage with joint preservation is controversial. The purpose of this study is to propose a selection strategy of joint-sparing operative procedures for humeral malignancies ba...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Ming Xu, Kai Zheng and Xiuchun Yu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:57

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Duodenal stump fistula (DSF) remains one of the most serious complications following subtotal or total gastrectomy, as it endangers patient’s life. DSF is related to high mortality (16–20%) and morbidity (75%)...

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Lorenzo Manzini, Carolina Castro Ruiz, Gabriela Elisa Nita, Magda Zanelli, Loredana De Marco, Giulia Besutti, Rocco Scalzone, Romano Sassatelli, Valerio Annessi, Antonio Manenti and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:55

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications. The choice between laparoscopy and open appendectomy remains controversial in treating elderly patients with a...

    Authors: Dayun Wang, Ting Dong, Yue Shao, Tingting Gu, You Xu and Yuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:54

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  35. Content type: Research article

    To assess the ability of the Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI) to predict survival after radical gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer (GC).

    Authors: Jian-Xian Lin, Ying-Qi Huang, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Ping Li, Chang-Ming Huang and Chao-Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:53

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Surgeons use the Internet and social media to provide health information, promote their clinical practice, network with clinicians and researchers, and engage with journal clubs and online campaigns. While sur...

    Authors: Leonora E. Long, Christopher Leung, Jonathan S. Hong, Caroline Wright and Christopher J. Young

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:52

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Late solidified hematoma is a rare complication of breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi (LD) flap. The majority of hematomas occur in the immediate postoperative period; however, some cases can occur at...

    Authors: Joon Seok Lee, Hyeon Jun Jeon, Jeeyeon Lee, Ho Yong Park and Jung Dug Yang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:51

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  38. Content type: Case report

    A pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm (PDAA) occurring in close association with median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is rare. A surgical procedure, such as median arcuate ligament (MAL) release, should be ...

    Authors: Takero Terayama, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Shigeyoshi Soga, Hironori Tsujimoto, Yuya Yoshimura, Yasumasa Sekine, Shinji Akitomi and Hisashi Ikeuchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:50

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Kummell’s Disease has insidious progression. Neurological deficit is usually slow in onset and progression and only few cases of acute neurological deficit have been reported. We came across a case of Kummell’...

    Authors: Hyeun Sung Kim, Ravindra Singh, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Sung Woon Oh, Jung Hoon Noh, Jun Hwan Park, I. L. Tae Jang and Seong Hoon Oh

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:49

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Performance of gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients can lead to an increased incidence of cholecystolithiasis (CL) and a higher morbidity rate. However, the value of prophylactic cholecystectomy performed du...

    Authors: Zhenhua Tan, Ping Xie, Hai Qian and Xing Yao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:48

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  41. Content type: Research article

    This clinical trial evaluated the performance of a newly released fast-absorbable braided synthetic suture (Novosyn® Quick) in adults and paediatric patients undergoing elective skin closures.

    Authors: Stefan Gfroerer, Petra Baumann, Anne-Kathrin Schwalbach and Alexandre Smirnoff

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:47

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The transthoracic thoracoscopic surgery is currently accepted as a favorable technique for bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Recently, uniportal subxiphoid thoracoscopic surgery has been propose...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Feng Liu, Bin Wang and Keping Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 19:46

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