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  1. Right hepatic arterial injury (RHAI) is the most common vascular injury sustained during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, occurring in up to 7% of cholecystectomies. RHAI is also the most common vascular injury a...

    Authors: Soondoos Raashed, Manju D Chandrasegaram, Khaled Alsaleh, Glen Schlaphoff and Neil D Merrett
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:51
  2. Accurate staging is critical for decision-making for the treatment of malignant conditions. Fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is a highly sensitive imaging moda...

    Authors: Peter Urbanellis, Laura Chin-Lenn, Carolin J Teman and J Gregory McKinnon
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:50
  3. This study was performed to assess the 2006 introduced ENETS TNM-classification with respect to patient survival and surgical approach for patients who underwent surgery for a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancr...

    Authors: Stefan M Brunner, Florian Weber, Jens M Werner, Ayman Agha, Stefan A Farkas, Hans J Schlitt and Matthias Hornung
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:49
  4. We have initially published our experience with the robotic transthoracic esophagectomy in 32 patients from a single institute. The present paper is the extension of our experience with robotic system and to b...

    Authors: Shailesh Puntambekar, Rahul Kenawadekar, Sanjay Kumar, Saurabh Joshi, Geetanjali Agarwal, Sunil Reddy and Jainul Mallik
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:47
  5. Acute adrenal hemorrhage is an uncommon entity. Although trauma is the most common cause of adrenal hemorrhage, non-traumatic etiologies have also been reported. We report an unusual case of a spontaneously ru...

    Authors: Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Ryosuke Amano, Naoyoshi Onoda, Satoru Noda, Keiichiro Hirata, Yuka Asano, Kento Kurata, Koutaro Miura, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Masahiko Ohsawa, Seiichi Kitagawa and Kosei Hirakawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:46
  6. Although cavernous hemangioma is one of the most frequently encountered benign hepatic neoplasms, hepatic sclerosed hemangioma is very rare. We report a case of hepatic sclerosed hemangioma that was difficult ...

    Authors: Shunsuke Miyamoto, Akihiko Oshita, Yutaka Daimaru, Masaru Sasaki, Hideki Ohdan and Atsushi Nakamitsu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:45
  7. Influence of skin incision position on physiological and biochemical changes in tissue after primary total knee replacement. A prospective randomised controlled trial.

    Authors: David Q Donaldson, Matthew Torkington, Iain C Anthony, Eugene F Wheelwright, Mark JG Blyth and Bryn G Jones
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:44
  8. Functional jejunal interposition (FJI) has been applied as a reconstruction procedure to maintain the jejunal continuity and duodenal food passage after total gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer. The p...

    Authors: Xuewei Ding, Fang Yan, Han Liang, Qiang Xue, Kuo Zhang, Hui Li, Xiubao Ren and Xishan Hao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:43
  9. Percutaneous drainage of infected intraabdominal fluid collections is preferred over surgical drainage due to lower morbidity and costs. However, it can be a challenging procedure and catheter insertion carrie...

    Authors: Diego M Avella, Jennifer W Toth, Michael F Reed, Niraj J Gusani, Eric T Kimchi, Rickeshvar P Mahraj, Kevin F Staveley-O’Carroll and Jussuf T Kaifi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:42
  10. The aim of this study was to evaluate oncologic results and satisfaction rate results of pseudocontinent perineal colostomy (PCPC) using Schmidt’s technique in patients undergoing abdominoperineal resection (A...

    Authors: Amine Souadka, Mohammed Anass Majbar, Tijani El Harroudi, Amine Benkabbou and Abdelilah Souadka
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:40
  11. Graves’ disease represents an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland where surgery has an important role in its treatment. The aim of our paper was to analyze the results of surgical treatment, the frequency ...

    Authors: Toplica Bojic, Ivan Paunovic, Aleksandar Diklic, Vladan Zivaljevic, Goran Zoric, Nevena Kalezic, Vera Sabljak, Nikola Slijepcevic, Katarina Tausanovic, Nebojsa Djordjevic, Dragana Budjevac, Lidija Djordjevic and Aleksandar Karanikolic
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:39
  12. This study aims to introduce an optimized method named “non-grasping en bloc mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND)” through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).

    Authors: Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Chenglin Guo, Zhilan Xiao, Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Yunke Zhu, Hu Liao and Lunxu Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:38
  13. Hepatic portal venous gas associated with non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is indicative of a serious pathology that leads to bowel necrosis and it has a high mortality rate. Although non-occlusive mesenteric...

    Authors: Shota Maezawa, Motoo Fujita, Takeaki Sato and Shigeki Kushimoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:37
  14. The term intussusception refers to invagination of a segment of the gastrointestinal tract into the lumen of an adjacent segment. This is a rare entity and it is more prevalent in children and less common in a...

    Authors: Hager Aref, Abrar Nawawi, Abdulmalik Altaf and Murad Aljiffry
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:36
  15. Pancreatic fistula (PF) remains the most challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors of PF and delineate its impact on patient outcomes.

    Authors: Shun-Jun Fu, Shun-Li Shen, Shao-Qiang Li, Wen-Jie Hu, Yun-Peng Hua, Ming Kuang, Li-Jian Liang and Bao-Gang Peng
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:34
  16. Some recent studies have suggested that laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer may provide a potential survival advantage when compared with open surgery. This study aimed to compare cancer-related surviva...

    Authors: Fabio Cianchi, Giacomo Trallori, Beatrice Mallardi, Giuseppe Macrì, Maria Rosa Biagini, Gabriele Lami, Giampiero Indennitate, Siro Bagnoli, Andrea Bonanomi, Luca Messerini, Benedetta Badii, Fabio Staderini, Ileana Skalamera, Giulia Fiorenza and Giuliano Perigli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:33
  17. Early ampullary cancers present with good prognosis. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has been standard treatment for ampullary cancers, but it remains high rate of postoperative complications. So there raises a d...

    Authors: Junmin Song, Hongxiang Liu, Zhen Li, Chao Yang, Yuling Sun and Chaojie Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:32
  18. The predilection site of non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is the right-sided colon. Surgical exploration followed by segmental bowel resection and primary anastomosis or ileostomy is recommended, if vascular ...

    Authors: Samuel A Käser, Tara C Müller, Anna Guggemos, Ulrich Nitsche, Christoph Späth, Christoph A Maurer, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Jörg Kleeff, Helmut Friess, Dirk Wilhelm and Franz G Bader
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:31
  19. Over the past 20 years evidence has accumulated confirming the immunomodulatory role of the appendix in ulcerative colitis (UC). This led to the idea that appendectomy might alter the clinical course of establ...

    Authors: Tjibbe J Gardenbroek, Thomas D Pinkney, Saloomeh Sahami, Dion G Morton, Christianne J Buskens, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Pieter J Tanis, Mark Löwenberg, Gijs R van den Brink, Ivo AMJ Broeders, Paul HJM Pullens, Tom Seerden, Maarten J Boom, Rosalie C Mallant-Hent, Robert EGJM Pierik, Juda Vecht…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:30

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:1

  20. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common last-resort treatment for hip disease, but postoperative patients often complain of discrepancies in leg length. This study introduces a device designed to increase the...

    Authors: Lei Yang, Zhanle Zheng, Wei Chen, Juan Wang and Yingze Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:29
  21. The aim of this study is to review the long-term outcomes of bilateral lung transplantation (BLTx) in our institution and examine the potential issues that may influence outcomes in a low-volume center.

    Authors: Shun-Mao Yang, Shu-Chien Huang, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Sung-Ching Pan, Jang-Ming Lee, Hong-Shiee Lai and Hsao-Hsun Hsu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:28
  22. Traditional approaches to deformity correction of degenerative lumbar scoliosis include anterior-posterior approaches and posterior-only approaches. Most patients are treated with posterior-only approaches bec...

    Authors: Ming-Kai Hsieh, Lih-Huei Chen, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Po-Liang Lai and Wen-Jer Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:26
  23. Isolated retroperitoneal cystic masses are uncommon with an estimated incidence of 1/5750 to 1/250,000. The majority present with size related symptoms, complications, or a mass. Approximately a third of patie...

    Authors: Julie Ahn, Manju D Chandrasegaram, Khaled Alsaleh, Benjamin L Woodham, Adrian Teo, Amithaba Das, Neil D Merrett and Christos Apostolou
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:25
  24. Gorham’s disease is a rare osteolytic disorder characterized by progressive resorption of bone and replacement of osseous matrix by a proliferative non-neoplastic vascular or lymphatic tissue. A standardized t...

    Authors: Victoria Ohla, Ahmed B Bayoumi, Markus Hefty, Matthew Anderson and Ekkehard M Kasper
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:24
  25. Situs inversus is a rare and silent autosomal recessive disorder occurring in 1:5,000 to 1:20,000 individuals. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a standard treatment for gallbladder disease in the general populati...

    Authors: Natthawut Phothong, Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul and Atthaphorn Trakarnsanga
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:23
  26. Even though there is no consensus, many authors believe that in the cases of large hiatal defects, structurally altered crura and/or absence of peritoneal lining, a crural reinforcement should be performed. Re...

    Authors: Milos Bjelovic, Tamara Babic, Bratislav Spica, Dragan Gunjic, Milan Veselinovic and Violeta Bascarevic
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:22
  27. Endovascular aneurysm repair has revolutionized the therapeutic strategy for abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, hostile proximal aneurysmal neck and tortuosity of access vessels remain challenges in selecting...

    Authors: Qinglong Zeng, Lianjun Huang, Xiaoyong Huang and Mingliang Peng
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:20
  28. Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency resulting in tissue destruction due to ischemia-reperfusion injury. Melatonin, the primary hormone of the pineal gland, is a powerful scavenge...

    Authors: Murat Ozban, Cagatay Aydin, Nural Cevahir, Cigdem Yenisey, Onur Birsen, Gulistan Gumrukcu, Berrin Aydin and Ibrahim Berber
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:18
  29. In Literature fractures of the mandible that involve the condyle ranges from 20% to 35% and various possible surgical options are described according to the varying pathological situations. Up to the present, ...

    Authors: Evaristo Belli, Gianmauro Liberatore, Mici Elidon, Giovanni Dell’Aversana Orabona, Pasquale Piombino, Fabio Maglitto, Luciano Catalfamo and Giacomo De Riu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:16

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2015 15:70

  30. In the Netherlands about 18,000 procedures with implant removal are performed annually following open or closed reduction and fixation of fractures, of which 30-80% concern the foot, ankle and lower leg region...

    Authors: Manouk Backes, Siem A Dingemans, Niels WL Schep, Frank W Bloemers, Bart Van Dijkman, Frank P Garssen, Robert Haverlag, Jochem M Hoogendoorn, Pieter Joosse, Boj Mirck, Victor Postma, Ewan Ritchie, W Herbert Roerdink, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Nicolaj MR Soesman, Nico L Sosef…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:12
  31. Reduction en masse of inguinal hernia is a rare condition following manual reduction of an unrecognized incarcerated inguinal hernia. The preoperative diagnosis and surgical treatment via an inguinal approach ...

    Authors: Naoya Yamada, Atsushi Akai, Akihiko Seo, Yukihiro Nomura and Nobutaka Tanaka
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:9
  32. Sciatic nerve injury is a disastrous adverse complication of surgery and can cause debilitating pain, functional impairment and poor quality of life. Patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) have...

    Authors: Ruiyu Liu, Jiawei Liang, Kunzheng Wang, Xiaoqian Dang and Chuanyi Bai
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:14
  33. Extension of a single incision for the purpose of specimen extraction in single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) can undermine the merits of SPLS, either by hurting cosmesis or by increasing wound morbidity.

    Authors: Say-June Kim, Byung-Jo Choi and Sang Chul Lee
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:10
  34. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) for stone can be carried out by either laparoscopic transcystic stone extraction (LTSE) or laparoscopic choledochotomy (LC). It remains unknown as to which app...

    Authors: Wei-jie Zhang, Gui-fang Xu, Qin Huang, Kun-lun Luo, Zhi-tao Dong, Jie-ming Li, Guo-zhong Wu and Wen-xian Guan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:7
  35. Traumatic acute bilateral mass-occupying lesions (TABML) is a common entity in head injury, with high morbidity and mortality. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the benefits of different treatment options ...

    Authors: Yu Hu, Hong Sun, Yanqing Yuan, Qiang Li, Siqing Huang, Shu Jiang, Kaili Liu and Chaohua Yang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:6
  36. Patient with α-Fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric cancer usually has a short survival time due to frequent hepatic and lymph node metastases. Gastric cancer with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is rare and ...

    Authors: Shigetomi Nakao, Bunzo Nakata, Masashige Tendo, Kenji Kuroda, Takeshi Hori, Mayumi Inaba, Kosei Hirakawa and Tetsuro Ishikawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:5
  37. The federal and provincial governments in Canada have invested an enormous amount of resources to measure, report and reduce surgical wait times. Yet these measures under-report the wait period that patients’ ...

    Authors: Trafford Crump, Kevin Wing, Nick Bansback and Jason M Sutherland
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:4
  38. National Health Service (NHS) reforms have changed the structure of postgraduate healthcare education and training. With a Government mandate that promotes multi-professional education and training aligned wit...

    Authors: Jonathan RL Wild, J Edward F Fitzgerald and Andrew J Beamish
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:3

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