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European Surgery

Acta Chirurgica Austriaca

European Surgery OnlineFirst articles

18.03.2019 | review

Diagnosis and treatment of microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranks among the most common malignancies worldwide [ 1 ]. Hepatectomy and liver transplantation (LT) are the most important HCC treatments [ 2 ]. The 5-year recurrence rate were as high as 70% and 35%, respectively [ …

13.03.2019 | main topic Open Access

Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery—where are we going?

Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery (MIPS) was introduced in the mid-1990s by Gagner and co-workers, who reported laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy, enucleation, and distal pancreatectomy [ 1 , 2 ]. Despite these early reports, further …

12.03.2019 | main topic Open Access

Integrating radiation oncology into the management of pancreatic cancer

Although some improvements have been made in recent years, the prognosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains poor. Surgical resection followed by adjuvant systemic therapy is the only curative treatment option in early stage disease. The …

05.03.2019 | main topic Open Access

Molecular biology in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: implications for future diagnostics and therapy

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains one of the most lethal of all cancers with mortality almost equal to the incidence of the disease [ 1 ]. PDAC is refractory to almost all current therapies. Despite being a devastating disease, only …

01.03.2019 | original article

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the treatment of diffuse esophageal spasm

Diffuse esophageal spasm (DES) is a rare condition with an annual incidence of 0.2/100,000, occurring in some 3–5% of esophageal motility disorder (OMD) cases [ 1 , 2 ]. It is more likely to occur in patients over the age of 50 years and should be …

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The journal European Surgery focuses on general surgery, endocrine surgery, thoracic surgery, heart and vascular surgery. Special features include new surgical and endoscopic techniques such as minimally invasive surgery, robot surgery, and advances in surgery-related biotechnology and surgical oncology.

The journal especially addresses benign and malignant esophageal diseases, i.e. achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. In keeping with modern healthcare requirements, the journal’s scope includes inter- and multidisciplinary disease management (diagnosis, therapy and surveillance).

The journal is a powerful instrument for bringing up-to-date scientific information to specialized surgery units at general hospitals. European Surgery presents original articles, reviews, case reports, and short communications on developments in surgical practice and research.

European Surgery is the official journal of the Austrian Society of Surgery and its affiliated societies, the Association of Surgeons of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Croatian Surgical Society, the Czech Surgical Society (Member of the Czech Medical Society), the Hungarian Surgical Society, the Slovak Surgical Society, the Slovenian Association of Surgeons, and the European Federation for Colorectal Cancer.

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