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European Surgery

Acta Chirurgica Austriaca

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13.12.2017 | original scientific paper Open Access

How many parathyroid glands can be identified during thyroidectomy?

Evidence-based data for medical experts

Postoperative hypoparathyroidism is an ongoing and frequently underestimated complication in thyroid surgery [ 1 ]. In the literature, transient hypocalcemia can be found in 1–64.4% of cases [ 2 – 5 ] and permanent complications in 0.5–17.4% of …

30.11.2017 | case report

Bile leak from the gallbladder fossa after liver transplantation

Bile leaks are significant complications following liver transplantation (LT) [ 1 – 3 ]. Risk factors include use of grafts from expanded criteria donors, segmental grafts, long cold ischemia time, relaparotomy, and intra-abdominal infections [ 3 …

24.11.2017 | case report

Metastasis to the esophagus from primary adenocarcinoma of the lung

The estimated incidence of metastasis to the esophagus from autopsy reports in patients dying of any type of cancer is approximately 3–6% [ 1 ]. The most common mechanism of spread is direct tumor infiltration from contiguous organs or mediastinal …

03.11.2017 | original scientific paper

Risk reduction of hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

Review of a clinical practice in an Irish cohort

Thyroidectomies are a relatively common surgery performed for both benign and malignant pathologies of the thyroid. The parathyroid glands are small discrete structures and often difficult to visualize at the time of surgery. These glands are …

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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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