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Open Access 10.06.2022 | original article

Pilonidal sinus disease: a 25-year experience and long-term results of different surgical techniques

The preferences of surgical approach in the therapy of pilonidal sinus disease differ slightly between surgeons and countries. A recent meta-analysis showed that recurrence rates depend on surgical approach and follow-up time [ 1 ]. The impact of …

verfasst von:
M.D. Maria Bubenova, PhD Martina Mittlboeck, M.D. Christiane Kulinna-Cosentini, M.D. Bela Teleky, M.D. Enrico Cosentini

03.06.2022 | original article

A renovated method of performing over 258 cases of pedicled colon segment interposition for esophageal reconstruction with integration of plastic surgery principles into general surgery procedure

Esophagectomies are performed due to malignant diseases such as cancers of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, and hypopharynx, or benign conditions such as achalasia or caustic injuries [ 1 , 2 ]. Esophageal reconstruction after …

verfasst von:
MD, PhD Associate Professor Burak Kaya, MD, PhD Shih-heng Chen, MD, PhD, FACS Professor Hung-chi Chen

17.05.2022 | case report

Giant pedunculated liposarcoma of the esophagus

Lipomatous tumors of the esophagus are an infrequent finding that accounts for less than 1% of esophageal neoplasms [ 1 ]. They usually present as either an intramural submucosal mass or an intraluminal pedunculated mass. Most of these polypoid …

verfasst von:
MD Mehmet Faik Ozcelik, MD Sinan Carkman, MD, BS, MSc, PhD Ergin Erginoz, MD Gokce Hande Cavus, MD Haktan Ovul Bozkir

Open Access 02.05.2022 | original article

Interprofessional differences in preoperative planning—the individualist surgeon

Perioperative processes and their impact on overall quality of surgery are of growing importance in surgical research. In recent years, knowledge of the effects of optimizing medical processes in surgery has developed [ 1 – 3 ]. Mainly the focus …

verfasst von:
MD Fabian Haak, Tino Poletti, PhD Nir Grossman, MD Urs von Holzen, MD Martin Bolli, MD Jennifer M. Klasen, PhD Tracy Glass, MD Marco von Strauss und Torney

16.03.2022 | original article

Diagnosis and management of gastro-esophageal reflux disease in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia—a nationwide assessment of practices

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a severe birth defect, affecting 1 in 3000 live births [ 1 ]. After immediate resuscitation and stabilization, neonates with CDH will undergo diaphragmatic repair during the first few days of life [ 2 ].

verfasst von:
MD Louise Montalva, MD Elisabeth Carricaburu, MD, PhD Michael Levy, MD,PhD Arnaud Bonnard

03.03.2022 | original article

eSurgery—digital transformation in surgery, surgical education and training: survey analysis of the status quo in Germany

Future healthcare will be shaped by an increasing demand for digital technologies, an increasingly ageing population and limited resources for patient care [ 1 ]. Digital technologies are increasingly being used around the world to support and …

verfasst von:
Juliane Kröplin, Tobias Huber, Christian Geis, Benedikt Braun, Tobias Fritz

Open Access 23.12.2021 | original article

Microvascular myocutaneous and cutaneous free flap reconstruction in patients with terminal esophagostomy after complicated oncological esophagus resection

Esophageal cancer remains a rare diagnosis with limited prognosis in the Western world. In Austria, 423 patients were diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2018. Recently published numbers of the Austrian national registry of esophageal resection …

verfasst von:
Lukas Poelsler, MD Oliver Koch, Alexander Gaggl, Jaroslav Presl, Joerg Hutter, Christian Brandtner, Klaus Emmanuel

Open Access 09.11.2021 | review

Dysphagia aortica

Dysphagia is a common symptom reported by 10–33% of elderly individuals in the community and nursing home settings [ 1 , 2 ], although the true prevalence is likely underestimated because many patients adapt through behavioral changes [ 3 ]. The …

verfasst von:
MD Serena Grimaldi, MD Pamela Milito, MD Andrea Lovece, MD Emanuele Asti, MD Francesco Secchi, MD Prof. Luigi Bonavina

Open Access 29.06.2021 | review

Wound myiasis in Western Europe: prevalence and risk factors in a changing climate scenario

Climate change is widely regarded as one of greatest challenges facing ecological systems and biosecurity in the coming century. The planet is warming from the north to the south pole, and the global average temperature has increased by …

verfasst von:
Erika Andreatta, Prof. Luigi Bonavina

Open Access 23.06.2021 | review

Robotic versus laparoscopic splenectomy: a systematic review of perioperative outcomes

Elective splenectomy has many indications and can be performed via an open approach or in a minimally invasive manner [ 1 ]. Since the inception of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) [ 2 ], improvements of laparoscopic tools for ligation over time have …

verfasst von:
Anantha Shreepad Bhat, Alexia Farrugia, Qazi Rahim Muhammad, Viera Kulikova, Gabriele Marangoni, Jawad Ahmad

15.06.2021 | case report

Delayed presentation of inflammatory breast carcinoma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Breast carcinoma is the most common malignancy leading to skin metastasis in women. The overall reported rate is as high as 24%, but only 3% of patients present with cutaneous metastasis as the initial sign of the disease. Skin nodules from …

verfasst von:
MD Daniele Bernardi, MD Emanuele Asti, MD Giulia Bonavina, MD Alberto Luporini, MD Claudio Clemente, MD, FACS Prof. Luigi Bonavina

04.05.2021 | review

Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision versus noncomplete mesocolic excision for right colon cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) by Heald and Ryall [ 1 ] brought radical improvements to rectal cancer surgery, which have greatly improved oncological outcomes [ 2 ]. Complete mesocolic excision (CME), which was first described …

verfasst von:
Xiaochuan Chen, Dezheng Lin, Wenpei Chen, Wei Liu, Zhaoliang Yu, Zerong Cai, Jiancong Hu