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05.02.2020 | original article

Transanal total mesorectal excision and adverse conditions for laparoscopic total mesorectal excision

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and rectal cancer comprises about 25% of colorectal cancers [ 1 ]. The 5‑year overall survival of rectal cancer in Europe ranges from 55% to 62%, and tends to improve due to new approaches …

MD PhD EBSQ Coloproctology María Labalde Martínez, MD PhD Francisco Javier García Borda, MD PhD Juan Alcalde Escribano, MD PhD Cristina Nevado García, MD PhD Eduardo Rubio González, MD PhD Oscar García Villar, MD PhD Pablo Peláez Torres, MD PhD Felipe de la Cruz Vigo, MD PhD Eduardo Ferrero Herrero

05.02.2020 | original article

Modified TAPP is the standard procedure for complex inguinal and femoral hernias: late results and patient satisfaction

A retrospective single-center long-term follow-up study

Anterior mesh repairs, transabdominal endoscopic laparoscopic hernioplasty (TAPP), and totally extraperitoneal procedures (TEP) are well accepted and recommended as treatment of primary inguinal and femoral hernias by EHS [ 1 ], IEHS [ 2 ], and …

Prof. Dr. Dr. Werner K. J. Peitsch

10.01.2020 | original article Open Access

Differences in the recommendation of laparoscopic clinical practice guidelines according to the recommendation system—Re-evaluation using GRADE

A pilot study

In the UK the percentage of people receiving laparoscopic surgery increased from 10 to 28.4% between 2007 and 2009 [ 1 ]. In the US, it increased from 13.8 to 42.6% as well [ 2 ]. The increasing use of laparoscopy was due to the fact that for …

J. Leung, A. Ng, K. Gurusamy

11.12.2019 | review Open Access

Breast reconstruction with the omentum flap: a case report with unsatisfactory outcome and review of the literature

The increasing detection of early breast cancer due to systematic screening allows less invasive surgery, such as breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomy [ 1 ]. Consequently, an increasing number of patients …

MD Rossella Spinelli, MD, PD Monika Lanthaler, MD Christoph Tasch, MD Agnese Nitto, MD Prof. Gerhard Pierer, MD Thomas Bauer

13.09.2019 | original article Open Access

Autologous aortic arch reconstruction in isolated and combined cardiac lesions

Aortic arch hypoplasia is a frequent finding in patients with isolated aortic coarctation as well as in combined cardiac lesions. The success of surgery in patients with aortic arch hypoplasia is determined by the complete relief of obstruction …

MD Claudia Herbst, Guenther Laufer, Sabine Greil, Erwin Kitzmueller, Eva Base, Regina Vargha, Daniel Zimpfer

03.09.2019 | original article

Relationship of preoperative serum calcium and extent of neck surgery to postoperative hospital stay in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and severe bone disease. A case series

For the majority of primary hyperparathyroidism patients, treatment is surgical excision of the one (or more) hyperactive parathyroid adenoma. This is usually followed by normalization of serum calcium levels and gradual resolution of symptoms. In …

Hany Maurice Mikhail, Ahmed Amr Mohsen, M.D., FRCSEd Professor Amr Abdallah Mohsen

03.04.2019 | original article

Histologic changes in early colonic anastomotic healing using autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix

Anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal surgery represents a devastating postoperative complication with an incidence ranging from 3 to 39% [ 1 , 2 ]. Early healing is dependent upon suture (or staple) integrity with an appropriate degree of …

MD FEBS Bernhard Dauser, MD Wolf Heitland, MD Franz G. Bader, MSc FRCS Walter Brunner, MD Yael Nir, MD (Lond) MBBS (Melb) FRCS (Ed) FRACS FSICCR (Hon) Andrew P. Zbar

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 [ …

MD, PhD Rui-Sheng Ke, MD, PhD Qiu-cheng Cai, MD Yong-tai Chen, MD Li-Zhi Lv, MD, PhD Yi Jiang

10.12.2018 | original article

Does giving pasireotide to patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy always pay for itself?

The rate of postoperative complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy can be as high as 50% [ 1 ]. Postoperative pancreatic fistula is the most common postoperative complication and also the leading cause of postoperative mortality following …

MD Fang Yuan, PhD Amiram Gafni, PhD Chu-Shu Gu, MD MSc Pablo E. Serrano