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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

10.09.2019 | original article

Long-term oncological outcome in thymic malignancies: videothoracoscopic versus open thymectomy

Thymic tumors account for 0.2–1.5% of all malignancies with a reported incidence from 0.13 to 0.17 per 100,000 person-years [ 1 – 3 ]. Although rare, they are still the most common type of mediastinal tumors reported in adults [ 4 ]. Thymomas and …

Huynh Quang Khanh, Nguyen Viet Dang Quang, Tran Quyet Tien, Nguyen Lam Vuong

04.09.2019 | editorial

Amazing autumn surgery behind the light

Doz. Dr. Martin Riegler

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

26.08.2019 | original article

Thyroidectomy using superficial cervical block: a report of 147 cases over 8 years

Today, general anesthesia is usually accepted by most surgeons for thyroidectomy. In some cases, local or regional anesthesia may be preferable. Sir Thomas Peel Dunhill, a pioneer Australian surgeon for the thyroid surgery, reported thyroidectomy …

Assistant Professor Mehmet Arif Usta, Professor Etem Alhan, Professor Akif Cinel, Doctor Serkan Tayar, Professor Erdem Nail Duman

11.07.2019 | original article

CT and operative images for evaluation of right colectomy with extended D3 mesenterectomy anterior and posterior to the mesenteric vessels

After the introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) for treatment of rectal cancer, survival rates improved and local recurrence rates dropped [ 1 ]. The TME concept was transferred to complete mesocolic excision (CME) [ 2 ] keeping the …

MD J. M. Nesgaard, MD, PhD Professor B. V. Stimec, MD, PhD Professor B. Edwin, MD, PhD Professor A. O. Bakka, MD, PhD Professor D. Ignjatovic, The Right Colectomy for Cancer (RCC) Study Group

05.07.2019 | case report

Post-esophagectomy diaphragmatic hernia—a case series

Esophageal carcinoma is the 13th most common cancer in adults and the sixth leading cause of cancer death in the world [ 1 , 2 ]. Squamous-cell carcinoma is the predominant form of esophageal carcinoma worldwide.

MD Dr. Saika Amreen, MBBS Dr. Zahid Qayoom, MBBS Dr. Nidha Nazir, MD Dr. Feroze Shaheen, MD Dr. Tariq Gojwari

05.07.2019 | original article

Quantification of the effects of coffee on postoperative ileus after laparoscopic ventral rectopexy: a randomized controlled trial

Postoperative ileus (POI) occurs commonly (incidence rate of 10–30%) after abdominal surgery [ 1 ]. Coffee may stimulate bowel function in healthy volunteers [ 2 , 3 ]. Prospective studies have shown the positive effect of coffee on intestinal …

Kentaro Hayashi, Akira Tsunoda, Atsushi Shiraishi, Hiroshi Kusanagi

17.06.2019 | review Open Access

Swallowing MRI for GERD—diagnosis and treatment monitoring

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common diseases in the modern world, with a prevalence of up to 20% [ 1 ]. The main cause is the dysfunction of the antireflux barrier, which is located at the gastroesophageal junction and …

MD Christiane Kulinna-Cosentini, Michael A. Arnoldner, Ivan Kristo, Gerd Jomrich, Wolfgang Schima, Martin Riegler, Sebastian F. Schoppmann, Enrico P. Cosentini

16.04.2019 | original article

Evaluation and comparison of postoperative outcomes of octogenarians and non-octogenarians undergoing carotid endarterectomy

Stenosis of the carotid artery is considered to be the foremost cause of stroke. The indications for CEA to prevent stroke in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients are well known, while is uncertain in octogenarians. The incidence of carotid …

MD Serkan Burç Deşer, MD Mustafa Kemal Demirag, MD Fersat Kolbakir, MD Semih Murat Yucel, MD Murat Muzaffer Güçlü, MD Merve Polat, MD Hasan Tahsin Keceligil

11.04.2019 | original article

Usefulness of the holistic context of frailty as a prognostic factor for the outcome of geriatric patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery

Frailty is a complex concept which has received several definitions over the years. Initially, a biological syndrome was considered to be characterized by a decrease in homeostasis and resistance to stress, in which vulnerability and disability …

MD, PhD Fernando Fuertes-Guiró, MD Eduardo Vitali-Erion, MD Amalia Rodriguez Fernandez

10.04.2019 | original article

Prognostic impact of allogenic blood transfusion following surgical treatment of esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer (EC) represents a significant global health burden with 746,000 new cases and 459,300 deaths reported in 2015 [ 1 , 2 ]. The incidence of EC is rising worldwide, mainly due to the increased incidence rates of adenocarcinoma of the …

MD Assistant Professor Dejan Velickovic, MD, PhD Associate Professor Predrag Sabljak, MD, PhD Associate Professor Dejan Stojakov, MD Assistant Professor Jelena Velickovic, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Keramatollah Ebrahimi, MD Assistant Professor Vladimir Sljukic, MD, PhD, FACS Professor Predrag Pesko

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

02.04.2019 | review

Simultaneous versus staged resection of rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases (RESECT)

A systematic review and meta-analysis

The liver is the most common site for distant metastatic spread of rectal cancer [ 1 ]. In patients with liver metastases, approximately 20% will present with synchronous disease [ 2 ]. Liver resection of colorectal metastases has been shown to …

Andrew E. Giles, Marlie Valencia, Sameer Parpia, Erin Fu, Leyo Ruo, Marko Simunovic, Dr. Pablo E. Serrano

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

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 …

Harry Vercoe, MD Mubashir Mulla, FRCS Wyn G. Lewis, FRCS Antonio Foliaki, FRCS David S. Y. Chan

25.02.2019 | original article

Effect of fast-track surgery on inflammatory response and immune function in patients with laparoscopic distal gastrectomy

Fast-track surgery (FTS) is also known as enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS); FTS has been applied to gastric cancer surgery for nearly 10 years and mainly adopts various active and effective measures during the perioperative period to reduce …

Qiang Hu, Tianzhu He, Yuanshui Sun, Fengyong Wang, Jinfeng Wu

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