• H. Yong Jin, H. Jin Ohe, J. Kye Hwang, S. Dong Kim, J. Yong Kim, S. Cheol Park, J. Kim, Y. Sung Won, S. Seob Yun, I. Sung Moon
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Endovenous treatment is increasingly supplanting open surgery for the treatment of varicose veins. Among emerging endovenous techniques, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with [...]

  • C. Changyuan Wang, X. Xiaohua Chen, X. Wei, F. Chen, Y. Wang, Z. Zhiyong Shen
    (2017). Vol. 40

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    To investigate the factors associated with recurrence of differentiated thyroid cancer in children. We combined the clinical and pathological features to guide surgical treatment [...]

  • Y. Yao-Chou Tsai, S. Chueh, S. Shogo Inoue
    (2016). Vol. 39

  • M. Khubutia, A. Pinchuk, I. Dmitriev, A. Balkarov, R. Storozhev, Y. Anisimov
    (2016). Vol. 39

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    We investigated the rate of early surgical complications after simultaneous pancreas–kidney transplantation (SPKT) and their impact on both grafts and recipient survival. [...]

  • A. Amin Rahpeyma, S. Saeedeh Khajehahmadi
    (2017). Vol. 40

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    Buccinator-based myomucosal flaps can be used as a lining in oral cavity, pharyngeal, esophageal, and nasal reconstructions. Donor site morbidity is an important factor in [...]

  • R. Rajesh Malhotra, S. Sushrut Babhulkar, K. Sanjib, A. Andreas Clemens, A. Akhil Dadi, R. Rajagopalan Iyer, S. Surendra Kamath, B. Bharat Mody, S. Satish Mutha, G. Gurava Reddy, V. Vikram Shah, V. Vrajesh Shah, N. Naresh Shetty, S. Sachin Tapasvi, M. Manuj Wadhwa
    (2017). Vol. 40

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    In the Re-NOVATE II study, oral dabigatran provided thromboprophylaxis after total hip arthroplasty and improved compliance postdischarge in a global population. This article [...]

  • Y. Yu-Chuan Lu, W. Wei-Yi Huang, Y. Yu-Fen Chen, H. Hong-Chiang Chang, Y. Yuan-Hung Pong, T. Tsung-Hsien Shih, K. Kuo-How Huang
    (2017).

    Abstract
    To analyze the preoperative factors associated with the need for secondary surgery following primary urethroplasty. This study utilized a subset of the National Health Insurance [...]

  • Z. A.R. Jawad, C. Charis Kyriakides, M. Madhava Pai, C. Chris Wadsworth, D. David Westaby, P. Panagiotis Vlavianos, L. R. Jiao
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Controversy related to endoscopic or surgical management of pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis remains. Despite improvement in endoscopic treatments, surgery remains [...]

  • O. Oktay Irkörücü, Z. Zulfu Bayhan, S. Sezgin Zeren, S. Duzgun, B. Ucar
    (2016). Vol. 39

  • T. Tetsunori Ikegami, A. Akira Kuriyama, K. Lyn Ng, W. Kit Cheong
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    We would like to heartily congratulate the authors Akira Kuriyama and Tetsunori Ikegami for the successful publication of their case report on Perforation of the colon in [...]

  • X. Xizhao Huang, R. Rongfang Deng, W. Weifeng Tu, Z. Zurong Hu
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Dexmedetomidine has been proposed as a novel anesthetic adjuvant. However, it remains unclear whether peripheral administration of dexmedetomidine is safe and effective to [...]

  • P. Pao-Hwa Chen, H. Heng-Chieh Chiang, Y. Yao-Li Chen, J. Jesen Lin, B. Bai-Fu Wang, M. Meng-Yi Yan, C. Chun-Chi Chen, H. Hung-Jen Shih, J. Jian-Ting Chen
    (2017). Vol. 40

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    This is an initial review of the safety and efficacy of anterior preperitoneal modified Kugel (MK) mesh herniorrhaphy application without using optional onlay mesh. We retrospectively [...]

  • Z. Zulfu Bayhan, S. Sezgin Zeren, S. Aydin Duzgun, B. Imge Ucar, H. Yumun, M. Metin Mestan
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Pilonidal sinus treatment includes various surgical and minimally invasive procedures, but there is still no standard treatment. Flap reconstructions and minimally invasive [...]

  • S. Sanghyun Ahn, K. Keun-Myoung Park, Y. Kyun Kim, J. Il Kim, I. Sung Moon, K. Chun Hong, Y. Sun Jeon, J. Yong Kim
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical success rates, primary patency, and complications for TASC C and D aorto-iliac lesions treated by endovascular procedures. [...]

  • Y. Yanming Zhou, J. Jianhua Yu, L. Wu, B. Li
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Pancreatic fistula (PF) is the most common and challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of pancreaticogastrostomy [...]

  • Y. Yanming Zhou, S. Shuncui Liu, L. Wu, T. Wan
    (2017). Vol. 40

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    This study aimed to assess the available evidence on the survival of distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) patients following resection with curative intent and analyze the prognostic [...]

  • F. Fuxian Zhang, H. Hailei Li, G. Gangzhu Liang, H. Huan Zhang
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Preliminary testing of a new biodegradable inferior vena cava filter in a canine model. The biodegradable filter consisted of two parts, a filter cone and a stent. The filter [...]

  • M. Sabuncuoglu, A. Aylin Sabuncuoglu, O. Ozgur Dandin, M. Benzin, G. Girayhan Celik, I. Isa Sozen, R. Recep Cetin
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Pilonidal sinus disease is an inflammatory disease seen in the intergluteal region, which is a commonly encountered problem in surgical practice that mostly affects young [...]

  • H. Yong Kwak, G. Gianlorenzo Dionigi, X. Xiaoli Liu, H. Sun, S. Uk Woo, G. Soo Son, J. Bok Lee, J. Won Bae, H. Yub Kim
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Conventional open thyroidectomy is considered as a safe surgery nowadays. However, surgeons sometimes encounter unexpected difficulty when performing thyroidectomies. The [...]

  • H. Hafize Yaliniz, M. Sah Topcuoglu, U. Ugur Gocen, A. Atakan Atalay, V. Vecih Keklik, Y. Yuksel Basturk, Y. Yasemin Gunes, M. Mediha Turktan, O. Kemal Salih
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    The minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy could be a safe and cosmetic alternative to standard median sternotomy. This study reviews our results and experience [...]

  • Y. Woo Chang, H. Soo Kim, H. Yub Kim, J. Bok Lee, J. Won Bae, G. Soo Son
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Central lymph node dissection (CLND) in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to examine the risk factors [...]

  • F. Wang, R. Rui Zhang
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the practical application and safety of the i-gel and LMA-Supreme laryngeal masks for airway management during pelvic operations in adults. [...]

  • Y. Yinlong Wang, X. Xin Zhang
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    This study investigated short-term outcomes of Lichtenstein hernia repair using self-gripping Parietex ProGrip mesh in Chinese patients with inguinal hernias. Retrospective [...]

  • I. Irfan Wahyudi, P. Ponco Birowo, I. Gde Sanjaya, R. Rizky Fawzi, N. Nur Rasyid, C. A. Mochtar
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    This study was conducted to identify the safety measures of performing clean urologic operations without administration of prophylaxis antibiotics. We conducted a double-blind [...]

  • M. Mehmet Velidedeoglu, F. Fahrettin Kilic, B. Birgul Mete, M. Mucahit Yemisen, V. Varol Celik, E. Ertugrul Gazioglu, M. Mehmet Ferahman, R. Resat Ozaras, M. Yilmaz, F. Fatih Aydogan
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a benign rare inflammatory pseudotumor. Bilateral involvement of IGM has been reported in a few cases. To our knowledge, this study [...]

  • K. Kuei-Yen Tsai, K. Kee-Thai Kiu, M. Ming-Te Huang, C. Chih-Hsiung Wu, T. Tung-Cheng Chang
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been extensively used, although mostly performed in medical centers or university hospitals. We analyzed the learning curve of laparoscopic [...]

  • H. Hajime Takayasu, K. Kouji Masumoto, T. Takahiro Jimbo, N. Naoya Sakamoto, T. Takato Sasaki, T. Toru Uesugi, C. Chikashi Gotoh, Y. Yasuhisa Urita, T. Toko Shinkai
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    To establish better management practices to reduce morbidities in survivors with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Of 60 patients treated for CDH at our institution between [...]

  • K. Keiichi Takahashi, T. Tomoko Wakasa, M. Masayuki Shintaku
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast (SCCB) is a rare disease, with a worldwide incidence

  • T. Tomoaki Taguchi, S. Satoshi Ieiri, K. Kina Miyoshi, K. Kenichi Kohashi, Y. Yoshinao Oda, A. Akio Kubota, Y. Yoshio Watanabe, H. Hiroshi Matsufuji, M. Masahiro Fukuzawa, T. Takeshi Tomomasa
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Allied disorders of Hirschsprungs disease (ADHD) have been proposed to be the concept of the functional obstruction of the intestine with the presence of ganglion cells in [...]

  • S. Shigeki Sawada, H. Hiroshi Suehisa, T. Tsuyoshi Ueno, M. Motohiro Yamashita
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    The concept of salvage pulmonary resection after definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) is not yet commonly accepted in lung cancer treatment. We report our experience of eight [...]

  • A. Amin Rahpeyma, S. Saeedeh Khajehahmadi, A. Ali Ghasemi
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    In bilateral cleft lip/palate patients, sometimes the premaxilla is severely protruded and twisted. In such situations premaxillary osteotomy is beneficial. In this article [...]

  • E. Eng-Hong Pok, W. Wei-Jei Lee, K. Kong-Han Ser, J. Jung-Chien Chen, S. Shu-Chun Chen, J. Ju-Juin Tsou, K. Kin-Fah Chin
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a popular stand-alone bariatric surgery, despite a paucity of long-term data. Hence, this study is to report the long-term outcome [...]

  • S. Sagun Parakh, S. Sivakumar Gananadha, R. Robert Allen, D. Desmond Yip
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Radioembolization with yttrium microspheres is an established therapeutic modality for primary and secondary hepatic malignancies, with studies demonstrating improved overall [...]

  • B. Bahadır Öz, A. Alper Akcan, E. Ertan Emek, M. Muhammet Akyüz, E. Erdogan Sözüer, H. Hızır Akyıldız, A. Adnan Bayram, R. Rıdvan Kulu, E. Ok
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) is a safe and minimally invasive operation for benign adrenal tumours. The purpose of this study was a retrospective analysis of outcomes following [...]

  • B. Bahadır Öz, A. Alper Akcan, E. Emek, M. Muhammed Akyüz, E. Erdogan Sözüer, H. Hızır Akyldız, H. Hüsnü Aydın
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to compare the surgical outcome of fasciocutaneous V–Y advancement flap and limberg transposition flap used to treat recurrent sacrococcygeal PSD. [...]

  • S. Serdar Özkan, Ü. Ülkü Yazici, E. Ertan Aydin, N. Nurettin Karaoğlanoğlu
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Diaphragm plication surgery is conducted to remove dyspnea, which results from mediastinal shift, atelectasia, and ventilation/perfusion dyssynchrony in lungs that occur because [...]

  • A. A. Mohsen, A. A. Nada, M. Y. Ibrahim, A. H. Ghaleb, M. Abou-Gabal, A. A. Mohsen, A. T. Wassef
    (2017).

    Abstract
    Limited animal and human studies have shown function, albeit inadequate, of implanted thyroid tissue in muscles. This work aimed to ascertain results in a larger number of [...]

  • M. Bahar, A. Nooghabi, M. Nooghabi, A. Ali Jangjoo
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    There are controversies about the benefits of prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in mesh herniorrhaphy for a long time. [...]

  • J. Li, Z. Zixiang Cong, X. Xueman Ji, X. Xiaoliang Wang, Z. Zhigang Hu, Y. Jia, H. Handong Wang
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    To investigate the clinical application value of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) in large invasive pituitary adenoma surgery. A total of 30 patients with [...]

  • W. Wei-Jei Lee, A. Abdullah Almulaifi, K. Keong Chong, W. Wei-Cheng Yao, J. Juin Tsou, K. Kong-Han Ser, Y. Yi-Chih Lee, S. Shu-Chun Chen, J. Jung-Chien Chen
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Bariatric surgery (BS) is totally different from diabetes surgery (DS) in the patient characters, goals of surgery, and management although similar in surgical procedure. [...]

  • Y. Law, Y. Che Chan, G. C.Y. Cheung, A. Ting, S. Cheng
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes in patients who underwent open infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair. Consecutive patients who underwent [...]

  • E. C.H. Lai, C. Ngai Tang
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    To report our experience in palliative hepaticojejunostomy for advanced malignant biliary obstruction by means of robotic approach Robot-assisted laparoscopic hepaticojejunostomy [...]

  • S. Sheng-Fong Kuo, T. Tzu-Chieh Chao, H. Hung-Yu Chang, C. Chuen Hsueh, C. Chih-Lang Lin, K. Kun-Chun Chiang, W. Wen-Yu Chuang, Y. Yung-Chih Chen, J. Jen-Der Lin
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    To investigate the influence of serum anti-thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb) on the prognosis in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) patients. In this retrospective study, the participants [...]

  • W. J. Knaus, C. H. Olson
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Noncardiac operations are being increasingly performed on patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). However, little is known on the impact of continuous-flow [...]

  • H. Hideyo Kimura, M. Mikimasa Ishikawa, T. Toshinaga Nabae, T. Taketo Matsunaga, S. Soichiro Murakami, M. Masahiko Kawamoto, T. Tetsuro Kamimura, A. Akihiko Uchiyama
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) is increasingly used to treat gastric cancer. Simultaneously, internal hernia (IH) has been reported after LG with Roux-en-Y reconstruction (RY). [...]

  • R. Ryosuke Kaku, K. Koji Teramoto, K. Keiko Ishida, T. Tomoyuki Igarashi, M. Masayuki Hashimoto, S. Shoji Kitamura, N. Noriaki Tezuka, T. Tohru Asai, J. Jun Hanaoka
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    A pulmonary tumor is occasionally detected on a chest computed tomography (CT) scan before cardiovascular surgery. In this study, we examined clinical courses of patients [...]

  • J. Ju, J. Jianning Li, R. Ruixing Hou
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    To summarize the characteristics of total hand degloving injury and investigate the curative effect of microsurgery. A total of 46 patients with total hand degloving injury [...]

  • Y. Jun Chai, J. Jung-Woo Woo, H. Hyungju Kwon, J. Young Choi, S. Su-jin Kim, K. Eun Lee
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Among several minimally invasive adrenalectomy techniques, lateral transperitoneal adrenalectomy (LTA) is the procedure of choice for benign adrenal tumors, however, posterior [...]

  • T. Tomoaki Ito, H. Hiroshi Maekawa, M. Mutsumi Sakurada, H. Hajime Orita, T. Tomoyuki Kushida, K. Koji Senuma, K. Koichi Sato
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Patients on hemodialysis (HD) who undergo abdominal surgery for gastrointestinal disease are at increased risk of postoperative complications. In this study, we retrospectively [...]

  • M. Mitsuru Ishizuka, K. Keiichi Kubota, T. Takehiko Nemoto, M. Mitsugi Shimoda, M. Masato Kato, Y. Yukihiro Iso, K. Kazuma Tago
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after surgery is frequent, and is an important factor adversely influencing the long-term survival of patients. This prospective [...]

  • S. Shogo Inoue, M. Mitsuru Kajiwara, J. Jun Teishima, A. Akio Matsubara
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Our objective was to compare the perioperative parameters of needle-assisted and conventional laparoendoscopic single-site adrenalectomy (LESS-A). We compared 23 patients [...]

  • J. Hyun Han, T. Ho Hong, Y. Kyoung You, D. Goo Kim
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    We introduced a modified laparoscopic technique, dual-incision laparoscopic adrenalectomy (DILA), using a newly designed multichannel trocar, and we evaluated its perioperative [...]

  • Y. Ya-Hui Hu, C. Che-Hsiung Wu, L. Leay-Kiaw Er, C. Da Lin, Y. Ying-Buh Liu, S. Shih-Chieh Chueh, Y. Yao-Chou Tsai
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) adrenalectomy is a promising minimally invasive technique, however, the current evidence has not confirmed its long-term effectiveness [...]

  • C. Chan-Yang Hsu, N. Nai-Hsin Chi, S. Shoei-Shen Wang, Y. Yih-Sharng Chen, H. Hsi-Yu Yu
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    To evaluate the clinical results of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by acute cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs). A total of 44 patients with IE complicated [...]

  • H. Hisanaga Horie, K. Kazutomo Togashi, K. Kenichi Utano, Y. Yasuyuki Miyakura, A. T. Lefor, Y. Yoshikazu Yasuda
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Patients with stage T3 or T4 rectal cancer are candidates for neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy. The aim of this study is to clarify the usefulness of circumferential tumor [...]

  • S. Shikai Hong, S. Shengying Wang, G. Guozeng Xu, J. JinLu Liu
    (2017).

    Abstract
    Gastric cancer is the fourth most prevalent cancer worldwide. The ability to accurately predict surgery-related morbidity and mortality is critical in deciding both the timing [...]

  • H. Hironori Hayashi, H. Hiroyuki Takamura, Y. Yoshinao Ohbatake, S. Shinichi Nakanuma, I. Isamu Makino, H. Hisatoshi Nakagawara, T. Tomoharu Miyashita, H. Hidehiro Tajima, S. Sachio Fushida, T. Tetsuo Ohta
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Issues related to small-for-size grafts in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are highly important. The neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been reported to be an [...]

  • M. Mohammad Golriz, H. Hamidreza Fonouni, G. Gani Kuttymuratov, M. Majid Esmaeilzadeh, M. Rad, P. Parvin Jarahian, T. Thomas Longerich, A. Alireza Faridar, S. Sepehr Abbasi, A. Arianeb Mehrabi, M. M. Gebhard
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Currently, due to lack of optimal donors, more marginal organs are transplanted. Therefore, there is a high interest to ameliorate preischemic organ preservation, especially [...]

  • M. Majid Esmaeilzadeh, H. Hamidreza Fonouni, M. Mohammad Golriz, A. Ali Majlesara, G. Gani Kuttymuratov, F. Frank Bergmann, P. Parvin Jarahian, Z. Zahra Khazaeipour, A. Alireza Faridar, M. Rad, T. Thomas Longerich, M. M. Gebhard, A. Arianeb Mehrabi
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    One of the great challenges in pancreas transplantation is the ischemia reperfusion injury. It is mentioned that free oxygen and/or nitrogen radicals play a prominent role [...]

  • H. Hakan Ercil, A. Adem Altunkol, E. Ergun Alma, M. Resit Goren, N. Can Sener, F. Faruk Kuyucu, A. Karakoyunlu, E. Ediz Vuruskan, F. Ferhat Ortoglu, Z. Gurbuz
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    To compare the efficacy and reliability of Ho:YAG laser lithotripsy (HLL) and pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) in the treatment of bladder stones in patients with benign prostatic [...]

  • M. Mustafa Emiroglu, S. Semra Salimoglu, C. Cem Karaali, I. Ismail Sert, O. Osman Gungor, F. Fatma Sert, C. Cengiz Aydın
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    To evaluate the long-term results of tumorectomy and concomitant bilateral oncoplastic reduction mammoplasty (ORM) for early stage breast cancer patients with macromastia [...]

  • P. Patomphon Ekkarat, T. Boonpipattanapong, K. Kasaya Tantiphlachiva, S. Surasak Sangkhathat
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Defective defecation function, also known as low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), is a common problem after surgical treatment of rectal cancer that has a detrimental effect [...]

  • K. Kazim Duman, A. Harlak, O. Oner Mentes, A. K. Coskun
    (2016). Vol. 39

  • E. Evren Dilektasli, M. M.M. Ozmen, E. Emre Gundogdu, H. Hayrettin Dizen, H. H.T. Besler, C. Candan Ozogul
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    The study aims to evaluate the alterations in the brain due to oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation resulting from obstructive jaundice. Forty-one Wistar albino rats were [...]

  • S. Sacit Coban, F. Fahrettin Yildiz
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Back wall technique is usually used for hepatic artery anastomosis in living donor liver-transplantation. In this technique, two stitches are placed in the two corners of [...]

  • L. Lorraine Chow, D. Dacita Suen, K. Kuen Ma, A. Ava Kwong
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Brain metastasis occurs in 10–15% of metastatic breast cancer patients and is associated with poor prognosis. This study aims to identify tumor characteristics of primary [...]

  • S. Ching Chan, T. To Cheung, A. C.Y. Chan, K. S.H. Chok, W. W. Sharr, J. Y.Y. Fung, C. Leung Liu, S. Tat Fan, C. Mau Lo
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    One thousand liver transplantations have been performed at the only liver transplant center in Hong Kong over a period of 22 years, which covered the formative period of living [...]

  • K. Kuo-Hsin Chen, C. Chun-Chieh Huang, T. Tiing-Foong Siow, U. U-Chon Chio, S. Shian-Dian Chen, Y. Ying-Da Chen, T. Tzu-Chao Lin, S. Shu-Yi Huang, J. Jiann-Ming Wu, K. Kuo-Shyang Jeng
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Donor operation in adult living donor liver transplantation is associated with significant postoperative morbidity. To avoid laparotomy wound complications and shorten postoperative [...]

  • D. Dawei Chen, Z. Fei, X. Xiaojun Wang
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Obturator hernia is rare type of abdominal hernia and its diagnosis usually is made intraoperatively for bowel obstruction or computed tomography (CT) scans of the abdomen. [...]

  • Y. Yu-Jen Cheng
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Cosmetic factors are important when considering minimally invasive surgery. For cosmetic improvement, a complete thoracoscopic lobectomy is accomplished via the three-port [...]

  • A. Alexia Boueil, H. Hervé Guégan, J. Julien Colot, E. Eric D'Ortenzio, G. Gilles Guerrier
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Little data on the usefulness of microbiological samples in appendicular peritonitis (AP) are available. The objectives of the study were to document the clinical value of [...]

  • C. Constanze Bening, A. Anjuli Sikand, L. Conzelmann, N. Nicole Stumpf, C. Vahl
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    The aim of our study was to evaluate right heart contractile force in patients with diastolic dysfunction (DD) with preserved left heart ejection fraction undergoing cardiac [...]

  • E. Erman Aytac, H. H. Erem, F. H. Remzi, E. Emre Gorgun
    (2015).

    Abstract
    The Knowledge Program (TKP) allows prospective data collection during routine clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of TKP [...]

  • S. Surajit Awsakulsutthi, C. Chittinad Havanond
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Anastomotic leakage is a common complication after operative reconstruction with colon interposition in corrosive esophageal injury patients. Because the underlying causes [...]

  • E. Emad Abdallah, M. Abd Ellatif, S. El Awady, A. Magdy, M. Mohamed Youssef, W. Waleed Thabet, A. Ahmed Lotfy, A. Ayman Elshobaky, M. Mosaad Morshed
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    To compare the efficacy and safety of both mechanical methods (clips) and electrosurgical instruments, harmonic scalpel (HS) and LigaSure (LS), for securing the cystic duct [...]

  • T. Tuan-Pin Yueh, F. Fong-Ying Chen, T. Tsyr-En Lin, M. Mao-Te Chuang
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    Diarrhea is part of the postlaparoscopic cholecystectomy syndrome, but is not well defined. Published reports have ignored possible associated factors such as the preoperative [...]

  • K. Kosho Yamanouchi, S. Shigeki Minami, N. Naomi Hayashida, C. Chika Sakimura, T. Tamotsu Kuroki, S. Susumu Eguchi
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    In Graves’ disease, because a thyroid tends to have extreme vascularity, the amount of intraoperative blood loss (AIOBL) becomes significant in some cases. We sought to [...]

  • H. Akyıldız, E. Erdogan Sözüer, H. Uzer, M. Mehmet Baykan, B. Oz
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a potentially life-threatening condition because of its diagnostic difficulty, operative challenges, and comorbidities a patient may have. [...]

  • Y. Xin Koh, T. Tay, S. Xu, C. Meng Lee, M. Teo
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    We describe a series of five patients with extramammary Paget disease of the scrotum with inguinal nodal metastases. These patients underwent combined groin dissection. All [...]

  • Y. Yao-Ming Wu, R. Rey-Heng Hu, H. Hong-Shiee Lai, P. Po-Huang Lee
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    Minimally invasive liver resection is feasible for select patients. The flexibility of robotic surgical instruments improves the possibility of minimally invasive liver resection, [...]

  • T. Takanobu Utsumi, K. Koji Kawamura, T. Takashi Imamoto, N. Naoto Kamiya, H. Hidekazu Nagano, T. Tomoaki Tanaka, N. Naoki Nihei, Y. Yukio Naya, H. Hiroyoshi Suzuki, T. Tomohiko Ichikawa
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    The number of antihypertensive drug classes cannot accurately reflect the total consumption of antihypertensive drugs used to control blood pressure. The defined daily dose [...]

  • A. Akira Umemura, K. Keisuke Koeda, A. Akira Sasaki, H. Hisataka Fujiwara, Y. Yusuke Kimura, T. Takeshi Iwaya, Y. Yuji Akiyama, G. Go Wakabayashi
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    There has been a recent increase in the use of totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG) for gastric cancer. However, there is no scientific evidence to determine which [...]

  • A. Ashok Thorat, C. Chen-Fang Lee, T. Tsung-Han Wu, K. Kuang-Tse Pan, S. Sung-Yu Chu, H. Hong-Shiue Chou, K. Kun-Ming Chan, T. Ting-Jung Wu, W. Wei-Chen Lee
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm after liver transplantation is an uncommon but potentially lethal complication. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to avoid life-threatening [...]

  • W. Wempy Supit, C. Mochtar, R. Santoso, R. Rainy Umbas
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    To compare the survival outcome of various treatment modalities for organ-confined muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. One hundred and fifty patients with [...]

  • X. Xiao-Ying Si, L. Lu-Peng Wu, X. Xiu-Dong Li, B. Li, Y. Yan-Ming Zhou
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most common and distressing adverse events after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). A meta-analysis of randomized clinical [...]

  • I. Budianto, H. Lim Tan, Y. Yoshiaki Kinoshita, R. Tamba, S. Satoshi Leiri, T. Tomoaki Taguchi
    (2014).

    Abstract
    Undescended testes is one of the most common congenital abnormalities in boys. In cases of impalpable testes, ultrasound is often used to find the testis, which frequently [...]

  • J. Jiri Paral, P. Petr Lochman, S. Slavomir Blazej, M. Michal Pavlik
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    This study compared the resistance of glued versus stapled anastomosis of the colon to intraluminal pressures at different times during healing. Forty seven female domestic [...]

  • A. Antonios Panagidis, X. Xenophon Sinopidis, K. Zachos, V. Vasileios Alexopoulos, A. Anastasia Vareli, A. Anastasia Varvarigou, G. George Georgiou
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Perforation of the vermiform appendix in a septic neonate with an Amyands hernia resulted in the formation of a scrotal enterocutaneous fistula. In conclusion from this exceptional [...]

  • S. Shigeyuki Murono, E. Eriko Ishikawa, Y. Yosuke Nakanishi, K. Kazuhira Endo, S. Satoru Kondo, N. Naohiro Wakisaka, T. Tomokazu Yoshizaki
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a serious complication associated with impaired quality of life. However, a successful TEF closure is difficult owing to the high incidence [...]

  • A. Atsuhiko Murata, K. Keiji Muramatsu, Y. Yukako Ichimiya, T. Tatsuhiko Kubo, Y. Yoshihisa Fujino, S. Shinya Matsuda
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    Little information is available on the relationship between hospital volume and the outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer in patients with comorbidity. This [...]

  • M. Bahar, A. Nooghabi, A. Alireza Hamid, A. Ahmad Amouzeshi, A. Ali Jangjoo
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    There is controversy concerning the management of the remaining cavity after the evacuation of a cyst in patients who have undergone surgical operation for liver hydatidosis. [...]

  • C. Lo, P. Po-Chu Lee, R. Ruoh-Fang Yen, C. Chiun-Sheng Huang
    (2014). Vol. 37

    Abstract
    Inappropriate skin incisions can make sentinel lymph node dissection difficult. A knowledge of the most common locations of the hotspot in the axilla helps in planning the [...]

  • K. Lim Ng, C. Beng Chua
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Intravesical Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) has been a proven and effective immunotherapy treatment for superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder, especially [...]

  • S. Li Siow, H. Mahendran, M. Mark Hardin
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    The traditional surgical approach to the excision of persistent urachal remnants is a lower midline laparotomy or semicircular infraumbilical incision. The aim of this study [...]

  • M. Mete Karatay, E. Ender Köktekir, Y. Yavuz Erdem, H. Haydar Celik, I. Idris Sertbas, M. Akif Bayar
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Intramedullary schwannomas of the spinal cord are rare tumors. They are most commonly observed in the cervical region, however, few have been described in the conus medullaris. [...]

  • G. Kara Gedik, O. Oktay Sari, E. Ender Köktekir, G. Gökhan Akdemir
    (2017). Vol. 40

    Abstract
    Cerebellar mutism is a transient period of speechlessness that evolves after posterior fossa surgery in children. Although direct cerebellar and brain stem injury and supratentorial [...]

  • D. Ng, G. Tan, M. Teo
    (2016). Vol. 39

    Abstract
    The colon can be used for esophageal reconstruction after an esophagectomy. The development of a malignancy in the colonic interposition graft is rare, with less than 15 cases [...]

  • A. Jawas, A. F. Hefny, A. K. Abbas, F. M. Abu-Zidan
    (2014).

    Abstract
    To evaluate the quantity and quality of published vascular surgery research articles from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries so as to identify areas for improvement. [...]

  • A. Imran Malik, F. Farhana Badar, A. Ali Syed, M. Yusuf
    (2015). Vol. 38

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to analyze our experience with rectal cancer patients who underwent surgical excision at our institution. Data on 112 rectal cancer patients who [...]

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