World Journal of Surgery

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List of Papers (Total 768)

Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in Diagnosing Acute Cholecystitis and Appendicitis

BackgroundThe use of ultrasound (US) outside the radiology department has increased the last decades, but large studies assessing the quality of bedside US are still lacking. This study evaluates surgeon-performed US (SPUS) and radiologist-performed US (RPUS) with respect to biliary disease and appendicitis.MethodsBetween October 2011 and November 2012, 300 adult patients, with a...

Defunctioning Stomas Result in Significantly More Short-Term Complications Following Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

BackgroundStudies suggest that defunctioning stomas reduce the rate of anastomotic leakage and urgent reoperations after anterior resection. Although the magnitude of benefit appears to be limited, there has been a trend in recent years towards routinely creating defunctioning stomas. However, little is known about post-operative complication rates in patients with and without a...

Improved Prognosis and Low Failure Rate with Anticoagulation as First-Line Therapy in Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis

BackgroundMonotherapy with anticoagulation has been considered as first-line therapy in patients with mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT). The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome, prognostic factors, and failure rate of anticoagulation as monotherapy, and to identify when bowel resection was needed.MethodsRetrospective study of consecutive patients with MVT diagnosed between...

Minimizing Post-operative Complications of Groin Dissection Using Modified Skin Bridge Technique: A Single-Centre Descriptive Study Showing Post-operative and Early Oncological Outcomes

IntroductionHistorically, groin dissections are associated with high morbidity. Various modifications have been described in the literature with inconsistent outcomes. The aim of this paper is to highlight modified skin bridge technique to minimize all post-operative complications of groin dissection without compromising early oncological outcomes.MethodsA retrospective...

Re-transplantation for Hepatic Artery Thrombosis: A National Perspective

BackgroundHepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is a major complication after liver transplantation that commonly requires re-transplantation.MethodsWe queried the UNOS dataset for all patients transplanted between 1995 and 2015 for HAT.ResultsWe identified 623 patients who underwent re-transplantation for HAT with a mean age of 51.25 + 10.4 years. The mean BMI was 26.72 kg/m2, and...