World Journal of Surgery

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List of Papers (Total 682)

Association Between BMI and Recurrence of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Background Whether body mass index (BMI) is a significant risk factor for recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine whether BMI and other factors are linked to risk of PSP recurrence. Methods A consecutive cohort of 273 patients was retrospectively evaluated. Patients were divided into those who experienced ...

A Comparative Study of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery with Thoracotomy for Middle Lobe Syndrome

Objectives The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of middle lobe syndrome (MLS) through comparison with thoracotomy during the same period. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all consecutive patients with MLS who underwent lobectomy or lingular segmentectomy between December 2005 and November 2015 ...

Emergency Abdominal Surgery in the Elderly: Can We Predict Mortality?

Background The United Kingdom population is ageing. Half of patients requiring an emergency laparotomy are aged over 70, 20 % die within 30 days, and less than half receive good care. Frailty and delay in management are associated with poor surgical outcomes. P-POSSUM risk scoring is widely accepted, but its validity in patients aged over 70 undergoing emergency laparotomy is ...

Adverse Effects of Anastomotic Leakage on Local Recurrence and Survival After Curative Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Background Anastomotic leakage is a serious complication associated with anterior resection for rectal cancer, the long-term effects of which are unclear. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to evaluate the impact of anastomotic leakage on disease recurrence and survival. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases from their ...

Chronic Inguinal Pain After Kidney Transplantation, a Common and Underexposed Problem

Background The incidence and impact of chronic inguinal pain after kidney transplantation is not clearly established. A high incidence of pain after inguinal hernia repair, a comparable surgical procedure, suggests an underexposed problem. Methods Between 2011 and 2013, 403 consecutive patients who underwent kidney transplantation were invited to complete the Caroline Comfort Scale ...

Outcome of Laparoscopic Treatment of Anorectal Malformations in Children

Background Operative correction of anorectal malformations (ARMs) remains a challenge in pediatric surgery. The study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic treatment of ARM in children. Methods From 2007 to 2014, we performed 104 laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through procedures in children with a mean age of 11.3 ± 0.4 months and ARMs. Clinical assessment, surgical ...

International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) Presidential Address: Improving Trauma Care Globally: How is IATSIC Doing?

IATSIC is the foremost professional society addressing trauma care globally. How is it doing in meeting the needs of most injured patients? The vast majority (65 %) of trauma deaths occur in the poorer half of the world (low-income and lower-middle-income countries), where injury rates are the highest. IATSIC has accomplished a tremendous amount and has much to be proud of. ...

A Majority of Admitted Patients With Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Undergo and Survive Corrective Treatment: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

Background Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an asymptomatic, potentially lethal condition predominantly found in elderly. The mortality is 100 % if rupture occurs and left untreated, but even in treated patients the mortality is substantial. Female sex and treatment with open repair rather than endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) have been reported to negatively affect outcome. The ...

Botulinum Toxin Injection for Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissure: Is There Any Dose-Dependent Efficiency? A Meta-Analysis

Background Chronic anal fissure (CAF) is a linear split of the anoderm. The minimally invasive management of CAF such as botulinum toxin (BT) injection is recommended. However, the exact efficient dose of BT, number of injections per session and the injection sites are still debatable. The aim of this analysis was to assess the dose-dependent efficiency of botulinum toxin injection ...

The Effect of Unenhanced MRI on the Surgeons’ Decision-Making Process in Females with Suspected Appendicitis

Background This prospective study evaluated the impact of the results of unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the surgeon’s diagnosis of acute appendicitis in potentially fertile females. Methods 112 female patients, aged 12–55, with suspected appendicitis underwent MRI of the abdomen. At three defined intervals; admission and clinical re-evaluation before and after ...