Shan Huang, Jiu-Lin Song, Bo Li, Peng-Sheng Yi, Jian Yang
BACKGROUND: The benefit of routine lymphadenectomy (LD) in improving outcomes for patients with primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) undergoing curative hepatectomy remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled 269 consecutive patients who underwent liver resection for primary ICC from January 2009 to July 2020 in West China Hospital. The association of the nodal status with disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) was analyzed using the Cox proportional hazards model and 1:1 propensity score matching (PSM) analysis...
November 30, 2023: BMC Surgery
Jie Huang, Lei Li, Ying Chen, Enqiang Mao, Hongping Qu
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the effect of early short-term abdominal paracentesis drainage (APD) in moderately severe and severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP/SAP) with pelvic ascites. METHODS: A total of 135 MSAP/SAP patients with early pelvic ascites were divided into the Short-term APD group (57 patients) and the Non-APD group (78 patients). The effects, complications, and prognosis of short-term APD patients were evaluated. RESULTS: The baseline characteristics in the two groups were similar...
November 27, 2023: BMC Surgery
Jian-Long Lin, Sai-Lan Li, Yan-Chun Peng, Liang-Wan Chen, Yan-Juan Lin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the correlation between serum calcium changes and short-term prognosis of patients with acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Patients who underwent acute type A aortic dissection surgery at Fujian Heart Medical Center between June 2019 and June 2021 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 383 patients were enrolled. According to the changing track of serum calcium in patients after acute type A aortic dissection, three potential category tracks were determined: high-level (n = 85), medium-level (n = 259), and continuous low-level groups (n = 39)...
November 27, 2023: BMC Surgery
Juan P Cóbar, Peter F Nichol
PURPOSE: Introducing new surgical techniques in a developing country can be challenging. Inguinal hernias in children are a common surgical problem, and open repair is the standard surgical approach. Laparoscopic repair has gained popularity in developed countries because of similar results. This study aimed to determine the outcomes following the introduction of laparoscopic repairs in Guatemala. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from all patients under 18 years who underwent laparoscopic repair at Corpus Christi Hospital in Patzun, Guatemala, from September 5th to September 8th, 2022...
November 27, 2023: BMC Surgery
Zeliang Xia, Yanyu Liu, Siyu Sun, Erbo Shan, Yanhao Liu
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in diagnosing cholecystolithiasis with cholecystitis in elderly patients. Additionally, the study seeks to determine the predictive value of preoperative NLR in determining the severity of the condition in this population. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort study, including 160 elderly patients with cholecystolithiasis with cholecystitis (45 cases of simple cholecystitis, 58 cases of suppurative cholecystitis, 57 cases of gangrenous cholecystitis) and 60 cases of normal gallbladder histology...
November 27, 2023: BMC Surgery
Bengi Balci, Sezai Leventoglu, Igbal Osmanov, Beyza Erkan, Yasemin Irkilata, Bulent Mentes
PURPOSE: Obstructed defecation syndrome represents 50-60% of patients with symptoms of constipation. We aimed to compare the two frequently performed surgical methods, laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and transperineal mesh repair, for this condition in terms of functional and surgical outcomes. METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of 131 female patients who were diagnosed with obstructed defecation syndrome, attributed to rectocele with or without rectal intussusception, enterocele, hysterocele or cystocele, and who underwent either laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy or transperineal mesh repair...
November 24, 2023: BMC Surgery
Sadam Ahmed Elayah, Min Wu, Essam Ahmed Al-Moraissi, Jiayi Yin, Karim Ahmed Sakran, Waseem Saleh Al-Gumaei, Hamza Younis, Ibtehal Almagrami, Nadia E Alqadasy, Yang Li, Bing Shi
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the impact of relaxing incisions on maxillofacial growth following Sommerlad-Furlow modified technique in patients with isolated cleft palate. STUDY DESIGN: A Retrospective Cohort Study. METHODS: A total of 90 participants, 60 patients with non-syndromic isolated soft and hard cleft palate underwent primary palatoplasty (30 patients received the Sommerlad-Furlow modified technique without relaxing incision (S.F-RI group), and 30 received Sommerlad-Furlow modified technique with relaxing (S...
November 23, 2023: BMC Surgery
Zhou Fayou, Zheng Jiude, Zhang Shuxian, Shen Yajun, Xu Wei, Yu Jia, Su Fan, Xiong Yueling, Han Renrui, Tang Xiaolei
INTRODUCTION: The large amount of intraoperative bleeding and the high incidence of postoperative hematuria are still common factors affecting the prostate surgery treatment effect. Our research aimed to observe the effect of prostatic enucleation using 1,470 nm semiconductor laser on the amount of bleeding in patients with different sizes of prostate hyperplasia. METHODS: According to the size of the prostate, forty eligible patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were enrolled and divided into low and high volume group in this study...
November 21, 2023: BMC Surgery
Guo Dongming, Jiang Yuequan, Zhang Qi, Xing Huajie, Wang Zhiqiang
BACKGROUND: In the context of esophageal cancers, lymph nodes located along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) exhibit significant involvement, posing significant challenges for lymphadenectomy. The objective of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel technique for lymphadenectomy called "elastic suspension of left RLN" method, comparing it with the conventional approach. METHODS: Between January 2016 and June 2020, a total of 393 patients who underwent minimally invasive esophagectomy with gastroplasty and cervical esophagogastric anastomosis were enrolled in the study...
November 21, 2023: BMC Surgery
Demoz Abraha, Essay Gebreyes, Eskinder Wolka, Getahun Dender, Abebe Sorsa, Joshua Muhumuza
BACKGROUND: Abdominal trauma is one of the common reasons for emergency visits yet there is paucity of data about the subject in the horn of Africa. This study was aimed at determining the determinants of adverse management outcomes of blunt abdominal trauma among operated patients at Wolaita Sodo University Teaching and Referral Hospital, Ethiopia. METHODS: This was a three-year retrospective review conducted among 128 patient records selected using purposive sampling in which all records for the patients operated for a diagnosis of blunt abdominal trauma during the study period were included...
November 21, 2023: BMC Surgery
Shuai Jiang, Bao Wang, Mengzhe Zhang, Zuo Liu, Zengtuan Xiao, Jialin Gong, Xiaofei Wang, Zhenning Zhang, Zhenfa Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the postoperative quality of life (PQOL) between non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic sublobar resection (subsegment, segment, or wedge) and lobectomy. Meanwhile, we developed a PQOL scale for patients with NSCLC after optimization. METHODS: Developing and evaluating the postoperative quality-of-life scale of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC-PQOL) followed by the international principles for developing quality-of-life scale...
November 18, 2023: BMC Surgery
Wenbin Ding, Jianing Xu, Ya Zhu, Shensheng Nian, Yifeng Lu, Miaomiao Zheng, Xiang Zhu, Zimin Wang, Fang Ji, Hao Tang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of small plate assisted anatomical plate and traditional double plate in the treatment of Rüedi and Allgöwer II - III pilon fracture. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data of 68 patients with pilon fracture admitted to Hospital from June 2017 to June 2020 were retrospectively analyzed. Study group and control group were divided according to different operation methods, with 34 cases in each group...
November 18, 2023: BMC Surgery
Suochao Fu, Yu Zhang, Renkai Wang, Xiaobao Zou, Fuzhi Ai, Jianhua Wang, Xiangyang Ma, Hong Xia, Wei Lei
BACKGROUNDS: This study aimed to compare whether Calcium phosphate cement (CPC) promotes the stability of osteoporotic lumbar pedicle screw by enhancer-injecters with different number of holes. METHODS: Through a self-designed bone cement injection device, the pedicle screw canal was strengthened with calcium phosphate bone cement, and divided into 4-hole group, 6-hole group, 8-hole group, straight pore group and the control group. The screw was inserted into the mechanical test module, the Maximum insertion torque and Maximum axial pull-out strength were recorded, and the distribution of calcium phosphate bone cement was analyzed by CT and X-ray...
November 18, 2023: BMC Surgery
Hyung Min Hahn, Yeon Kyo Jung, Il Jae Lee, Hyoseob Lim
BACKGROUND: Orbital wall fractures can result in changes to the bony orbital volume and soft tissue. Restoring the bony orbital and intraconal fat volumes is crucial to prevent posttraumatic enophthalmos and hypoglobus. We aimed to establish an evidence-based medical reference point for "mirroring" in orbital wall reconstruction, which incorporates three-dimensional (3D)-printing and navigation-assisted surgery, by comparing bilateral bony orbital volumes. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data obtained from 100 Korean adults who did not have orbital wall fractures, categorized by age groups...
November 17, 2023: BMC Surgery
Guo-Hua Liu, Xiao-Yu Tan, Jia-Xing Li, Guo-Hui Zhong, Jing-Wei Zhai, Ming-Yi Li
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy(LPD) has become the goal of lots of minimally invasive surgical centers in recent years. Postoperative pancreatic fistula(POPF) is still the barrier to attaining the above goal. Thus, improving anastomosis techniques to reduce the rate of POPF has been a hotspot of surgery. Blumgart pancreaticojejunostomy is considered one of the best anastomosis procedures, with low rates of POPF. However, the original Blumgart pancreaticojejunostomy method is not easy for laparoscopic operation...
November 16, 2023: BMC Surgery
Russell Seth Martins, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Syed Shahzad Razi, M Jawad Latif, Kyle Tafuri, Faiz Y Bhora
Climate change has far-reaching repercussions for surgical healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. Natural disasters cause injuries and infrastructural damage, while air pollution and global warming may increase surgical disease and predispose to worse outcomes. Socioeconomic ramifications further strain healthcare systems, highlighting the need for integrated climate and healthcare policies.
November 16, 2023: BMC Surgery
Peishuai Zhao, Renjie Li, Leyu Liu, Xiaopan Wang, Xiaotian Chen, Jianzhong Guan, Min Wu
OBJECTIVE: The INFIX technique is becoming one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures for anterior pelvic ring instability injuries. The purpose of this article is to compare the clinical outcomes of modified anterior subcutaneous internal fixation (M-INFIX) with conventional anterior subcutaneous internal fixation (C-INFIX) for anterior pelvic ring instability injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 36 cases of unstable pelvic injuries treated operatively at our institution, 20 of which were treated with C-INFIX and 16 with M-INFIX...
November 16, 2023: BMC Surgery
Fengwei Yu, Yongtao Liu, Chengnian Zhang, Botao Pang, Daijie Zhang, Wei Zhao, Xuecheng Li, Weiqiang Yang
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November 16, 2023: BMC Surgery
Quan Wu, Weijie Ma, Qianqian Wang, Yaqi Liu, Yaokai Xu
BACKGROUND: The recently developed Hybrid Hernia Repair technique (HHR), an adaptation of the laparoscopic method, has been proposed as a potential alternative for the treatment of complex Incisional Ventral Hernias (IVH). While single-arm studies have reported promising outcomes, a comprehensive meta-analysis affirming these benefits is lacking. This meta-analysis aims to compare the clinical outcomes of HHR and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (LHR) in the management of IVH. METHODS: An exhaustive search of the literature was conducted, targeting publications in both English and Chinese that compare HHR and LHR up to March 31, 2023...
November 16, 2023: BMC Surgery
Wei Li, Haibin Wei, Ran Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively compare and assess the effects of different lumbar fusion techniques in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases were systematically searched up to December 24, 2022 in this network meta-analysis. Outcomes were pain (pain, low back pain, and leg pain), Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), complications, reoperation, and fusion...
November 15, 2023: BMC Surgery
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