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European Surgery

Acta Chirurgica Austriaca

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04.10.2017 | Editorial

Surgery and quantum physics

Part I: what is life?

In line with the theory of special relativity (Einstein), time and space are to be considered as a common entity, i. e., space time, and that the single constant is the speed of light [ 3 , 4 ]. Furthermore, masses can be transformed into energy …

19.09.2017 | case report

“The abdominal catastrophe”

Open abdomen with multiple small intestinal fistulas: a children’s pacifier makes the difference

Whereas open abdomen (OA) is a surgical strategy in polytrauma patients, abdominal compartment syndrome and severe intra-abdominal infections [ 1 – 4 ], the development of entero-atmospheric fistulae (EAF) is the most feared complication of OA …

19.09.2017 | original scientific paper Open Access

Preoperative diagnosis of hiatal hernia: barium swallow X-ray, high-resolution manometry, or endoscopy?

Hiatus hernia (HH) is recognized as an important factor in the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The presence of HH is associated with GERD symptoms [ 1 , 2 ]. HH develop in 10%–50% of the general population and can be …

18.09.2017 | review Open Access

Notch and its oncogenic activity in human malignancies

It is generally accepted that Notch signaling plays a fundamental role during embryonic development that is associated with the control of cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Moreover, a great number of studies have revealed that …

08.09.2017 | review

Cholecystocolonic fistula and gallstone obstruction

Case report and literature review

Gallstone ileus account for 25% of mechanical small bowel obstruction in patients over 65 years of age [ 1 , 2 ]. By contrast, colonic gallstone obstruction sustained by cholecystocolonic fistula is a rare event and surgical intervention is usually …

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The journal European Surgery focuses on general surgery, endocrine surgery, thoracic surgery, plastic surgery, heart and vascular surgery, and traumatology. Special features include sections on new surgical techniques such as minimally invasive surgery and robot surgery, and advances in surgery-related biotechnology, for example, equipment, interdisciplinary perioperative management and surgical oncology. The journal is a powerful instrument in bringing up-to-date scientific information to specialized surgery units of general hospitals. European Surgery presents original articles, reviews, case reports, and short communications on developments in surgical practice and research.

European Surgery is the official journal of the Austrian Society of Surgery and its affiliated societies, the Association of Surgeons of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Croatian Surgical Society, the Czech Surgical Society (Member of the Czech Medical Society), the Hungarian Surgical Society, the Slovak Surgical Society, the Slovenian Association of Surgeons, and the European Federation for ColoRectal Cancer.

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