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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

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18.01.2019 | 2018 SSAT Plenary Presentation

Predictive Value of Chromogranin A and a Pre-Operative Risk Score to Predict Recurrence After Resection of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) are rare neoplasms of the pancreas arising from islet of Langerhans cells. These tumors can be subdivided into functional or non-functional tumors, based on secretion of endocrine hormones including gastrin …

18.01.2019 | 2018 SSAT Plenary Presentation

Timing and Outcomes of Abdominal Surgery in Neutropenic Patients

Neutropenia, generally defined as an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of less than 1500 cells/μL, is uncommon in the general population but may be caused by a variety of factors in hospitalized patients including chemotherapy, lymphoproliferative …

16.01.2019 | Original Article

Perioperative Mortality Does Not Explain Racial Disparities in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Health outcomes for different racial and ethnic groups in the USA are unequal. Understanding and addressing disparities has been recognized a national priority by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HCUP), among others. 1 , 2 …

14.01.2019 | 2018 SSAT Quick Shot Presentation

The Role of Multiagent Chemoradiation in the Management and Prognosis of Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Anal squamous cell cancer (ASCC) is a rare type of cancer, with an estimated 8580 new cases and 1160 cancer-related deaths in the USA in 2018. 1 Although ASCC accounts for only 2.7% of all gastrointestinal cancers, its incidence has been steadily …

11.01.2019 | Original Article

Single-Port Inflatable Mediastinoscopy Combined With Laparoscopic-Assisted Small Incision Surgery for Radical Esophagectomy Is an Effective and Safe Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide, 1 with a higher incidence in less developed and developing countries. 2 It has been reported that more than half of global newly diagnosed esophageal cancer cases occur in China. 3 , 4 …

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The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that updates the surgeon on the latest developments in gastrointestinal surgery. The journal includes original articles on surgery of the digestive tract; gastrointestinal images; "How I Do It" articles, subject reviews, book reports, editorial columns, the SSAT Presidential Address, articles by a guest orator, symposia, letters, results of conferences and more. This is the official publication of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The journal functions as an outstanding forum for continuing education in surgery and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

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