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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

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02.12.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Surgical treatment of colonic Crohn’s disease: a national snapshot study

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal system, with one third of the patients having the disease confined to the large bowel [ 1 ]. There are different surgical options for patients …

27.11.2020 | Original Article

Risk factors for suboptimal laparoscopic surgery in rectal cancer patients

The current standard treatment for non-metastatic rectal cancer is surgery based on the principles of total mesorectal excision [ 1 ], with neoadjuvant therapy in locally advanced cases [ 2 , 3 ]. Rectal cancer surgery aims to cure the patient …

26.11.2020 | Original Article

Curative resection for adenocarcinoma of the gastro-esophageal junction following neo-adjuvant chemotherapy—thoraco-abdominal vs. trans-abdominal approach

Recent years have witnessed an increasing trend in the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) [ 1 ]. These tumors are classified according to Siewert classification based on tumor epicenter as types I, II, and III (type …

26.11.2020 | COVID-19 | Original Article Zur Zeit gratis

Effects of COVID-19 lockdown on a bariatric surgery waiting list cohort and its influence in surgical risk perception

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to severely stress healthcare systems around the world, and the future implications of this pandemic, including medical activities, remain unclear for the moment. So far, it has prompted extraordinary social …

25.11.2020 | Controlled Clinical Trials Open Access

Conservative treatment versus elective repair of umbilical hernia in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites: results of a randomized controlled trial (CRUCIAL trial)

Umbilical hernias are common in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites, with an incidence of up to 20% [ 1 , 2 ]. The presence of ascites increases the risk of developing an umbilical hernia, due to increased abdominal pressure. Weakening of the …

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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery publishes the best results in the field of clinical surgery and basic surgical research. The focus is on the highest level of clinical research and clinically relevant basic research. Published exclusively in English, the journal offers an international discussion forum for controlled results of clinical surgery. Most contributions are original articles that report clinical data from visceral, vascular and thoracic surgery, as well as traumatology and transplantation surgery. Endocrine surgery and proctology are also covered.

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