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Adding sutures to tack fixation of mesh does not lower the re-operation rate after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: a nationwide cohort study

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is a frequent operation, and the recurrence rates are reported to be as high as 22% after 3.5 years of follow-up [ 1 ]. There are various ways of fixating an intraperitoneally placed mesh [ 2 ], but the most …

19.05.2018 | RAPID COMMUNICATIONS Open Access

Over-diagnosis of potential malignant behavior in MEN 2A-associated pheochromocytomas using the PASS and GAPP algorithms

Pheochromocytomas (PCCs) are rare endocrine tumors derived from the adrenal medulla. Although the majority of tumors are sporadic, a large subset of cases displays a hereditary background [ 1 ]. The current WHO criteria from 2017 states that all …


Risk factors associated with intrathyroid extension of thyroid microcarcinomas

The World Health Organization defines papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) as a subgroup of papillary thyroid carcinoma that measures 10 mm or less [ 1 ]. In the past decades, the incidence of thyroid cancer has shown a stable increase in Serbia …


Circular versus linear stapling in esophagojejunostomy after laparoscopic total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a propensity score-matched study

Since the first report of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for gastric cancer (GC) in 1994 [ 1 ], the number of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) in East Asia has increased rapidly. The first randomized control trial …


Specific features of colorectal cancer in patients with metabolic syndrome: a matched case-control analysis of 772 patients

Accounting for over 9% of all neoplasm cases, colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide with an estimated incidence of 1.4 million in 2002 [ 1 ]. The association of different dietary and environmental exposures with a …

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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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