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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

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Development and validation of a new score for measuring post-operative complications

Mortality and morbidity rates are the two most important early outcome measures for surgical interventions. With advances in surgical technique, instrumentation, anesthesia, and post-operative care, mortality rates of most surgical procedures have …

07.08.2018 | How-I-Do-It Article

How we do it: totally laparoscopic complete mesocolon excision for splenic flexure cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and a leading cause of death from cancer worldwide [ 1 ] . Tumors located between proximal descending colon and distal transverse colon at the left colonic angle, known as splenic flexure …

31.07.2018 | Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

Karydakis flap reconstruction versus Limberg flap transposition for pilonidal sinus disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a benign chronic inflammatory disorder of the natal cleft affecting mostly young males with an overall incidence of 26 per 100,000 population [ 1 , 2 ]. Although the exact pathophysiology remains …

29.07.2018 | How-I-Do-It Article

Trans-infundibular choledochoscopy: a method for accessing the common bile duct in complex cases

In the UK, surgical clearance of the bile duct, if needed, is recommended at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy when the required laparoscopic expertise is available [ 1 ]. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) requires accessing …


Ampullary neuroendocrine neoplasms: surgical experience of a rare and challenging entity

Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the ampulla of Vater are rare, accounting for 2% of ampullary malignancies and less than 0.3% of all gastrointestinal NENs [ 1 , 2 ]. About 120 cases of ampullary NENs have been reported in the literature [ 1 , 3 …

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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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