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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

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Correlation of surgeon-performed parathyroid ultrasound with the Perrier classification and gland weight

Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is an established surgical approach for non-familial primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) [ 1 ] with successful pre-operative parathyroid localisation. The success of MIP is therefore dependent on accurate …


Ten years of follow-up of bilio-intestinal bypass: is malabsorption necessary for long-term metabolic results?

In the first era of obesity surgery, many procedures have been ideated and performed in attempt to induce satisfactory and long-term weight loss. The jejunoileal bypass (JIBP) was one of the first surgical interventions whose sole and principal …

20.10.2018 | Controlled Clinical Trial

A new right groin incision versus McBurney’s incision for open appendectomy: a randomized controlled trial

Appendectomy is the most common abdominal surgery in all age groups and genders [ 1 ]. Traditionally, open appendectomy is performed through the so-called McBurney’s or Rocky-Davis incisions in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. In patients …

18.10.2018 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE Open Access

Development and validation of a prognostic model for kidney function 1 year after combined pancreas and kidney transplantation using pre-transplant donor and recipient variables

For patients suffering from diabetes and end-stage renal failure, simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) is the best available therapeutic option leading to insulin independence and good kidney graft outcomes [ 1 ]. Kidney …


Quantitative perfusion assessment of intestinal anastomoses in pigs treated with glucagon-like peptide 2

Despite decades of research, technical progress, and improved perioperative care, anastomotic leakage (AL) remains a relatively frequent complication in gastrointestinal surgery. The consequences of a leak can be disastrous for the patient as AL …

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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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