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World Journal of Surgery

Official Journal of the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie

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17.10.2017 | Original Scientific Report

Margin Width of Resected Lepidic Lung Cancer Does Not Affect Recurrence After Sublobar Resection

The standard treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is surgical lobectomy [ 1 ]. However, sublobar resection has been increasingly used for small peripheral lung cancers. Sublobar resection is regarded in many Korean hospitals as a …

17.10.2017 | Original Scientific Report

What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East?

Numerous philanthropic cleft organizations suggest that 250 USD covers the cost of a single cleft surgery [ 1 , 2 ]. However, certain costs are likely not incorporated into this estimate. Among the five general categories of costs (hospital …

16.10.2017 | Original Scientific Report Open Access

Using the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist to Direct Perioperative Quality Improvement at a Surgical Hospital in Cambodia: The Importance of Objective Confirmation of Process Completion

Surgical services and capacity are increasingly recognized as an integral component of essential healthcare [ 1 ]. Assuring high-quality surgical and perioperative care requires organizational capacity that is frequently weak in resource poor …

16.10.2017 | Original Scientific Report

A Distance Blended Learning Program to Upgrade the Clinical Competence of District Non-doctor Anesthesia Providers in Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked low-income country with difficult terrain limiting transportation. Despite these difficulties, Nepal seeks to ensure essential surgical services for the rural population. Anesthesiologists in the country are few in number and …

16.10.2017 | Original Scientific Report

Is Routine Intraoperative Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography Useful During Whole Liver Transplantation?

Vascular complications following liver transplantation (LT) may result from technical deficiencies and remain a constant concern because of the high risk of graft failure. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been reported to occur in 4.9–10.6% of …

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World Journal of Surgery provides an in-depth, international forum for the most current, most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. In addition to original scientific reports, the journal features "World Progress in Surgery", a special section presenting contributions from recognized authorities on a single topic of current importance. Under the editorship of Dr. John G. Hunter, World Journal of Surgery rapidly publishes original articles that offer significant contributions in the fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education, and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care.

This is the official journal of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)

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