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Digestive Surgery

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Original Paper

Albumin-Indocyanine Green Evaluation Grading System Predicts Post-Hepatectomy Liver Failure for Biliary Tract Cancer

Miyazaki Y. · Kokudo T. · Amikura K. · Takahashi A. · Ohkohchi N. · Sakamoto H.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000486142)


Survey Results of the Expert Meeting on Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallbladder Cancer and a Review of Relevant Literature

Yoon Y.-S. · Han H.-S. · Agarwal A. · Belli G. · Itano O. · Gumbs A.A. · Yoon D.S. · Kang C.M. · Lee S.E. · Wakai T. · Troisi R.I.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000486208)
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Consensus Statement

Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallbladder Cancer: An Expert Consensus Statement

Han H.-S. · Yoon Y.-S. · Agarwal A.K. · Belli G. · Itano O. · Gumbs A.A. · Yoon D.S. · Kang C.M. · Lee S.E. · Wakai T. · Troisi R.I.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000486207)
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Original Paper

The Practical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis: A Multidisciplinary Symposium Held at the Annual Meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Manchester 2016

Jegatheeswaran S. · Puleston J.M. · Duggan S. · Hart A. · Conlon K.C. · Siriwardena A.K.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000486399)

How I Do It

The Vertical Array Reconstruction Technique in Pylorus-Preserving Pancreatoduodenectomy

Kobayashi S. · Koizumi S. · Hatori T. · Segami K. · Hoshino H. · Otsubo T.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485847)

Original Paper

Is Central Pancreatectomy Truly Recommendable? A 9-Year Single-Center Experience

Lv A. · Qian H.-G. · Qiu H. · Wu J.-H. · Hao C.-Y.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485806)
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Review Article

A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Use of Suction Drains Following Rectal Surgery

Guerra F. · Giuliani G. · Coletta D. · Boni M. · Rondelli F. · Bianchi P.P. · Coratti A.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485139)
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Original Paper

Vanishing Pancreatic Cysts during Follow-Up: Another Step Towards De-Emphasizing Cyst Size as a Major Clinical Predictor of Malignancy

Marchegiani G. · Andrianello S. · Perri G. · Bonamini D. · De Robertis R. · Malleo G. · Bassi C. · Salvia R.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485199)

Clinicopathological and Prognostic Features of Surgical Management in Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Shi H.P. · Huang M.L. · Wang Z.Q. · Zheng Y.N. · Zhu Z.L. · Sah B.K. · Liu W.T. · Yan M. · Zhu Z.G. · Li C.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485140)

A Retrospective Review of the Diagnostic and Management Challenges of Mirizzi Syndrome at the Singapore General Hospital

Seah W.M. · Koh Y.X. · Cheow P.C. · Chow P.K.H. · Chan C.Y. · Lee S.Y. · Ooi L.L.P.J. · Chung A.Y.F. · Goh B.K.P.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000484256)

Surgical Approach to “Right Hepatic Core”: Deepest Region Surrounded by Major Portal Pedicles and Right Hepatic Vein

Tani K. · Ishizawa T. · Sakamoto Y. · Hasegawa K. · Kokudo N.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000485138)
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Peritoneal Seeding after Gastric Perforation during Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Gastric Cancer

Hirao M. · Yamada T. · Michida T. · Nishikawa K. · Hamakawa T. · Mita E. · Mano M. · Sekimoto M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000481715)

Evaluation of Anastomotic Leak after Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: Typical Time Point of Occurrence, Mode of Diagnosis, Value of Routine Radiocontrast Agent Studies and Therapeutic Options

Struecker B. · Andreou A. · Chopra S. · Heilmann A.-C. · Spenke J. · Denecke C. · Sauer I.M. · Bahra M. · Pratschke J. · Biebl M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480357)

Implementation of a New High-Volume Circular Stapler in Stapled Anopexy for Hemorrhoidal Disease: Is Patient’s Short-Term Outcome Affected by a Higher Volume of Resected Tissue?

Grotenhuis B.A. · Nonner J. · de Graaf E.J.R. · Doornebosch P.G.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480355)

18F-FAMT PET Is Useful to Distinguish between Specific Uptake and Nonspecific Uptake Compared to 18F-Flourodeoxyglucose Position Emission Tomography in Esophageal Cancer Patients

Sohda M. · Miyazaki T. · Honjyo H. · Hara K. · Ozawa D. · Sakai M. · Yokobori T. · Higuchi T. · Tsushima Y. · Kuwano H.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480122)

Preoperative Nutritional Optimization for Crohn’s Disease Patients Can Improve Surgical Outcome

Dreznik Y. · Horesh N. · Gutman M. · Gravetz A. · Amiel I. · Jacobi H. · Zmora O. · Rosin D.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000481408)

Metastatic Malignancy to the Colon and Rectum: A Report of 14 Cases from One Single Institute

Lin C.-C. · Lin C.-C. · Chen W.-S. · Lin T.-C. · Lin J.-K. · Jiang J.-K.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480156)

Impact of the FloTrac/VigileoTM Monitoring on Intraoperative Fluid Management and Outcome after Liver Resection

Giustiniano E. · Procopio F. · Ruggieri N. · Grimaldi S. · Torzilli G. · Raimondi F.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000481406)

Consensus Statement

Expert Panel Statement on Laparoscopic Living Donor Hepatectomy

Han H.-S. · Cho J.Y. · Kaneko H. · Wakabayashi G. · Okajima H. · Uemoto S. · Soubrane O. · Yong C.-C. · Chen C.-L. · Cheung T.T. · Belli G. · Kubo S. · Wu Y.-M. · Chen K.-H. · Troisi R.I. · Kwon C.H.D. · Suh K.-S. · Soin A.S. · Kim K.-H. · Cherqui D.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479242)
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Original Paper

The ALPPS Approach for Colorectal Liver Metastases: Impact of KRAS Mutation Status in Survival

Serenari M. · Alvarez F.A. · Ardiles V. · de Santibañes M. · Pekolj J. · de Santibañes E.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000471930)

Survey Results of the Expert Meeting on Laparoscopic Living Donor Hepatectomy and Literature Review

Cho J.Y. · Han H.-S. · Kaneko H. · Wakabayashi G. · Okajima H. · Uemoto S. · Soubrane O. · Yong C.-C. · Chen C.-L. · Cheung T.T. · Belli G. · Kubo S. · Wu Y.-M. · Chen K.-H. · Troisi R.I. · Kwon C.H.D. · Suh K.-S. · Soin A.S. · Kim K.-H. · Cherqui D.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479243)

Parenchymal-Sparing Surgery for the Surgical Treatment of Multiple Colorectal Liver Metastases Is a Safer Approach than Major Hepatectomy Not Impairing Patients' Prognosis: A Bi-Institutional Propensity Score-Matched Analysis

Donadon M. · Cescon M. · Cucchetti A. · Cimino M. · Costa G. · Pesi B. · Ercolani G. · Pinna A.D. · Torzilli G.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479336)

Feasibility of Segmental Colectomy Followed by Endoscopic Surveillance as a Treatment Strategy for Colorectal Cancer Patients with Lynch Syndrome

Nagasaki T. · Arai M. · Chino A. · Akiyoshi T. · Fukunaga Y. · Ueno M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000481413)

Successful Management of a Positive Air Leak Test during Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Sasaki K. · Ishihara S. · Nozawa H. · Kawai K. · Hata K. · Kiyomatsu T. · Tanaka T. · Nishikawa T. · Otani K. · Yasuda K. · Murono K. · Watanabe T.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480157)

Original paper

Percutaneous Biliary Balloon Dilation: Impact of an Institutional Three-Session Protocol on Patients with Benign Anastomotic Strictures of Hepatojejunostomy

Czerwonko M.E. · Huespe P. · Mazza O. · de Santibanes M. · Sanchez-Claria R. · Pekolj J. · Ciardullo M. · de Santibanes E. · Hyon S.H.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480246)

Original Paper

Salvage Hepatectomy for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Radiofrequency Ablation and/or Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis

Orimo T. · Kamiyama T. · Yokoo H. · Wakayama K. · Shimada S. · Einama T. · Kamachi H. · Taketomi A.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480521)

Safety and Feasibility of a Laparoscopy-Assisted Non-Anatomic Resection Technique for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Located at Right Posterior Segments in Cirrhotic Patients: A Case-Controlled Study with Propensity Score Matching

Jin H. · Yin Z. · Zhou Y. · Ma T. · Jian Z.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480359)

Pretreatment Serum Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Concentration Is a Predictor of Survival of Patients Who Have Undergone Curative Resection of Stage IV Rectal Cancer

Miki M. · Akiyoshi T. · Ogura A. · Nagasaki T. · Konishi T. · Fujimoto Y. · Nagayama S. · Noma H. · Saiura A. · Fukunaga Y. · Ueno M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000480247)

Review Article

Prognostic Impact of Adjuvant Chemotherapy after Hepatic Resection for Synchronous and Early Metachronous Colorectal Liver Metastases

Nishioka Y. · Moriyama J. · Matoba S. · Kuroyanagi H. · Hashimoto M. · Shindoh J.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000478791)
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Original Paper

Predictors of Postoperative Non-Chylous Massive Discharge after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Ito K. · Kawaguchi Y. · Sakamoto Y. · Arita J. · Hasegawa K. · Kokudo N.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479341)

The Impact of the Hepatitis B Core Antibody Status on Recurrence in Patients with Non-B Non-C Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Curative Surgery

Okamura Y. · Sugiura T. · Ito T. · Yamamoto Y. · Ashida R. · Uesaka K.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479340)

Outcomes of Self-Expanding Metal Stents in Malignant Colonic Obstruction are Independent of Location or Length of the Stenosis: Results of a Retrospective, Single-Center Series

Schoonbeek P.K. · Genzel P. · van den Berg E.H. · van Dobbenburgh O.A. · ter Borg F.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477821)

The Impact of Serosal Invasion on Prognosis after Curative Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Invasion to Adjacent Organs and Rupture of Tumor Were Crucial Tumor-Related Prognostic Factors Needed for Survival

Kato Y. · Okamura Y. · Sugiura T. · Ito T. · Yamamoto Y. · Ashida R. · Uesaka K.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477270)

Intracorporeal versus Extracorporeal Anastomoses Following Laparoscopic Right Colectomy in Obese Patients: A Case-Matched Study

Vignali A. · Elmore U. · Lemma M. · Guarnieri G. · Radaelli G. · Rosati R.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000479241)

Acalculous Cholecystitis: Is an Elective Interval Cholecystectomy Necessary

Abbas S.H. · Ghazanfar M.A. · Gordon-Weeks A.N. · Reddy S.R. · Soonawalla Z. · Silva M.A.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477780)

Review Article

Does the Margin Matter in Esophageal Cancer

Karstens K.-F. · Izbicki J.R. · Reeh M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000478669)
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Original Paper

Do We Need to Add Postoperative Radiotherapy in Patients Undergoing Trimodality Therapy for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Positive Lymph Nodes Disease

Huang P.-M. · Hsu F.-M. · Lin C.-C. · Hsu C.-H. · Cheng J.C.-H. · Lee J.-M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477264)

Colonic Histological Criteria Predict Development of Pouchitis after Ileal Pouch: Anal Anastomosis for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Araki T. · Hashimoto K. · Okita Y. · Fujikawa H. · Kondo S. · Kobayashi M. · Ohi M. · Toiyama Y. · Inoue Y. · Uchida K. · Mohri Y. · Kusunoki M.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477268)

Trends in the Management of Acute Appendicitis in a Single-Center Quality Register Cohort of 5,614 Patients

Dahlberg M.J.A. · Pieniowski E.H.A. · Boström L.Å.S.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477269)

Recovery of Food Intake after Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: Based on a Large-Scale Gastric Cancer Cohort

Eom B.W. · Kim J. · Kim D.H. · Kim Y.-I. · Yoon H.M. · Cho S.-J. · Lee J.Y. · Kim C.G. · Choi I.J. · Kim Y.-W. · Nam B.-H. · Ryu K.W.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477779)

Surgical Site Infection after Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Shirata C. · Hasegawa K. · Kokudo T. · Arita J. · Akamatsu N. · Kaneko J. · Sakamoto Y. · Makuuchi M. · Kokudo N.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477777)

Different Impacts of Preoperative Radiotherapy and Chemoradiotherapy on Oncological Outcomes in Patients with Stages II and III Lower Rectal Cancer: A Propensity Score Analysis

Takiyama H. · Kawai K. · Ishihara S. · Yasuda K. · Otani K. · Nishikawa T. · Tanaka T. · Kiyomatsu T. · Hata K. · Nozawa H. · Morikawa T. · Watanabe T.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477778)

Prevent Pancreatic Fistula after Pancreatoduodenectomy: Possible Role of Ultrasound Elastography

D'Onofrio M. · Tremolada G. · De Robertis R. · Crosara S. · Ciaravino V. · Cardobi N. · Marchegiani G. · Pulvirenti A. · Allegrini V. · Salvia R. · Bassi C. · Pozzi Mucelli R.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477475)

A Pilot Trial of S-1 and Paclitaxel in Unresectable or Postoperative Recurrent Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Pretreated by Fluorouracil, Cisplatin, and Docetaxel Chemotherapy

Nakajima Y. · Kawada K. · Tokairin Y. · Hoshino A. · Okada T. · Kawano T.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477265)


Clinical Challenges in Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies after Bariatric Surgery

Tse W.H.W. · Kroon H.M. · van Lanschot J.J.B.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000477267)
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Original Paper

Efficacy of Hyaluronic Acid/Carboxymethyl Cellulose-Based Bioresorbable Membranes in Reducing Perihepatic Adhesion Formation: A Prospective Cohort Study

Shimizu A. · Hasegawa K. · Masuda K. · Omichi K. · Miyata A. · Kokudo N.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000472883)

Short-Term Clinical and Oncological Outcomes after Single-Incision Plus One Port Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

Hirano Y. · Hattori M. · Douden K. · Shimada M. · Hashizume Y.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000475872)

Clinicopathologic Study of Biliary Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Cholangiocarcinoma

Kim H.J. · Kim J.S. · Kim B.H. · Bak Y.-T.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000475848)

Combined Antrectomy Reduces the Incidence of Delayed Gastric Emptying after Pancreatoduodenectomy

Yamamoto Y. · Ashida R. · Ohgi K. · Sugiura T. · Okamura Y. · Ito T. · Kato Y. · Yamada M. · Uesaka K.
Dig Surg (DOI:10.1159/000474957)