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The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes The American Surgeon monthly. It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format. In addition to publishing papers presented at the annual meetings of the associated organizations, the journal publishes selected unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a manuscript you'd like to see published in The American Surgeon select "Information for Authors" from the Related Information options below. A Copyright Release Form must accompany all manuscripts submitted.

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Volume 84, Number 9, September 2018

Hurricane Irma Impact on the Inpatient Population at a Tertiary Children’s Hospital in Florida
pp. 1395-1400(6)
Authors: Hoffman, Amber; Fagan, Heather; Casas-Melley, Adela; Wei, Julie; Hebra, André

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Flail Chest: Influence on Length of Stay and Mortality in Blunt Chest Injury
pp. 1406-1409(4)
Authors: Udekwu, Pascal; Roy, Sara; McIntyre, Sarah; Farrell, Meagan

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Attitudes and Beliefs of Pediatric Surgical Specialists on Costs of Care and High Deductible Health Plans
pp. 1410-1414(5)
Authors: Jen, Howard C.; Raval, Mehul V.; Langham, Max R.; Calkins, Casey M.; Dasgupta, Roshni; Shah, Sohail R.; Stafford, Shawn D.; Bernstein, Ira H.; Chen, Li Ern

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Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Setting: Challenges for Adoption
pp. 1415-1421(7)
Authors: Randhawa, Simran; Drizin, Gary; Kane, Tracy; Song, Grace Y.; Reilly, Thomas; Jarrar, Doraid

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Preventable Complications and Deaths after Emergency Nontrauma Surgery
pp. 1422-1428(7)
Authors: Linnebur, Megan; Inaba, Kenji; Chouliaras, Konstantinos; Low, Garren M. I.; Mansfield, Nicole; Benjamin, Elizabeth R.; Lam, Lydia; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Thirty-Day Readmission Rate Using an Outpatient Infusion Pathway after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
pp. 1429-1432(4)
Authors: Main, William P. L.; Murphy, Amy E.; Hussain, Lala R.; Meister, Katherine M.; Tymitz, Kevin M.

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Intercostal Nerve Blockade with Exparel® Results in Lower Opioid Usage during the First 24 Hours after Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery
pp. 1433-1438(6)
Authors: Kelley, Thomas M.; Bailey, Daniel W.; Sparks, Preston; Rice, Robert; Caddell, Erin; Currier, Heather; Gallo, Dominic

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Neoadjuvant versus Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A National Cancer Database Analysis
pp. 1439-1445(7)
Authors: Hashmi, Ammar; Kozick, Zachary; Fluck, Marcus; Hunsinger, Marie A.; Wild, Jeffrey; Arora, Tania K.; Shabahang, Mohsen M.; Blansfield, Joseph A.

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Rationale and Technique for Measuring Abdominal Wall Tension in Hernia Repair
pp. 1446-1449(4)
Authors: Hope, William W.; Williams, Zachary F.; Rawles, James W.; Hooks, W. Borden; Clancy, Thomas V.; Eckhauser, Frederic E.

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Gunshot Injuries to the Extremity: Is Immediate General Surgery Presence Needed?
pp. 1450-1454(5)
Authors: Harbrecht, Brian G.; Miller, Keith R.; Motameni, Amirreza T.; Benns, Matthew V.; Bozeman, Matthew C.; Nash, Nicholas A.; Franklin, Glen A.; Smith, Jason W.

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Femoral Hernias: Analysis of Preoperative Risk Factors and 30-Day Outcomes of Initial Groin Hernias Using ACS-NSQIP
pp. 1455-1461(7)
Authors: Halgas, Barret; Viera, Jennifer; Dilday, Joshua; Bader, Julia; Holt, Danielle

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Rib Fracture Location Should Be Evaluated When Predicting Morbidity and Mortality in Trauma Patients
pp. 1462-1465(4)
Authors: Haines, Krista L.; Zens, Tiffany; Warner-Hillard, Charles; DeSouza, Edwarda; Jung, Hee Soo; Agarwal, Suresh

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End Stage Renal Disease Is Associated with Increased Mortality in Perforated Gastroduodenal Ulcers
pp. 1466-1469(4)
Authors: Gross, Daniel J.; Chung, Paul J.; Smith, Michael C.; Roudnitsky, Valery; Alfonso, Antonio E.; Sugiyama, Gainosuke

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Resection Rectopexy Is Still an Acceptable Operation for Rectal Prolapse
pp. 1470-1475(6)
Authors: Carvalho e Carvalho, Maria Emília; Hull, Tracy; Zutshi, Massarat; Gurland, Brooke H.

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The Change in Surgical Case Diversity Over the Past 15 Years and the Influence on the Pursuit of Surgical Fellowship
pp. 1476-1479(4)
Authors: DuCoin, Christopher; Hahn, Alexandra; Baimas-George, Maria; Slakey, Douglas P.; Korndorffer, James R.

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Is a “Pan-Scan” Indicated in the Older Patient with a Ground Level Fall?
pp. 1480-1483(4)
Authors: Kim, Christine; Sartin, Rebecca; Dissanaike, Sharmila

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Atraumatic Transition from a Pediatric Emergency Center to a Pediatric Trauma Center: A Fight for Better Outcomes
pp. 1489-1492(4)
Authors: Gorelik, Marina; Elkbuli, Adel; Hai, Shaikh; Torres, Ascension; McKenney, Mark

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Trauma Patients’ Attitudes toward Organ Donation at an Urban Level I Trauma Center
pp. 1493-1498(6)
Authors: Cull, John D.; Ivkovic, Katarina; Manning, Benjamin; Chan, Edie Y.

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Hemodynamic Effects of Propofol for Induction of Rapid Sequence Intubation in Traumatically Injured Patients
pp. 1504-1508(5)
Authors: Dietrich, Scott K.; Mixon, Mark A.; Rogoszewski, Ryan J.; Delgado, Stephanie D.; Knapp, Vanessa E.; Floren, Michael; Dunn, Julie A.

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Liver Resection or Resection Plus Intraoperative Echo-Guided Ablation in the Treatment of Colorectal Metastases: We Are Evaluating Their Effect for Cure
pp. 1509-1517(9)
Authors: Chiappa, Antonio; Foschi, Diego; Pravettoni, Gabriella; Ambrogi, Federico; Fazio, Nicola; Zampino, Maria Giulia; Orsi, Franco; Della Vigna, Paolo; Venturino, Marco; Ferrari, Carlo; Macone, Lorenzo; Biffi, Roberto

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From Endoscopic Detorsion to Sigmoid Colectomy—The Art of Managing Patients with Sigmoid Volvulus: A Survey of the Members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
pp. 1518-1525(8)
Authors: Garfinkle, Richard; Morin, Nancy; Ghitulescu, Gabriela; Vasilevsky, Carol-Ann; Boutros, Marylise

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Effects of Preoperative Use of Biologic Agents on Operative Outcomes in Crohn’s Disease Patients
pp. 1526-1530(5)
Authors: Kamel, Amir Y.; Ayoub, Fares; Banerjee, Debdeep; Chaudhry, Naueen; Ader, Yan; Tan, Sanda; Zimmermann, Ellen M.; Glover, Sarah C.; Iqbal, Atif

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Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Induced by Different Surgical Methods and Its Risk Factors
pp. 1531-1537(7)
Authors: Gong, Guo-Liang; Liu, Bin; Wu, Jia-Xuan; Li, Ji-Yuan; Shu, Bai-Qing; You, Zhi-Jian

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Ergonomic Assessment of the Mental Workload Confronted by Surgeons during Laparoscopic Surgery
pp. 1538-1543(6)
Authors: Zhang, Jianyang; Liu, Shenglin; Feng, Qingmin; Gao, Jiaqi; Cheng, Ju; Jiang, Mingyin; Lan, Yihua; Zhang, Qiang

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Do All BRCA 1 and 2 Carriers with a Known and Unknown Breast Cancer Choose Bilateral Mastectomies?
pp. 1544-1545(2)
Authors: Gaffley, Michaela; Villa, Anna; Vu, Thuy; Steelman, Shanna; Howard-McNatt, Marissa

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Recurrent Pain after Resection for Slipping Rib Syndrome: Report of a Difficult Case
pp. e346-e347(2)
Authors: Kuehn, Rachael; Muncie, Colin; Berch, Barry

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Lateral Ectopic Thyroid in a Teenaged Girl
pp. e348-e349(2)
Author: Nakayama, Don K.

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An Unusual Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction in a Pediatric Patient: Right-Sided Paraduodenal Hernia
pp. e350-e351(2)
Authors: Kim, Doris; Calder, Bennett; Smith, Alexander; Streck, Christian

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Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Breast in Adolescent Female
pp. e352-e353(2)
Author: Jean-Louis, Christopher J.

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Recurrent Pyloric Stenosis
pp. e354-e356(3)
Authors: Hendricks, Caroline M.; Edgerton, Colston A.; Lesher, Aaron P.

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Contralateral Chylothorax after Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
pp. e360-e361(2)
Authors: Krishna, Yamuna T.; Love, Michael W.; Gates, Robert L.; Webb, Keith M.

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Pediatric Patients with Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary Have Similar Survival to Adults: A Review of the National Cancer Database
pp. e362-e365(4)
Authors: Maizlin, Ilan I.; Nice, Tate R.; Onwubiko, Chinwendu; Goldfarb, Melanie; Gow, Kenneth W.; Langer, Monica; Doski, John J.; Goldin, Adam; Beierle, Elizabeth A.

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The Pedunculated Pretender: A Case of Invasive Anorectal Mucosal Melanoma
pp. e366-e368(3)
Authors: Hall, Mary E.; Kauffmann, Rondi M.; Ford, Molly M.; Al-Rohil, Rami N.; Hawkins, Alexander T.

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Prevalence and Management of Posttraumatic Retained Hemothorax in a Level 1 Trauma Center
pp. e369-e371(3)
Authors: Cohen, Nina S.; Braig, Zachary; Collins, Jay N.

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Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
pp. e372-e374(3)
Authors: Onwubiko, Chinwendu; Koppelmann, Tal; Waters, Alicia M.; Radulescu, Andrei; Chen, Mike K.; Martin, Colin A.; Anderson, Scott A.; Russell, Robert T.; Mortellaro, Vincent E.; Rogers, David A.; Beierle, Elizabeth A.

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Outcomes of Donor and Recipient Obesity in Kidney Transplantation
pp. e375-e377(3)
Authors: Buggs, Jacentha; Mehta, Radhe; Boone, Jasmine; Adesunkanmi, Maryam; Rogers, Ebonie; Kumar, Ambuj; Bowers, Victor

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Skin-Sparing Wide Local Debridement of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection: Can Less Be More?
pp. e378-e380(3)
Authors: Benzie, Annie Laurie; Clark, Jason; Farrah, Jason; Garcia, Alejandro; Hagan, Joshua; Richards, Winston; Ang, Darwin

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Successful Management of Ludwig’s Angina Only to Encounter Perforated Viscus during Recovery
pp. e381-e382(2)
Authors: Urias, Daniel; Kim, Sun; Meenan, Daniel; Carney, William

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J-Pouch Prolapse as a Late Complication of Restorative Proctocolectomy
pp. e383-e384(2)
Authors: Simon, Remil; Hollister, Keith; Stanley, J. Daniel; Lorenzo-Rivero, Shauna

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Transitioning Tube Feeding Formula to Real Food Ingredients in a Patient Less than the Age of One
pp. e385-e387(3)
Authors: Simpson, Jessica L.; Almond, M. Angie; Ayers, Kathleen; Zeller, Kristen A.; Sieren, Leah M.

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Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis: A Case Series of 56 Patients from One Institution
pp. e388-e390(3)
Authors: Martinolich, Jessica; Midura, Devin; Benton, Michaela; Ata, Ashar; Stain, Steven C.; Beyer, Todd D.

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Colon Cancer in an Adult with Trisomy 13
pp. e391-e392(2)
Authors: Kim, Samuel; Collins, Jay

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An Unusual Blunt Traumatic Retro-Aortic Hernia
pp. e393-e394(2)
Authors: Schinco, Miren; Udekwu, Pascal

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A Rare Diagnosis of Intraductal Tubulopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
pp. e395-e397(3)
Authors: Cauthen, Allison; Allen, Ahkeel; Conforti, Arnold

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Incisional Malignant Evolution of Pancreatic Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
pp. e398-e400(3)
Authors: Daigle, Haley J.; Oh, Jin Sol; Heneidi, Saleh; Spartz, Helena; Kruse, Edward J.

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A Fatal Case of Necrotizing Pancreatitis in Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia Zero
pp. e401-e402(2)
Authors: Turnbull, Taylor L.; Houston, Peter M.; Batalis, Nicholas I.

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Surgical Management of an Obturator Hernia
pp. e403-e404(2)
Authors: Mitchell, Andrew; Morera, Daley S.; Holsten, Steven

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Atypical Solid Serous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas
pp. e405-e406(2)
Authors: Harrell, Kevin; Dowden, Jacob

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Analysis of Injury Patterns Due to Tree-Related Trauma
pp. e407-e410(4)
Authors: Hakakian, Daniel; Del Rosario, Andrew G.; Bogdanovski, Dorian A.; Cole, Alicia M.; Curran, Terrence; DiFazio, Louis T.; Rolandelli, Rolando H.; Nemeth, Zoltan H.

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A Protocol to Decrease Surgical Site Infection Rates in Colorectal Surgical Procedures
pp. e411-e412(2)
Authors: Abunimer, Ayman; Fogel, Sandy

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Omphalomesenteric Duct Fistula with Ileal Prolapse within an Omphalocele
pp. e413-e415(3)
Authors: Capote, Walter; Wright, Jessica; Zoog, Evon; Bhattacharya, Syamal D.; Koontz, Curtis S.

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Early Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation after Penetrating Thoracic Trauma
pp. e416-e417(2)
Authors: Mulder, Laurel; Keelan, Stephen; Kang, Danby; Fredericks, Charles; Kaminsky, Matthew; Bokhari, Faran

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Cecal Volvulus: An Evolving Disease
pp. e418-e419(2)
Authors: Bailey, Kimberly S.; Lundstrom, Eric; Borgstrom, David

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Outcome of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication in Medicare Beneficiaries in a Critical Access Hospital
pp. e420-e422(3)
Authors: Fanous, Medhat; Jaehne, Anja; Lorenson, David; Williams, Sarah

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Fulminant Soft Tissue Infection with Intestinal Ischemia Associated with Staphylococcus lugdunensis
pp. e423-e425(3)
Authors: Malat, Jaclyn; Rivera, Laura; Geng, Thomas; Powell, Debra; Cortes, Vicente; Ong, Adrian

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The Necessity for Observation after Traumatic Loss of Consciousness
pp. e426-e427(2)
Authors: Gupta, Anjuli; Sellers, William; Toy, Fredrick; Klock, Brian

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Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor of the Liver
pp. e428-e430(3)
Authors: Mitchell, Andrew; Jordan, Andre; Lewit, Ruth; Kruse, Edward

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That’s No Bee Sting: Penetrating Neck Trauma with Isolated Vertebral Artery Injury
pp. e431-e433(3)
Authors: Rountree, Kaitlyn M.; Zachwieja, Julie A.; Coleman, Jesse A.; Hinton, Isaac J.; Lopez, Peter P.

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Minimally Invasive Approach for Removal of a Bullet from the Thoracic Aortic Wall after Gun Shot Wound to the Chest
pp. e434-e435(2)
Authors: Cardentey-Oliva, Dariam; Herrera, Luis; Safcsak, Karen; Bhullar, Indermeet S.; Levitt, Adam

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Gallbladder Rupture and Acute Thoracic Aortic Disruption after Blunt Trauma
pp. e436-e438(3)
Authors: Price, Dustin; Gurien, Lori; Dennis, James; Yorkgitis, Brian

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Amyand Hernia with Incarcerated Acute Appendicitis
pp. e439-e440(2)
Authors: Lenart, Emily K.; Rountree, Kaitlyn M.; Sheth, Akash R.

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