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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 12, December 2018

Frank G. Slaughter, M.D., FACS: Medical Novelist and Surgeon Writer
pp. 1841-1846(6)
Author: Trotter, Michael C.

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Charles Heber McBurney—McBurney and His Point to Make
pp. 1847-1849(3)
Authors: Ang, Su Mae; Tham, Elwin; Cowan, Scott W.; Yeo, Charles J.; Winter, Jordan M.

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Patient-Surgeon Relationship Influences Outcomes in Bariatric Patients
pp. 1850-1855(6)
Authors: Carmichael, Samuel P.; Veasey, Elizabeth C.; Davenport, Daniel L.; Jay, Katie; Bernard, Andrew C.

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Predictors of Dependency in Geriatric Trauma Patients with Rib Fractures: A Population Study
pp. 1856-1860(5)
Authors: Halevi, Alexandra E.; Mauer, Elizabeth; Saldinger, Pierre; Hagler, Daniel J.

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Relationship between the Body Mass Index and Tumor Site Postoperative Complications and Prognosis in Gastric Adenocarcinoma
pp. 1861-1868(8)
Authors: Wang, Feitong; Liu, Xing; Mao, Ping; Meng, Qinghui; Zhang, Dan; Liu, Bin

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Acute Surgical Decision-Making in Abdominal Trauma Is Not Altered by Race or Socioeconomic Status
pp. 1869-1875(7)
Authors: Haines, Krista; Rust, Clayton; Nguyen, Benjamin Pham; Agarwal, Suresh

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Preservation of Pathologic Outcomes in Robotic versus Open Resection for Rectal Cancer: Can the Robot Fill the Minimally Invasive Gap?
pp. 1876-1881(6)
Authors: Truong, Adam; Lopez, Nicole; Fleshner, Phillip; Zaghiyan, Karen

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Routine Intraoperative Neuromonitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve to Facilitate Complete Resection and Ensure Safety in Thyroid Cancer Surgery
pp. 1882-1888(7)
Authors: Wu, Si-Yuan; Shen, Hung-Yuan; Duh, Quan-Yang; Hsieh, Chung-Bao; Yu, Jyh-Cherng; Shih, Ming-Lang

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Patients with Psychiatric Disorders Require Greater Health-Care Resources after Injury
pp. 1889-1893(5)
Authors: Warnack, Elizabeth; Choi, Beatrix Hyemin; DiMaggio, Charles; Frangos, Spiros; Bukur, Marko; Marshall, Gary

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Solid-Organ Transplantation and the Affordable Care Act: Accessibility and Outcomes
pp. 1894-1899(6)
Authors: Trivedi, Jaimin R.; Ising, Mickey; Fox, Matthew P.; Cannon, Robert M.; van Berkel, Victor H.; Slaughter, Mark S.

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Patient’s Privacy Violation on Social Media in the Surgical Area
pp. 1900-1905(6)
Authors: Fanti Silva, Diego Adão; Colleoni, Ramiro

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Use of Aerosolized Antibiotics in Gram-Negative Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Trauma Patients
pp. 1906-1912(7)
Authors: Gibson, Brian H.; Sharpe, John P.; Lewis, Richard H.; Newell, Joshua S.; Swanson, Joseph M.; Wood, G. Christopher; Fabian, Timothy C.; Croce, Martin A.; Magnotti, Louis J.

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Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Converting Laparoscopic Gastric Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Rural Tertiary Center’s Experience
pp. 1924-1926(3)
Authors: Danthuluri, Vishwanath; Smith, Craig; Baysinger, Katherine; Merideth, Leslie; Clayton, Eric; Whipple, Oliver

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Lower Incidence of Postoperative Pain after Open Inguinal Hernia Surgery with the Usage of Synthetic Glue‐Coated Mesh (Adhesix®)
pp. 1932-1937(6)
Authors: Thölix, Anna-Maria; Kössi, Jyrki; Remes, Veikko; Scheinin, Tom; Harju, Jukka

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Is Noncurative Hepatic Resection Justified for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
pp. 1938-1944(7)
Authors: Hai, Seikan; Hatano, Etsuro; Okada, Toshihiro; Uyama, Naoki; Suzumura, Kazuhiro; Fujimoto, Jiro

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Robotic Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatal Hernia: Initial Experience and Outcome
pp. 1945-1950(6)
Authors: Arcerito, Massimo; Changchien, Eric; Falcon, Monica; Parga, Mauricio A.; Bernal, Oscar; Moon, John T.

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Quantitative Evaluations of the Effects of Noise on Mental Workloads Based on Pupil Dilation during Laparoscopic Surgery
pp. 1951-1956(6)
Authors: Gao, Jiaqi; Liu, Shenglin; Feng, Qingmin; Zhang, Xutian; Zhang, Jianyang; Jiang, Mingyin; Wang, Linlin; Zhang, Qiang

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Combination Technique Is Superior to Dye Alone in Identification of the Sentinel Lymph Node in Male Breast Cancer
pp. 1957-1960(4)
Authors: Simsek, Osman; Belli, Ahmet K.; Aydogan, Fatih; Karatas, Adem; Canbay, Emel; Kepil, Nuray; Selcukbiricik, Fatih; Celik, Varol; Uras, Cihan

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Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk with Antithrombotic Use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia
pp. e502-e504(3)
Authors: Lamb, Matthew; Reveal, Caitlin; Muertos, Keely; Sciarretta, Jason D.

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Self-Efficacy Improvement for Performance of Trauma-Related Skills due to a Military-Civilian Partnership
pp. e505-e507(3)
Authors: Hall, Maj. Andrew B.; Englert, Maj. Zachary; Hanseman, Dennis; Klein, Maj. Aria

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection of the Right Lower Extremity after Ingestion of a Foreign Body
pp. e508-e509(2)
Authors: Diggs, Laurence P.; Lobb, Jennifer; Tu, Christin; Osborn, Tamara; Wade, Terence P.

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Gall Bladder Carcinoma in Patients with Portal Hypertension
pp. e510-e513(4)
Authors: Parasar, Kunal; Varshney, Vaibhav Kumar; Mishra, Pramod Kumar; Saluja, Sundeep Singh

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Multiple Primary Cancers in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
pp. e514-e516(3)
Authors: Yamamura, Kensuke; Hashimoto, Daisuke; Kitano, Yuki; Kuroda, Daisuke; Eto, Tsugio; Arima, Kota; Kaida, Takayoshi; Miyata, Tatsunori; Nakagawa, Shigeki; Imai, Katsunori; Yamashita, Yo-ichi; Chikamoto, Akira; Matsumura, Fujio; Baba, Hideo

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Retained Bullet of the Mediastinum
pp. e517-e518(2)
Authors: Kang, Danby; Fredericks, Charles; Bokhari, Faran; Kaminsky, Matthew

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Stump Appendicitis Management
pp. e519-e521(3)
Authors: Rhyne, Robert R.; Hale, Allyson L.; Watson, Derek S.; Smith, Dane E.

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Effect of Triclosan-Impregnated Polydioxanone Sutures on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infection in Colorectal Surgery
pp. e522-e523(2)
Authors: Yamaguchi, Satoru; Shida, Yosuke; Ihara, Keisuke; Muroi, Hiroto; Kikuchi, Maiko; Kubo, Tsukasa; Nakajima, Masanobu; Sasaki, Kinro; Tsuchioka, Takashi; Kato, Hiroyuki

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Minimally Invasive Treatment of Small Intestinal Bleeding
pp. e524-e526(3)
Authors: Hu, Renwang; Gong, Jian-Ping; Cao, Zhixin

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Traumatic Extrathoracic Lung Herniation
pp. e527-e528(2)
Authors: Kronenfeld, Joshua; Mentzer, Caleb J.; Lieberman, Howard

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Fecal Colocutaneous Fistula of the Thigh: A Rare Complication of Diverticulitis
pp. e529-e531(3)
Authors: Nixon, Alexander M.; Aggeli, Chrysanthi; Thanasa, Antonia; Tsallas, Stefanos; Vavoura, Anastasia; Zografos, George N.

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Pseudopapillary Solid Neoplasia of the Pancreas: Thirty Years’ Experience in a Mexican Hospital
pp. e535-e537(3)
Authors: Sánchez-Morales, Germán E.; Clemente-Gutiérrez, Uriel E.; Carrillo-Córdova, Dulce M.; Bandín-Musa, Alfonso; Chan Núñez, Carlos; Domínguez-Rosado, Ismael

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Anorectal Small Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case with a Common Presentation
pp. e538-e540(3)
Authors: Tom, Cynthia M.; Korn, Abraham; Satyananda, Vikas K.; Nguyen, Luan; Petrie, Beverley A.

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Innovative Teaching Strategies for Surgery Resident Education Sessions: Learner Preference of Slide-based Presentations versus Focused Study Guides
pp. e541-e543(3)
Authors: Awe, Adebayo; Ballard, David H.; Burger, Matthew; Abrams, Ashley; Caldito, Gloria; Chu, Quyen; Samra, Navdeep

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Laparoscopic Surgery for the Treatment of Mesenteric Phlebosclerosis
pp. e544-e546(3)
Authors: Yoshida, Tadashi; Homma, Shigenori; Ohno, Yosuke; Ichikawa, Nobuki; Kawamura, Hideki; Sato, Ryo; Ohta, Tomoyuki; Imamoto, Teppei; Matsuno, Yoshihiro; Taketomi, Akinobu

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Obstructive Jaundice due to Primary Neurofibroma of the Common Bile Duct
pp. e549-e550(2)
Authors: Xiaohua, Li; Chunyan, Huang; Donghui, Zheng; Yong, Li

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Isolated Through-and-Through Tracheal Injury Caused by Gunshot Wound to the Chest Successfully Managed with Primary Repair and Buttressing Intercostal Muscle Flap
pp. e551-e554(4)
Authors: Wuilleumier, Jean-Paul; Young, Morgan; Bateson, Brian; Hawkins, Michael L.; Patel, Vijay S.

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Objective Military Trauma Team Performance Improvement from Military-Civilian Partnerships
pp. e555-e557(3)
Authors: Hall, Maj. Andrew; Boecker, Maj. Felix; Englert, Maj. Zachary; Hanseman, Dennis; Fields, Maj. Adrienne

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Successful Treatment of Acute Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis Caused by Infection Using the Ileocolic Vein as an Approach Site for Thrombectomy
pp. e558-e560(3)
Authors: Tomita, Koichi; Chiba, Naokazu; Ochiai, Shigeto; Yokozuka, Kei; Gunji, Takahiro; Hikita, Kosuke; Ozawa, Yosuke; Okihara, Masaaki; Sano, Toru; Tsutsui, Rina; Kawachi, Shigeyuki

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Hemoperitoneum due to a Perforated Meckel Diverticulum
pp. e561-e563(3)
Authors: Held, Jenny Michelle; Bedzis, Stephanie M.; Kapfer, Stephanie A.

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastro/Duodeno/Jejunostomy for Elderly Patients after Gastrectomy
pp. e564-e566(3)
Authors: Moriwaki, Yoshihiro; Otani, Jun; Okuda, Junzo; Zotani, Hitomi; Kasuga, So

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