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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 85, Number 11, November 2019

Operative Management of Thoracic Gunshot Wounds: More Aggressive Treatment Has Been Required over Time
pp. 1205-1208(4)
Authors: Miller, Keith R.; Benns, Matthew V.; Bozeman, Matthew C.; Franklin, Glen A.; Harbrecht, Brian G.; Nash, Nicholas A.; Smith, Jason W.; Smock, William S.; Richardson, J. David

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Risk of Perforation in the Era of Nonemergent Management for Acute Appendicitis
pp. 1209-1212(4)
Authors: Westfall, Kristen M.; Charles, Anthony G.

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An Evaluation of Fascial Closure Techniques in Open Ventral Hernia Repair: Practice Patterns and Short-Term Outcomes
pp. 1213-1218(6)
Authors: Fox, Sarah S.; Huang, Li-Ching; Hooks, W. Borden; Fischer, John P.; Hope, William W.

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Rib Fractures and Mortality: Breaking the Causal Relationship
pp. 1224-1227(4)
Authors: Bankhead-Kendall, Brittany; Radpour, Sepeadeh; Luftman, Kevin; Guerra, Erin; Ali, Sadia; Getto, Christopher; Brown, Carlos V.R.

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Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics Reduce Surgical Site Infection Rates after Ventral Hernia Repair: A Systematic Review
pp. 1228-1233(6)
Authors: Baltodano, Pablo A.; Chattha, Anmol; Johnson, Philip K.; Kittredge, Justin; Ricci, Joseph A.; Patel, Ashit

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Cholecystectomy after Endoscopic Papillotomy for Choledocholithiasis in the Elderly—Is It Necessary?
pp. 1234-1238(5)
Authors: Zendel, Alex; Mor, Eyal; Goitein, David; Hazzan, David; Nissan, Aviram; Zippel, Douglas

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Natural History of Patients Undergoing Therapeutic Endoscopies for Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding
pp. 1246-1252(7)
Authors: Khoury, Leen; Tobin-Schnittger, Patrick; Champion, Nicholas; Sim, Vasiliy; Gave, Asaf; Hawkins, Samuel; Panzo, Melissa; Cohn, Stephen

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Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes after Ostomy Reversal in Infants Less than Six Months Old
pp. 1253-1261(9)
Authors: Kauffman, Jeremy D.; Danielson, Paul D.; Chandler, Nicole M.

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The Ideal Candidate for Subcutaneous Endoscopically Assisted Ligation (SEAL) of the Internal Ring for Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair
pp. 1262-1264(3)
Authors: Muncie, Colin; Cockrell, Hannah; Whitlock, Richard; Morris, Michael; Sawaya, David

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Is Vocal Cord Assessment before Total Thyroidectomy Required for All Patients?
pp. 1265-1268(4)
Authors: Birben, Birkan; Ă–zden, Sabri; Er, Sadettin; Saylam, Barış

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Clinical and Quality of Life Assessment of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
pp. 1269-1275(7)
Authors: Borman, Daniel A.; Sunshein, Kyle E.; Stigall, Kyle S.; Madabhushi, Vashisht V.; Davenport, Daniel L.; Plymale, Margaret A.; Roth, John Scott

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Pediatric Trauma System Evaluation before and after Level II Verification
pp. 1281-1287(7)
Authors: Dixon, Michael D.; Engum, Scott

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Platelet’s Rule of Change and Clinical Significance before and after Splenectomy
pp. 1288-1293(6)
Authors: Guo, Binbin; Pan, Jinfang; Shen, Yi; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Zhen; Huang, Long; Yu, Qingsheng

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Enhancing the Preoperative Experience and Satisfaction of Surgical Patients at an Academic Medical Center through Implementation of a Smartphone Application
pp. 1294-1298(5)
Authors: Ramakrishnan, Divya; Garson, Les; Mensah, Paulette; De Los Santos, Joe; Elfenbein, Dawn M.

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Use of Postmastectomy Radiation in Patients Treated for Invasive Breast Cancer with Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction
pp. 1299-1303(5)
Authors: Hayek, Genevieve; Winslow, Mary; Maier, Morgan; Corsetti, Ralph; Rivere, Amy; Mackey, Aimee; Tanaka, Shoichiro; Fuhrman, George

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In Close Combat: Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson’s Injuries in the Napoleonic Wars
pp. 1304-1307(4)
Authors: Miller, Benjamin T.; Nakayama, Don K.

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Pneumoperitoneum and PEG Dislodgement Secondary to Noninvasive Ventilation after PEG Tube Placement
pp. 1308-1309(2)
Authors: Cook, Deborah Talley; Dahlhausen, Christine M.; Draper, Karen R.; Hilton, Lisa Renee

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Primary Closure of Clean-Contaminated Wounds over a Silastic Drain
pp. e513-e515(3)
Authors: Madabhushi, Vashisht; Bittner, Elizabeth; Skinner, Sean; Ruzic, Ana; Draus, John M.

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Thomas Percival: Medical Ethics and the Balance of Paternalism and Informed Consent
pp. e516-e517(2)
Authors: Mathur, Abhay; Tholey, Renee M.; Cowan, Scott W.; Yeo, Charles J.; Weinstein, Michael S.

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Resolution of Chronic Pain and Independence from Insulin after Completion Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplant Using a Remote Islet Isolation Facility
pp. e518-e520(3)
Authors: Barrera, Kaylene; Sharma, Sidharth; Schwartzman, Alexander; Balamurugan, Appakalai N.; Gruessner, Rainer W. G.

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Acute Care for Ambiguous Presentation of Right Colonic Mass
pp. e521-e523(3)
Authors: Wanner, Ross A.; Beal, Eliza W.; Steinberg, Steven M.

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The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat an Anaerobic Retroperitoneal Abscess with Extension into the Mediastinum
pp. e524-e526(3)
Authors: Long, Jason S.; Foster, Jason M.; Cooper, Jeffrey S.

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Trauma Surgeon‐Funded Injury Prevention and Research Decrease ATV Crash Injuries
pp. e527-e529(3)
Authors: Testerman, George M.; Rollins, Sarah E.; Tucker, William D.; Murfee, John R.

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More Is Not Better: Implications of Antibiotic Practice Management Guidelines for Penetrating Trauma Hollow Viscus Injury in a Level I Trauma Center
pp. e530-e532(3)
Authors: Pointer, David T.; Smith, Alison; Slakey, Douglas P.; Tatum, Danielle; Schindelar, Lili E.; Slakey, Austin C.; Duchesne, Juan; Nichols, Ronald L.

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Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Management of Hepatic Cyst with Biliary Communication
pp. e537-e538(2)
Authors: Han, Dong; He, Gengsheng; Li, Chong; Li, Jiangtao; Lei, Xiaohua

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Rigid Sigmoidoscopy Is Superior to CT for Diagnosing Penetrating Rectal Injury
pp. e541-e543(3)
Authors: Chaudhary, Mihir J.; Smith, Randi N.; Victorino, Gregory P.

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Post-Op Follow-Up Appointment Improvement Project
pp. e544-e545(2)
Authors: Talbot, Ethan; Foster, Caryn; Hellenthal, Nicholas J.

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Zip Code‐Targeted Injury Prevention Community Outreach Initiatives: Zip Code Is as Important as Genetic Code
pp. e546-e548(3)
Authors: Elkbuli, Adel; Sanchez, Carol; Boneva, Dessy; Hai, Shaikh; McKenney, Mark

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The Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma
pp. e549-e552(4)
Authors: Lazutkin, Anna; Eliashar, Ron; Abu-Tair, Jawad; Weinberger, Jeffrey M.; Hirshoren, Nir

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“Academic Epinephrine”—Smartphone Use as an Educational Tool for Trainees: Survey Results after Implementation of Texting-Based Educational Material in a General Surgery Residency Program
pp. e553-e555(3)
Authors: Savoy, John; Ballard, David H.; Carroll, Caroline; Dubose, Arielle C.; Caldito, Gloria; Samra, Navdeep S.

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Variations in the Rate of Pediatric Splenectomy
pp. e556-e558(3)
Authors: Evans, Suzanne; Talbot, Ethan; Hellenthal, Nicholas; Monie, Daphne; Campbell, Paul; Cooper, Shelby

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Inferior Vena Cava Resection and Reconstruction for Primary Leiomyosarcoma: A Case Series of Three Patients
pp. e559-e561(3)
Authors: Neill, John C.; Anderson, Christopher D.; Reeves, Vonda G.; Earl, Truman M.

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A Comparative Analysis of Factors Associated with Treatment Failure in Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
pp. e562-e563(2)
Authors: Philip, Sunu; Kaushik, Manu; Gilchrist, Megan; Mittal, Vijay

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Management of Extraperitoneal Bladder Injury with Pelvic Fracture
pp. e566-e568(3)
Authors: Bales, Alison M.; Purcell, Kevin F.; Ferrauiola, Julie; Markert, Ronald J.; Ekeh, A. Peter; Semon, Gregory R.; Kimpel, Diane M.; Prayson, Michael J.; McCarthy, Mary C.

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Bilateral Pleural Effusion Secondary to Silicone Breast Implants Leaks
pp. e569-e571(3)
Authors: Frenkel, Amit; Binyamin, Yair; Gabai, Ohad; Bichovsky, Yoav; Brotfain, Evgeni; Klein, Moti

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient with Advanced Rectal Cancer Treated with Cytoreduction and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
pp. e572-e574(3)
Authors: Henningsgaard, Mary; Sittig, Michelle; Velez-Mejia, Carolina; Sardi, Armando

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