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World Journal of Surgery

World Journal of Surgery

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

Editor-in-Chief: Julie A. Sosa

ISSN: 0364-2313 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-2323 (electronic version)

Journal no. 268

Editor-in-Chief
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, San Francisco, CA, USA

Managing Editor
Laura Shearer, Portland, OR, USA

Associate Editors

Reid Adams, Charlottesville, VA, USA 
Jacques Belghiti, Clichy, France
Dieter Hahnloser, Zurich, Switzerland
Timothy Hardcastle, Durban, South Africa
Hitoshi Katai, Tokyo, Japan
Anthony Kim, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Charles Mock, Seattle, WA, USA
Janice Pasieka (IAES), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Danny Rosin, Tel Aviv, Israel
David Watson, Bedford Park, Australia
Sandra Wong, Lebanon, NH, USA
Cheng-Har Yip, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Statistical Consultant

Kyle Hart, Portland, OR, USA

Editorial Consultant

Ruben Cham, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Visual Abstract Editors

Mohammad Ali Abbass, Cleveland, OH, USA
Hari B. Keshava, New York, NY, USA

Editorial Board

Ahmed Abou-Zamzam, Loma Linda, CA, USA
Hasan Alam, Boston, MA, USA
Yvette Andersson, Vasteras, Sweden
Ahmad Assalia, Haifa, Israel
Chad Ball, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Zsolt Balogh, Newcastle, Australia
S. George Barreto, Adelaide, Australia
Hassan Batirel, Istanbul, Turkey
Guido Beldi, Bern, Switzerland
Walter L. Biffl, Denver, CO, USA
Kenneth Boffard, Johannesburg, South Africa 
L.D. Britt, Norfolk, VA, USA 
F. Charles Brunicardi, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan Brunkwall, Cologne, Germany
Ines Buccimazza, Durban, South Africa
Markus W. Büchler, Heidelberg, Germany
Ruth Bush, Temple, TX, USA
Angelo Carretta, Milan, Italy
Sally Carty, Pittsburgh, PA, USA  
Francois Cauchy, Paris, France
Ivan Cecconello, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Albert Chan, Hong Kong, China
Andrew Chang, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Mark Cheetham, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom 
Herbert Chen, Birmingham, AL, USA
Alain Chichom-Mefire, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Shah Hwa Chou, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Ian Civil, Auckland, New Zealand
D. L. Clarke, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Thomas Cogbill, La Crosse, WI, USA
Raul Coimbra, San Diego, CA, USA
Saxon Connor, Christchurch, New Zealand
Peter Crookes, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sayandev DasGupta, Kolkata, India
Andrew DeBeaux, Edinburgh, Scotland
Elias Degiannis, Johannesburg, South Africa
Conor Delaney, Cleveland, OH, USA
S. V. Suryanarayana Deo, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
Eduardo de Santibanes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daniel Dindo, Zurich, Switzerland
Gerard Doherty, Boston, MA, USA
Quan-Yang Duh, San Francisco, CA, USA
Jonathan Efron, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Sebastian Ekenze, Enugu, Nigeria
Elisabeth Edstrom Elder, Westmead, Australia
Seraina Faes, Lausanne, Switzerland
Piero Marco Fisichella, Maywood, IL, USA
Andrea Frilling, Essen, Germany
Takashi Fujimura, Kanazawa, Japan
Markus Furrer, Chur, Switzerland
Michel Gagner, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Robert Goldman, Portland, OR, USA
Wojciech Gorecki, Krakow, Poland
Adam Gyedu, Kumasi, Ghana
Larry Hadley, Durban, South Africa
Zane Hammoud, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Imran Hassan, Rochester, MN, USA
Guo-Wei He, Tianjin, China
W. Scott Helton, Seattle, WA, USA 
Peter Henke, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Andrew Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Tom Horan, Brasilia, Brazil
Martin Hubner, Lausanne, Switzerland
Seiji Ito, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuhiro Ito, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan
Jacob R. Izbicki, Hamburg, Germany
Samir Johna, Fontana, CA, USA
Christop Kettelhack, Basel, Switzerland 
Saboor Khan, Coventry, United Kingdom
Young-Woo Kim, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea
Yoram Kluger, Haifa, Israel
Yasuhiro Kodera, Nagoya, Japan
Norihiro Kokudo, Tokyo, Japan
Doron Kopelman, Caesarea, Israel
Brian Lang, Hong Kong, China
Rifat Latifi, Tucson, AZ, USA
Simon Law, Hong Kong, China 
W.L. Law, Hong Kong, China
Peter Licht, Odense, Denmark
Olle Ljungqvist, Orebro, Sweden
Chung Yau Lo, Hong Kong, China
Dileep Lobo, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Lars Lundell, Stockholm, Sweden
Gael MacLean, Oxford, United Kingdom
Ronald Maier, Seattle, WA, USA
Malek G. Massad, Chicago, IL, USA
Haggi Mazeh, Jerusalem, Israel
Kelly McQueen, Nashville, TN, USA
Sakaris Meterissian, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Barbra Miller, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Paul Naess, Olso, Norway
Rowan Parks, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marco Patti, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Timothy Pawlik, Columbus, OH, USA
Carlos Pellegrini, Seattle, WA, USA 
Graeme Pitcher, Iowa City, IA, USA
Jean Marc Reimbeau, Amiens, France
John Reynolds, Dublin, Ireland
Henry Rice, Durham, NC, USA
Alvaro Sanabria, Bogota, Columbia
Thomas Scalea, Baltimore, MD, USA
Markus Schaefer, Zurich, Switzerland
Jonathon Serpell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mark Smithers, Brisbane, Australia
Carmen Solórzano, Nashville, TN, USA
Cosimo Sperti, Padova, Italy
Daniel Steinemann, Basel, Switzerland
Stephen Swisher, Houston, TX, USA
Andrew Tambryraja, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Masamori Terashima, Shizouka, Japan
Sarah Thompson, Adelaide, SA Australia
Selman Uranues, Graz, Austria
David Van der Zee, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jan van Lanschot, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Danielle Walsh, Greenville, NC, USA
Tracy S. Wang, Milwaukee, WI, USA
David Watson, Bedford Park, Australia
David Watters, Geelong, Australia
Sherry Wren, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Han-Kwang Yang, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Michael Yeh, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Takaki Yoshikawa, Yokohama, Japan 
Omar Youssef, Cairo, Egypt
Victor Zaydfudim, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Urs Zingg, Zurich, Switzerland

Editors-in-Chief, Emeriti

Marshall J. Orloff, San Diego, USA (Volumes 1-4)
James D. Hardy (deceased), Jackson, USA (Volumes 5 and 6)
Samuel A. Wells, St.Louis, USA (Volumes 7-16)
Ronald K. Tompkins, Los Angeles, USA (Volumes 17-28)
John G. Hunter, Portland, USA (Volumes 29-41)

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e-mail: worldjsurg@ohsu.edu

 

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    World Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (iss-sic.com).  Under the editorship of Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, World Journal of Surgery provides an in-depth, international forum for the most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care.  Contributions are reviewed and selected by a group of distinguished surgeons from across the world who make up the Editorial Board.

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