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Surgery Today

Surgery Today

Official Journal of the Japan Surgical Society

Editor-in-Chief: Michiaki Unno

ISSN: 0941-1291 (print version)
ISSN: 1436-2813 (electronic version)

Journal no. 595

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Michiaki Unno, Sendai

Editorial Board

Kohei Akazawa, Niigata
Takayuki Asao, Maebashi
Susumu Eguchi, Nagasaki
Kazuhiro Hanazaki, Nangoku
Makoto Hashizume, Fukuoka
Satoshi Hirano, Sapporo
Norihiko Ikeda, Tokyo
Hirotaka Iwase, Kumamoto
Tetsuya Kitagawa, Tokushima
Michiya Kobayashi, Nangoku
Hiroyoshi Komai, Moriguchi
Hiroyuki Konno, Hamamatsu
Munetaka Masuda, Yokohama
Koshi Mimori, Beppu
Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Osaka
Shinji Miyamoto, Yufu
Yasumitsu Mizobata, Osaka
Tsunekazu Mizushima, Osaka
Satoshi Morita, Kyoto
Fuyuhiko Motoi, Sendai
Yoshiyuki Nakajima, Sakurai
Shoji Natsugoe, Kagoshima
Tadashi Nishimaki, Okinawa
Motonobu Nishimura, Yonago
Shinzaburo Noguchi, Osaka
Shinji Ohno, Tokyo
Kaori Okugawa, Omihachiman
Kiyotaka Okuno, Osaka
Hiroomi Okuyama, Osaka
Hideaki Rikimaru, Kurume
Yasuyuki Seto, Tokyo
Kunihiro Shigematsu, Tokyo
Hideaki Shimada, Tokyo
Mitsuo Shimada, Tokushima
Ken Shirabe, Maebashi
Iwao Sugitani, Tokyo
Tetsuya Taguchi, Kyoto
Tomoaki Taguchi, Fukuoka
Masahiro Takeuchi, Tokyo
Shuji Takiguchi, Osaka
Masanori Terashima, Shizuoka
Koichi Toda, Osaka
Masahiko Watanabe, Sagamihara
Masaaki Yamagishi, Kyoto
Masakazu Yamamoto, Tokyo
Yuzo Yamamoto, Akita
Takeharu Yamanaka, Yokohama
Hiroki Yamaue, Wakayama
Katsuhiko Yanaga, Tokyo
Tokujiro Yano, Beppu
Takushi Yasuda, Osaka
Kazuhiro Yoshida, Gifu
Ichiro Yoshino, Chiba

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Henri Bismuth, Villejuif, France
Eric W. Fonkalsrud, Los Angeles, USA
M.R.B. Keighley, Birmingham, UK
John A. Mannick, Boston, USA
Samuel A. Wells Jr., Durham, USA

Editors Emeritus

Kiyoshi Inokuchi, Fukuoka
Koichi Ishikawa, Tokyo

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    Surgery Today is the official journal of the Japan Surgical Society. The main purpose of the journal is to provide a place for the publication of high-quality papers documenting recent advances and new developments in all fields of surgery, both clinical and experimental. The journal welcomes original papers, review articles, and short communications, as well as short technical reports("How to do it").
    The "How to do it" section will includes short articles on methods or techniques recommended for practical surgery. Papers submitted to the journal are reviewed by an international editorial board.  Field of interest: All fields of surgery.

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