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December 1, 2012, Vol 147, No. 12, Pages 1072-1150

Original Article

Risk and Cost-effectiveness of Surveillance Followed by Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Polyps

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1078-1083. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1948

In a retrospective case-note analysis, Cairns et al ascertain the best management options for patients presenting with gallbladder polyps. See the related Invited Critique by Koea.

Prospective Evaluation of Accuracy of Liver Biopsy Findings in the Identification of Chemotherapy-Associated Liver Injuries

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1085-1091. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1867

No current diagnostic tools accurately assess the presence of chemotherapyassociated liver injuries (CALIs). Viganò et al performed a prospective evaluation of the accuracy of liver biopsy for the identification of CALIs. An invited commentary by Pawlik and Vauthey explores the future role of liver biopsy.

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery in Small, Large, and Giant Rectal Adenomas

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1093-1100. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1954

Scala and colleagues prospectively collected data from January 1998 to February 2010 to assess the outcomes of transanal endoscopic microsurgery in small (<3 cm), large (3-5 cm), and giant (>5 cm) lesions and compare these with reports of alternative techniques. Susan Gearhart comments on the findings in an invited critique.

Expense of Robotic ThyroidectomyA Cost Analysis at a Single Institution

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1102-1106. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1870

To compare the costs of robotic thyroidectomy (RT) vs standard open thyroidectomy (ST), Broome and colleagues compared a retrospective cost analysis of ST with a projected cost analysis of RT using ST data from 2 high-volume endocrine surgeons at their institution vs published variables from high-volume RT surgeons.

Surgical Approach for Long-term Survival of Patients With Intrahepatic CholangiocarcinomaA Multi-institutional Analysis of 434 Patients

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1107-1113. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1962

In a prospective study of patients who were surgically treated for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC), Ribero and coauthors examine the outcomes of a hepatectomy for IHC and clarify the prognostic impact of a lymphadenectomy and a surgical margin.

Evaluation of Potential Renal Transplant Recipients With Computed Tomography Angiography

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1114-1122. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1466

Smith and coauthors examine the safety, clinical yield, and cost of computed tomography angiography use in the workup of potential renal transplant recipients. See the invited critique by Slakey.

Exacerbation of Symptom Severity of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Who Report a History of Sexual Abuse

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1123-1129. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1144

To enhance the understanding of the impact of sexual abuse in pelvic floor disorder (PFD), Imhoff et al studied symptom severity, quality of life, and physiology measures in women with fecal incontinence or constipation.

Effects of Prior Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, and Lumbar Spine Level on Anterior Retroperitoneal Exposure of the Lumbar Spine

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1130-1134. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1148

In a retrospective review of a prospective database, Mogannam et al evaluate the effects of prior abdominal surgery and obesity and the level of spine exposure on the technical aspects and complications of anterior retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbar spine.

Cancer Surgery in Low-Income CountriesAn Unmet Need

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1135-1140. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1265

Gyorki and coauthors describe the surgical oncology experience at a major regional hospital in Malawi and identify barriers to improved outcomes.

Commentary

History and Heritage of the Department of Surgery, Georgetown University

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1074-1076. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.2281
Review

Integrating Human Factors Research and SurgeryA Review

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1141-1146. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.596

Shouhed et al provide a review of human factors research within the context of surgery.

Special Feature

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1147-1147. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2032a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1148-1148. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2032b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1149-1149. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2230a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1150-1150. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2230b
Announcement

Image of the Year for 2012

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(12):1140-1140. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.202
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