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Welcome to World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of gastrointestinal surgery.  It was launched on November 30, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage surgical specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGS describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJGS are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJGS’s acceptance rate: 35%.  Submit here >>

2016 Published Issues
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Timothy Pawlik, MD, Director, Professor


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1948-9366 (online)

Topic Highlight
Strategies of laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymph node dissection for advanced proximal gastric cancer  
Qi-Yue Chen, Chang-Ming Huang, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Zhi-Liang Hong
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):402-406. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.402
Parenchymal-sparing liver surgery in patients with colorectal carcinoma liver metastases  
Fernando A Alvarez, Rodrigo Claria Sanchez, Sebastian Oggero, Eduardo de Santibañes
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):407-423. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.407
Gao’s double-way approach for laparoscopic D2 radical surgery for gastric cancer  
Yong-Shun Gao, Jian-Gang Sun, Jing-Jing Huang, Peng Chen
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):424-426. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.424
Retrospective Study
Impact of previous cyst-enterostomy on patients’ outcome following resection of bile duct cysts  
Mehdi Ouaissi, Reza Kianmanesh, Emilia Ragot, Jacques Belghiti, Pietro Majno, Gennaro Nuzzo, Remi Dubois, Yann Revillon, Daniel Cherqui, Daniel Azoulay, Christian Letoublon, François-René Pruvot, François Paye, Patrick Rat, Karim Boudjema, Adeline Roux, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Jean-François Gigot
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):427-435. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.427
Predictors of long term survival after hepatic resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: A retrospective study of 5-year survivors  
Mohamed Abd ElWahab, Ayman El Nakeeb, Ehab El Hanafy, Ahmad M Sultan, Ahmed Elghawalby, Waleed Askr, Mahmoud Ali, Mohamed Abd El Gawad, Tarek Salah
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):436-443. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.436
How does epidemiological and clinicopathological features affect survival after gastrectomy for gastric cancer patients-single Egyptian center experience  
Ehab El Hanafy, Ayman El Nakeeb, Helmy Ezzat, Emad Hamdy, Ehab Atif, Tharwat Kandil, Amgad Fouad, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Ahmed Monier
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):444-451. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.444
Critical appraisal of laparoscopic vs open rectal cancer surgery  
Winson Jianhong Tan, Min Hoe Chew, Angela Renayanti Dharmawan, Manraj Singh, Sanchalika Acharyya, Carol Tien Tau Loi, Choong Leong Tang
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):452-460. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.452
Case Report
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pancreas: Case report and review of the literature  
Daniel Paramythiotis, Konstantinia Kofina, Petros Bangeas, Fani Tsiompanou, Georgia Karayannopoulou, George Basdanis
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):461-466. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.461
Gastrointestinal bleeding and obstructive jaundice: Think of hepatic artery aneurysm  
Fabrice Vultaggio, Pierre-Henri Morère, Christophe Constantin, Michel Christodoulou, Didier Roulin
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):467-471. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.467
Enteric duplication cyst as a leading point for ileoileal intussusception in an adult: A rare cause of complete small intestinal obstruction  
Hamad Hadi Al-Qahtani
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(6):472-475. Published online Jun 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i6.472