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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Pelvic radiation therapy: Between delight and disaster  
Kirsten AL Morris, Najib Y Haboubi 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(11):279-288. Published online Nov 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i11.279
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Acute calculous cholecystitis: Review of current best practices  
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Livia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(5):118-126. Published online May 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i5.118
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Adhesive small bowel adhesions obstruction: Evolutions in diagnosis, management and prevention  
Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Belinda De Simone, Massimo Sartelli, Harry Van Goor 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(3):222-231. Published online Mar 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i3.222
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Assessment of lymph node involvement in colorectal cancer  
Mark L H Ong, John B Schofield 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(3):179-192. Published online Mar 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i3.179
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Laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision with central vascular ligation in right colon cancer: A comprehensive review  
Luca Maria Siani, Gianluca Garulli 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(2):106-114. Published online Feb 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.106
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PERFACT procedure to treat supralevator fistula-in-ano: A novel single stage sphincter sparing procedure  
Pankaj Garg 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):326-334. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.326
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Gallstone ileus, clinical presentation, diagnostic and treatment approach  
Carlos M Nuño-Guzmán, María Eugenia Marín-Contreras, Mauricio Figueroa-Sánchez, Jorge L Corona 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):65-76. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.65
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Mesh implants: An overview of crucial mesh parameters  
Lei-Ming Zhu, Philipp Schuster, Uwe Klinge 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(10):226-236. Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.226
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Colorectal cancer risk in hamartomatous polyposis syndromes  
Fábio Guilherme Campos, Marleny Novaes Figueiredo, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(3):25-32. Published online Mar 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i3.25
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Laying open (deroofing) and curettage under local anesthesia for pilonidal disease: An outpatient procedure  
Pankaj Garg, Mahak Garg, Vikas Gupta, Sudhir Kumar Mehta, Paryush Lakhtaria 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 7(9):214-218. Published online Sep 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i9.214
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Dolichocolon revisited: An inborn anatomic variant with redundancies causing constipation and volvulus  
Dennis Raahave 
World J Gastrointest Surg 10(2):6-12. Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i2.6
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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum: An update and implications for treatment  
Glen R Guerra, Cherng H Kong, Satish K Warrier, Andrew C Lynch, Alexander G Heriot, Samuel Y Ngan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(3):252-265. Published online Mar 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i3.252
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Anal cancer and intraepithelial neoplasia screening: A review  
Ira L Leeds, Sandy H Fang 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):41-51. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.41
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Endoscopic ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, for pancreatic cystic neoplasms and neuroendocrine tumors  
Madhava Pai, Nagy Habib, Hakan Senturk, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Nageshwar Reddy, Vito R Cicinnati, Iyad Kaba, Susanne Beckebaum, Panagiotis Drymousis, Michel Kahaleh, William Brugge 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(4):52-59. Published online Apr 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i4.52
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Malignant ascites: A review of prognostic factors, pathophysiology and therapeutic measures  
Suma L Sangisetty, Thomas J Miner 
World J Gastrointest Surg 4(4):87-95. Published online Apr 27, 2012. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v4.i4.87
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Risk factors and implications of anastomotic complications after surgery for Crohn’s disease  
Kristen T Crowell, Evangelos Messaris 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(10):237-242. Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.237
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Evolution and advances in laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair  
Alan L Vorst, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Alfredo M Carbonell, Michael G Franz 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(11):293-305. Published online Nov 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i11.293
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Colorectal surgeon consensus with diverticulitis clinical practice guidelines  
Javariah Siddiqui, Assad Zahid, Jonathan Hong, Christopher John Young 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(11):224-232. Published online Nov 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i11.224
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Parenchymal-sparing liver surgery in patients with colorectal carcinoma liver metastases  
Fernando A Alvarez, Rodrigo Sanchez Claria, 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
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Umbilical hernia in patients with liver cirrhosis: A surgical challenge  
Julio C U Coelho, Christiano M P Claus, Antonio C L Campos, Marco A R Costa, Caroline Blum 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):476-482. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.476
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Operative terminology and post-operative management approaches applied to hepatic surgery: Trainee perspectives  
Shahid G Farid, K Rajendra Prasad, Gareth Morris-Stiff 
World J Gastrointest Surg 5(5):146-155. Published online May 27, 2013. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v5.i5.146
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Total laparoscopic removal of accessory gallbladder: A case report and review of literature  
Yaniv Cozacov, Gokulakkrishna Subhas, Michael Jacobs, Janak Parikh 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(12):398-402. Published online Dec 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i12.398
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Systematic review of absorbable vs non-absorbable sutures used for the closure of surgical incisions  
Muhammad S Sajid, Malcolm R McFall, Pauline A Whitehouse, Parv S Sains 
World J Gastrointest Surg 6(12):241-247. Published online Dec 27, 2014. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v6.i12.241
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Anal cushion lifting method is a novel radical management strategy for hemorrhoids that does not involve excision or cause postoperative anal complications  
Gentaro Ishiyama, Toshihiko Nishidate, Yuji Ishiyama, Akihiko Nishio, Ken Tarumi, Maiko Kawamura, Kenji Okita, Toru Mizuguchi, Mineko Fujimiya, Koichi Hirata 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(10):273-278. Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.273
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Current perspectives on pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms: Diagnosis, management and beyond  
Xiao-Peng Zhang, Zhong-Xun Yu, Yu-Pei Zhao, Meng-Hua Dai 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(3):202-211. Published online Mar 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i3.202
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Management of low colorectal anastomotic leak: Preserving the anastomosis  
Jennifer Blumetti, Herand Abcarian 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(12):378-383. Published online Dec 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i12.378
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Medical management of patients after bariatric surgery: Principles and guidelines  
Abd Elrazek Mohammad Ali Abd Elrazek, Abduh Elsayed Mohamed Elbanna, Shymaa E Bilasy 
World J Gastrointest Surg 6(11):220-228. Published online Nov 27, 2014. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v6.i11.220
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Mechanisms of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury and protective effects of nitric oxide  
Lian-Yue Guan, Pei-Yao Fu, Pei-Dong Li, Zhuo-Nan Li, Hong-Yu Liu, Min-Gang Xin, Wei Li 
World J Gastrointest Surg 6(7):122-128. Published online Jul 27, 2014. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v6.i7.122
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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma  
Stine Munkholm-Larsen, Christopher Q Cao, Tristan D Yan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):38-48. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.38
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Recurrent intestinal volvulus in midgut malrotation causing acute bowel obstruction: A case report  
Fayed Sheikh, Vickna Balarajah, Abraham Abiodun Ayantunde 
World J Gastrointest Surg 5(3):43-46. Published online Mar 27, 2013. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v5.i3.43
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Esophageal surgery in minimally invasive era  
Lapo Bencini, Luca Moraldi, Ilenia Bartolini, Andrea Coratti 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):52-64. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.52
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Glucagon receptor gene mutations with hyperglucagonemia but without the glucagonoma syndrome  
Helen C Miller, Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin, Patrizia Cohen, Roberto Dina, Panagiotis Drymousis, Panagiotis Vlavianos, Günter Klöppel, Andrea Frilling 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(4):60-66. Published online Apr 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i4.60
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Role of frailty and sarcopenia in predicting outcomes among patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery  
Doris Wagner, Mara McAdams DeMarco, Neda Amini, Stefan Buttner, Dorry Segev, Faiz Gani, Timothy M Pawlik 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):27-40. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.27
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Posterior approach (Kraske procedure) for surgical treatment of presacral tumors  
José Manuel Aranda-Narváez, Antonio Jesús González-Sánchez, Custodia Montiel-Casado, Belinda Sánchez-Pérez, Carolina Jiménez-Mazure, Marta Valle-Carbajo, Julio Santoyo-Santoyo 
World J Gastrointest Surg 4(5):126-130. Published online May 27, 2012. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v4.i5.126
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Does autologous blood transfusion during liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma increase risk of recurrence?  
Raphael LC Araujo, Carlos Andrés Pantanali, Luciana Haddad, Joel Avancini Rocha Filho, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Wellington Andraus 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(2):161-168. Published online Feb 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.161
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What operation for recurrent rectal prolapse after previous Delorme’s procedure? A practical reality  
Muhammad A Javed, Faryal G Afridi, Dmitri Y Artioukh 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):508-512. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.508
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International scientific communications in the field of colorectal tumour markers  
Krasimir Ivanov, Ivan Donev 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(5):127-138. Published online May 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i5.127
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Results of the open surgery after endoscopic basket impaction during ERCP procedure  
Sezgin Yilmaz, Ogun Ersen, Taner Ozkececi, Kadir S Turel, Serdar Kokulu, Emre Kacar, Murat Akici, Murat Cilekar, Ozgur Kavak, Yuksel Arikan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(2):15-20. Published online Feb 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i2.15
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Respiratory distress due to malignant ascites palliated by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy  
Marijn Marinus Leonardus van den Houten, Thijs Ralf van Oudheusden, Michael Derek Philip Luyer, Simon Willem Nienhuijs, Ignace Hubertus Johannes Theodorus de Hingh 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(3):39-42. Published online Mar 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i3.39
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Response to chemoradiotherapy and lymph node involvement in locally advanced rectal cancer  
Luis J García-Flórez, Guillermo Gómez-Álvarez, Ana M Frunza, Luis Barneo-Serra, Manuel F Fresno-Forcelledo 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 7(9):196-202. Published online Sep 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i9.196
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Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy: From technical evolution to oncological benefit  
Jun Li, Florian Ewald, Amit Gulati, Björn Nashan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(2):124-133. Published online Feb 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.124
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Laparoscopic liver resection: Experience based guidelines  
Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Gilton Marques Fonseca, Raphael Leonardo Cunha Araújo, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Marcos Vinícius Perini, Renato Micelli Lupinacci, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Herman 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):5-26. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.5
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Bowel anastomoses: The theory, the practice and the evidence base  
Frances Goulder 
World J Gastrointest Surg 4(9):208-213. Published online Sep 27, 2012. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v4.i9.208
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Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy vs standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A non-randomized, age-matched single center trial  
Yoen TK van der Linden, Koop Bosscha, Hubert A Prins, Daniel J Lips 
World J Gastrointest Surg 7(8):145-151. Published online Aug 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i8.145
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Intestinal inflammation and the diet: Is food friend or foe?  
Bryant W Megna, Patrick R Carney, Gregory D Kennedy 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(2):115-123. Published online Feb 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i2.115
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