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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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Safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Adoption of universal culture of safety in cholecystectomy  
Vishal Gupta, Gaurav Jain 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):62-84. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.62
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uncommon presentation of a common disease - Bouveret's syndrome: A case report and systematic literature review  
Yahya AL-Habbal, Matthew Ng, David Bird, Trevor McQuillan, Haytham AL-Khaffaf 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(1):25-36. Published online Jan 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i1.25
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evolution of transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: From top to bottom  
Sameh Hany Emile, F Borja de Lacy, Deborah Susan Keller, Beatriz Martin-Perez, Sadir Alrawi, Antonio M Lacy, Manish Chand 
World J Gastrointest Surg 10(3):28-39. Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i3.28
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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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Enhanced recovery after surgery in emergency colorectal surgery: Review of literature and current practices  
Varut Lohsiriwat, Romyen Jitmungngan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):41-52. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.41
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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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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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Five-year outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a primary procedure for morbid obesity: A prospective study  
Carlos Hoyuela 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(4):109-117. Published online Apr 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i4.109
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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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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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Chronic haemorrhagic radiation proctitis: A review  
Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala Ramakrishnaiah, Srinivasan Krishnamachari 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):483-491. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.483
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Enhanced recovery after surgery: Current research insights and future direction  
Aliza Abeles, Richard Mark Kwasnicki, Ara Darzi 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):37-45. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.37
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Perinatal risk factors in newborns with gastrointestinal perforation  
Sandra Prgomet, Boris Lukšić, Zenon Pogorelić, Ivo Jurić, Vesna Čapkun, Adela Arapović, Nataša Boban 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):46-52. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.46
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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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Critical analysis of feeding jejunostomy following resection of upper gastrointestinal malignancies  
Andrew M Blakely, Saad Ajmal, Rachel E Sargent, Thomas T Ng, Thomas J Miner 
World J Gastrointest Surg 9(2):53-60. Published online Feb 27, 2017. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v9.i2.53
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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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Goblet cell carcinoids of the appendix: Tumor biology, mutations and management strategies  
Santosh Shenoy 
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(10):660-669. Published online Oct 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i10.660
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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