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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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1
Malignant melanoma in the pediatric population  
John Psaltis, Eric Reintgen, Ali Antar, Mark Giori, Leah Alvin, Alyssa Benjamin, Bridget Budny, Taylor Gianangelo, Aaron Gruman, Anna Stamas, Michael Reintgen, Rosemary Giuliano, Jeff Smith, Douglas Reintgen 
World J Surg Proced 5(3):229-234. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i3.229
2
Versatility of therapeutic reduction mammoplasty in oncoplastic breast conserving surgery  
Fernando Hernanz, Mónica González-Noriega, Rocío Vázquez Pérez, Manuel Gómez-Fleitas 
World J Surg Proced 5(3):217-222. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i3.217
3
Diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures in a growing problem: Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis  
Mecit Kantarci, Berhan Pirimoglu, Yesim Kizrak 
World J Surg Proced 4(1):13-20. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i1.13
4
Outcomes of continuous flow ventricular assist devices  
Shelly Bansal, Chittoor B Sai-Sudhakar, Bryan A Whitson 
World J Surg Proced 4(1):1-8. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i1.1
5
Prevention and management of fractured instruments in endodontic treatment  
Wei-Rong Tang, Roger J Smales, Hui-Feng Chen, Xiao-Yu Guo, Hai-Yan Si, Li-Ming Gao, Wen-Biao Zhou, You-Nong Wu 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):82-98. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.82
6
Mesorectal excision: Surgical anatomy of the rectum, mesorectum, and pelvic fascia and nerves and clinical relevance  
Mahmoud N Kulaylat 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):27-40. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.27
7
Surgical treatment of retrorectal (presacral) tumors  
Ahmet Deniz Uçar, Nazif Erkan, Mehmet Yıldırım 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):127-136. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.127
8
Recent advances in the management of hemorrhoids  
Mahmoud Sakr, Khaled Saed 
World J Surg Proced 4(3):55-65. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i3.55
9
Comprehensive treatment for the peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer  
Yutaka Yonemura, Emel Canbay, Yoshio Endou, Haruaki Ishibashi, Akiyosi Mizumoto, Yan Li, Yang Liu, Kazuyoshi Takeshita, Masumi Ichinose, Nobuyuki Takao, Takuya Saitou, Kousuke Noguchi, Masamitu Hirano, Oliver Glehen, Bjorn Brűcher, Paul H Sugarbaker 
World J Surg Proced 5(2):187-197. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i2.187
10
Cordotomy procedures for cancer pain: A discussion of surgical procedures and a review of the literature  
Wendell B Lake, Peter E Konrad 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):111-118. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.111
11
Impact of technology on indications and limitations for transanal surgical removal of rectal neoplasms  
Bikash Devaraj, Andreas M Kaiser 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):1-13. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.1
12
New approaches in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases: The totally laparoscopic and single-incision approaches  
Hiroki Akamatsu, Masahiro Tanemura, Kentaro Kishi, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Toru Masuzawa, Masaki Wakasugi 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):58-64. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.58
13
Central neck compartment dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma: An update  
César P Ramírez-Plaza 
World J Surg Proced 5(2):177-186. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i2.177
14
How would we deal with hypothalamic hamartomas?  
Kyu Won Shim, Eun Kyung Park, Ju Seong Kim, Dong-Seok Kim 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):65-74. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.65
15
Endoscopic approaches to biliary intervention in patients with surgically altered gastroduodenal anatomy  
Natalie D Cosgrove, Andrew Y Wang 
World J Surg Proced 4(2):23-32. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i2.23
16
Retroileal trans-mesenteric colorectal anastomosis  
Pierpaolo Sileri, Ilaria Capuano, Carolina Ilaria Ciangola, Luana Franceschilli, Federica Giorgi, Achille Lucio Gaspari 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):25-28. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.25
17
Back to basics: A meta-analysis of stump management during open appendicectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis  
Gianpiero Gravante, Shuker Yahia, Roberto Sorge, George Mathew, Ashish Kelkar 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):47-53. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.47
18
Ileo-anal pouch excision: A review of indications and outcomes  
Caroline Mary Byrne, Paul Stephen Rooney 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):119-126. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.119
19
Caval reconstruction techniques in orthotopic liver transplantation  
Eliza W Beal, Shaylyn C Bennett, Bryan A Whitson, Elmahdi A Elkhammas, Mitchell L Henry, Sylvester M Black 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):41-57. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.41
20
Surgical management of rectal prolapse: The role of robotic surgery  
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, Mark H Hanna, Grace Hwang, Joseph C Carmichael, Steven D Mills, Alessio Pigazzi, Michael J Stamos 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):99-105. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.99
21
Surgical treatment of a rare complication after endoscopic stent placement for anastomotic leakage after esophageal resection  
Marjan Klinkert, Mechteld C de Jong, Meindert N Sosef, Annick B van Nunen, Henricus J Belgers 
World J Surg Proced 7(1):1-5. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v7.i1.1
22
Techniques that accurately identify the sentinel lymph node in cancer  
Kelly J Rosso, S David Nathanson 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):14-26. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.14
23
Are stapler line reinforcement materials necessary in sleeve gastrectomy?  
Ibrahim Sakcak 
World J Surg Proced 5(3):223-228. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i3.223
24
Sentinel lymph node mapping for malignant melanoma of the external auditory canal  
Joel Franco, Lauren A Hansen, Richard T Miyamoto, Mark Tann, Michael G Moore 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):173-176. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.173
25
In utero and exo utero fetal surgery on histogenesis of organs in animals  
Esrat Jahan, Ashiq Mahmood Rafiq, Hiroki Otani 
World J Surg Proced 5(2):198-207. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i2.198
26
Current management of acute type B aortic dissection  
Sina Iranmanesh, John J Ricotta 
World J Surg Proced 5(2):208-216. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i2.208
27
Operative management of acute diverticulitis in immunosuppressed compared to immunocompetent patients: A systematic review  
Ahmed Al-Khamis, Jad Abou Khalil, Nazi Torabi, Marie Demian, Abbas Kezouh, Philip H Gordon, Marylise Boutros 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):155-166. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.155
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Glycemic management in critically ill patients  
Eden A Nohra, Jarot J Guerra, Grant V Bochicchio 
World J Surg Proced 6(3):30-39. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v6.i3.30
29
Intraperitoneal drains during open appendicectomy for gangrenous and perforated appendicitis  
Gianpiero Gravante, John Overton, Mohamed Elshaer, Roberto Sorge, Ashish Kelkar 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):18-24. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.18
30
Role of ablation in the treatment of breast cancer: A review  
Susan K Boolbol, Sarah P Cate 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):106-110. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.106
31
A simple alternative technique for harvesting split thickness skin grafts  
Leonidas Pavlidis, Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis, Nikolaos Costogloudis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou, Efterpi Demiri 
World J Surg Proced 3(2):4-7. Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i2.4
32
Review of intraoperative parathormone monitoring with the miami criterion: A 25-year experience  
Tanaz M Vaghaiwalla, Zahra F Khan, John I Lew 
World J Surg Proced 6(1):1-7. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v6.i1.1
33
Should multi-gene panel testing replace limited BRCA1/2 testing? A review of genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers  
Nimmi S Kapoor, Kimberly C Banks 
World J Surg Proced 6(1):13-18. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v6.i1.13
34
Platelet therapy: A novel strategy for liver regeneration, anti-fibrosis, and anti-apoptosis  
Kazuhiro Takahashi, Soichiro Murata, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):29-36. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.29
35
Surgical outcomes of pulmonary resection for lung cancer after neo-adjuvant treatment  
Benedetto Mungo, Cheryl K Zogg, Francisco Schlottmann, Arianna Barbetta, Craig M Hooker, Daniela Molena 
World J Surg Proced 6(2):19-29. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v6.i2.19
36
Prophylactic oophorectomy during primary colorectal cancer resection: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Christopher V Thompson, David N Naumann, Michael Kelly, Sharad Karandikar, David R McArthur 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):167-172. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.167
37
What makes a gastric bypass a good gastric bypass? Opinion and hypothesis  
Richard S Stubbs, Rohit Sarvepalli 
World J Surg Proced 4(2):48-54. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i2.48
38
Impact of circulating tumor cells in colorectal cancer patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery  
Jung-Jyh Hung, Chun-Chi Lin, Shung-Haur Yang, Wei-Shone Chen 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):75-81. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.75
39
Patient handoffs in surgery: Successes, failures and room for improvement  
David H Ballard, Navdeep S Samra, F Dean Griffen 
World J Surg Proced 6(1):8-12. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v6.i1.8
40
Robotic surgery vs conventional laparoscopy for the treatment of rectal cancer: Review of the literature  
Antonio Privitera, Amro Salem, Khalil Elgendy, Khalid Sabr 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):142-146. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.142
41
Feasibility and oncological outcomes of laparoscopic rectal resection following neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy: A systematic review  
Pawan Kumar Dhruva Rao, Manojkumar S Nair, Puthucode N Haray 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):147-154. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.147
42
Reduced port surgery for appendectomy: Early experience and surgical technique  
Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Shigehiro Yanagita, Yoshiaki Kita, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Okumura, Akihiro Nakajyo, Shoji Natsugoe, Sonshin Takao, Kuniaki Aridome 
World J Surg Proced 3(2):8-12. Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i2.8
43
Current concepts of laparoscopic splenectomy in elective patients  
Marco Casaccia, Cesare Stabilini, Ezio Gianetta, Adalberto Ibatici, Gregorio Santori 
World J Surg Proced 4(2):33-47. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i2.33
44
Treatment of cervico-mediastinal goiters  
Prospero Magistrelli, Luigi D’Ambra, Pierfrancesco Bonfante, Elisa Francone, Rossella Leoncini, Mario Cappagli, Emilio Falco 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):37-40. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.37
45
Notaras procedure for incarcerated rectal prolapse  
Mutlu Unver, Safak Ozturk, Osman Bozbıyık, Varlık Erol, Gökhan Akbulut 
World J Surg Proced 4(1):21-22. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i1.21
46
Esophageal bypass using the midcolon: A modified technique for corrosive esophageal strictures  
Nilakantan Ananthakrishnan 
World J Surg Proced 2(1):1-4. Published online Feb 28, 2012. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v2.i1.1
47
Epidermoid cyst of intrapancreatic accessory spleen: A case report and literature review  
Chong-Lek Lee, Yang Di, Yong-Jian Jiang, Chen Jin, De-Liang Fu 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):54-59. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.54
48
Screening for colorectal neoplastic lesions following acute diverticulitis: Would a sigmoidoscopy suffice?  
Leong Ung Tiong, Ryan Jalleh, Edward J Travers, Thomas Paxton, Cecilia Innes-Wong, Savio G Barreto, Randall Williams 
World J Surg Proced 3(2):13-17. Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i2.13
49
Laparoscopic liver resection for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma  
Norihiko Kawabe, Zenichi Morise, Hirokazu Tomishige, Hidetoshi Nagata, Jin Kawase, Satoshi Arakawa, Masashi Isetani 
World J Surg Proced 5(1):137-141. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.137
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Operative indications of follicular type tumors, based on Japanese clinical guidelines  
Hiroshi Takeyama, Isao Tabei, Kumiko Kato, Makio Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Yasuo Toriumi, Satoki Kinoshita, Tadashi Akiba, Ken Uchida, Toshiaki Morikawa 
World J Surg Proced 3(3):41-46. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.41