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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
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
Role of botulinum toxin a in the management of complex incisional hernias  
Christos Farazi-Chongouki, Dimitrios Filippou 
World J Surg Proced 9(1):1-6. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v9.i1.1
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
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
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
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Can hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy effectively control gastric cancer-associated peritoneal carcinomatosis?  
Chong-Chi Chiu, Chao-Jung Tsao, Jhi-Joung Wang, Yutaka Yonemura 
World J Surg Proced 9(1):7-11. Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v9.i1.7
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
A slight glance at peer review  
Neil D Joshi, Kaivalya S Deshpande, Christian W Roehmer, Dinesh Vyas 
World J Surg Proced 8(1):1-5. Published online Nov 5, 2018. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v8.i1.1
36
Cholangioscopy-assisted guidewire placement in a malignant biliary stricture: A case report  
Grace E Kim, David Yung-An Lo 
World J Surg Proced 10(2):3-8. Published online Oct 20, 2020. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v10.i2.3
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
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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
42
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
43
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
44
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
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Caribbean “substitution culture” is a barrier to effective treatment of persons with diabetic foot infections  
Shamir O Cawich, Vijay Naraynsingh, Ramesh Jonallagadda, Cameron Wilkinson 
World J Surg Proced 9(2):12-18. Published online Jul 30, 2019. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v9.i2.12
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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
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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
48
Regional lymphadenectomy in advanced ovarian cancer: The enigma continues  
Pankaj Kumar Garg, Sandipan Chowdhury, Rajkumar K Seenivasagam, Dharma Ram Poonia 
World J Surg Proced 10(1):1-2. Published online Jan 3, 2020. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v10.i1.1
49
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
50
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