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Review
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
Minireviews
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
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
Brief Article
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
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
Meta-Analysis
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
Case Report
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