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Editors-in-Chief
Luca Ansaloni
Department of Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Pompiliu Piso
Department of Surgery, Barmherzige Brueder, Teaching Hospital University of Regensburg, Germany

The Journal of Peritoneum (and other serosal surfaces) (JoPER) is a quarterly open access, peer-reviewed online journal that covers all aspects of clinical and basic research related to either healthy, either diseased peritoneum (and other serosal surfaces, like pericardium and pleura) and its allied subjects. Peritoneum is a word derived from Greek (peritonaion) via Latin (peritonaeum), that results from the merging of peri- "around" (lat. peri-) + teinein "to stretch" (lat. tenet), meaning thus “stretched around” or “stretched over”. Although peritoneum is present in some invertebrates, such as annelids, typically is the serous membrane that forms the internal covering of the abdominal cavity or coelom in amniotes, wrapping most of the intra-abdominal (or coelomic) organs. Although the peritoneum is composed only of a layer of mesothelium supported by a thin stratum of connective tissue, it is involved in many intrabdominal disorders and is an important way of treatment (like, for example, intraperitoneal chemotherapy and peritoneal dialysis). Thus peritoneum spans a wide range of disciplines and interests, including either surgical and medical specialties, but even anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology and basic sciences. The same can be told for other serosal surfaces of human body, like pericardium and pleura. As such JoPER aims to provide a platform for surgeons and physicians to publish their researches and rapidly exchange ideas and findings with the common topic of the peritoneum (and the other serosal surfaces). Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: oncology, inflammatory diseases and adhesions, septic diseases, gynecological diseases and endometriosis. The online presence of JoPER, as well as it's open access policy ensures that the articles published in the journal are highly visible and reach a wide audience, whilst immediate publication on acceptance ensures all findings are disseminated as quickly as possible.

Vol 3, No 1 (2018)

Published: 2018-02-15

Gastric cancer indocyanine green lymph node navigation surgery: systematic review

Beatrice Molteni, Paola Porsio, Sarah Molfino, Marie Sophie Alfano, Sara Benedicenti, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Nazario Portolani, Gianluca Baiocchi

Different ways to manage indocyanine green fluorescence to different purposes in liver surgery: A systematic review

Sarah Molfino, Marie Sophie Alfano, Sara Benedicenti, Beatrice Molteni, Michele Peroni, Mattia Baresi, Antonio Tarasconi, Fausto Catena, Luigi Boni, Nazario Portolani, Gian Luca Baiocchi

An innovative duodenal perforation surgical repair technique: the BIOPATCH technique

Federico Coccolini, Stefano Raimondo, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli, Fabrizio Palamara, Matteo Tomasoni, Paola Fugazzola, Marco Ceresoli, Luca Ansaloni

Abdominal pain and fever in a patient with familial periodic fever: an extremely rare mutation of the TNF receptor superfamily member 1A gene

Michele Marini, Emanuele Rausa, Federico Coccolini, Federica Bianco, Cecilia Merli, Salvatore Greco, Antonio Luca Brucato, Lorena Mosca, Alessandra Surace, Sandro Sironi, Luca Campanati, Luca Ansaloni

Mucinous neoplasm of the appendix: management according to reviewed histologic spectral aspects

Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Rafaela Clara Resende da Silva, Vinicius Alvarez Souza do Amaral, Paula Varginha Salgado, Priscila Viviani da Trindade de Ávila, Felipe Couto Gomes, Camila Couto Gomes

WARNING in Surgery

Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Cristian Tranà, Luca Ansaloni, Matteo Tomasoni, Paola Fugazzola, Fausto Catena
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