From the Editor – in – Chief: Top papers from the Midwest Surgical Association

Published:January 23, 2023DOI:
      In the March Issue of The American Journal of Surgery (AJS) we feature manuscripts from the Midwest Surgical Association (MSA). I want to thank MSA Society Editor Peter Hallowell for putting together a great issue. We are happy to feature the papers from their annual meeting as highlights below:
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        • Godellas C.
        TBD: MSA presidential speech.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Ozgur I.
        • Liska D.
        • Valente M.A.
        • et al.
        Best surgical approach for splenic flexure colon cancers: extended versus segmental resection?.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Cirocco W.
        The optimal extent of colectomy for splenic flexure carcinoma - extended vs segmental? Less is best.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Endo Y.
        • Alaimo L.
        • Lima Henrique
        • et al.
        Simultaneous versus staged resection for synchronous colorectal liver metastases: the win ratio approach.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Wright G.P.
        Is winning the only thing? – examining the “win ratio” concept in synchronous colorectal liver metastasis.
        Am J Surg. 2023; (([need to add DOI])
        • Lucas C.
        • Walt Alexander J.
        Historian, philosopher, and surgical educator.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Muntaser A.
        • et al.
        Hyperparathyroid crisis: Characteristics and outcomes.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Zambito G.M.
        • et al.
        A fast tract to foregut surgery: pandemic-driven protocol development.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Alaniz L.
        • et al.
        My surgical practice: Implications of occult first rib fractures and how to approach their management.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Conroy P.C.
        • et al.
        Implementation, evaluation, and modification of a near-peer learning group in graduate surgical education.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Laaman K.
        • et al.
        Developing future rural surgeon leaders.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Foretia D.A.
        To decolonize global surgery and global health we must be radically intentional.
        Am J Surg. 2023;
        • Wiseman S.
        • et al.
        The Pathogenesis of appendicitis in 2022: More than Just a Fecalith.
        Am J Surg. 2023;