Annals of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine (ASPM) is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by SciTeMed Publishing Group. The journal is dedicated to the global advancement of surgical research, education and clinical practice. ASPM aims to promote continued developments in surgery through the sharing of knowledge, innovated ideas across all surgical specialties.
Annals of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine encourages articles focus on surgeries and implantation. This include surgical protocols, novel surgical techniques, research related to development of implants with new materials, biomedical and bioengineering contributions in implant related aspects, contribution of other engineering subjects including tissue engineering, biotechnological procedure, computer science, material engineering etc. ASPM welcomes authors to submit their articles in the forms of original research, review, short communication, case studies and case reports.
Annals of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine provides readers with critically peer-reviewed, carefully selected and up-to-date publications in the field of surgery. All the manuscripts submitted to ASPM will be subjected to peer-review by the Editors of the respective specialty section.The review process will be conducted by the handling editor alone or by collaborating with the outside experts. The decision will be finalized by the editor considering and analyzing the minimum of two independent reviewer’s comment. Authors may submit manuscripts and track the current status of their manuscript through the submission tracking system. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their comment to the editor through the same system, and editors can manage or monitor the whole submission/review/revise/publish process.
Dr. Chin-Lung Kuo is the Director of the Department of Otolaryngology, Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC. Dr. Kuo received his medical degree from the National Defense Medical Center and earned his PhD degree at the Institute of Brain Science, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, ROC. He completed his otolaryngology residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC. Dr. Kuo continues to make contributions to the scientific community. His primary field of study is otology, and his research is focused on middle ear surgery and hearing loss. Dr. Kuo has been invited to speak at international conferences and institutes. Dr. Kuo has been the first or corresponding author on more than 50 published articles in the last 5 years, including SCI original papers, review articles, as well as book chapters. In 2012, his research paper was chosen as the cover story of the journal Audiology and Neurotology. In addition, Dr. Kuo received the Outstanding Paper Award from the Laser Medicine Education and Research Foundation in 2013, and was awarded the 2015 Hayashi SPIO (Society for Promotion of International Otorhinolaryngology) Scholarship in Japan. Dr. Kuo believes that increased availability of research data can benefit both medical research and science education. For further details regarding his research, please use the following link to access his blog.
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Authors report their experience in management of two cases of giant sacrococcygeal teratomas in Ziguinchor Regional Hospital and emphasize the need for prenatal diagnosis and management before complications. Figure