Case Studies in Surgery

Case Studies in Surgery (CSS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Sciedu Press. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of surgery. All the publications can be searched from Google Scholar Citations.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedics Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Microsurgery


Original Articles, Case Reports, Case Studies, Reviews.


2023: Articles Received: 0; Accepted: 1; Rejected: 0; Published: 1; Retracted: 0

2022: Articles Received: 2; Accepted: 1; Rejected: 1; Published: 1; Retracted: 0

2021: Articles Received: 4; Accepted: 1; Rejected: 0; Published: 2; Retracted: 0

2020: Articles Received: 2; Accepted: 2; Rejected: 0; Published: 1; Retracted: 0

2019: Articles Received: 11; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 0; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 6; Published: 15; Retraced: 0

2017: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 22; Rejected: 3; Published: 22; Retraced: 0

2016: Articles Received: 56; Accepted: 35; Rejected: 10; Published: 35; Retraced: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two weeks' time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of a submission, the editorial assistant sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

b) Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take four to ten weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by e-mail.

d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the Article Processing Charge.

e) A PDF version of the journal is available for download on the journal’s website, free of charge.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Acknowledgements to Reviewers

The editors of CSS would like to thank all of the reviewers who made excellent work and great contribution to our journal in 2020. Without the reviewers' professional knowledge, skill and great help, CSS could not achieve such high standards. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and wishes. May joy, peace, and happiness be with you and your entire family always!  
Posted: 2021-01-01
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Vol 9, No 1 (2023)

Case Studies in Surgery, Vol. 9, No. 1, November 2023

Table of Contents

Case Report

Matthew B. Weber, Brady Ernst, Omar Protzuk, Jessica Frankenhoff