Kaya Sarıbeyoğlu

Dear Readers of the Turkish Journal of Surgery,

Welcome aboard the March 2024 issue of the Turkish Journal of Surgery, which is the first edition of the new year. Like every other issue, this one seeks to highlight the ever-evolving landscape of surgical sciences with profound insights and groundbreaking research findings.

In this issue, we focus on the demands of emergency surgery, a field where split-second decisions and precise maneuvers often determine the outcome. We are privileged to present two interesting articles on this critical area. The first looks at the intricate management of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and pelvis and addresses the complexities and challenges that such traumatic events (1). The second article focuses on surgical notes in emergency surgery and highlights the critical role of education in this documentation in emergency situations (2). These articles serve as a guide for professionals navigating the turbulent waters of emergency surgery.

In addition, our journal presents a number of noteworthy studies from the fields of pancreatic and breast cancer surgery. Büyükkasap et al. discuss the early diagnosis of failure of pancreatic anastomosis, which is known as the factor that most affects mortality in pancreatic surgery (3). On the other hand, Gündoğdu et al. focus on the complete pathologic response that can occur after neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer (4). As advances in technology and surgical techniques continue to change the landscape of oncologic management, these articles offer valuable insights into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in these specialties.

On this journey through the corridors of surgical knowledge, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our esteemed authors whose dedication and scientific rigor have brought about these insightful contributions. My sincere thanks also go to our hard-working reviewers and editorial board members, whose expertise and judgment ensure the quality and integrity of our journal.

Here’s to a year filled with growth, discovery, and endless possibilities!

Warm regards,

Kaya Sarıbeyoğlu
Turkish Journal of Surgery


  1. Mansor S, Ziu N, Almissmary H, Alawami M, Bujazia A, Eltarhoni A. Abdominal versus pelvic gunshot injuries in terms of postoperative outcomes: A cohort representing the experience of 406 cases in seven years. Turk J Surg 2024; 40 (1): 36-46.
  2. Zuberi S, Mustaq Y, Ljaz A, Sundar S, Mohamedali Z, Patel K, et al. Assessing the standard of emergency general surgical (EGS) operation notes in accordance with the royal college of surgeons guidelines. Turk J Surg 2024; 40 (1): 11-18.
  3. Büyükkasap AÇ, Dikmen K, Yavuz A, Altıner S, Göbüt H, Emral AC, et al. Predictive value of drain fluid amylase level on postoperative day one after pancreatic resection for predicting postoperative pancreatic fistula. Turk J Surg 2024; 40 (1): 19-27.
  4. Gündoğdu A, Uluşahin M, Çekiç AB, Kazaz SN, Güner A. Pathological complete response and associated factors in breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: A retrospective study. Turk J Surg 2024; 40 (1): 73-81.