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Welcome to Thieme Open

Thieme Open is the gateway to the Open Access journal content from the Thieme Publishing Group.  It covers both fully Open Access journals, as well as articles published on an Open Access basis in our subscription journals. All Open Access content published by Thieme is freely and permanently available online for everyone, increasing the visibility, usage and impact of your work.

As you would expect from Thieme, all our Open Access journals are subject to thorough, independent peer review. Our Open Access articles meet the same high quality of editorial, author and production services you have gotten used to from Thieme.  Check out the latest content below and see for yourself!


Featured Open Access Articles

Giant Left Atrial Myxoma: Cause for Position-Dependent Nocturnal Dyspnea and Cardiac Murmur (The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)

Hillebrand, Julia; Martens, Sven; Hoffmeier, Andreas

Primary tumors of the heart are rare. The majority of them are benign, the left atrial myxoma being the most frequent one. Clinical appearance varies from unapparent to life-threatening complications such as stroke, acute heart failure, or even sudden death. Read more.

The Rotator Interval – A Link Between Anatomy and Ultrasound (Ultrasound International Open)

Tamborrini, Giorgio; Möller, Ingrid; Bong, David; Miguel, Maribel; Marx, Christian; Müller, Andreas Marc; Müller-Gerbl, Magdalena

Shoulder pathologies of the rotator cuff of the shoulder are common in clinical practice. The focus of this pictorial essay is to discuss the anatomical details of the rotator interval of the shoulder, correlate the anatomy with normal ultrasound images and present selected pathologies. Read more.

Use and Evaluation of Patient-Specific Titanium Implant for Delayed Repair of Posttraumatic Frontonasoethmoidal and Supraorbital Bone Defect (Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Open)

Nazimi, Abd Jabar; Soh, Hui Yuh; Nabil, Syed; Nordin, Rifqah

A 53-year-old female patient was referred to us with a posttraumatic frontoorbital deformity following motor vehicle accident after 2 months of her injury. Using the virtual surgical planning software, comprehensive analysis of the deformity, and preoperative planning was simulated. The reconstruction of the defect was then determined and approximated to the skull of the reference database.  Read more.

Effectiveness of computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal lesions using novel software for magnifying narrow-band imaging: a pilot study (Endoscopy International Open)

Tamai, Naoto; Saito, Yutaka; Sakamoto, Taku; Nakajima, Takeshi; Matsuda, Takahisa; Sumiyama, Kazuki; Tajiri, Hisao; Koyama, Ryosuke; Kido, Shoji

 Magnifying narrow-band imaging (M-NBI) enables detailed observation of microvascular architecture and can be used in endoscopic diagnosis of colorectal lesion. However, in clinical practice, differential diagnosis and estimation of invasion depth of colorectal lesions based on M-NBI findings require experience. Therefore, developing computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for M-NBI would be beneficial for clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of software for CAD of colorectal lesions. Read more.


Discontinued Splenogonadal Fusion and Bilateral Empty Scrotum in an 18-Month-Old Boy (European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports)

Abokrecha, Ahmed; Almatrfi, Ameera, Robert Phillips Heine

Splenogonadal fusion is a rare benign congenital anomaly defined as the presence of splenic tissue adherent to gonads. It was first described in 1883 by Bostroem, a German pathologist. We present a case of an 18-month-old boy who was referred as a case of bilateral empty scrotum since birth.  Read more.

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