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  1. Research

    Clinical and prognostic significance of HIF-1α overexpression in oral squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis

    Recent studies have indicated an association between hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) expression and poor prognosis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC); however, definitive evidence o...

    Jianhua Zhou, Shengyun Huang, Lili Wang, Xiao Yuan, Quanjiang Dong, Dongsheng Zhang and Xuxia Wang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:104

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  2. Review

    Feasibility and diagnostic performance of dual-tracer-guided sentinel lymph node biopsy in cT1-2N0M0 gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies

    Dual-tracer-guided sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy may provide a promising diagnostic tool to assess accurately the status of lymph node metastasis in the surgical operation and assure the oncologic safety of...

    Ling Huang, Tao Wei, Junjun Chen and Donghui Zhou

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:103

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  3. Case Report

    An unusual case of proximal humeral simple bone cyst in an adult from secondary cystic change

    Simple bone cysts (SBC) have been documented to occur in adults with closed physeal plates, most commonly affecting the calcaneus in this patient subset. Although most authors theorize an association to trauma...

    Mamer S. Rosario, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Hiroyuki Inatani, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi, Hisaki Aiba and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:102

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  4. Research

    Morbidity and oncologic outcome after saphenous vein-sparing inguinal lymphadenectomy in melanoma patients

    Inguinal lymph node dissection (LND) is a surgical procedure with a high morbidity rate. Variations in surgical procedure, such as sparing of the saphenous vein, have been proposed to reduce surgical morbidity...

    Johannes Baur, Katrin Mathe, Anja Gesierich, Gerhard Weyandt, Armin Wiegering, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Martin Gasser and Jörg O. W. Pelz

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:99

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  5. Case Report

    A malignant solitary fibrous tumour arising from the first lumbar vertebra and mimicking an osteosarcoma: a case report

    A solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an unusual neoplasm typically found in soft tissues. Although SFTs can arise in the bones, they very rarely arise in the vertebral arch. Here, we describe a case of a SFT tha...

    Naoki Oike, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Akira Ogose, Tetsuo Hotta, Toru Hirano, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Hajime Umezu, Shoichi Inagawa and Naoto Endo

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:100

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  6. Review

    Feasibility and safety of robot-assisted thoracic surgery for lung lobectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) lobectomy versus video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy in patients with non-small cell l...

    Shiyou Wei, Minghao Chen, Nan Chen and Lunxu Liu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:98

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  7. Research

    Low transverse incision for lateral neck dissection in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: improved cosmesis

    Various incisions and approaches have been developed for lateral neck dissection. The purpose of this study was to compare the surgical and cosmetic outcomes of a single low transverse incision with the hockey...

    Chang Myeon Song, Yong Bae Ji, In Sik Kim, Ji Young Lee, Dong Sun Kim and Kyung Tae

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:97

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  8. Erratum

    Erratum to: Cytotoxic effect of different treatment parameters in pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) on the in vitro proliferation of human colonic cancer cells

    Veria Khosrawipour, David Diaz-Carballo, Ali-Haydar Acikelli, Tanja Khosrawipour, Thomas Albert Falkenstein, Dan Wu, Jürgen Zieren and Urs Giger-Pabst

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:94

    Published on: 2 May 2017

    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:43

  9. Case Report

    Collision of ductal adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas: a case report and review of the literature

    Simultaneous occurrence of exocrine and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas is very infrequent. We report a patient with an endocrine tumor in the pancreatic-duodenal area and extensive exocrine carcinoma in...

    Simone Serafini, Gianfranco Da Dalt, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Stefano Merigliano and Cosimo Sperti

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:93

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  10. Research

    Expression and clinicopathologic significance of TUFM and p53 for the normal–adenoma–carcinoma sequence in colorectal epithelia

    Evidence indicates that most cases of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) develop from adenoma. A previous study demonstrated that mitochondrial Tu translation elongation factor (TUFM) might serve as an independent pro...

    Hong-Qing Xi, Ke-Cheng Zhang, Ji-Yang Li, Jian-Xin Cui, Po Zhao and Lin Chen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:90

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  11. Research

    Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) expression in Hodgkin lymphoma and its correlation with clinical and histologic parameters

    Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most prevalent lymphoproliferative disorders in Pakistan; however, no risk factors for this disease have yet to be established in our population. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is a we...

    Atif Ali Hashmi, Zubaida Fida Hussain, Kashif Ali Hashmi, Muhammad Irfan Zafar, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Naveen Faridi and Mehmood Khan

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:89

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  12. Research

    Comparative study of single-center patients with thyroid metastases from colorectal cancer and previously reported cases in the literature

    Thyroid metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) are rare, both in clinical practice and in the literature; hence, their diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and prognostic factors require further investigations.

    Adili Keranmu, Hongtu Zheng, Yuchen Wu, Jiang Zhao, Xiaolin Xu, Fangqi Liu, Sanjun Cai, Yu Wang and Ye Xu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:88

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Case report

    Medical treatment of mammary desmoid-type fibromatosis: which benefit?

    Breast fibromatosis is a rare disease characterized by monoclonal fibroblast proliferation. It has no ability to metastasize but has a high local recurrence rate and often infiltrates surrounding tissues. Surg...

    Louise Scheer, Massimo Lodi, Sébastien Molière, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz and Carole Mathelin

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:86

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  14. Research

    Lower limb function and quality of life after ILP for soft-tissue sarcoma

    Isolated limb perfusion with TNF-alpha and melphalan (TM-ILP) in combination with complete tumor resection is an effective treatment option for non-resectable soft-tissue sarcoma of the extremities, with limb ...

    Lars Erik Podleska, Nevda Kaya, Farhad Farzaliyev, Christoph Pöttgen, Sebastian Bauer and Georg Taeger

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:84

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  15. Research

    IDH1 R132C mutation is detected in clear cell hepatocellular carcinoma by pyrosequencing

    Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation is common in low-grade glioma (approximately 80%) and acute myeloid leukemia (approximately 10%). Other than brain tumor or hematologic malig...

    Jung Hee Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, Won Young Park, Nari Shin, Ahrong Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Young Keum Kim, Kyung Un Choi, Jee Yeon Kim, Young Il Yang, Chang Hun Lee and Mee Young Sol

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:82

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  16. Technical Innovations

    Rescue strategy for advanced liver malignancy with retrohepatic inferior vena cava thrombi: experience to promote surgical oncological benefit

    The prognosis of advanced liver malignancy with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombi is poor. Many therapeutic policies are challenging for long-term prognosis. We performed the modified effective technique of tra...

    Meng-Hsing Ho, Teng-Wei Chen, Kuang-Wen Ou, Jyh-Cherng Yu and Chung-Bao Hsieh

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:83

    Published on: 12 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:91

  17. Case report

    Debulking surgery for venous hemangioma arising from the epicardium: report of a case

    Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, o...

    Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama and Taichiro Goto

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:81

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  18. Research

    Preoperative imatinib mesylate (IM) for huge gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

    Preoperative imatinib mesylate (IM) treatment has not yet been standardized. Here, we aim to further explore such therapy on patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) retrospectively.

    Sumin Tang, Yuan Yin, Chaoyong Shen, Jiaju Chen, Xiaonan Yin, Bo Zhang, Yuqin Yao, Jinliang Yang and Zhixin Chen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:79

    Published on: 11 April 2017

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