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  1. Content type: Review

    Stage II colorectal cancer with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) has been proven to have a better prognosis. However, in advanced stage, this trend remains controversial. This study aimed to explore the...

    Authors: Bingyan Wang, Fei Li, Xin Zhou, Yanpeng Ma and Wei Fu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:169

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  2. Content type: Research

    In rectal cancers, radical surgery should follow local excisions, in cases of unexpected, unfavorable tumor characteristics. The oncological results of this completion surgery are inconsistent.

    Authors: Theodor Junginger, Ursula Goenner, Mirjam Hitzler, Tong T. Trinh, Achim Heintz and Daniel Wollschläger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:168

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  3. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the safety and feasibility of selective occlusion of the hepatic artery and portal vein (SOAP) for staged hepatectomy (SOAPS) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

    Authors: Changku Jia, Ke Ge, Sunbing Xu, Ling Liu, Jie Weng and Youke Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:167

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  4. Content type: Case report

    The coexistence of hematological malignancy with endometrial cancer is a rare phenomenon. We report a case of coexistence of endometrial cancer with follicular lymphoma which we suspected preoperatively and di...

    Authors: Ai Yoshino, Eiji Kobayashi, Mayu Shiomi, Kazuaki Sato, Michiko Ichii, Yutaka Ueda and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:166

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Rectal locations are very rare, and minimally invasive surgery is a good choice for the treatment o...

    Authors: Wang Shizhuo, Liuyuan, Ni Sha, Chen Xueting, Wang He, Luan Nannan and Ma Xiaoxin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:164

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  6. Content type: Research

    Pancreatic carcinoma (PC) is one of the most lethal malignancies, and its poor prognosis is strongly associated with invasion and metastasis. CA19.9 is considered to be the most sensitive serum marker for PC i...

    Authors: Fuxin Jia, Mengmeng Liu, Xiao Li, Fen Zhang, Shuqiang Yue and Jiangwei Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:163

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  7. Content type: Research

    To compare the peri-operative outcomes of females undergoing laparoscopic intracorporeal urinary diversions (ICUD) and extracorporeal urinary diversions (ECUD) after laparoscopic radical cystectomies (LRC).

    Authors: Liyuan Wu, Feiya Yang, Liming Song, Zejun Xiao, Sujun Han, Song Wu, Sai Liu, Qingbao He and Nianzeng Xing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:161

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  8. Content type: Research

    Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPN) of the pancreas are rare pancreatic neoplasms where complete resection is the cornerstone in management. It has been demonstrated in previous studies that minimally invasi...

    Authors: Emmanuel II Uy Hao, Seoung Yoon Rho, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Jae Uk Chung, Woo Jung Lee, Dong Sup Yoon and Chang Moo Kang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:160

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  9. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the role of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction technique in renal function protection and ipsilateral parenchymal mass preserved after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) in patients with com...

    Authors: Jipeng Wang, Youyi Lu, Gang Wu, Tianqi Wang, Yongqiang Wang, Hongwei Zhao, Zhongbao Zhou and Jitao Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:159

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  10. Content type: Research

    The diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) is a challenging task for pulmonologists, especially for small PPLs. Conventional localization of these small PPLs, which are > 1 cm away from the visceral ...

    Authors: Kai Qian, Yi Deng, Cheng Shen, Yong-Geng Feng, Bo Deng and Qun-You Tan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:158

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  11. Content type: Correspondence

    The purpose of this letter was to explore how lesion size affects the pooled effect of traction-assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection on procedure time. Our meta-regression showed that lesion size negative...

    Authors: Sheng-Wei Cheng, Chun-Chao Chang, Ying-Fong Su and Yi-No Kang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:157

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  12. Content type: Research

    Liver resection is a treatment of choice for colorectal and neuroendocrine liver metastases, and laparoscopy is an accepted approach for surgical treatment of these patients. The role of liver resection for pa...

    Authors: Davit L. Aghayan, Piotr Kalinowski, Airazat M. Kazaryan, Åsmund Avdem Fretland, Mushegh A. Sahakyan, Bård I. Røsok, Egidijus Pelanis, Bjørn Atle Bjørnbeth and Bjørn Edwin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:156

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  13. Content type: Research

    Chondrosarcoma is the second most frequent malignant bone tumor. Grade I chondrosarcoma (syn.: atypical cartilaginous tumor) is classified as an intermediately and locally aggressive neoplasm and typically is ...

    Authors: Julian Fromm, Alexander Klein, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Lars Lindner, Christof Birkenmaier, Falk Roeder, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:155

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  14. Content type: Case report

    The free flap transfer of a latissimus dorsi flap (LDF) for the closure of sacral wound defects after pelvic exenteration and radiation therapy offers a successful tool of the plastic surgeon. This case report...

    Authors: Jan Matschke, Rafael Armbruster, Christian Reeps, Jürgen Weitz and Adrian Dragu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:154

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  15. Content type: Review

    Post-treatment management is essential for improving the health and quality of life of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors. The number of cancer survivors is continually increasing, which is causing a correspond...

    Authors: Ameera Balhareth, Mohammed Yousef Aldossary and Deborah McNamara

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:153

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  16. Content type: Review

    In some malignant tumors, a high neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is connected with unfavorable prognosis. Nevertheless, the prognostic value of the NLR in gliomas remains disputed. The clinical significan...

    Authors: Yu-ying Lei, Yi-tong Li, Qi-lu Hu, Juan Wang and Ai-xia Sui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:152

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  17. Content type: Case report

    While calcification of thymoma is common, “eggshell” calcification is rare. We report a case of an eggshell calcified thymoma that “hatched” after 4 years of follow-up. Pathologically, it revealed that sarcoid...

    Authors: Tai Hato, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Ato Sugiyama, Kohei Aoki, Yoshiaki Inoue, Hiroki Fukuda, Masatoshi Gika, Morihiro Higashi and Mitsuo Nakayama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:151

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Cancer metastasis from colon cancer to an anal fistula is very rare. We herein reported a rare case in which local excision was performed for metastatic anal fistula cancer originating from rectal cancer.

    Authors: Takuto Ikeda, Atsushi Nanashima, Akiko Ichihara, Eiji Kitamura, Kenzo Nagatomo and Hiroyuki Tanaka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:149

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Concurrent mutations of synchronous multiple primary non-small cell lung cancer (SMPNSCLC) is rare, and only a few cases have been reported. Herein, we present a case of early-stage SMPNSCLC with T790M and L85...

    Authors: Ching-Fu Weng, Po-Ju Chen, Ailun Heather Tseng, Shih-Hung Huang and Henry Hsin-Chung Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:148

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Primary sarcoma of the lung is a very rare malignant tumor accounting for less than 0.5% of all lung tumors and presenting diagnostic and treatment challenge. We describe a case of a patient diagnosed with pri...

    Authors: Sanja Pleština, Nikša Librenjak, Ante Marušić, Lovorka Batelja Vuletić, Zoran Janevski and Marko Jakopović

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:147

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  21. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus (AEG type I) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation or perioperative chemotherapy.

    Authors: Oliver O. Koch, Michael Weitzendorfer, Martin Varga, Andreas Tschoner, Richard Partl, Alexander Perathoner, Philipp Gehwolf, Karin S. Kapp, Reinhold Függer, Dietmar Öfner and Klaus Emmanuel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:146

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  22. Content type: Research

    We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 5-fluorouracil-based neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) in patients with resectable/borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

    Authors: Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Koichi Aiura, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Go Oshima, Shutaro Hori, Yutaka Nakano, Osamu Itano, Junichi Fukada, Yohei Masugi and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:145

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  23. Content type: Research

    The number of patients who are undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy for treating gastric cancer is increasing. Although prophylactic drains have been widely employed following the procedure, there are few studi...

    Authors: Norihiro Shimoike, Shin Akagawa, Daisuke Yagi, Masazumi Sakaguchi, Yukinari Tokoro, Eiichiro Nakao, Takuya Tamura, Yusuke Fujii, Yuki Mochida, Yoshihisa Umemoto, Hidero Yoshimoto and Seiichiro Kanaya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:144

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  24. Content type: Research

    Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have a poor oncologic outcome. In this study, we evaluated the role and limitation of neoadjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) in advanced...

    Authors: Beom-Hui Lee, Dong-Shik Lee, Chan Woo Cho and Sung-Su Yun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:143

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Pringle maneuver (PM) interrupts the blood flow through the hepatic artery and portal vein to help control bleeding. This study analyzes the effects of the intermittent Pringle maneuver (IPM) on the surgic...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Wenjing Zheng, Zhiqing Yang, Hui Liu, Tengqian Tang, Xiaowu Li and Xiangde Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:142

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  26. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the clinical significance of low-frequency electrical stimulation in preventing urinary retention after radical hysterectomy.

    Authors: Huan Li, Can-Kun Zhou, Jing Song, Wei-Ying Zhang, Su-Mei Wang, Yi-Ling Gu, Kang Wang, Zhe Ma, Yan Hu, Ai-Min Xiao, Jian-Liu Wang and Rui-Fang Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:141

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  27. Content type: Research

    Expression of High-Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1), a multifunctional protein involved in DNA function as well as cell proliferation, inflammation, and the immune response, has been reported to be prognostic in s...

    Authors: Takashi Murakami, Ryusei Matsuyama, Michio Ueda, Yasuhisa Mochizuki, Yuki Homma, Kunio Kameda, Keiichi Yazawa, Yusuke Izumisawa, Tadao Fukushima, Nobuyuki Kamimukai, Kenichi Yoshida, Noriyuki Kamiya, Robert M. Hoffman and Itaru Endo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:140

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  28. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant short-course radiotherapy is used to reduce local recurrences in stage III rectal cancer. Radiotherapy is not harmless, and meticulous total mesorectal excision surgery alone has been reported to r...

    Authors: Minna Räsänen, Laura Renkonen-Sinisalo, Harri Mustonen and Anna Lepistö

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:139

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  29. Content type: Research

    Twenty to thirty percent of planned cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS and HIPEC) procedures are abandoned intra-operatively. Pre-operative factors associated with unresec...

    Authors: Zachary Zihui Yong, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Nicholas Shannon, Claramae Chia and Melissa Ching Ching Teo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:138

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  30. Content type: Research

    Both the 7th and 8th editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging systems have been introduced for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, the applicability of these classifications for invasi...

    Authors: Zhiyao Fan, He Cheng, Kaizhou Jin, Yitao Gong, Qiuyi Huang, Jin Xu, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu, Chen Liu and Guopei Luo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:137

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  31. Content type: Research

    Treatment guidelines for early gastric cancer (EGC) recommend additional gastrectomy for lesions which do not achieve curative resection after ESD, due to the potential risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM). How...

    Authors: Hidenori Akaike, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hiroki Shimizu, Shinji Furuya, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudoh, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kohno and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:136

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a useful tool in pancreatic cancer diagnosis. However, the procedure itself may cause peritoneal dissemination and needle tract seeding at the p...

    Authors: Toshiki Matsui, Kenichiro Nishikawa, Hiroki Yukimoto, Koji Katsuta, Yoshihumi Nakamura, Shota Tanaka, Michiaki Oiwa, Hiroki Nakahashi, Yuta Shomi, Yuji Haruki, Kentaro Taniguchi, Makoto Shimomura and Shuji Isaji

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:134

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  33. Content type: Research

    Studies focusing on the treatment effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided laser ablation (LA) for hepatic tumours or the technical differences from percutaneous ultrasonography (US)-guided LA ...

    Authors: Weilu Chai, Qiyu Zhao, Huiming Song, Chao Cheng, Guo Tian and Tian’an Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:133

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  34. Content type: Technical innovations

    This study aims to present the feasibility of the open approach of hemilevator excision (HLE) as a promising alternative of the laparoscopic and/or robotic ones for the treatment of low rectal cancer extending...

    Authors: Theodoros Mariolis-Sapsakos, Giannos Psathas, Taxiarchis Konstantinos Nikolouzakis, Konstantinos Laschos, Charikleia Triantopoulou, Gerasimos Bonatsos and John Tsiaoussis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:131

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  35. Content type: Research

    The low accuracy of preoperative diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer (GC) complicates decisions on patient indication for neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

    Authors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hidenori Akaike, Hiroki Shimizu, Shinji Furuya, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudo, Hiroshi Kono and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:130

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  36. Content type: Research

    The eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system has been effective since January 2018. It has introduced some major changes in the localized/locoregional melanoma classificat...

    Authors: Pawel Teterycz, Iwona Ługowska, Hanna Koseła-Paterczyk and Piotr Rutkowski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:129

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Dissemination of lung cancer to cutaneous sites usually results in a poor prognosis. Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (PLELC) is a rare tumor, and no therapeutic strategy for it has yet been establis...

    Authors: Takafumi Shima, Kohei Taniguchi, Yasutsugu Kobayashi, Shotaro Kakimoto, Nagahisa Fujio and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:128

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  38. Content type: Research

    One third of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have comorbidity, which impairs their postoperative outcomes. Scoring systems may predict mortality, but there is limited evidence of effective interventions ...

    Authors: Hans B. Rahr, Susanna Streym, Charlotte G. Kryh-Jensen, Helene T. Hougaard, Anne S. Knudsen, Steffen H. Kristensen and Ejler Ejlersen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:127

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  39. Content type: Case report

    The pure large cell type is a rare variant of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gallbladder. Few reports have mentioned extended survival. Although a multimodal treatment has been described in the treatm...

    Authors: Ahmad Abutaka, Moamena El-Matbouly, Irfan Helmy, Walid Elmoghazy, Ibnouf Sulieman, Mohamed Ben Gashir, Madiha Soofi, Hatem Khalaf and Ahmed Elaffandi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:126

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  40. Content type: Research

    The docetaxel, 5-fluorouracil, and cisplatin (DCF) regimen is an effective form of chemotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer. However, the incidence of adverse events such as febrile neutropenia and hematolo...

    Authors: Yu Ohkura, Masaki Ueno and Harushi Udagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:125

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  41. Content type: Research

    The exact contribution of preoperative coil embolization in distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR) for the prevention of ischemic liver complication is not fully elucidated.

    Authors: Atsuhiko Ueda, Nozomu Sakai, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Shingo Kagawa, Takashi Mishima, Eri Nakadai, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:124

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  42. Content type: Research

    Cutaneous melanoma has a rapidly increasing incidence in Sweden, and it has more than doubled in the last two decades. In recent years, new systemic treatments for patients with metastatic disease have increas...

    Authors: Carl Jacob Holmberg, Gulan Alwan, Lars Ny, Roger Olofsson Bagge and Dimitrios Katsarelias

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:123

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  43. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression and clinicopathologic factors and overall survival rate in patients who under...

    Authors: Hyeongbin Kim, SangHyuk Seo, KwangHee Kim, Yo-Han Park, MinSung An, HyungJoo Baik, ChangSoo Choi and SangHoon Oh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:122

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Neuroendocrine tumors are a group of rare neoplasms, and the pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) represent only 1–2% of all pancreatic malignant tumors. The most common sites of these tumors include the g...

    Authors: Dorotea Bosco, Salvatore Perrotti, Corrado Spatola, Giada Maria Vecchio, Rosalia Latino and Antonio Di Cataldo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:121

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  45. Content type: Retraction Note

    This article [1] is retracted at the request of Editor-in-Chief due to overlap with articles [2–5].

    Authors: Keli Su, Tingcui Zhang, Yongrui Wang and Guijun Hao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:119

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:224

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