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  1. Case Report

    Report of a case combining solitary Peutz-Jeghers polyp, colitis cystica profunda, and high-grade dysplasia of the epithelium of the colon

    Colitis cystica profunda is a rare nonneoplastic disease defined by the presence of intramural cysts that contain mucus, usually situated in the rectosigmoid area, which can mimic various malignant lesions and...

    Alexandros Papalampros, Michail G. Vailas, Maria Sotiropoulou, Efstratia Baili, Spiridon Davakis, Demetrios Moris, Evangelos Felekouras and Ioanna Deladetsima

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:188

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research

    Postoperative functional status in patients with supratentorial superficial low-grade glioma

    We investigated the functional status of adult supratentorial superficial low-grade glioma (ASS-LGG) after surgery and analyzed its relevant factors to guide the therapeutic strategy and improve the life quali...

    Ji Zhang, Yin sheng Chen, You-ping Li, Zheng-quan Zhu, Jian-min Liu, Cheng-cheng Guo, Qun-ying Yang, Xiao-li Wang, Ying-hua Rao, Qing Mao, Wen-yan Li, Lu Ma, Yun qiang Yang and Shi-yin Xiao

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:186

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Research

    Prolonged survival of patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer with solitary brain metastases treated with surgical resection of brain and lung lesions followed by EGFR TKIs

    The standard combination of initial and subsequent treatments of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with solitary brain metastases (BM) remain unclear. ...

    Qi Gui, Jiangang Liu, Dapeng Li and Chengcheng Xu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:184

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  4. Research

    Neoadjuvant treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5520 patients

    Recent years have seen standardization of the anatomic definitions of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and increasing utilization of neoadjuvant therapy (NAT). The aim of the current review was to summarize the evid...

    Mashaal Dhir, Gautam K. Malhotra, Davendra P.S. Sohal, Nicholas A. Hein, Lynette M. Smith, Eileen M. O’Reilly, Nathan Bahary and Chandrakanth Are

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:183

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Case Report

    Thyroid hemiagenesis and Hashimoto’s thyroditis—diagnostic and treatment pitfalls

    Thyroid hemiagenesis (TH) is a rare congenital disease with absence of a thyroid lobe; most patients have no clinical symptoms. The etiology of TH remains unclear. In this paper, we describe a rare case of TH ...

    Minghao Wang, Lingmi Hou, Maoshan Chen, Lin Ren, Peng Tang, Yi Zhang and Jun Jiang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:182

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  6. Case Report

    Multiple rapidly growing desmoid tumors that were difficult to distinguish from recurrence of rectal cancer

    Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are usually slow growing and solitary, but multifocal desmoid tumors develop on rare occasions. Diagnosing desmoid tumors before histological examination of a surgical biopsy is ...

    Koki Nakanishi, Dai Shida, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Hiroki Ochiai, Junichi Mazaki, Hirokazu Taniguchi and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:180

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  7. Research

    Intraoperative 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced photodynamic diagnosis of metastatic brain tumors with histopathological analysis

    Fluorescence-guided surgery using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a promising real-time navigation method in the surgical resection of malignant gliomas. In order to determine whether this method is applicabl...

    R. Yagi, S. Kawabata, N. Ikeda, N. Nonoguchi, M. Furuse, Y. Katayama, Y. Kajimoto and T. Kuroiwa

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:179

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  8. Research

    Evaluating a preoperative protocol that includes magnetic resonance imaging for lymph node metastasis in the Cholangiocarcinoma Screening and Care Program (CASCAP) in Thailand

    Treatment planning especially liver resection in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) depends on the extension of tumor and lymph node metastasis which is included as a key criterion for operability. Magnetic resonance imagi...

    Metha Songthamwat, Nittaya Chamadol, Narong Khuntikeo, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Supinda Koonmee, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Jeffrey Bethony and Bandit Thinkhamrop

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:176

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  9. Research

    Foxp3 is correlated with VEGF-C expression and lymphangiogenesis in cervical cancer

    Recent observations revealed Foxp3 participated in the development of cervical cancer. Furthermore, Foxp3 has a vital function in the lymphatic metastasis of cervical cancer. However, it is unclear whether Fox...

    Jiabu Tang, Zheng Yang, Zhuo Wang, Zhen Li, Hongmei Li, Jinbao Yin, Min Deng, Wei Zhu and Chao Zeng

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:173

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  10. Case Report

    Long-lasting complete response status of advanced stage IV gall bladder cancer and colon cancer after combined treatment including autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccine: two case reports

    The prognosis of advanced (stage IV) cancer of the digestive organs is very poor. We have previously reported a case of advanced breast cancer with bone metastasis that was successfully treated with combined t...

    Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Tsubasa Miyazaki, Hiroko Yasuda and Tadao Ohno

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:170

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  11. Research

    Comparison of the outcomes between thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy via retrosternal and prevertebral lifting paths by the same surgeon

    The objective of the study is to explore the effects of retrosternal and prevertebral lifting paths of the tubular stomach on postoperative complications of patients undergoing cervical anastomosis in thoracos...

    Bing Lv, Yong-Zhong Tao, Yu Zhu, Jing Wu, Bin Zhong, Fu-Chao Luo, Yang Liu and Ze-Xue Zhang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:166

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  12. Research

    Detection rate of prostate cancer following biopsy among the northern Han Chinese population: a single-center retrospective study of 1022 cases

    Prostate cancer is known to have ethnic and regional differences. The study aimed to clinically evaluate the detection rate of prostate cancer on transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy and a...

    Yong Jia, Lei-Yi Zhu, Yu-Xin Xian, Xiao-Qing Sun, Jian-Gang Gao, Xin-Hong Zhang, Si-Chuan Hou, Chang-Cun Zhang and Zhao-Xu Liu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:165

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  13. Research

    Heavy alcohol drinking downregulates ALDH2 gene expression but heavy smoking up-regulates SOD2 gene expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    This study aims to determine the relationship between expression levels of ALDH2 and SOD2 genes and clinical parameters such as alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking, primary site of HNSCC, and human papilloma vir...

    Dong Jin Lee, Hyung Min Lee, Jin Hwan Kim, II Seok Park and Young Soo Rho

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:163

    Published on: 25 August 2017

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