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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research

    Seroma formation is a frequent postoperative sequela after mastectomy for primary breast cancer. We investigated the role of bacterial colonization of seroma fluid with three different culture methods and the ...

    Authors: Christen Kirk Axelsson, Gro Maria Qvamme, Mette Okholm, Charlotte Lanng, Magnus Arpi, Minea Bruusgaard Mortensen, Birgitte Wegeberg and Pal Bela Szecsi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:120

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  5. 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

  6. Content type: Case report

    Intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is an uncommon finding of pancreatic mass. Differential diagnosis with pancreatic tumor, especially with non-functional neuroendocrine tumor (NF-NET), may be very hard a...

    Authors: Francesco Lancellotti, Luca Sacco, Saverio Cerasari, Vittoria Bellato, Simone Cicconi, Antonio Ciardi, Edoardo Maria Muttillo, Tiziana Feola, Roberto Caronna and Piero Chirletti

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:117

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  7. Content type: Review

    Endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) and percutaneous biliary drainage (PTBD) are the two main strategies of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) for resectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) worldwide, but w...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Nanping Lin, Fuli Xin, Qiao Ke, Yongyi Zeng and Jingfeng Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:116

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  8. Content type: Research

    Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical differences have been described in FDCs of primary and secondary follicles, illustrating the highly compartmentalized structure of lymph follicles. Differences in FDC im...

    Authors: Fisnik Kurshumliu, Fatlinda Sadiku-Zehri, Ardita Qerimi, Zana Vela, Fisnik Jashari, Samir Bytyci, Vlore Rashiti and Shemsedin Sadiku

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:115

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  9. Content type: Review

    Postsurgical patients’ oral feeding begins with clear fluids 1–3 days after surgery. This might not be sufficiently nutritious to boost the host immune system and provide sufficient energy in gastric neoplasti...

    Authors: Fan Xin, Said Abdulrahman Salim Mzee, Godwin Botwe, Han He, Sun Zhiyu, Chen Gong, Said Twahir Said and Chen Jixing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:114

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Primary gastric squamous cell carcinoma is an extremely rare malignancy with few case reports reported so far in the current medical literature. Its incidence varies between 0.04 and 0.07% of all gastric malig...

    Authors: Michail G. Vailas, Athanasios Syllaios, Natasha Hasemaki, Maria Sotiropoulou, Eustratia Mpaili, Helen Sarlanis, Evangelos Felekouras and Alexandros Papalampros

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:113

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  11. Content type: Research

    Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a common complication after anterior resection of rectal cancer. Few studies have been conducted to determine whether the traditional predictors of AL can be applied to elderly pati...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Haitao Zhou, Zhaoxu Zheng, Jianwei Liang, Zhixiang Zhou and Xishan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:112

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  12. Content type: Research

    It remains unclear whether retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RLA) is safe and effective for the treatment of large pheochromocytoma (PHEO). This retrospective study aimed to identify the advantages a...

    Authors: Wei Zhu, Shaogang Wang, Guanghui Du, Hailang Liu, Jinjin Lu and Weimin Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:111

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  13. Content type: Research

    Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery is internationally recommended for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the risk...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Ohta, Toru Miyake, Tomoharu Shimizu, Hiromichi Sonoda, Tomoyuki Ueki, Sachiko Kaida, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroya Iida and Masaji Tani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:110

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Villous adenomas are dubiously benign lesions, which are difficult to interpret because of their malignant potential. Distal villous adenomas present with bleeding or mucus discharge. Giant adenomas are not am...

    Authors: Lovenish Bains, Pawanindra Lal, Anubhav Vindal and Meeta Singh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:109

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  15. Content type: Research

    The use of staging laparoscopy (SL) has become widespread in patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC). This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for the prese...

    Authors: Naohiko Nakamura, Shinichi Kinami, Yoritaka Fujii, Seiko Miura, Jun Fujita, Daisuke Kaida, Yasuto Tomita, Takashi Miyata, Hideto Fujita, Nobuhiko Ueda, Yasuo Iida and Takeo Kosaka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:108

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  16. Content type: Research

    Different classification systems for surgical tumor resections in the proximal humerus and scapula have been described, but none are specific or have been recently revised. The purpose of this article is to re...

    Authors: Ahmad Shehadeh, Ahmad Ja’afar, Ula Isleem, Anas Hamad and Ahmed Salem

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:107

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  17. Content type: Research

    To retrospectively analyze the tumor resection method used in 20 patients with clavicular tumors and evaluate its clinical efficacy.

    Authors: Yun Liu, Xian-Ying Huang, Wen-Yu Feng, Xiao-Ting Luo, Chang-Wu Wei, Jian-Hong Liu, Yin-Juan Lai, Zeng-Ming Xiao, Xiao Zhang and Xin-Li Zhan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:106

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  18. Content type: Retraction Note

    The Editor-in-Chief is retracting this article [1] due to overlap with the following articles (amongst others) [2–6].

    Authors: Yang Kai, Cheng Qiang, Pan Xinxin, Zhou Miaomiao and Lin Kuailu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:105

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015 13:195

  19. Content type: Retraction Note

    The Editor-in-Chief is retracting this article [1] due to overlap with previously published articles [2, 3]. Fig. 3D “miR-452 mimics” is very similar to Fig. 3D “si-BANCR” in article [2]. Fig. 3D “miRNC” is ve...

    Authors: Ren-Zeng Li and Li-Min Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:104

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:150

  20. Content type: Research

    Leakage from the pancreatoenteric anastomosis has been one of the major complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of retrograde installation of per...

    Authors: Chang Min Lee, Yong Joon Suh and Sam-Youl Yoon

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:101

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  21. Content type: Research

    There are no optimal indication criteria for neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases (CLM). The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the survival benefit...

    Authors: Hirofumi Ichida, Yoshihiro Mise, Hiromichi Ito, Takeaki Ishizawa, Yosuke Inoue, Yu Takahashi, Eiji Shinozaki, Kensei Yamaguchi and Akio Saiura

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:100

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal metastasis (PM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) has been reported to substantially improve the prognosis and the q...

    Authors: Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuyuki Inagaki, Fuminori Mihara, Toshiaki Kurokawa, Yoshimasa Gohda, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Hideaki Yano and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:99

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  23. Content type: Research

    Hepatic resection (HR) is the gold standard liver cancer treatment, but few patients are eligible due to comorbidities or tumor location. Microwave ablation (MWA) is an important complementary liver cancer tre...

    Authors: Mrudula B. Glassberg, Sudip Ghosh, Jeffrey W. Clymer, George W. J. Wright, Nicole Ferko and Joseph F. Amaral

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:98

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  24. Content type: Research

    Anti-tumour immune competence has an impact in hepatocarcinogenesis and success of anti-cancer therapies. Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and monocytes/macrophages (TAMs) are proposed to have significan...

    Authors: Georgi Atanasov, Karoline Dino, Katrin Schierle, Corinna Dietel, Gabriela Aust, Johann Pratschke, Daniel Seehofer, Moritz Schmelzle and Hans-Michael Hau

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:97

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  25. Content type: Research

    Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery allows larger resections in unfavorable locations, with an improved chance of preserving esthetics. Indications and timing for potential contralateral surgery to obtain sy...

    Authors: Anna Gardfjell, Cecilia Dahlbäck and Kristina Åhsberg

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:96

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  26. Content type: Research

    To determine the effect of clinical status (weight variation and performance status [PS]) at diagnosis and during induction treatment on resectability and overall survival (OS) rates in patients with borderlin...

    Authors: Pauline Duconseil, Jonathan Garnier, Victoria Weets, Jacques Ewald, Ugo Marchese, Marine Gilabert, Laurence Moureau-Zabotto, Flora Poizat, Marc Giovannini, Jean-Robert Delpero and Olivier Turrini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:95

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  27. Content type: Research

    In recent years, some traction-assisted approaches have been introduced to facilitate endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedures by reducing the procedure time and risks related to the procedure. Howeve...

    Authors: Mengting Xia, Yunfeng Zhou, Jiajie Yu, Wenwen Chen, Xiaotao Huang and Juan Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:94

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  28. Content type: Correspondence

    Besides its known antibacterial effect commonly used in intraperitoneal lavage, taurolidine has been observed to possess antineoplastic properties. In order to analyse this antineoplastic potential in a pallia...

    Authors: Justyna Schubert, Veria Khosrawipour, Haris Chaudhry, Mohamed Arafkas, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Alessio Pigazzi and Tanja Khosrawipour

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:93

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  29. Content type: Research

    Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is considered superior to open surgery. However, efficacy and safety outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer (CRC) are unclear, particularly in patients undergoing ...

    Authors: Yasunori Yoshimoto, Takahisa Fujikawa, Akira Tanaka, Hideto Hayashi, Norihiro Shimoike, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Chiyo Nakasuga and Tsunenori Yamamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:92

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  30. Content type: Research

    Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) generally is a cancer with excellent prognosis, but the term “cancer” sounds severe and harsh, which can elicit emotional and physical responses from patients. To elimin...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Dorota Diakowska, Beata Wojtczak, Zdzisław Forkasiewicz, Dominika Pupka, Łukasz Nowak and Jerzy Rudnicki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:91

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  31. Content type: Research

    Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, low-grade malignant mesenchymal tumor of the soft tissue, characterized by slow infiltrative growth and common local recurrence, with rare distant metastases.

    Authors: Felix Wiesmueller, Abbas Agaimy, Aristotelis Perrakis, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E. Horch, Robert Grützmann and Nikolaos Vassos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:90

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  32. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant treatment followed by esophagectomy is standard practice in locally advanced esophageal cancer. However, not all patients who started neoadjuvant treatment will undergo esophageal resection. The pu...

    Authors: Lieven Depypere, Melissa Thomas, Johnny Moons, Willy Coosemans, Toni Lerut, Hans Prenen, Karin Haustermans, Hans Van Veer and Philippe Nafteux

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:89

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  33. Content type: Technical innovations

    To retrospectively analyze perilesional technetium Tc-99m MAA injection for intraoperative localization of atypical soft-tissue and bone lesions within a single tertiary referral center in order to determine t...

    Authors: Jason R. Young, Andi E. Wallig, Nichole L. Fischer, Tiffinee N. Swanson, Mark J. Truty, K. Robert Shen and Brendan P. McMenomy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:88

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Solitary fibrous tumors are rare tumors derived from the pleura. A tumor generally has only one pedicle. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is generally used when a tumor is small (< 10 cm), and traditional ...

    Authors: Yi Shen, Tao He, Ping Lu, Guobin Feng, Jun Zhu and Xiangan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:87

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  35. Content type: Research

    Data regarding the long-term oncological outcomes of robotic gastrectomy (RG) are limited despite the increased commonality of this method as an alternative for gastric cancer treatment. Here, we conducted a m...

    Authors: Guixiang Liao, Zhihong Zhao, Muhammad Khan, Yawei Yuan and Xianming Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:86

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  36. Content type: Review

    In colorectal cancer (CRC), whether the immune score can be used to predict the clinical prognosis of the patient has not been completely established. Besides, the prognostic values of tumor-infiltrating lymph...

    Authors: Yamei Zhao, Xiaoxu Ge, Jiawei He, Yi Cheng, Zhanhuai Wang, Jian Wang and Lifeng Sun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:85

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The prognosis for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (ADTC) with disseminated distant metastases is very poor. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting tumor angiogenesis have been shown to im...

    Authors: Nai-Wei Sheu, He-Jiun Jiang, Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hsin-Ying Clair Chiou and Pi-Jung Hsiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:84

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  38. Content type: Research

    Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has improved survival for pa...

    Authors: Atuhani Burnett, Marie-Eve Aubé Lecompte, Nora Trabulsi, Pierre Dubé, Mai-Kim Gervais, Bertrand Trilling, Alexis-Simon Cloutier and Lucas Sideris

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:83

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the bone are locally aggressive primary bone tumors with a benign character. Spinal involvement is rare and they are quite rare in the cervical spine.

    Authors: İdris Sertbaş, Mete Karatay and Uguray Payam Hacisalihoğlu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:82

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  40. Content type: Review

    The introduction of laparoscopic technology has greatly promoted the development of surgery, and the trend of minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more obvious. However, there is no consensus as to ...

    Authors: Mengqi Liu, Shunrong Ji, Wenyan Xu, Wensheng Liu, Yi Qin, Qiangsheng Hu, Qiqing Sun, Zheng Zhang, Xianjun Yu and Xiaowu Xu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:81

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  41. Content type: Research

    To investigate the predictive value of lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI) for nodal recurrence and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I endometrioid endometrial cancer (EC) following surgical stagi...

    Authors: Ashley E. Veade, Jonathan Foote, Jessie Ehrisman, Gloria Broadwater, Brittany A. Davidson, Paula S. Lee, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Andrew Berchuck and Laura J. Havrilesky

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:80

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Bipartite combined oesophageal tumours are an exceedingly rare entity and much less is known about the natural history of these tumours following curative surgery. The authors present a case of a bipartite com...

    Authors: Nicholette Goh, Danson Xue Wei Yeo, Sanghvi Kaushal Amitbhai, Myint Oo Aung, Yong Howe Ho, Aaryan Nath Koura and Jaideepraj Rao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:79

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  43. Content type: Research

    Inconsistent results according to numerous studies that had investigated the association between serum zinc levels and lung cancer risk were reported. The aim of this study was to explore whether serum zinc le...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Zhengyi Sun, Aipeng Li and Yongsheng Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:78

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  44. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major pathological type of primary liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. In addition, the long-term survival rates of HCC still remain low. Th...

    Authors: Min Wu, Zhaobo Liu, Xin Li, Aiying Zhang, Dongdong Lin and Ning Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:77

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Portal annular pancreas (PAP) is a rare congenital anatomical abnormality of the pancreas in which the portal vein is encircled by aberrant parenchyma, and special attention is needed for pancreatic resections...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Kimura, Minoru Nagayama, Masafumi Imamura, Shingo Tanaka, Makoto Yoshida, Eiji Yoshida, Hiroki Fujino, Takashi Machiki, Koji Miyanishi, Toru Mizuguchi, Junji Kato and Ichiro Takemasa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:76

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  46. Content type: Research

    The Toronto hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk index (THRI) was developed to predict HCC in patients with cirrhosis. This study aimed to validate the THRI in a 10-year Asian cohort.

    Authors: Huixian Zhang, Jinzhou Zhu, Liting Xi, Chunfang Xu and Airong Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:75

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