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  1. Content type: Research

    To stage axillary lymph nodes in women with early-stage breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), rather than axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), has been employed. Moreover, different tracer method...

    Authors: Liulu Zhang, Yijie Huang, Ciqiu Yang, Teng Zhu, Yufeng Lin, Hongfei Gao, Mei Yang, Minyi Cheng and Kun Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:112

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  2. Content type: Case report

    A tumor composed exclusively or predominantly of human melanin black 45 (HMB45)-positive epithelioid cells is called a perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa). We report a very rare case of a PEComa of th...

    Authors: Koichi Okamoto, Yuka Okada, Kohei Ohno, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Takuya Akahane, Ryu Shimada, Tamuro Hayama, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Keijiro Nozawa, Keiji Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Ishida, Fukuo Kondo and Yojiro Hashiguchi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:113

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Local excision (LE) is currently one of the most effective methods used in cases of large benign polyps, not suitable for endoscopic treatment, or early-stage neoplasms. LE is also alternative to anterior rect...

    Authors: Maria Rita Cozzi, Andrea Lauretta, Roberto Vettori and Agostino Steffan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:115

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  4. Content type: Research

    This study was carried out to discover the underlying role that HOXA11 plays in lung squamous cancer (LUSC) and uncover the potential corresponding molecular mechanisms and functions of HOXA11-related genes.

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Tong-tong Zhang, Gao-qiang Zhai, Xian-yu Guo, Yuan Qin, Ting-qing Gan, Yu Zhang, Gang Chen, Wei-jia Mo and Zhen-bo Feng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:109

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  5. Content type: Correspondence

    The study performed by Zhou et al. (World J Surg Oncol 15:104, 2017) titled “Clinical and prognostic significance of HIF-1α overexpression in oral squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis” attempts to highligh...

    Authors: Rama Jayaraj, Chellan Kumarasamy, Madhav Madurantakam Royam, Arikketh Devi and Siddharta Baxi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:111

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  6. Content type: Research

    The response to temozolomide (TMZ) treatment in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) correlated with O(6)-methylguanine -DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation. 1p/19q co-deletion within oligodendroglioma ...

    Authors: Lei Lei, Zhiming Jiang, Gu Zhang, Qiaoyuan Cheng and Hongyang Lu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:110

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  7. Content type: Research

    Despite recent advances in diagnosis and treatment, prostate cancer (PCa) remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men. Current treatments offered in the clinics are often toxic and have severe si...

    Authors: Ashley B. Ward, Hina Mir, Neeraj Kapur, Dominique N. Gales, Patrick P. Carriere and Shailesh Singh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:108

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  8. Content type: Research

    To assess the oncologic outcomes of radiation therapy (RT) combined with maximal androgen blockade (MAB) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics in patients with localized, high-risk prostate carcinoma (P...

    Authors: Yong Luo, Mingchuan Li, Hengzhi Qi, Jiahui Zhao, Yili Han, Yunhua Lin, Zhu Hou and Yongguang Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:107

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  9. Content type: Research

    Some patients experience a non-traumatic pain in the tibial diaphysis similar to that in the clinical and radiological findings of a tumor, an infection or a stress fracture and cannot be definitively diagnose...

    Authors: Yavuz Arikan, Yasar Mahsut Dincel, Baris Ozkul, Rasit Ozcafer, Akay Kirat and Devrim Ozer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:106

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  10. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) has now become the standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). NACRT has decreased local relapse (LR) rate in patients with LARC; however, distant relaps...

    Authors: Takashi Okuyama, Shinichi Sameshima, Emiko Takeshita, Ryuji Yoshioka, Yukinori Yamagata, Yuko Ono, Nobumi Tagaya, Tamaki Noie and Masatoshi Oya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:105

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    Chemoradiotherapy has a dominant role in therapy for head and neck cancers. However, impressive results are often disturbed by adverse events such as dysphagia, xerostomia, and functional speech and hearing lo...

    Authors: Karl Reinhard Aigner, Sabine Gailhofer and Kornelia Aigner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:104

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  12. Content type: Technical innovations

    Efficient hemostatic techniques are essential in laparoscopic surgery for ideal intraoperative and postoperative results. A variety of advanced devices are available for the sealing of major vascular structure...

    Authors: Michele Grieco, Daniela Apa, Domenico Spoletini, Emanuela Grattarola and Massimo Carlini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:101

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  13. Content type: Research

    Malignant adnexal tumors of the skin (MATS) are rare. We aimed to measure the survival of patients with MATS and identify predictors of improved survival.

    Authors: Tolutope Oyasiji, Wei Tan, John Kane III, Joseph Skitzki, Valerie Francescutti, Kilian Salerno and Nikhil I. Khushalani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:99

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  14. Content type: Research

    The preoperative selection of patients with lung cancer recurrence remains a major clinical challenge. Several aspects of this kind of surgery are still insufficiently evidence-based, with only a few series wi...

    Authors: Dragan Subotic, Laureano Molins, Ivan Soldatovic, Dejan Moskovljevic, Lucia Collado and Jorge Hernández

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:98

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  15. Content type: Research

    Short- and long-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) was severely affected after surgery. This study aimed to assess the direction and duration of HRQL from 3- to 24-month follow-ups after minimally inva...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Xiaomei Yang, Donghong Geng, Yingfei Duan and Junke Fu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:97

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  16. Content type: Research

    Sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) may reduce morbidity in patients with endometrial cancer. The objective of this study is to estimate how many systematic lymph node dissections (LND) can be spared with an...

    Authors: Sarah Brugger, Moritz Hamann, Marc Mosner, Michaela Beer, Michael Braun and Martin Pölcher

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:95

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  17. Content type: Review

    Gastrointestinal cancers are among the most recognised oncological diseases in well-developed countries. Tumours located in the digestive tract may cause the fast occurrence of malnutrition.

    Authors: Michal Jankowski, Manuela Las-Jankowska, Massaoud Sousak and Wojciech Zegarski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:94

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Inguinal hernia is one of the most common benign pathologies that primarily affects men. Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (PGI NHL) is the most common type of extranodal lymphoma. This study rep...

    Authors: Michele Teodoro, Maurizio Mannino, Marco Vitale, Edoardo Mattone, Valentina Palumbo, Filippo Fraggetta, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:91

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  19. Content type: Research

    The goal of the study was to investigate the current clinical practices among oncologic surgeons regarding cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

    Authors: Heon Jong Yoo, Jenny J. Hong, Young Bok Ko, Mina Lee, Youjin Kim, Hye Young Han, Yong Jung Song, Myong Cheol Lim and Sang-Yoon Park

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:92

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