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Erratum to: Surgical spacer placement prior carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT): an effective feasible strategy to improve the treatment for sacral chordoma

  • Lorenzo Cobianchi1, 2, 7Email author,
  • Andrea Peloso1, 2,
  • Barbara Vischioni3,
  • Denis Panizza3,
  • Maria Rosaria Fiore3,
  • Piero Fossati4,
  • Viviana Vitolo3,
  • Alberto Iannalfi3,
  • Mario Ciocca3,
  • Silvia Brugnatelli5,
  • Tommaso Dominioni1, 2,
  • Dario Bugada6,
  • Marcello Maestri1, 2,
  • Mario Alessiani1, 2,
  • Francesca Valvo3,
  • Roberto Orecchia3, 4 and
  • Paolo Dionigi1, 2
World Journal of Surgical Oncology201614:262

Received: 4 October 2016

Accepted: 4 October 2016

Published: 12 October 2016

The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:211


Following publication of the original article [1] it was brought to our attention that there had been some confusion surrounding the presentation of the author names in the author list, leading to the first name and family name of each author being misplaced. Please see below for the correct presentation of the author names as they should appear in the author list:

Lorenzo Cobianchi1,2,7*, Andrea Peloso1,2, Barbara Vischioni3, Denis Panizza3, Maria Rosaria Fiore3, Piero Fossati4, Viviana Vitolo3, Alberto Iannalfi3, Mario Ciocca3, Silvia Brugnatelli5, Tommaso Dominioni1,2, Dario Bugada6, Marcello Maestri1,2, Mario Alessiani1,2, Francesca Valvo3, Roberto Orecchia3,4 and Paolo Dionigi1,2

This has now been updated on the BioMed Central website.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Paediatric Sciences, University of Pavia
IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, General Surgery 1
Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics, Centro Nazionale Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO)
Department of Radiation Oncology, European Institute of Oncology (IEO)
IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Department of Onco-Hematology, Oncology Section
Department of Surgical Science, University of Parma
Department of General Surgery, IRCCS San Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia


  1. Cobianchi L, et al. Surgical spacer placement prior carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT): an effective feasible strategy to improve the treatment for sacral chordoma. World J Surg Oncol. 2016;14:211.View ArticlePubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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