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  1. The most common sites of recurrence after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been reported to be the liver, lung, bone, and adrenal glands, but there have also been many reports of c...

    Authors: Taiji Tohyama, Katsunori Sakamoto, Kei Tamura, Taro Nakamura, Jota Watanabe, Hiroyuki Wakisaka and Yasutsugu Takada

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:109

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Pituicytoma is a rare pituitary non-neuroendocrine tumour. The awareness of pituitary non-neuroendocrine tumours has gradually increased over the past several decades, but the knowledge of some histological va...

    Authors: Youde Cao, Yan Zeng, Xue Qin, Yiwen Tan, Min Zeng, Lijuan Wang, Xiaojing Cao, Lingfeng Zou and Chenglong Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:108

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasingly being performed via the minimally invasive route. However, reports of postoperative wound and port site seeding as well as peritoneal spillage have been worr...

    Authors: Peter C. Ambe, Joseph Kankam and Konstantinos Zarras

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:107

    Content type: Research

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  4. The benefit of surgery in patients with non-colorectal non-neuroendocrine liver metastases (NCRNNELM) remains controversial. At the population level, several statistical prognostic factors and scores have been...

    Authors: Ali Bohlok, Valerio Lucidi, Fikri Bouazza, Ali Daher, Desislava Germanova, Jean Luc Van Laethem, Alain Hendlisz and Vincent Donckier

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:106

    Content type: Research

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  5. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the pancreas (SCP) tends to have similar or even worse prognosis than that of conventional pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The clinical and pathological features of SCP remain poorly...

    Authors: Toshihisa Kimura, Daisuke Fujimoto, Tamotsu Togawa, Makoto Ishida, Atsushi Iida, Yasunori Sato and Takanori Goi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:105

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Selecting the treatment procedure for cancer patients is a challenging task. We report our initial experience of complete laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for patients with upper urinary tract uro...

    Authors: Makito Miyake, Nobutaka Nishimura, Katsuya Aoki, Chihiro Ohmori, Takuto Shimizu, Takuya Owari, Shunta Hori, Yosuke Morizawa, Daisuke Gotoh, Yasushi Nakai, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Nobumichi Tanaka and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:104

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  7. Malposition of the intercostal space used for single-port thoracoscopy surgery can lead to problems. This study was to assess the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound in verifying the position of intercostal s...

    Authors: Chenxi Li, Jianjun Wang, Zeheng Ma, Bing Li, Kang Kang, Li Wei and Wei Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:103

    Content type: Research

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  8. Gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is a rare subtype of gastric cancer. There have been several reports demonstrating the favorable prognosis of early GCLS without lymph node metastasis (LNM) compar...

    Authors: Kenichi Iwasaki, Takeshi Suda, Yuki Takano, Yuki Ohno, Erika Yamada, Naoto Okazaki, Kosuke Takahashi, Takafumi Watanabe, Yosuke Makuuchi, Yoshihiro Ota, Yoshiaki Osaka, Akiyoshi Seshimo, Kenji Katsumata and Akihiko Tsuchida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:102

    Content type: Research

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  9. When endometrial carcinoma invades the cervical stroma, overall survival and disease-free survival decrease. However, it is still controversial whether patients in suspected stage II should be treated with rad...

    Authors: Salim Abraham Barquet-Muñoz, David Cantú-de-León, Antonio Bandala-Jacques, Aarón González-Enciso, David Isla-Ortiz, Diddier Prada, Luis A. Herrera and R. A. Salcedo-Hernández

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:101

    Content type: Research

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  10. The aim of this feasibility study was to evaluate the added value of contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) in preoperative staging of malignant breast lesions, beyond standard assessment with digital mammography...

    Authors: Kristina Åhsberg, Anna Gardfjell, Emma Nimeus, Rogvi Rasmussen, Catharina Behmer, Sophia Zackrisson and Lisa Ryden

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:100

    Content type: Research

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  11. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important current problem concerning public health due to its high incidence and mortality. Advances in molecular and cellular knowledge and the detection of new disease biomarker...

    Authors: Ana Nogués, Eunate Gallardo-Vara, Mª. Paz Zafra, Paloma Mate, Jose Luis Marijuan, Alfredo Alonso, Luisa Mª. Botella and Mª. Isabel Prieto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:99

    Content type: Research

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  12. Whether primary tumor location of colorectal cancer (CRC) affects survival of patients after resection of liver metastases remains controversial. This study was conducted to investigate the differences in clin...

    Authors: Yuanping Zhang, Yongjin Wang, Yichuan Yuan, Jiliang Qiu, Yuxiong Qiu, Wei He, Yun Zheng, Zhiqiang Wang, Yangkui Gu, Zhenhai Lu, Gong Chen, Peirong Ding, Xiaojun Wu, Zhizhong Pan, Desen Wan, Yuhong Li…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:98

    Content type: Research

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  13. Controversy exists regarding the extent to which lymph node dissection (LND) should be performed for operable colorectal cancers (CRCs) during primary surgical resection. We reappraised the role of LND in CRCs.

    Authors: Yen-Jen Chen, Shin-Ting Yeh, Ping-Sheng Kao, Liang-Hung Ou and Chen-Sung Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:97

    Content type: Research

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  14. Local recurrence is the main cause of death among patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study assessed near-infrared fluorescence (NIF) imaging and spectroscopy to monitor surgical margins in...

    Authors: Jiongru Pan, Han Deng, Shiqi Hu, Chengwan Xia, Yongfeng Chen, Jianquan Wang and Yuxin Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:96

    Content type: Research

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  15. The purpose of present study is to assess the effects of active localization and vascular preservation of inferior parathyroid glands in central neck dissection (CND) for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

    Authors: Dawei Hou, Haie Xu, Bing Yuan, Jianhui Liu, Yibing Lu, Ming Liu and Zhuyin Qian

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:95

    Content type: Research

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  16. The number of appendectomies and cholecystectomies performed is gradually increasing worldwide. An increasing incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) after appendectomy and cholecystectomy has been reported, but ...

    Authors: Szabolcs Ábrahám, Tibor Németh, Ria Benkő, Mária Matuz, Aurél Ottlakán, Dániel Váczi, Attila Paszt, Zsolt Simonka and György Lázár

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:94

    Content type: Research

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  17. Clinicopathological features and surgical outcomes of patients with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC) are underreported. The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics and surgical...

    Authors: Anastasia Lemekhova, Daniel Hornuss, Georgios Polychronidis, Philipp Mayer, Christian Rupp, Thomas Longerich, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Markus Büchler, Arianeb Mehrabi and Katrin Hoffmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:93

    Content type: Research

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  18. Recent evidence suggested that secondary surgical cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy does not result in longer overall survival in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.

    Authors: Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Rafael Morales-Soriano, Álvaro Arjona-Sánchez and Pedro Cascales-Campos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:92

    Content type: Correspondence

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  19. Mini-invasive colorectal cancer surgery was adopted widely in recent years. This meta-analysis aimed to compare hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) with open right hemicolectomy (OS) for malignant disease.

    Authors: Mohamed Ali Chaouch, Mohamed Wejih Dougaz, Meriem Mesbehi, Hichem Jerraya, Ramzi Nouira, Jim S. Khan and Chadli Dziri

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:91

    Content type: Review

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  20. Maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (MSSCC) is a relatively rare head and neck cancer with poorly defined prognosis, and the present study aimed to investigate the outcomes for MSSCC according to different...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Rong Yang, Minghui Zhao, Wenyu Guo, Lun Zhang, Wenchao Zhang and Xudong Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:90

    Content type: Research

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  21. The aim of this study was to evaluate a series of blood count inflammation indexes in predicting anastomotic leakage (AL) in elective colorectal surgery.

    Authors: Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Simona Deidda, Svilen Maslyankov, Tsvetelina Paycheva, Ahmed Farag, Abdrabou Mashhour, Evangelos Misiakos, Dimitrios Papakonstantinou, Michal Mik, Joanna Losinska, Fabrizio Scognamillo, Fabio Sanna, Claudio Francesco Feo, Giuseppe Cherchi, Andreas Xidas, Angelo Zinellu…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:89

    Content type: Research

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  22. To explore overall survival (OS) and GISTs-specific survival (GSS) among cancer survivors developing a second primary gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

    Authors: Chaoyong Shen, Chengshi Wang, Tao He, Zhaolun Cai, Xiaonan Yin, Yuan Yin, Donghao Lu, Bo Zhang and Zongguang Zhou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:88

    Content type: Research

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  23. The latissimus dorsi muscle has long been used in breast cancer (BC) patients for reconstruction. This study aimed to compare early stage BC patients who had partial mastectomy (PM) with mini latissimus dorsi ...

    Authors: Vahit Ozmen, Serkan Ilgun, Burcu Celet Ozden, Alper Ozturk, Fatma Aktepe, Filiz Agacayak, Filiz Elbuken, Gul Alco, Cetin Ordu, Zeynep Erdogan Iyigun, Hocaoglu Emre, Kezban Pilancı, Gursel Soybir and Tolga Ozmen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:87

    Content type: Research

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  24. The incidence of synchronous RCC and colorectal cancer is heterogeneous ranging from 0.03 to 4.85%. Instead, only one case of huge colon carcinoma and renal angiomyolipoma was reported. The treatment of synchr...

    Authors: G. Cochetti, A. Tiezzi, A. Spizzirri, D. Giuliani, J. A. Rossi de Vermandois, G. Maiolino, M. Coccetta, V. Napolitano, F. Pennetti Pennella, S. Francesconi and E. Mearini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:86

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Peritoneal leiomyomatosis disseminate (LPD) is a rare disease characterized by widespread dissemination of leiomyomas nodules throughout the peritoneal and omental surfaces. Reports of pregnancy with LPD are e...

    Authors: Hualei Bu, Chengjuan Jin, Yan Fang, Yana Ma, Xiao Wang, Jingying Chen and Lijun Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:85

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Parathyroid protection and central neck dissection (CND) are basic points of thyroid cancer surgery and draw persistent concern. We aimed to evaluate the value of carbon nanoparticles (CNs) for parathyroid gla...

    Authors: Junsong Liu, Chongwen Xu, Rui Wang, Peng Han, Qian Zhao, Honghui Li, Yanxia Bai, Lifeng Liu, Shaoqiang Zhang and Xiaobao Yao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:84

    Content type: Research

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  27. Osteosarcoma (OS) is a primary malignant bone tumor with a high rate of metastasis and a short 5-year survival rate. MiR-363 was downregulated in a variety of tumors and played a role in suppressing tumors. Ho...

    Authors: Yongtao Zhang, Fang Wang, Lina Wang and Quanbin Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:83

    Content type: Research

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  28. This study evaluated the treatment outcomes of the primary surgery (PS) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) as the initial treatment for hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPSCC).

    Authors: Yao-Te Tsai, Wen-Cheng Chen, Chih-Yen Chien, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Yi-Chan Lee, Ming-Shao Tsai, Meng-Hung Lin, Chia-Hsuan Lai and Kai-Ping Chang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:82

    Content type: Research

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  29. Gastrinoma is a rare form of neuroendocrine neoplasm. The presence of a primary lymph node localization of gastrinoma is a much debated and controversial topic in the literature, as regards whether these cases...

    Authors: Elisabetta Cavalcanti, Elisa Stasi, Sergio Coletta, Dionigi Lorusso, Caterina Mammone Rinaldi and Raffaele Armentano

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:80

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Evaluating cirrhotic severity is essential for individualizing surgical modalities for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our previous study proposed a non-invasive method named cirrhotic severity s...

    Authors: Jin Gu, Erlei Zhang, Binyong Liang, Zunyi Zhang, Xiaoping Chen and Zhiyong Huang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:79

    Content type: Research

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  31. A growing body of evidence suggests that inflammatory response markers such as the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) are associated with outcomes of various malignanci...

    Authors: Yoji Miyahara, Shida Takashi, Yoshiaki Shimizu and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:78

    Content type: Research

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  32. The long-term oncological effects of self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) as a “bridge to surgery” are contradictory, and perineural invasion was supposed to be enhanced by the stenting. In this retrospective...

    Authors: Yinghao Cao, Ming Yang, Lizhao Yan, Shenghe Deng, Junnan Gu, Fuwei Mao, Ke Wu, Li Liu and Kailin Cai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:77

    Content type: Research

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  33. RFA is designed to produce localized tumor destruction by heating the tumor and surrounding liver tissue, especially suitable for patients who do not qualify for hepatic resection. Many studies have reported t...

    Authors: Xiao-xiang Fan, Shu-yi Lv, Mei-wu Zhang, Xiao-yu Dai, Jian-pei Zhao, Da-feng Mao and Yan Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:76

    Content type: Research

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  34. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains the major curative operation for malignant neoplasm of pancreas or cancerous tumors near the pancreas. Despite advancements in recent years, the postoperative recurrence ra...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Xiao Liu, Hongwei Wu, Kun Liu, Xiaona Zhou, Jun Liu, Wei Guo and Zhongtao Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:75

    Content type: Research

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  35. Among gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), rectal NETs account for about one-third of all tumors. Despite the occasional observation of lateral lymph node metastasis in patients with rectal NETs, lat...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Tokumaru, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoki Okumura, Kazuya Yamaguchi and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:74

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Mounting evidences have displayed that the dysregulation of miRNAs plays important roles in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer (GC). The purpose of this study was to explore the biological functions and potent...

    Authors: Haiyan Zhang, Lingyun Li, Cuicui Yuan, Congcong Wang, Tiantian Gao and Zhiwei Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:73

    Content type: Research

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  37. Preoperative imatinib mesylate therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is controversial. This study aimed to explore the clinical efficacy and optimal duration of preoperative imatinib mesylate (IM...

    Authors: Jing Qi, He-Li Liu, Feng Ren, Sheng Liu, Wei Shi, Wei-Hang Liu, Gao-Qiang Cai and Guo-Qing Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:70

    Content type: Research

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  38. Incidental gallbladder carcinoma is often discovered after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholecystitis or cholecystolithiasis. Port site recurrences may occur. Patients with port site metastases of...

    Authors: Jorieke J. H. T. Nijhuis, M. R. Frederiek Bosscher and Mike S. L. Liem

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:69

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Numerous reports regarding sarcopenia have focused on the quantity of skeletal muscle. In contrast, the impact of the quality of skeletal muscle has not been well investigated.

    Authors: Nobutoshi Horii, Yu Sawda, Takafumi Kumamoto, Nobuhiro Tsuchiya, Takashi Murakami, Yasuhiro Yabushita, Yuki Honma, Ryusei Matsuyama, Daisuke Morioka, Hirotoshi Akiyama and Itaru Endo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  40. Comprehensive readmission morbidity studies after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are scarce. This study aimed to investigate readmissions and in-hospital morb...

    Authors: Paul Dranichnikov, Wilhelm Graf and Peter H. Cashin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:67

    Content type: Research

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  41. To meet clinical needs, fluorescence-guided surgery has emerged as a new technique that guides surgeons in the resection of cancerous tissue by highlighting tumour lesions during surgery. We aimed to evaluate ...

    Authors: Junchen Chen, Chen Zhang, Yanxiu Guo, Xiaohong Chang, Ruiqiong Ma, Xue Ye, Hongyan Cheng, Yi Li and Heng Cui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:66

    Content type: Research

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  42. Molecular assessment and treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) quickly evolved during the last decades, hampering longitudinal evaluation of prognostic markers. The aim of this study was to evaluate...

    Authors: Luca Bertero, Rosella Spadi, Simona Osella-Abate, Sara Mariani, Isabella Castellano, Alessandro Gambella, Patrizia Racca, Mario Morino and Paola Cassoni

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:65

    Content type: Research

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  43. In patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, whether metastasis to para-aortic lymph nodes located cephalad to the renal veins (supra-renal PAN) should be classified as regional lymph node metastasis or distant...

    Authors: Shinichi Komiyama, Masaru Nagashima, Tomoko Taniguchi, Takayuki Rikitake and Mineto Morita

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:64

    Content type: Research

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  44. As advances in oncological treatment continue to prolong the survival of patients with non-resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), decision-making regarding palliative surgical bypass in patients w...

    Authors: Niv Pencovich, Lior Orbach, Yonatan Lessing, Amit Elazar, Sophie Barnes, Phillip Berman, Arye Blachar, Ido Nachmany and Boaz Sagie

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  45. Several studies have reported the use of acellular dermal matrix in breast reconstruction. However, the primary role of acellular dermal matrix in these studies was to support the implant; there are no reports...

    Authors: Hongki Gwak, Ye-Won Jeon, Seung-Taek Lim, Seon-Young Park and Young-Jin Suh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:60

    Content type: Research

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