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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Research

    Impact of nutritional status in the era of FOLFOX/FIRI-based chemotherapy

    The nutritional status plays a pivotal role during anticancer therapy. This study analyzed whether nutritional status influences the outcomes in the era of FOLFOX/FIRI therapy.

    Shunji Okada, Shintaro Yamazaki, Teruo Kaiga, Tomoya Funada, Mitsugu Kochi and Tadatoshi Takayama

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:162

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  11. Research

    Does antithrombotic therapy improve survival with colorectal cancer?

    The study aimed to evaluate the prognosis for patients with colorectal cancer who underwent surgery while receiving antithrombotic therapy (ATT) across all disease stages and for patients at disease stages 0–III.

    Kodai Takahashi, Hideto Ito, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Kazuhito Mita, Hideki Asakawa, Takashi Hayashi and Keiichi Fujino

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:161

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  12. Case Report

    Rectal carcinoma and multiple gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the small intestine in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomally dominant inherited disorder characterized by multiple pigmented skin spots (café-au-lait spots) and neurofibroma. NF1 is associated with a wide variety of benign o...

    Yuhei Hakozaki, Shinichi Sameshima, Teppei Tatsuoka, Takashi Okuyama, Yukinori Yamagata, Tamaki Noie, Masatoshi Oya, Akiko Fujii, Yoshihiko Ueda, Chieko Shimura and Kazumoto Katagiri

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:160

    Published on: 23 August 2017

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