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  1. Content type: Case report

    Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths globally. Metastatic disease is often found at the time of initial diagnosis in the majority of lung cancer patients. However, colonic metastases a...

    Authors: N. A. Parker, C. McBride, J. Forge and D. Lalich

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:63

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  2. Content type: Research

    It has been suggested that apart from tumour and nodal status, a range of patient-related and histopathological factors including lymph node yield and tumour location seems to have prognostic implications in s...

    Authors: Jakob Lykke, Jacob Rosenberg, Per Jess and Ole Roikjaer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:62

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  3. Content type: Research

    To investigate whether smoking adversely affects the short-term outcomes and the potential effects of cigarette dose and preoperative smoking cessation, in patients who underwent gastric cancer (GC) surgery.

    Authors: Hu Quan, Linda Ouyang, Huijun Zhou, Yongzhong Ouyang and Hua Xiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:61

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  4. Content type: Research

    The incidence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is rare, but a certain amount of mortality remains in NPC patients. Our study aimed to identify candidate genes as biomarkers for NPC screening, diagnosis, and t...

    Authors: Zhimin Ye, Fangzheng Wang, Fengqin Yan, Lei Wang, Bin Li, Tongxin Liu, Fujun Hu, Mingxiang Jiang, Weiyang Li and Zhenfu Fu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:60

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  5. Content type: Research

    Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC) is frequently associated with hydrocephalus, which quickly devastates the performance of the patient. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt is a widely accepted treatment of choic...

    Authors: Hye Seon Kim, Jong Bae Park, Ho-Shin Gwak, Ji-Woong Kwon, Sang-Hoon Shin and Heon Yoo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:59

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  6. Content type: Research

    In this study, we report our experience of cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC), focusin...

    Authors: Leonardo Solaini, Fabrizio D’Acapito, Alessandro Passardi, Massimo Framarini, Francesca Tauceri, Daniela Di Pietrantonio, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Alessandro Cucchetti, Davide Cavaliere and Giorgio Ercolani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:58

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  7. Content type: Correspondence

    The aim of this Letter to the Editor was to report some methodological shortcomings in the recently published article “Application of red light phototherapy in the treatment of radioactive dermatitis in patien...

    Authors: Jolien Robijns, Sandrine Censabella, Stefan Claes, Luc Pannekoeke, Lore Bussé, Dora Colson, Iris Kaminski, Victoria Broux, Joy Lodewijckx, Sofie Puts, Paul Bulens, Annelies Maes, Leen Noé, Marc Brosens, An Timmermans, Ivo Lambrichts…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:57

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  8. Content type: Research

    Approximately 20% of all patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed at more advanced stages with synchronous distant metastasis, and the prognosis in these patients is usually poor. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Makoto Sudo, Shinji Furuya, Hiroki Shimizu, Yuuki Nakata, Hiroshi Iino, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kono and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:56

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Mixed neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine tumors (MINEN) of the gallbladder are extremely rare; indeed, the English expert literature reports a mere handful of case reports and case series on this topic. Accordi...

    Authors: Adam Skalický, Lucie Vištejnová, Magdaléna Dubová, Tomáš Malkus, Tomáš Skalický and Ondřej Troup

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:55

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  10. Content type: Research

    Palliative resection of the primary tumor for metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (pNEC) patients is not recommended because of the poor prognosis compared to that of patients with well-differentiat...

    Authors: Tingting Feng, Wangxia Lv, Meiqin Yuan, Zhong Shi, Haijun Zhong and Sunbin Ling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:54

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  11. Content type: Review

    Many observational studies have reported correlations between postoperative complications and prognosis after radical gastrectomy but the results are controversial. This meta-analysis was performed to investig...

    Authors: Shiqi Wang, Lei Xu, Quan Wang, Jipeng Li, Bin Bai, Zhengyan Li, Xiaoyong Wu, Pengfei Yu, Xuzhao Li and Jichao Yin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:52

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  12. Content type: Research

    To determine the optimal timing of duodenal transection in patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) in combination with laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymphadenectomy (L...

    Authors: Zifang Zheng, Limin Wu, Chenxing Jian, Yucheng Song and Wei Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:49

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Development of an anastomotic stricture following rectal cancer surgery is not uncommon. Such strictures are usually managed by manual or instrumental dilatation techniques that are often insufficiently effect...

    Authors: Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Masahiko Sakoda, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:48

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  14. Content type: Research

    Chemotherapy with or without surgery is the first-line treatment for stage III/IV gastric cancer, while surgery is the first-line treatment for stage I/II gastric cancer. Accordingly, it is important to distin...

    Authors: Kiyoaki Taniguchi, Masaho Ota, Takuji Yamada, Akiko Serizawa, Takeharu Noguchi, Kunihiko Amano, Sho Kotake, Shunichi Ito, Naoki Ikari, Akiko Omori and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:47

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  15. Content type: Research

    The effect of antiviral therapy (AVT) on clinical outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are seronegative for hepatitis B virus (HBV), defined as HBV DNA < 100 IU/ml prior to surgical res...

    Authors: Mingxing Xu, Zheng Zhou, Ruiyun Xu, Huiling Zhang, Nan Lin and Yuesi Zhong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:45

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  16. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to explore trends in incidence, incidence-based (IB) mortality, and survival for combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) utilizing a population-based database to attr...

    Authors: Jiakun Wang, Enliang Li, Hao Yang, Junjun Wu, Hong cheng Lu, Chenhao Yi, Jun Lei, Wenjun Liao and Linquan Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:43

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  17. Content type: Case report

    The giant multilocular prostatic cystadenoma is a very rare benign tumor of the prostate gland. It is composed of predominantly cystic enlarged prostatic glands in a fibrous stroma and spreads extensively into...

    Authors: Yuya Nakamura, Dai Shida, Takahiro Shibayama, Akihiko Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Yasuo Shinoda, Shintaro Iwata and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:42

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  18. Content type: Research

    The prognostic value of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases may be minimized by the limited disease burden of lymph node metastases and tailoring adjuvant therapy based on breast cancer biology. The aim of th...

    Authors: Hideo Shigematsu, Mai Nishina, Daisuke Yasui, Taizo Hirata and Shinji Ozaki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:41

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  19. Content type: Research

    Chest computed tomography (CTC) has now replaced chest X-ray (CXR) as the first choice of investigation to stage breast cancers in most centers in Australia. Routine staging is not recommended in early breast ...

    Authors: Justin James, Melanie Teo, Vivekananda Ramachandran, Michael Law, David Stoney and Michael Cheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:40

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  20. Content type: Research

    Prediction of nodal involvement in colorectal cancer is an important aspect of preoperative workup to determine the necessity of preoperative treatment and the adequate extent of lymphadenectomy during surgery...

    Authors: Tsutomu Kumamoto, Junichi Shindoh, Hideaki Mita, Yuriko Fujii, Yuichiro Mihara, Michiro Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takemura, Takako Shirakawa, Hisashi Shinohara and Hiroya Kuroyanagi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:39

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  21. Content type: Technical innovations

    Retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy (RLRN and RLPN) have become the preferred modes of management for renal malignancy. One of the most critical steps in the RLRN and RLPN process is t...

    Authors: Feiya Yang, Qiang Zhou, Xuesong Li and Nianzeng Xing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:38

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  22. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer patients with suspicious axillary lymph node (ALN) at ultrasound and positive fine-needle aspiration (FNA) results were required to receive ALN dissection (ALND), which was not certain in the pos...

    Authors: Yue Liang, Xiaosong Chen, Yiwei Tong, Weiwei Zhan, Ying Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Ou Huang, Jianrong He, Li Zhu, Yafen Li, Weiguo Chen and Kunwei Shen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:37

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  23. Content type: Research

    Retroperitoneal tumors are an uncommon disease known to consist of a diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms. Treatment of unresectable retroperitoneal lesions requires pathological diagnosis. Here, we...

    Authors: Makito Miyake, Shinji Fukui, Daisuke Gotoh, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Shoji Samma, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Hitoshi Momose, Shunta Hori, Shuji Watanabe, Takuya Owari, Yosuke Morizawa, Yoshitaka Itami, Yasushi Nakai, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:35

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon condition characterized by diffuse mucinous material in the abdomen and pelvis, generally arising from a perforated epithelial neoplasm. Typically, the disease prese...

    Authors: Brianne J. Sullivan, Nathan Bolton, Umut Sarpel and Deepa Magge

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:34

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  25. Content type: Research

    Although hepatectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) prolongs survival in up to 40% of people, recurrence rates approach 70%. We used a multidisciplinary approach to treat recurrent liver metastases, i...

    Authors: Hiroshi Matsuoka, Zenichi Morise, Chihiro Tanaka, Takahiro Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Koutarou Maeda, Koji Masumori, Yoshikazu Koide, Hidetoshi Katsuno, Yoshinao Tanahashi, Sanae Nakajima, Tsunekazu Hanai, Yutaro Kato, Atsushi Sugioka and Ichiro Uyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:33

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  26. Content type: Research

    Endoscopic resection (ER) has come to be recognized as a standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC). While its adoption is expanding, ER remains restricted to cases of EGC without lymph node metastasis ...

    Authors: Rieko Nakamura, Tai Omori, Shuhei Mayanagi, Tomoyuki Irino, Norihito Wada, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Kaori Kameyama and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:32

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  27. Content type: Review

    Because conventional prostate biopsy has some limitations, optimal variations of prostate biopsy strategies have emerged to improve the diagnosis rate of prostate cancer. We conducted the systematic review to ...

    Authors: Jianjian Xiang, Huaqing Yan, Jiangfeng Li, Xiao Wang, Hong Chen and Xiangyi Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:31

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  28. Content type: Research

    Oncostatin M receptor (OSMR) represents a part of the interleukin-six (IL6) cytokine group that was discovered recently to be closely associated with cell’s growth and differentiation, inflammation, and enhanceme...

    Authors: Shi Deng, Sheng yin He, Pan Zhao and Peng Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:30

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  29. Content type: Research

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by an extremely dense stroma, which has a fundamental role in tumor progression. Fibronectin (FN1) is the main constituent of the tumor stroma in pancre...

    Authors: Dingyuan Hu, Daniel Ansari, Qimin Zhou, Agata Sasor, Katarzyna Said Hilmersson and Roland Andersson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:29

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  30. Content type: Research

    The optimal extent of lymph node (LN) dissection for advanced distal gastric cancer remains controversial. The present study compared the safety and efficacy of extended LN dissection (D2 plus) with standard D...

    Authors: Pengfei Yu, Yian Du, Zhiyuan Xu, Ling Huang and Xiangdong Cheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:28

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  31. Content type: Research

    Few studies of robotic nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) were reported. We report feasibility of robotic NSM and determine standard surgical procedure and learning curve threefold.

    Authors: G. Houvenaeghel, M. Bannier, S. Rua, J. Barrou, M. Heinemann, A. Van Troy, E. Lambaudie and M. Cohen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:27

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  32. Content type: Research

    Reoperation following PD is a surrogate marker for a complex post-operative course and may lead to devastating consequences. We evaluate the indications for early reoperation following PD and analyze its effec...

    Authors: Yonatan Lessing, Niv Pencovich, Nadav Nevo, Nir Lubezky, Yaacov Goykhman, Richard Nakache, Guy Lahat, Joseph M. Klausner and Ido Nachmany

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:26

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  33. Content type: Research

    The abnormal expression of activator protein-1(AP-1) has recently been investigated in a variety of tumors. While the relationship between AP-1 and thyroid cancer is poorly studied, our study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Cheng Xiao, Yonglian Huang, Qiyuan Gao, Zijian Feng, Qi Li and Zhen Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:25

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  34. Content type: Research

    Endometrioid ovarian carcinoma and clear cell ovarian carcinoma are both classified as endometriosis-associated ovarian cancers (EAOCs). Despite the high rates of recurrence and mortality of EAOC, only a few p...

    Authors: Tsukuru Amano, Tokuhiro Chano, Takahiro Isono, Fuminori Kimura, Ryoji Kushima and Takashi Murakami

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:24

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  35. Content type: Research

    Osteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor with a high potential for lung metastasis, and the prognosis for patients with metastatic disease is very poor. The interaction between fibronectin (FN) and integrin αvβ3...

    Authors: Kai Shi, Sheng-lin Wang, Bin Shen, Feng-qiang Yu, Dan-feng Weng and Jian-hua Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:23

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Congenital intracranial tumors are very rare and account for less than 2% of all childhood brain tumors. Teratomas constitute about one third to one half of these, predominantly located midline in the supraten...

    Authors: Yazid Maghrabi, Maher E. Kurdi and Saleh S. Baeesa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:22

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  37. Content type: Research

    Bowel obstruction (BO) is a complication that commonly affects patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). BO causes severe outcomes, and its treatment leads to a dilemma for many surgeons. Moreover, the factors co...

    Authors: Xinger Lv, Hong Yu, Peng Gao, Yongxi Song, Jingxu Sun, Xiaowan Chen, Yu Wang and Zhenning Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:21

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  38. Content type: Research

    Anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal resection is a serious issue. AL in oncologic patients might negatively affect the overall survival. Recently, mechanical bowel preparation with additive oral anti...

    Authors: Peter C. Ambe, Konstantinos Zarras, Maciej Stodolski, Ingfu Wirjawan and Hubert Zirngibl

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:20

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous regression (SR) of colorectal cancer (CRC) is extremely rare, and only few cases have been reported. Although it is not yet clarified, a plausible mechanism for SR of CRC is an immunological event.

    Authors: Nozomi Karakuchi, Manabu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Toyota, Takao Hinoi, Hideki Yamamoto, Seiji Sadamoto, Koichi Mandai, Hiroyuki Egi, Hideki Ohdan and Tadateru Takahashi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:19

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  40. Content type: Research

    To define preoperative clinical and radiographic risk factors for the need of inferior vena cava (IVC) resection in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and IVC tumor thrombus.

    Authors: Bin-Shuai Wang, Run-Zhuo Ma, Yu-Qing Liu, Zhuo Liu, Li-Yuan Tao, Min Lu, Guo-Liang Wang, Shu-Dong Zhang, Jian Lu and Lu-Lin Ma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:17

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  41. Content type: Research

    Oral cancer is very common in India. The reported 5-year survival of such patients is around 50% after treatment with surgery and radiotherapy, much lower than most of the developed countries.

    Authors: Sajith Babu Thavarool, Geetha Muttath, Sangeetha Nayanar, Karthickeyan Duraisamy, Prasanth Bhat, Kalpita Shringarpure, Priyakanta Nayak, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Alfonso Thaddeus, Sairu Philip and Satheesan B

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:15

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  42. Content type: Research

    Standard treatment for colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis typically involves cytoreductive surgery, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), and if possible, postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. Ho...

    Authors: M. Leimkühler, P. H. J. Hemmer, A. K. L. Reyners, D. J. A. de Groot, R. J. van Ginkel, L. B. Been, G. H. de Bock and B. L. van Leeuwen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:14

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