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  1. To determine the effect of clinical status (weight variation and performance status [PS]) at diagnosis and during induction treatment on resectability and overall survival (OS) rates in patients with borderlin...

    Authors: Pauline Duconseil, Jonathan Garnier, Victoria Weets, Jacques Ewald, Ugo Marchese, Marine Gilabert, Laurence Moureau-Zabotto, Flora Poizat, Marc Giovannini, Jean-Robert Delpero and Olivier Turrini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  2. In recent years, some traction-assisted approaches have been introduced to facilitate endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedures by reducing the procedure time and risks related to the procedure. Howeve...

    Authors: Mengting Xia, Yunfeng Zhou, Jiajie Yu, Wenwen Chen, Xiaotao Huang and Juan Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  3. Besides its known antibacterial effect commonly used in intraperitoneal lavage, taurolidine has been observed to possess antineoplastic properties. In order to analyse this antineoplastic potential in a pallia...

    Authors: Justyna Schubert, Veria Khosrawipour, Haris Chaudhry, Mohamed Arafkas, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Alessio Pigazzi and Tanja Khosrawipour

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:93

    Content type: Correspondence

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  4. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is considered superior to open surgery. However, efficacy and safety outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer (CRC) are unclear, particularly in patients undergoing ...

    Authors: Yasunori Yoshimoto, Takahisa Fujikawa, Akira Tanaka, Hideto Hayashi, Norihiro Shimoike, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Chiyo Nakasuga and Tsunenori Yamamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  5. Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) generally is a cancer with excellent prognosis, but the term “cancer” sounds severe and harsh, which can elicit emotional and physical responses from patients. To elimin...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Dorota Diakowska, Beata Wojtczak, Zdzisław Forkasiewicz, Dominika Pupka, Łukasz Nowak and Jerzy Rudnicki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:91

    Content type: Research

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  6. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, low-grade malignant mesenchymal tumor of the soft tissue, characterized by slow infiltrative growth and common local recurrence, with rare distant metastases.

    Authors: Felix Wiesmueller, Abbas Agaimy, Aristotelis Perrakis, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E. Horch, Robert Grützmann and Nikolaos Vassos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  7. Neoadjuvant treatment followed by esophagectomy is standard practice in locally advanced esophageal cancer. However, not all patients who started neoadjuvant treatment will undergo esophageal resection. The pu...

    Authors: Lieven Depypere, Melissa Thomas, Johnny Moons, Willy Coosemans, Toni Lerut, Hans Prenen, Karin Haustermans, Hans Van Veer and Philippe Nafteux

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  8. To retrospectively analyze perilesional technetium Tc-99m MAA injection for intraoperative localization of atypical soft-tissue and bone lesions within a single tertiary referral center in order to determine t...

    Authors: Jason R. Young, Andi E. Wallig, Nichole L. Fischer, Tiffinee N. Swanson, Mark J. Truty, K. Robert Shen and Brendan P. McMenomy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:88

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  9. Solitary fibrous tumors are rare tumors derived from the pleura. A tumor generally has only one pedicle. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is generally used when a tumor is small (< 10 cm), and traditional ...

    Authors: Yi Shen, Tao He, Ping Lu, Guobin Feng, Jun Zhu and Xiangan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:87

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Data regarding the long-term oncological outcomes of robotic gastrectomy (RG) are limited despite the increased commonality of this method as an alternative for gastric cancer treatment. Here, we conducted a m...

    Authors: Guixiang Liao, Zhihong Zhao, Muhammad Khan, Yawei Yuan and Xianming Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  11. In colorectal cancer (CRC), whether the immune score can be used to predict the clinical prognosis of the patient has not been completely established. Besides, the prognostic values of tumor-infiltrating lymph...

    Authors: Yamei Zhao, Xiaoxu Ge, Jiawei He, Yi Cheng, Zhanhuai Wang, Jian Wang and Lifeng Sun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:85

    Content type: Review

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  12. The prognosis for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (ADTC) with disseminated distant metastases is very poor. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting tumor angiogenesis have been shown to im...

    Authors: Nai-Wei Sheu, He-Jiun Jiang, Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hsin-Ying Clair Chiou and Pi-Jung Hsiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:84

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has improved survival for pa...

    Authors: Atuhani Burnett, Marie-Eve Aubé Lecompte, Nora Trabulsi, Pierre Dubé, Mai-Kim Gervais, Bertrand Trilling, Alexis-Simon Cloutier and Lucas Sideris

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  14. Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the bone are locally aggressive primary bone tumors with a benign character. Spinal involvement is rare and they are quite rare in the cervical spine.

    Authors: İdris Sertbaş, Mete Karatay and Uguray Payam Hacisalihoğlu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:82

    Content type: Case report

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  15. The introduction of laparoscopic technology has greatly promoted the development of surgery, and the trend of minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more obvious. However, there is no consensus as to ...

    Authors: Mengqi Liu, Shunrong Ji, Wenyan Xu, Wensheng Liu, Yi Qin, Qiangsheng Hu, Qiqing Sun, Zheng Zhang, Xianjun Yu and Xiaowu Xu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:81

    Content type: Review

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  16. To investigate the predictive value of lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI) for nodal recurrence and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I endometrioid endometrial cancer (EC) following surgical stagi...

    Authors: Ashley E. Veade, Jonathan Foote, Jessie Ehrisman, Gloria Broadwater, Brittany A. Davidson, Paula S. Lee, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Andrew Berchuck and Laura J. Havrilesky

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:80

    Content type: Research

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  17. Bipartite combined oesophageal tumours are an exceedingly rare entity and much less is known about the natural history of these tumours following curative surgery. The authors present a case of a bipartite com...

    Authors: Nicholette Goh, Danson Xue Wei Yeo, Sanghvi Kaushal Amitbhai, Myint Oo Aung, Yong Howe Ho, Aaryan Nath Koura and Jaideepraj Rao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:79

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Inconsistent results according to numerous studies that had investigated the association between serum zinc levels and lung cancer risk were reported. The aim of this study was to explore whether serum zinc le...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Zhengyi Sun, Aipeng Li and Yongsheng Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:78

    Content type: Research

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  19. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major pathological type of primary liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. In addition, the long-term survival rates of HCC still remain low. Th...

    Authors: Min Wu, Zhaobo Liu, Xin Li, Aiying Zhang, Dongdong Lin and Ning Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:77

    Content type: Research

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  20. Portal annular pancreas (PAP) is a rare congenital anatomical abnormality of the pancreas in which the portal vein is encircled by aberrant parenchyma, and special attention is needed for pancreatic resections...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Kimura, Minoru Nagayama, Masafumi Imamura, Shingo Tanaka, Makoto Yoshida, Eiji Yoshida, Hiroki Fujino, Takashi Machiki, Koji Miyanishi, Toru Mizuguchi, Junji Kato and Ichiro Takemasa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:76

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The Toronto hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk index (THRI) was developed to predict HCC in patients with cirrhosis. This study aimed to validate the THRI in a 10-year Asian cohort.

    Authors: Huixian Zhang, Jinzhou Zhu, Liting Xi, Chunfang Xu and Airong Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:75

    Content type: Research

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  22. Giant cell tumor of the bone (GCT) has high local recurrence rates and the prognosis is hard to predict. We therefore retrospectively analyzed clinical outcome and recurrences of 51 GCT cases focusing on the e...

    Authors: Georg W. Omlor, Jessica Lange, Marcus Streit, Simone Gantz, Christian Merle, Thomas Germann, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Jörg Fellenberg and Burkhard Lehner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  23. Chili peppers have properties that plausibly could either increase or decrease a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer, but their consumption in relation to disease risk has not been well studied. We s...

    Authors: Yalan Yang, Jing Zhang, Noel S. Weiss, Linwen Guo, Li Zhang, Yanqi Jiang and Yanfang Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:71

    Content type: Research

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  24. Meningioma is the most common adult primary intracranial tumor. Malignant meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma. The prognosis for the patients with these tumors is poor, due to the tumor’s capacity for r...

    Authors: Laura Bender, Benoit Lhermitte, Hélène Carinato, Seyyid Baloglu, Mehdi Helali, Hélène Cebula, Delphine Antoni and Georges Noel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:70

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a minimal invasive technology and could allow “en bloc” resection for superficial gastric tumors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of ES...

    Authors: Yangyang Zhou, Siran Zhou, Yang Shi, Shimeng Zheng and Bingrong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:69

    Content type: Research

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  26. This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of laparoscopic gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer versus open surgery.

    Authors: Katharina Beyer, Ann-Kathrin Baukloh, Carsten Kamphues, Hendrik Seeliger, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Martin E. Kreis and Maciej Patrzyk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:68

    Content type: Review

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  27. Suturing the proximal pancreatic stump and performing pancreaticoenterostomy for the distal pancreatic stump following central pancreatectomy is a conventional procedure. This reconstruction after resection of...

    Authors: Zi-Zheng Wang, Guo-Dong Zhao, Zhi-Ming Zhao, Yuan-Xing Gao, Yong Xu, Zhu-Zeng Yin, Qu Liu, Wan Yee Lau and Rong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:67

    Content type: Research

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  28. Well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) usually have a good prognosis; however, there are patients that experience recurrence after curative resection.

    Authors: Pan Zhang, Yuan-liang Li, Xu-dong Qiu, Jie Luo, Yan-fen Shi, Yong-liang Sun, Fei Su, Zhi-rong Qi and Huang-ying Tan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  29. To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of total laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC) under a single surgical position.

    Authors: Xuebao Zhang, Ke Wang, Jiajia Ma, Qiqiang Zhang, Chu Liu, Yuanshan Cui and Chunhua Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:65

    Content type: Research

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  30. To investigate the short- and long-term efficacy of membrane anatomy-guided laparoscopic spleen-preserving circumferential splenic hilar lymph node dissection for the treatment of advanced proximal gastric can...

    Authors: Yanchang Xu, Zhixiong Li, Guofeng Pan, Haiyan Wu, Wenlin Lin, Jian Chen and Junpeng Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:64

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Review

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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