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  1. To evaluate the effect of thoracic paravertebral nerve block on early postoperative rehabilitation in patients undergoing radical thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer.

    Authors: Kang Kang, Xing Meng, Bing Li, Jingli Yuan, Erhu Tian, Jiaqiang Zhang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:298

    Content type: Research

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  2. Sacral tumors and tumor-like lesions are a rare group of lesions that can affect children and adults of all ages. Little is known about clinical characteristics of age, gender, histologic type, and anatomic si...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Dasen Li, Rongli Yang, Xiaodong Tang, Taiqiang Yan and Wei Guo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:297

    Content type: Research

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  3. Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is one of the most serious complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Various factors have been reported as POPF risks, but the most serious of these is soft panc...

    Authors: Hiromichi Kawaida, Hiroshi Kono, Hidetake Amemiya, Naohiro Hosomura, Mitsuaki Watanabe, Ryo Saito, Yuuki Nakata, Katsutoshi Shoda, Hiroki Shimizu, Shinji Furuya, Hidenori Akaike, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Makoto Sudo, Masanori Matusda, Jun Itakura, Hideki Fujii…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:295

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  4. Surgical indications for liver metastases from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are lacking because outcomes are usually poor. However, liver resection and the recent progress in perioperative chemother...

    Authors: Yusuke Mitsuka, Shintaro Yamazaki, Nao Yoshida, Masahiro Yan, Tokio Higaki and Tadatoshi Takayama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:294

    Content type: Research

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  5. Both the preoperative and postoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios (NLRs) have been proposed to predict the long-term prognosis in some cancers, including gastric cancer. The present study investigated th...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim and Kyo Young Song

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:293

    Content type: Research

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  6. Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital abnormality in which the pancreatic and biliary ducts join anatomically outside the duodenal wall resulting in the regurgitation of pancreatic juice into th...

    Authors: Toshimitsu Iwasaki, Yasuhiro Otsuka, Yoichi Miyata, Takahiro Einama, Hironori Tsujimoto, Hideki Ueno, Sho Ogata and Yoji Kishi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:292

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Postoperative anastomotic stenosis is a common complication in colorectal cancer patients (3–30%). Complete anastomotic stenosis is rare; however, when it occurs, almost all cases require surgical treatment. W...

    Authors: Takuya Nakashima, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Tomonari Suetsugu, Yoshinori Iwata, Shigeru Kiyama, Takao Takahashi, Fukada Masahiro, Itaru Yasufuku, Yuta Sato, Takeharu Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoki Okumura, Masaya Kubota, Takashi Ibuka, Masato Shimizu and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:291

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The NUT midline carcinoma is a rare tumor mostly reported in the midline of upper aerodigestive tract and mediastinum. Children as well as adolescents are affected without a gender distribution. A standard tre...

    Authors: Sebastian Joel, Friederike Weschenfelder, Ekkehard Schleussner, Gunther O. Hofmann and Wolfram Weschenfelder

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:290

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Tumor budding (TB) and poorly differentiated clusters (PDCs) are a sequence of histologic findings that predict worse prognosis and node metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC). TB and PDC (TB/PDC) are caused by...

    Authors: Kazumori Arai, Hisato Ishimatsu, Tomohiro Iwasaki, Chinatsu Tsuchiya, Akihiro Sonoda and Ko Ohata

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:289

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) represent the tumors with malignant transformation potential. The objective of the study was to verify their pathological c...

    Authors: Yuqiong Li, Zhongfei Zhu, Lisi Peng, Zhendong Jin, Liqi Sun and Bin Song

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:287

    Content type: Research

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  11. Several clinicopathological predictors of survival after curative surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA) have been identified; however, conflicting reports remain. The aim was to analyse clinical and ...

    Authors: Joachim Geers, Joris Jaekers, Halit Topal, Raymond Aerts, Cindy Vandoren, Guy Vanden Boer and Baki Topal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:286

    Content type: Research

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  12. Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Grade 2 carcinoma is associated with pelvic lymph-node metastasis, depending on selected risk factors. Intraoperative ass...

    Authors: Antonio Bandala-Jacques, David Cantú-de-León, Delia Pérez-Montiel, Rosa A. Salcedo-Hernández, Diddier Prada, Aarón González-Enciso, Arely Gonzalez-Valdés and Salim Abraham Barquet-Muñoz

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:284

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  13. The number of elderly patients with gastric cancer has been increasing. Most elderly patients have associated reduced physiologic functions that can sometimes become an obstacle to safe surgical treatment. The...

    Authors: Hidenori Akaike, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Suguru Maruyama, Katsutoshi Shoda, Ryo Saito, Shinji Furuya, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudoh, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kohno and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:283

    Content type: Research

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  14. Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is an extremely rare borderline tumor of vascular endothelial origin. Laparoscopic resection of HEHE has never been reported.

    Authors: Jianjun Xu, Shaobo Hu, Suzhen Li, Weimin Wang, Xing Zhou, Yuzhe Wu, Zhe Su, Xiang Cheng, Yang Gao and Qichang Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:282

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  15. Regional metastasis sometimes occurs in anatomies that are not included in traditional neck dissections. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment outcomes of squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavi...

    Authors: Weijin Gao, Zhuowei Tian, Xiaodan Fang, Jincai Xue, Zhixiang Li, Cong Yang and Chunyue Ma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:281

    Content type: Research

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  16. Prosthetic reconstruction for distal femoral osteosarcoma is challenging for younger children. We herein report a successful case of limb-sparing surgery for a younger patient with distal femoral osteosarcoma ...

    Authors: Jungo Imanishi, Masayuki Tanabe, Taisei Kurihara, Tomoaki Torigoe, Jun Kikkawa, Atsuhiko Ohta, Atsuko Watanabe, Ryuhei Tanaka, Kazuo Saita, Yuho Kadono and Yasuo Yazawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:280

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Lymphedema is a common complication of breast cancer treatment that affects one in five breast cancer survivors, yet there is no reliable method to detect lymphedema in the subclinical range. The objective of ...

    Authors: Bernadette N. White, Iris M. Lu, LeslieAnn S. Kao, J. Brandon Dixon, Michael J. Weiler, Nathan D. Frank, Jill Binkley, Preeti Subhedar, Joel Okoli, Karen Buhariwalla, Adriana Suarez-Ligon and Sheryl G. A. Gabram-Mendola

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:278

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  18. Genetic alterations play an important role in the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying new biomarkers to assess the prognosis of patients with CRC is critical. Cartilage intermediate layer prote...

    Authors: Feng Huang, Yuanfei Peng, Qing Ye, Jinhu Chen, Yangming Li, Shengyuan Liu, Yangmei Xu and Lijie Huang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:274

    Content type: Research

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  19. Growing evidence shows that the preoperative lymphocyte-related systemic inflammatory biomarkers are associated with the prognosis of patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). These markers includ...

    Authors: Yuan Shao, Wenxia Li, Dongwen Wang and Bo Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:273

    Content type: Research

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  20. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) stands as the second most common malignant tumor in the liver with poor patient prognosis. Increasing evidences have shown that inflammation plays a significant role in tu...

    Authors: Zeyu Zhang, Yufan Zhou, Kuan Hu and Yun Huang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:272

    Content type: Research

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  21. Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is considered a pre-cancerous biliary lesion and/or an early cancer lesion, although its classification remains unclear. The 2019 revised edition of the W...

    Authors: Rika Fujino, Yoshihito Masuoka, Taro Mashiko, Akira Nakano, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:271

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Accurate prediction of the prognosis of RCC using a single biomarker is challenging due to the genetic heterogeneity of the disease. However, it is essential to develop an accurate system to allow better patie...

    Authors: Shigehisa Kubota, Tetsuya Yoshida, Susumu Kageyama, Takahiro Isono, Takeshi Yuasa, Junji Yonese, Ryoji Kushima, Akihiro Kawauchi and Tokuhiro Chano

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:270

    Content type: Research

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  23. Breast cancer subtypes are statistically associated with prognosis. The search for markers of breast tumor heterogeneity and the development of precision medicine for patients are the current focuses of the fi...

    Authors: Rong Jia, Zhongxian Li, Wei Liang, Yucheng Ji, Yujie Weng, Ying Liang and Pengfei Ning

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:268

    Content type: Research

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  24. The lymphocytic population, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are prognostic tools predictive of adverse outcomes for several solid tumors and oncologic surgeries, on...

    Authors: Antoine El Asmar, Elie Ghabi, Toufic Saber, Christina Abou-Malhab, Bernard Akl and Ziad El Rassi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:267

    Content type: Research

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  25. Malignant large-bowel obstruction (MLBO) is a highly urgent condition in colorectal cancer with high complication rates. Self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement in MLBO is a new decompression treatment in...

    Authors: Jesse Yu Tajima, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Chika Mizutani, Yoshinori Iwata, Shigeru Kiyama, Masaya Kubota, Takashi Ibuka, Hiroshi Araki, Masahito Shimizu, Kiyoshi Doi and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:265

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  26. Approximately 30% of patients with colorectal cancer develop colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). CRLM that become undetectable by imaging after chemotherapy are called disappearing liver metastases (DLM). But ...

    Authors: Darius Barimani, Joonas H. Kauppila, Christian Sturesson and Ernesto Sparrelid

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:264

    Content type: Review

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  27. In cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), surgery remains the best option for cure, but surgery is of benefit only when the disease is localized. Although adjuvant chemotherapy reportedly has a significa...

    Authors: Shinogu Takashima, Kazuhiro Imai, Maiko Atari, Tsubasa Matsuo, Katsutoshi Nakayama, Yusuke Sato, Satoru Motoyama, Hiroyuki Shibata, Kyoko Nomura and Yoshihiro Minamiya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:263

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  28. Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the only definitively curative therapy for the long-term survival of distal cholangiocarcinoma patients. Lymph node metastasis is widely accepted as an important prognostic factor fo...

    Authors: Shaocheng Lyu, Lixin Li, Xin Zhao, Zhangyong Ren, Di Cao and Qiang He

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:262

    Content type: Research

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  29. lncRNAs and VEGF have been shown to have close connections with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We explored the interaction between lncRNA NEAT1 and VEGF-A in OSCC.

    Authors: Ke He, Zhi-Bin Zhu, Rui Shu and Ai Hong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:261

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:276

  30. Angiosarcoma occurs very rarely in the oral cavity, and the epithelioid type is even rarer. Here, we report a rare case involving an elderly man with a primary epithelioid angiosarcoma that originated from the...

    Authors: Yuko Komatsu, Ikuya Miyamoto, Yu Ohashi, Katsunori Katagiri, Daisuke Saito, Mizuki Obara, Yasunori Takeda, Kiyoto Shiga and Hiroyuki Yamada

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:260

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and much little is known about its clinical characteristics and management strategies. Here we present a case of SMZL and review relevant l...

    Authors: Shiyu Zhang, Zefeng Xuan, Liang Zhang, Jiahua Lu, Penghong Song and Shusen Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:259

    Content type: Case report

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  32. The examination of lymph nodes (LNs) plays an important role in the nodal staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For patients without LN metastasis, the main role of thorough LN examination is accurate...

    Authors: Wenyu Zhai, Fangfang Duan, Yuzhen Zheng, Qihang Yan, Shuqin Dai, Tao Chen, Jianlong Chen and Junye Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:258

    Content type: Research

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  33. No available meta-analysis was printed to systematically introduce the MPNST clinic outcome and risk factors based on largely pooled data. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate 5-year O...

    Authors: Zhenyu Cai, Xiaodong Tang, Haijie Liang, Rongli Yang, Taiqiang Yan and Wei Guo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:257

    Content type: Research

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  34. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Sung Chul Lee, Kwangwoo Nam, Dajeong Nam, Min A Kwon and Dong-Wook Kim

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:256

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:231

  35. Colorectal cancer (CRC) poses a heavy threat to human health owing to its high incidence and mortality. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) were investigated to participate in the progression of CRC, whereas there was no...

    Authors: Yanhe Liu, Hui Li, Xiaoyi Ye, Anlong Ji, Xiangwei Fu, Haishan Wu and Xiangyong Zeng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:255

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  36. This study intended to determine important genes related to the prognosis and recurrence of breast cancer.

    Authors: Xiaoying Zhou, Chuanguang Xiao, Tong Han, Shusheng Qiu, Meng Wang, Jun Chu, Weike Sun, Liang Li and Lili Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:254

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:320

  37. Post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (pc-RPLND) is one cornerstone in the clinical management of patients with nonseminomatous testicular germ cell tumours (GCT). A wide range of complicatio...

    Authors: Christian Guido Ruf, Simon Krampe, Cord Matthies, Petra Anheuser, Tim Nestler, Jörg Simon, Hendrik Isbarn and Klaus Peter Dieckmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:253

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  38. It is unknown whether transmediastinal esophagectomy (TME) is an acceptable surgical procedure for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Therefore, we investigated the feasibility of long...

    Authors: Yukinori Yamagata, Kazuyuki Saito, Kosuke Hirano and Masatoshi Oya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:252

    Content type: Research

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  39. It has been demonstrated that simultaneous resection of both primary colorectal lesion and metastatic hepatic lesion is a safe approach with low mortality and postoperative complication rates. However, there a...

    Authors: Long Pan, Chenhao Tong, Siyuan Fu, Jing Fang, Qiuxia Gu, Shufeng Wang, Zhiyu Jiang, Sarun Juengpanich and Xiujun Cai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:251

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  40. Very rarely does a splenic solitary metastasis arise from a gastric carcinoma because splenic metastasis is usually seen in association with widespread visceral metastasis. Splenectomy is considered to be a cu...

    Authors: Ayato Obana, Nobuo Komatsu, Kazuma Aiba, Shinya Nakanishi, Masakazu Abe, Toshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hayashi, Hayato Obi, Masamichi Koyama and Shinichi Hashimoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:250

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Integrating phenotypic and genotypic information to improve prognostic prediction is under active investigation for lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). In this study, we developed a new prognostic model for event-free...

    Authors: Guofeng Li, Guangsuo Wang, Yanhua Guo, Shixuan Li, Youlong Zhang, Jialu Li and Bin Peng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:249

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  42. Ganglioneuromas (GNs) are extremely rare, slowly growing, benign tumors that can arise from Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and neuronal or fibrous tissues. Due to their origin from the sympathetic neural crest...

    Authors: Patrick Kirchweger, Helwig Valentin Wundsam, Ines Fischer, Christiane Sophie Rösch, Gernot Böhm, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Vedat Alibegovic and Reinhold Függer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:248

    Content type: Case report

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