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  1. To fully assess the quality of the guidelines for the management of malignant pleural effusions (MPE) and ascites and reveal the heterogeneity of recommendations and possible reasons among guidelines.

    Authors: Jia-Xi Li, Yan-Mei Shi, Li-Ya An, Jin-Xu Yang, Yu-Xing Qi, Ting Yang, Yun-Yun Cen, Yue-Ying Lin and Da-Li Sun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:331

    Content type: Review

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  2. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of induction chemotherapy as an indicator of the management of advanced hypopharyngeal carcinoma with cervical oesophageal invasion.

    Authors: Tian-Qiao Huang, Ru Wang, Ju-Gao Fang, Shi-Zhi He, Qi Zhong, Li-Zhen Hou, Hong-Zhi Ma, Xiao-Hong Chen, Xue-Jun Chen, Ping-Dong Li, Ling Feng, Qian Shi and Meng Lian

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:330

    Content type: Research

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  3. Endometriosis can potentially lead to the development of a malignant tumor. Most malignant tumors arising from the endometriosis originate from the ovarian endometrioma, whereas those arising from extragonadal...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Ota, Kuniaki Ota, Toshifumi Takahashi, Soichiro Suzki, Rikiya Sano, Ikuko Ota, Takuya Moriya and Mitsuru Shiota

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:329

    Content type: Case report

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  4. The alkB homolog 2, alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase (ALKBH2) gene is involved in DNA repair and is expressed in different types of malignancies. However, the role of ALKBH2 in colorectal carcinoma (C...

    Authors: Bingxin Ke, Kejun Ye and Shaobing Cheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:328

    Content type: Research

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  5. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Anastomotic leak (AL) and prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI) are two important complications of colorectal surgery. In this obs...

    Authors: Michele Ammendola, Michele Ruggiero, Carlo Talarico, Riccardo Memeo, Giorgio Ammerata, Antonella Capomolla, Rosalinda Filippo, Roberto Romano, Socrate Pallio, Giuseppe Navarra, Severino Montemurro and Giuseppe Currò

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:327

    Content type: Research

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  6. Esophageal cancer patients often feel depressed and are fearful of metastasis and death. The objective of this study was to clarify the characteristics of patients with psychological distress at all 5 time poi...

    Authors: Yu Ohkura, Junichi Shindoh, Kanako Ichikura, Harushi Udagawa, Masaki Ueno and Eisuke Matsushima

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:326

    Content type: Research

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  7. Total endoscopic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy is a challenging, complex, and costly operation. These disadvantages restrict its wide application. The aim of this study was to compare the modified reverse-puncture ...

    Authors: Xiaokang Shen, Tianming Chen, Xiaoming Shi, Ming Zheng, Zhang Yan Zhou, Hai Tao Qiu, Jiawei Zhao, Peng Lu, Po Yang and Shilin Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:325

    Content type: Research

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  8. Follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) plays a central role in the progression of tumor and tumor immunity. However, the effect of FSTL1 on the prognosis and immune infiltration of gastric cancer (GC) remains to be elucid...

    Authors: Li Li, Shanshan Huang, Yangyang Yao, Jun Chen, Junhe Li, Xiaojun Xiang, Jun Deng and Jianping Xiong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:324

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Antoni Llueca, Anna Serra, Maria Teresa Climent, Blanca Segarra, Yasmine Maazouzi, Marta Soriano and Javier Escrig

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:323

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:309

  10. For patients with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with tumor size ≤ 2 cm, the prognostic significance of the number of removed lymph nodes (NLNs) through different surgical methods remains unclear....

    Authors: Lei-Lei Wu, Jia-Jian Lai, Xuan Liu, Yang-Yu Huang, Peng Lin, Hao Long, Lan-Jun Zhang and Guo-Wei Ma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:322

    Content type: Research

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  11. Fluoropyrimidines and platinum are still widely used for colorectal cancer (CRC) management. Several studies have reported that mutations of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPYD) and glutathione S-transferase pi...

    Authors: Xunwei Deng, Jingyuan Hou, Qiaoting Deng and Zhixiong Zhong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:321

    Content type: Research

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

    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 18:320

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:254

  13. Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CCA) is a primary liver carcinoma with both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) components. We examined the clinicopathological characte...

    Authors: Takamichi Ishii, Takashi Ito, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Satoshi Ogiso, Ken Fukumitsu, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura and Shinji Uemoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:319

    Content type: Research

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  14. The proline-rich protein 11 (PRR11) is a newly identified oncogene associated with a poor prognosis in several human cancers. Nonetheless, research on its role in ovarian cancer (OC) remains largely understudi...

    Authors: Yu Zhan, Xueyuan Wu, Gang Zheng, Jingjing Jin, Chaofu Li, Guanzhen Yu and Wenfeng Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:318

    Content type: Research

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  15. The tumor location is the most simple clinical factor and important in liver surgery to make surgical procedure. However, no previous study has investigated the prognostic differences and clinical features of ...

    Authors: Yuhki Sakuraoka, Keiichi Kubota, Genki Tanaka, Takayuki Shimizu, Kazuma Tago, Kyung Hwa Park, Takatsugu Matsumoto, Takayuki Shiraki, Shozo Mori, Yukihiro Iso and Taku Aoki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:317

    Content type: Research

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  16. The rate of pulmonary metastasectomy from colorectal cancer (CRC) has increased with recent advances in chemotherapy, diagnostic techniques, and surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigat...

    Authors: Masahiro Fukada, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoki Okumura, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Koyo Shirahashi, Hisashi Iwata, Kiyoshi Doi and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:314

    Content type: Research

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  17. Nonoperative management after neoadjuvant treatment in low rectal cancer enables organ preservation and avoids surgical morbidity. Our aim is to compare oncological outcomes in patients with clinical complete ...

    Authors: Mariana F. Coraglio, Martin A. Eleta, Mirta R. Kujaruk, Javier H. Oviedo, Enrique L. Roca, Guillermo A. Masciangioli, Guillermo Mendez and Ilma S. Iseas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:313

    Content type: Research

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  18. Head and neck melanoma (HNM) is specific from the anatomical and etiopathogenetic aspects. In addition to morphopathological parameters, rich vascularization and lymphatic drainage of the head and neck affect ...

    Authors: Aleksandar Višnjić, Predrag Kovačević, Asen Veličkov, Mariola Stojanović and Stefan Mladenović

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:312

    Content type: Research

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  19. Relatively high morbidity rates are reported after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). However, early predictors of complications after CRS plus HIPEC have not b...

    Authors: Antoine El Asmar, Melissa Bendavides, Michel Moreau, Alain Hendlisz, Amélie Deleporte, Maher Khalife, Vincent Donckier and Gabriel Liberale

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:311

    Content type: Research

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  20. Bladder cancer displays a broad mutational spectrum and intratumor heterogeneity (ITH), which results in difference in molecular phenotypes and resistance to therapies. However, there are currently no clinical...

    Authors: Yuying Han, Xu Liu, Haihong Ye, Ye Tian and Zhengguo Ji

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:310

    Content type: Research

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  21. Advanced ovarian cancer surgery (AOCS) frequently results in serious postoperative complications. Because managing AOCS is difficult, some standards need to be established that allow surgeons to assess the qua...

    Authors: Antoni Llueca, Anna Serra, Maria Teresa Climent, Blanca Segarra, Yasmine Maazouzi, Marta Soriano and Javier Escrig

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:309

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:323

  22. The application of minimally invasive surgery in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and a history of previous abdominal surgery (PAS) remains controversial. This retrospective study with propensity score ma...

    Authors: Ching-Wen Huang, Wei-Chih Su, Tsung-Kun Chang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Tzu-Chieh Yin, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Po-Jung Chen, Yen-Cheng Chen, Ching-Chun Li, Yi-Chien Hsieh and Jaw-Yuan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:308

    Content type: Research

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  23. To investigate the accuracy, dosimetric parameters, and safety of 3D-printing non-coplanar template (3D-PNCT)-assisted CT guidance for radioactive iodine-125 (125I) seed implantation brachytherapy (RSI-BT) for...

    Authors: Weijuan Jiang, Ping Jiang, Shuhua Wei, Yuliang Jiang, Zhe Ji, Haitao Sun, Jinghong Fan, Weiyan Li, Yuxia Shao and Junjie Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:307

    Content type: Research

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  24. To date, robotic surgery has been widely used worldwide. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate short-term and long-term outcomes of robotic gastrectomy (RG) in gastric cancer patients ...

    Authors: Jianglei Ma, Xiaoyao Li, Shifu Zhao, Ruifu Zhang and Dejun Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:306

    Content type: Research

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  25. Familiarity with post-IRE imaging interpretation is of considerable importance in determining ablation success and detecting recurrence. CEUS can be used to assess the tumour response and characteristics of th...

    Authors: Linyu Zhou, Shanyu Yin, Weilu Chai, Qiyu Zhao, Guo Tian, Danxia Xu and Tian’an Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:305

    Content type: Research

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  26. The impact of lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) in locally advanced lower rectal cancer remains controversial. This study is to compare total mesorectal excision (TME) with or without LLND in lower rectal c...

    Authors: Xiang Gao, Cun Wang, Yongyang Yu, Dujanand Singh, Lie Yang and Zongguang Zhou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:304

    Content type: Research

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  27. Immunotherapy targeting the programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death protein ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway has been observed to be efficient in several solid tumors. We aim to investigate the pr...

    Authors: Lingyu Tian, Jiaqiang Ma, Lijie Ma, Bohao Zheng, Longzi Liu, Danjun Song, Yining Wang, Zhao Zhang, Qiang Gao, Kang Song and Xiaoying Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:303

    Content type: Research

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  28. Analysis of the risk factors associated with functional delayed gastric emptying after distal gastric cancer surgery to provide a basis for further reduction of the incidence of this complication.

    Authors: Tao Pang, Xiao-Yi Yin, Hang-Tian Cui, Zheng-Mao Lu, Ming-Ming Nie, Kai Yin, Guo-En Fang, Tian-Hang Luo and Xu-Chao Xue

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:302

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  29. Treatment of esophageal perforations and postoperative anastomotic leaks of the upper gastrointestinal tract remains a challenge. Endoluminal vacuum-assisted closure (E-Vac) therapy has positively contributed,...

    Authors: Carolina Rubicondo, Andrea Lovece, Domenico Pinelli, Amedeo Indriolo, Alessandro Lucianetti and Michele Colledan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:301

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The relationship between gastric bare area adipose tissues invasion (GBAI) confirmed pathologically and the prognosis of gastric cancer (GC) patients is undefined. Till present, there has not been literature i...

    Authors: Yongming Chen, Shuhang Xu, Chunyu Huang, Yihong Ling, Chengcai Liang, Yuhua Miao, Xiaowei Sun, Yuanfang Li and Zhiwei Zhou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:300

    Content type: Research

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  31. Laparoscopic surgery for T4 colon cancer may be safe in selected patients. We hypothesized that small tumor size might preoperatively predict a good laparoscopic surgery outcome. Herein, we compared the clinic...

    Authors: Sung Sil Park, Joon Sang Lee, Hyoung-Chul Park, Sung Chan Park, Dae Kyung Sohn, Jae Hwan Oh, Kyung Su Han, Dong-Won Lee, Dong-Eun Lee, Sung-Bum Kang, Kyu Joo Park and Seung-Yong Jeong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:299

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RPLS) are common soft tissue sarcomas of adulthood. The aim of this study is to show resectability of even giant liposarcomas and to identify factors associated with recurrence and...

    Authors: Robert Bachmann, Franziska Eckert, Daniel Gelfert, Jens Strohäker, Christian Beltzer and Ruth Ladurner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:296

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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