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  1. Content type: Research

    Despite the progress in the treatment of colorectal cancer, there is still no optimal strategy for tumours located adjacent to the anal sphincter. This study aims to evaluate oncological and functional results...

    Authors: Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Piotr Zarzycki, Agata Czerwińska, Michał Wysocki, Natalia Gajewska, Grzegorz Torbicz, Andrzej Budzyński and Michał Pędziwiatr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:218

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  2. Content type: Research

    Reconstruction of cranial composite defects, including all layers of the scalp and the neurocranium, poses an interdisciplinary challenge. Especially after multiple previous operations and/or radiation therapy...

    Authors: Dominik Steiner, Raymund E. Horch, Ilker Eyüpoglu, Michael Buchfelder, Andreas Arkudas, Marweh Schmitz, Ingo Ludolph, Justus P. Beier and Anja M. Boos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:217

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  3. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the impact of adjuvant therapies on patient survival and disease recurrence patterns to identify an effective adjuvant therapy for resected lower thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcino...

    Authors: Yichun Wang, Liyang Zhu, Wanli Xia, Liming Wu and Fan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:216

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  4. Content type: Review

    Circular RNA (circRNA), as a covalently closed circular RNA molecule, is widely present, which is recognized as a competing endogenous RNA. A large number of differentially expressed circRNAs have been identif...

    Authors: Yang Chen, Shuzhen Wei, Xiyong Wang, Xiaoli Zhu and Shuhua Han

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:215

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  5. Content type: Research

    To investigate morbidity and mortality following complete mesocolic excision (CME) and central vascular ligation (CVL) in patients undergoing right colectomy.

    Authors: Gian Andrea Prevost, Manfred Odermatt, Markus Furrer and Peter Villiger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:214

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  6. Content type: Research

    The co-incidence of esophageal cancer and coronary heart disease (CHD) is increasing in elderly patients. This study was carried out to analyze the efficiency and safety of simultaneous esophagectomy and cardi...

    Authors: Weiran Zhang, Ban Liu, Yue Zhou, Feng Wang, Chang Gu, Qi Wang, Xiaofang Wang and Yangyang Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:213

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  7. Content type: Research

    So far there have been limited studies about the risk factors for benign small bowel obstruction (SBO) after colorectal cancer surgery. This study aimed to determine the factors affecting the development of be...

    Authors: Liang Tang, Peng Zhao and Dalu Kong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:212

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  8. Content type: Research

    The role of long non-coding RNAs has been extensively appreciated in the contexts of cancer. Interferon γ-antisense RNA1 (IFNG-AS1) is an lncRNA located near to IFN-γ-encoding (IFNG) gene and regulates expression...

    Authors: Hajar Yaghoobi, Hakim Azizi, Vahid Kholghi Oskooei, Mohammad Taheri and Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:211

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  9. Content type: Research

    Surgical management of malignant bowel obstruction carries with high morbidity and mortality. Placement of a trans-anal decompression tube (TDT) has traditionally been used for malignant bowel obstruction as a...

    Authors: Satoru Kagami, Kimihiko Funahashi, Mitsunori Ushigome, Junichi Koike, Tomoaki Kaneko, Takamaru Koda, Akiharu Kurihara, Yasuo Nagashima, Yu Yoshino, Mayu Goto, Tetsuo Mikami and Kumiko Chino

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:210

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  10. Content type: Research

    Underlying liver function is a major concern when applying surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to explore the capability of the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade to predict post-hepate...

    Authors: Ze-Qun Zhang, Li Xiong, Jiang-Jiao Zhou, Xiong-Ying Miao, Qing-Long Li, Yu Wen and Heng Zou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:208

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  11. Content type: Research

    Liver resection is the first-line treatment for patients with resectable colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), while radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can be used for small unresectable CRLM because of disease exten...

    Authors: Li-Jun Wang, Zhong-Yi Zhang, Xiao-Luan Yan, Wei Yang, Kun Yan and Bao-Cai Xing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:207

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  12. Content type: Research

    Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) patients with ipsilateral neck metastatic lymph node (LN) and those with contralateral neck metastatic LN belong to N1b. Only a few studies have reported on comparisons with rega...

    Authors: Young Jae Ryu, Jin Seong Cho, Jung Han Yoon and Min Ho Park

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:205

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  13. Content type: Research

    Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas (STS) include a number of histologies but are rare, with approximately 3000 cases in the USA per year. Retroperitoneal STS have a high incidence of local and distant recurr...

    Authors: Michael J Nathenson, Constance M Barysauskas, Robert A Nathenson, William F Regine, Nader Hanna and Edward Sausville

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:203

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  14. Content type: Research

    The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is increasing; however, it is not clear whether this reflects an increase in the incidence of incidental or in that of non-incidentally (presurgically) ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Agnieszka Zubkiewicz-Kucharska, Paweł Kiełb, Jerzy Maksymowicz, Aleksander Krawczyk and Otto Krawiec

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:202

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  15. Content type: Review

    Previous studies have demonstrated that left-sided tumors have better prognoses than right-sided tumors in RAS wild-type mCRC (metastatic colorectal cancer) patients, while anti-EGFR mAbs appear to have no adv...

    Authors: Datian Chen, Xiang Zhang, Guangyi Gao, Lili Shen, Jiaqi Xie, Xiaoping Qian and Huiyu Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:200

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  16. Content type: Research

    Low rectal cancer surgery without anus conservation needs permanent ileostomy or colostomy which seriously affects the quality of life of patients. Therefore, low rectal cancer surgery not only pays attention ...

    Authors: Zhou Yang, Guo Chunhua, Yuan Huayan, Yang Jianguo and Cheng Yong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:199

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  17. Content type: Review

    To demonstrate the prognostic significance and value of lymph node ratio (LNR) and evaluate the possibility of becoming a new indicator to enhance the current Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)/Amer...

    Authors: Yi Hou, Xudong Wang and Jing Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:198

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  18. Content type: Research

    High-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer is superficial; nonetheless, it is an aggressive cancer. Proper management strategy selection following transurethral resection between bladder preservation (BP) a...

    Authors: Pei-lin Shen, Ming-en lin, Ying-kai Hong and Xue-jun He

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:197

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  19. Content type: Review

    Urogenital dysfunction after rectal cancer surgery can largely affect patients’ postoperative quality of life. Whether robotic surgery can be a better option when comparing with laparoscopic surgery is still n...

    Authors: Xiaoli Tang, Zheng Wang, Xiaoqing Wu, Meiyuan Yang and Daorong Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:196

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  20. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to analyze the relationship between molecular pathologic expression of GFAP and Ki-67 and fluorescence levels, and to provide molecular pathological basis for the removal of malignant gliomas ...

    Authors: Ningning Zhang, Zhende Shang, Zhigang Wang, Xianbing Meng, Zheng Li, Hailong Tian, Dezhang Huang, Xin Yin, Bin Zheng and Xinhua Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:195

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  21. Content type: Case report

    For reconstructive surgeons, massive midface defects, including large, full-thickness wounds on the upper lip, can be very challenging. Although there are many methods for reconstruction of upper lip defects, ...

    Authors: Shuai Wang, Zeliang Zhang, Zhongfei Xu and Weiyi Duan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:194

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  22. Content type: Correction

    In the original article mentioned above, the name of the sixth author was wrongly mentioned as “Vincenzo Briganti” instead of “Vito Briganti”.

    Authors: Silvia Triarico, Giorgio Attinà, Palma Maurizi, Stefano Mastrangelo, Lorenzo Nanni, Vito Briganti, Elisa Meacci, Stefano Margaritora, Mario Balducci and Antonio Ruggiero

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:193

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    The original article that this is related to.

  23. Content type: Research

    Postoperative severe complications are always associated with prolonged hospital stays, increased economic burdens, and poor prognoses in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). This present study aimed to inve...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Honggang Wang, Jianguo Jiang, Xiaofei Cao and Qinghong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:192

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  24. Content type: Research

    LigaSure® Small Jaw (LSJ) has been recently introduced as an energy-based vessel sealing device, which has provided better intraoperative and postoperative outcomes in thyroidectomies, compared to conventional...

    Authors: Ali Ramouz, Seyed Ziaeddin Rasihashemi, Abdolrasoul Safaeiyan and Mahdie Hosseini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:154

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  25. Content type: Research

    Denosumab has been shown to reduce tumor size and progression, reform mineralized bone, and increase intralesional bone density in patients with giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB); however, radiologic assessment ...

    Authors: Jacob Engellau, Leanne Seeger, Robert Grimer, Robert Henshaw, Hans Gelderblom, Edwin Choy, Sant Chawla, Peter Reichardt, Michael O’Neal, Amy Feng, Ira Jacobs, Zachary J. Roberts, Ada Braun and Bruce A. Bach

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:191

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  26. Content type: Research

    Postoperative complications, especially postoperative pancreatic fistulas, remain the major concern following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Mesh-reinforced pancreatic anastomoses, including pancreatojejunostom...

    Authors: Junhai Pan, Xiaolong Ge, Wei Zhou, Xin Zhong, Lihu Gu, Hepan Zhu, Xinlong Li, Weilin Qi and Xianfa Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:190

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Perineurioma (PN) is a peripheral nerve disease that primarily develops in the limbs and trunk and very rarely occurs in the oral cavity. PN is classified into two types: intraneural perineurioma (INPN) and so...

    Authors: Jun Kurihara, Satoshi Yokoo, Miku Ichikawa, Takahiro Shimizu, Masaru Ogawa and Mai Seki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:189

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  28. Content type: Correspondence

    Adequate blood flow in anastomosis is of paramount importance to prevent anastomotic leakage. However, it is sometimes difficult to predict the viability of the intestine during surgery. During left-sided cole...

    Authors: Takayuki Ogino, Masaki Okuyama, Tomoki Hata, Junji Kawada, Miho Okano, Yongkook Kim and Toshimasa Tsujinaka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:188

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  29. Content type: Research

    Lymph node involvement is one of the most important prognostic factors in colon cancer. Twelve is considered the minimum number of lymph nodes necessary to retain reliable tumour staging, but several factors c...

    Authors: Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Pierpaola Vallese, Lucia Morganti, Domenico Lacavalla, Elena Forini and Giovanni Pascale

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:186

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  30. Content type: Research

    In here, we constructed personalized models for predicting breast cancer (BC) recurrence according to timing of recurrence (as early and late recurrence).

    Authors: Majid Akrami, Peyman Arasteh, Tannaz Eghbali, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Sedigheh Tahmasebi, Vahid Zangouri, Abbas Rezaianzadeh and Abdolrasoul Talei

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:185

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  31. Content type: Review

    The utilization of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) in breast cancer surgery is a relatively new concept in surgical oncology. Over the last few decades, the field of breast cancer surgery has been striving fo...

    Authors: Natasa Colakovic, Darko Zdravkovic, Zlatko Skuric, Davor Mrda, Jasna Gacic and Nebojsa Ivanovic

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:184

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  32. Content type: Research

    Uncemented endoprosthetic knee replacement has become a mainstream treatment for malignant tumours of the distal femur. Most femoral stems, however, are straight and therefore poorly fit the anteriorly bowed c...

    Authors: Minxun Lu, Jie Wang, Cong Xiao, Fan Tang, Li Min, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang and Chongqi Tu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:183

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  33. Content type: Research

    Potential risk of thyroid cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease has not been well investigated. The aim of the study was to reveal the relationship between history of inflammatory bowel disease an...

    Authors: Lihong Cao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:182

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  34. Content type: Correspondence

    In a previous issue of the Journal, Zhong et al. reported a retrospective study that compared the perioperative outcomes of the mesh-reinforced pancreaticojejunostomy with conventional pancreaticojejunostomy. ...

    Authors: Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Andrea Morini, Antonio Manenti, Filippo Lococo and Claudio Pedrazzoli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:181

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Diagnostic work-ups in transplanted immunosuppressed patients are a challenge as non-specific findings may be interpreted as transplant-related complications. If the disease in question is rare and slowly deve...

    Authors: Ebbe Billmann Thorgersen, Espen Melum, Trine Folseraas, Stein Gunnar Larsen and Pål Dag Line

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:180

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  36. Content type: Research

    To validate the clinical value of simple rules in distinguishing malignant adnexal masses from benign ones and to explore the effect of simple rules for experienced and less-experienced sonographers.

    Authors: Chun-ping Ning, Xiaoli Ji, Hong-qiao Wang, Xiao-ying Du, Hai-tao Niu and Shi-bao Fang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:179

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  37. Content type: Case report

    It is a very rare condition for a patient to have right lung cancer and a right-sided aortic arch simultaneously. Right lobectomy under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in such a patient is a challe...

    Authors: Chen Huang, Xunyu Xu, Qianshun Chen and Shengmei Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:178

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  38. Content type: Research

    To determine predictive factors of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) in patients undergoing enucleation (EN).

    Authors: Pauline Duconseil, Ugo Marchese, Jacques Ewald, Marc Giovannini, Djamel Mokart, Jean-Robert Delpero and Olivier Turrini

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:177

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Post-radiotherapy laryngeal edema may affect the patients’ quality of life, leading to repeated treatment attempts, which include massage/physical therapy, inhalations, and/or tracheostomy.

    Authors: Aris I. Giotakis and Claus Pototschnig

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:176

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  40. Content type: Research

    Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a soft tissue sarcoma that rarely occurs in the spine, and a minimal number of cases have been reported in the literature. Spinal SS is challenging in diagnosis and treatment and has a...

    Authors: Minglei Yang, Nanzhe Zhong, Chenglong Zhao, Wei Xu, Shaohui He, Jian Zhao, Xinghai Yang and Jianru Xiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:175

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  41. Content type: Research

    Trastuzumab has been prevailingly accepted as a beneficial treatment for gastric cancer (GC) by targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive. However, the therapeutic resistance of trastu...

    Authors: Chaoran Yu, Pei Xue, Luyang Zhang, Ruijun Pan, Zhenhao Cai, Zirui He, Jing Sun and Minhua Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:174

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Situs inversus totalis is a relatively rare congenital anomaly. Performing the retrolaparoscopic adrenalectomy for the patient with situs inversus totalis is a skill-demanding and challenging surgical task, wh...

    Authors: Xiaobin Yuan, Bin Zhang, Caoyang Hu, Xuhui Zhang and Dongwen Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:173

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  43. Content type: Research

    We performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) and esophagectomy as initial treatments for potentially resectable esophageal cancer.

    Authors: Ming-Wei Ma, Xian-Shu Gao, Xiao-Bin Gu, Mu Xie, Ming Cui, Min Zhang, Ling Liu, Huan Yin and Long-Qi Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:172

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Retroperitoneoscopic surgery has shown advantages in urological surgery. However, its application in pancreatic surgery for neoplasm is rare. Robotic surgical system with its magnified view and flexible instru...

    Authors: Guodong Zhao, Zizheng Wang, Minggen Hu, Sai Chou, Xin Ma, Xiangjun Lv, Zhiming Zhao, Yong Xu, Zhipeng Zhou and Rong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:171

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  45. Content type: Research

    The abnormal expression of Beclin-1 has recently been investigated in a variety of tumors. However, previous studies have obtained contradicting results regarding the clinical and prognostic value of Beclin-1 ...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Qin, Xinjuan Yu, Mei Lin, Jinkun Wu, Shupei Ma and Ning Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:170

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