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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Content type: Research

    According to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), progressive disease (PD) is diagnosed under two conditions: an increase in size of pre-existing lesions (IS) and the appearance of new le...

    Authors: Ryutaro Mori, Manabu Futamura, Kasumi Morimitsu, Yoshimi Asano, Yoshihisa Tokumaru, Mai Kitazawa and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:169

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  36. Content type: Review

    Obesity is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer which may be treated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and represents an increasing morbidity. Post-RYGB anatomy poses considerable challenges for reconstruction afte...

    Authors: William F. Morano, Mohammad F. Shaikh, Elizabeth M. Gleeson, Alvaro Galvez, Marian Khalili, John Lieb II, Elizabeth P. Renza-Stingone and Wilbur B. Bowne

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:168

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  37. Content type: Research

    Safflower polysaccharide (SPS) is one of the most important active components of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), which has been confirmed to have the immune-regulatory function and antitumor effect. This stu...

    Authors: Haiyan Zhou, Jing Yang, Chuhan Zhang, Yuwei Zhang, Rui Wang, Xiao Li and Shuainan Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:167

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Synovial sarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma which most commonly affects the extremities of young adults. Axilla involvement by this sarcoma is very rare especially with involvement of the brachial plexus. T...

    Authors: Ziyad M. Mohaidat, Abed-Allah A. Saleh, Salah Al-gharaibeh and Ibrahim R. Yousef

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:166

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a very rare tumor of gastrointestinal tract. Surgical management of rectal GIST requires special attention for preserving of anal and urinary functions. Transana...

    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 2018 16:165

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Pleuroblastoma (PPB) is a rare pediatric tumor which, in 30% of cases, is associated with cystic nephroma. It has been recently linked to the DICER1 mutation as part of a predisposition syndrome for various tu...

    Authors: Olivier Abbo, Kalitha Pinnagoda, Laurent Brouchet, Bertrand Leobon, Frédérique Savagner, Isabelle Oliver, Philippe Galinier, Marie-Pierre Castex and Marlène Pasquet

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:164

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  41. Content type: Research

    This research aimed to investigate whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had both individual and synergistic effects on the prognosis for female colorectal carcinoma (...

    Authors: Zhou-Feng Chen, Xiu-Li Dong, Qing-Ke Huang, Wang-Dong Hong, Wen-Zhi Wu, Jian-Sheng Wu and Shuang Pan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:163

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  42. Content type: Research

    Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are rare malignant tumors. The efficacy of preoperative chemotherapy for STS is evaluated using various tumor size-based radiological response criteria. However, it is still unclear ...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Tanaka, Gakuto Ogawa, Junki Mizusawa, Norifumi Naka, Akira Kawai, Mitsuru Takahashi, Toru Hiruma, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Robert Nakayama, Hiroshi Hatano, Makoto Emori, Masami Hosaka, Yukihiro Yoshida, Junya Toguchida, Satoshi Abe…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:162

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  43. Content type: Research

    Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is an intermediate tumor known to be locally aggressive, but rarely metastasizing. To plan a prospective study of GCTB, we performed a questionnaire survey for institutions part...

    Authors: Hiroshi Urakawa, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Seiichi Matsumoto, Tatsuya Takagi, Kunihiro Asanuma, Munenori Watanuki, Akira Takemoto, Norifumi Naka, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Akira Kawai, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Tadahiko Kubo, Makoto Emori, Hiroaki Hiraga, Hiroshi Hatano, Satoshi Tsukushi…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:160

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  44. Content type: Research

    Patient Blood Management (PBM) is a systematic quality improving clinical model to reduce anemia and avoid transfusions in all kinds of clinical settings. Here, we investigated the potential of PBM in oncologi...

    Authors: Vivienne Keding, Kai Zacharowski, Wolf O. Bechstein, Patrick Meybohm and Andreas A. Schnitzbauer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:159

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (PACC), a rare variant of pancreatic malignancy, is generally managed the same way as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Surgical resection is the gateway to curing it; h...

    Authors: Yusuke Ohara, Tatsuya Oda, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Katsuji Hisakura, Yoshimasa Akashi, Koichi Ogawa, Yohei Owada, Yu Domoto, Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Osamu Shimomura, Masanao Kurata and Nobuhiro Ohkohchi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:158

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  46. Content type: Review

    The ideal level of ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) during curative resection of sigmoid colon and rectal cancer is still controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the impact ...

    Authors: Jinshui Zeng and Guoqiang Su

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:157

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  47. Content type: Research

    To investigate the importance of adjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer (≥ cT3 or N+) staged ypT0–2 ypN0 on final histological work-up after neoadjuvant chemoradiation and radical resection.

    Authors: Christian Galata, Kirsten Merx, Sabine Mai, Timo Gaiser, Frederik Wenz, Stefan Post, Peter Kienle, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz and Karoline Horisberger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:156

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