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  1. Content type: Technical innovations

    Few studies have described robotic sleeve resection with pulmonary resection. Here, we report the successful implementation of a completely portal robotic sleeve resection with or without pulmonary resection u...

    Authors: Chengqiang Li, Bin Zhou, Yu Han, Runsen Jin, Jie Xiang and Hecheng Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:74

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Although mediastinal lymph node cancer is presumed to originate in the lung, the primary site is usually unidentified, so the pathological course remains unclear. We recently encountered a case of mediastinal ...

    Authors: Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Rumi Higuchi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Toshio Oyama and Taichiro Goto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:73

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  3. Content type: Review

    The present meta-analysis was to explore the surgical and oncological outcomes of bursectomy for advanced gastric cancer (AGC).

    Authors: Run-Cong Nie, Shu-Qiang Yuan, Shi Chen, Shu-Mei Yan, Yong-Ming Chen, Xiao-Jiang Chen, Guo-Ming Chen, Zhi-Wei Zhou, Ying-Bo Chen and Yuan-Fang Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:66

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  4. Content type: Research

    Diagnosis of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) may be missed by preoperative imaging. We are presenting our experience with incidentally detected PC of colorectal origin treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) a...

    Authors: Aras Emre Canda, Cigdem Arslan, Cem Terzi, Selman Sokmen, Tugba Yavuzsen, Sevda Ozkardesler, Mehtat Unlu, Funda Obuz and Mehmet Fuzun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:70

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  5. Content type: Research

    Pancreatic fistula is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of a newly developed technique, namely mesh-reinforced ...

    Authors: Xin Zhong, Xianfa Wang, Junhai Pan, Hepan Zhu, Lihu Gu and Zhaoqi Shi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:68

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  6. Content type: Research

    The present study aimed to evaluate the short-term efficacy and safety of drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) with CalliSpheres Beads loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) in the treatment of...

    Authors: Baolin Wu, Jun Zhou, Gonghao Ling, Dongyong Zhu and Qingyun Long

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:69

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  7. Content type: Research

    Resection of proximal fibular osteosarcoma involving the posteromedial aspect of the fibula is challenging. Reconstruction using a gastrocnemius flap may result in significant lateral instability and abnormal ...

    Authors: Jun Wan, Can Zhang and Hong-bo He

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:65

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  8. Content type: Research

    The development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) involves genetic mutations, epigenetic gene expression modification, and other processes. It has been reported that IFI27 is upregulated in OSCC, but its ...

    Authors: Hong Wang, Xunding Qiu, Shigeng Lin, Xubin Chen, Tao Wang and Tianan Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:64

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  9. Content type: Review

    Despite mortality from breast cancer in Africa being higher than in high income countries, breast cancer has not been extensively studied in the region. The aim of this paper was to highlight the rising burden...

    Authors: Samuel O. Azubuike, Colin Muirhead, Louise Hayes and Richard McNally

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:63

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    The association of preoperative systemic and intraperitoneal chemotherapy has been described in Eastern patients with very good outcomes in treatment responders. The aim of this paper is to describe the initia...

    Authors: Bianca Escorel Costa Fava, Wilson Luiz da Costa Jr, Maria Luiza L. Medeiros, Marina Sonagli, Héber Salvador de Castro Ribeiro, Alessandro L. Diniz, André L. Godoy, Igor C. de Farias, Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Maria Dirlei F. S. Begnami and Felipe J. F. Coimbra

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:62

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  11. Content type: Research

    Previous researches pointed out that the measurement of urine fibronectin (Fn) could be a potential diagnostic test for bladder cancer (BCa). We conducted this meta-analysis to fully assess the diagnostic valu...

    Authors: Fan Dong, Yifan Shen, Tianyuan Xu, Xianjin Wang, Fengbin Gao, Shan Zhong, Shanwen Chen and Zhoujun Shen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:61

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  12. Content type: Research

    The anti-cancer role of metformin has been reported in many different kinds of solid tumors, but how it affects non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is currently elusive. The aim of this study was to investigate...

    Authors: Tongbai Xu, Dongsheng Li, Yuan He, Fuliang Zhang, Man Qiao and Yanhua Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:60

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  13. Content type: Research

    Prostate cancer is a common malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Elevated expression of the transcription factor FoxM1 and c-Myc has been identified in prostate cancer. However, the ...

    Authors: Huafeng Pan, Yudi Zhu, Wei Wei, Siliang Shao and Xin Rui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:59

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  14. Content type: Research

    We aimed to compare mediastinoscopy-assisted esophagectomy (MAE) with the Ivor Lewis procedure in T2 middle and lower thoracic esophageal carcinoma patients in fields of perioperative complications and overall...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Ning Wei, Yimin Lu, Xiaoying Zhang and Nanqing Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:58

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    A dural metastasis is one of the essential differential diagnoses of meningioma. In general, carcinomas of the breast and lung in females and prostate in males have been the most commonly reported primary lesi...

    Authors: Shuichi Tonomura, Tomoko Kitaichi, Rina Onishi, Yoshiaki Kakehi, Hisao Shimizu, Keiji Shimada, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Akio Fukusumi and Nobuyuki Takahashi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:57

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  16. Content type: Review

    Despite the improvements in the early detection and treatment of non-metastatic esophageal cancer, more than half of patients undergoing a curative treatment for esophageal cancer will develop recurrence withi...

    Authors: Dimitrios Schizas, Ioannis I. Lazaridis, Demetrios Moris, Aikaterini Mastoraki, Lazaros-Dimitrios Lazaridis, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Nikolaos Charalampakis and Theodore Liakakos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:55

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  17. Content type: Research

    Expression of the dimeric M2 isoenzyme of pyruvate kinase, termed Tumor M2-PK, is increased in some human cancers. This study evaluates the potential role of pre-operative Tumor M2-PK as a marker of prognosis ...

    Authors: Indika A. Bandara, Minas Baltatzis, Sudip Sanyal and Ajith K. Siriwardena

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:56

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  18. Content type: Research

    Axillary lymph node status is one of the most important prognostic factors for breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine predictive factors for metastasis to sentinel node (SN) in primary invasive ...

    Authors: Shabaz Majid, Lisa Rydén and Jonas Manjer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:54

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  19. Content type: Research

    Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) was performed for the local resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). LECS enables less resection of the lesion area and preserves function. Fu...

    Authors: Masahiko Aoki, Satoshi Tokioka, Ken Narabayashi, Akitoshi Hakoda, Yosuke Inoue, Naoki Yorifuji, Yoshihide Chino, Isao Sato, Yutaro Egashira, Toshihisa Takeuchi and Kazuhide Higuchi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:53

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  20. Content type: Research

    Lymph node metastasis is a significant predictive factor for disease recurrence and survival in cervical cancer patients. Given the importance of lymph node metastasis, it is imperative that patients harboring...

    Authors: Ju-Hyun Kim, Dae-Yeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yong-Man Kim, Young-Tak Kim and Joo-Hyun Nam

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:52

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  21. Content type: Review

    Preoperative microvascular invasion (MVI) assessment in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the current research focuses, with studies reporting controversial results regarding MVI-associated risk factors...

    Authors: Hang-Tong Hu, Zhu Wang, Ming Kuang and Wei Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:50

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  22. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is widely used in advanced breast cancer patients. However, there is little known about conversion frequency of estrogen receptor (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PR) status fo...

    Authors: Libo Yang, Xiaorong Zhong, Tianjie Pu, Yan Qiu, Feng Ye and Hong Bu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:51

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    The development of a second primary tumor is a potential late side effect of radiotherapy. Particularly, an increased risk of secondary cancers, mostly of digestive or breast origin, has been observed in patie...

    Authors: Deborah Repullo, Marie Diaz, Stéphane Holbrechts, Maria Gomez-Galdón, Dirk Van Gestel, Ali Bohlok, Gabriel Liberale and Vincent Donckier

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:48

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Garcin syndrome, which consists of unilateral palsies of almost all cranial nerves without either sensory or motor long-tract disturbances or intracranial hypertension, can be caused by malignant tumors at the...

    Authors: Satoshi Fukai, Naoyuki Okabe, Hayato Mine, Hironori Takagi and Hiroyuki Suzuki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:46

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Currently, it is challenging to treat massive bone defects of proximal tibia. Although numerous methods are available for reconstruction with epiphysis preservation, limitations in knee function and complicati...

    Authors: Minxun Lu, Yongjiang Li, Yi Luo, Wenli Zhang, Yong Zhou and Chongqi Tu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:47

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  26. Content type: Research

    The incidence of thyroid cancer in black Americans is significantly lower than that in white Americans, and the impact of race on the prognosis of thyroid cancer remains controversial. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Jianing Tang, Deguang Kong, Qiuxia Cui, Kun Wang, Dan Zhang, Xing Liao, Yan Gong and Gaosong Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:45

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, heterogeneous malignancy with a poor prognosis. ACCs are classified as functioning and non-functioning. The pathogenesis of ACC remains elusive, and diagnosis of ACC i...

    Authors: Kai Kou, Haiwen Zhang, Conggui Zhang, Enbo Xie, Yuguo Chen, Guangyi Wang and Guoyue Lv

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:43

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  28. Content type: Research

    LZTS2 (leucine zipper tumor suppressor 2), a candidate tumor suppressor gene, suppresses cell growth and plays a vital role in the carcinogenesis and development of tumors. No studies to date have described methy...

    Authors: Zhisen Shen, Lexi Lin, Bing Cao, Chongchang Zhou, Wenjuan Hao and Dong Ye

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:42

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    During the last decade, total laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer patients has been developed as alternatives to open resection. In recent years, this minimally invasiv...

    Authors: Hai-Bin Dai, Zhi-Chun Wang, Xiao-Bo Feng, Gang Wang, Wei-Yan Li, Chun-Hua Hang and Zhi-Wei Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:41

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  30. Content type: Research

    Osteosarcoma is one of the most malignant primary bone cancers, while is rarely reported in China. Of note, very few data of prognosis has been documented in this region. Thus, we carried a retrospective study...

    Authors: Li Lin, Shaoyong Deng, Futing Zhang, Yaoze Liang and Zhenhua Huang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:39

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  31. Content type: Research

    The peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI) can be used to quantify the tumor burden in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. The aim of the present study was to establish a predictive model for suboptimal cyto...

    Authors: Antoni Llueca, Anna Serra, Isabel Rivadulla, Luis Gomez and Javier Escrig

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:37

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Adult Wilms tumor (WT, nephroblastoma) is a rare, but well-described renal neoplasm. Although inferior vena cava tumor thrombosis is present in up to 10% of Wilms tumors in childhood, only few cases of this cl...

    Authors: Krzysztof Ratajczyk, Adrian Czekaj, Joanna Rogala and Pawel Kowal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:38

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  33. Content type: Research

    KIF18A is associated with a variety of tumours; however, the specific mechanism of action of KIF18A in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. In this study, in vitro and in vivo experiments were perfo...

    Authors: Weiwei Luo, Minjun Liao, Yan Liao, Xinhuang Chen, Chunyan Huang, Jiyuan Fan and Weijia Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:36

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  34. Content type: Research

    Kidney autotransplantation (KAT) is the ultimate approach for nephron-sparing surgery. It is a rarely used method in renal tumor surgery today as minimal invasive and open techniques for nephron-sparing surger...

    Authors: Martin W. W. Janssen, Johannes Linxweiler, Ines Philipps, Zentia Bütow, Stefan Siemer, Michael Stöckle and Carsten-Henning Ohlmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:35

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  35. Content type: Research

    There are few reports about the factor influencing the prognosis of high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma. In this study, we evaluated surgical outcome of clinical stage I high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma.

    Authors: Eisuke Mochizuki, Shun Matsuura, Kyohei Oishi, Koichi Miyashita, Koshiro Ichijyo, Syunya Furukawa, Miyuki Nagaoka, Shinichiro Mikura, Masaru Tsukui, Naoki Koshimizu, Shogo Sakurai, Kazuhiro Asada and Toshihiro Shirai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:33

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  36. Content type: Research

    SH3-containing guanine nucleotide exchange factor (SGEF), a RhoG-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), was consider as a key signal that determines cancer cell invasion. Although SGEF has been con...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Xiao Lu, Quan-Xing Liu, Dong Zhou, Yuan Qiu, Ji-Gang Dai and Hong Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:32

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  37. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness and safety of lower pole (LP) approach in retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN).

    Authors: Bo Yuan, Yuantao Wang, Jialin Gao, Yongrui Zhang, Yaowen Fu and Wei An

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:31

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  38. Content type: Research

    In the latest years, a lot of research studies regarding the usage of active agents from plants in the treatment of tumors have been published, but there is no data about successful usage of herbal remedies in...

    Authors: Ivo Trogrlić, Dragan Trogrlić, Darko Trogrlić and Amina Kadrić Trogrlić

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:28

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Esophageal schwannomas are rare esophageal submucosal tumors. We herein report a case of a lobulated esophageal schwannoma resected with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix.

    Authors: Yoshinori Iwata, Chihiro Tanaka, Shuji Komori, Narutoshi Nagao, Masahiko Kawai, Kazuhiro Yoshida and Katsuyuki Kunieda

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:29

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  40. Content type: Research

    Cervical lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is common. However, whether undergoing prophylactic central lymph node (CLN) dissection or lateral lymph node (LLN) dissections to prevent me...

    Authors: Daixing Hu, Jing Zhou, Wei He, Jie Peng, Yijia Cao, Haoyu Ren, Yu Mao, Yi Dou, Wei Xiong, Qi Xiao and Xinliang Su

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:30

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  41. Content type: Research

    Although the prognosis for operable breast cancers is reportedly worse if serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3) levels are above normal, the usefulness of this prognosis is limi...

    Authors: Michiko Imamura, Takashi Morimoto, Takashi Nomura, Shintaro Michishita, Arisa Nishimukai, Tomoko Higuchi, Yukie Fujimoto, Yoshimasa Miyagawa, Ayako Kira, Keiko Murase, Kazuhiro Araki, Yuichi Takatsuka, Koshi Oh, Yoshikazu Masai, Kouhei Akazawa and Yasuo Miyoshi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:26

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  42. Content type: Research

    Nutritional deficits, cachexia, and sarcopenia are extremely common in esophageal cancer. The aim of this article was to assess the effect of loss of skeletal muscle mass during neoadjuvant treatment on the pr...

    Authors: Tommi Järvinen, Ilkka Ilonen, Juha Kauppi, Jarmo Salo and Jari Räsänen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:27

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  43. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to propose a new surgical strategy, i.e., the transcervical video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) with esophagectomy via the left transthoracic approach for patients with eso...

    Authors: Xu Li, Wenxiang Wang, Yong Zhou, Desong Yang, Jie Wu, Baihua Zhang, Zhining Wu and Jinming Tang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 16:25

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