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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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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  15. 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

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Closure of large skin-soft tissue defects following soft tissue sarcoma (STS) resection has been a great challenge. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel, simple, and cheap s...

    Authors: Qiang Wu, Zengwu Shao, Yubin Li, Saroj Rai, Min Cui, Ying Yang and Baichuan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:247

    Content type: Research

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  30. At present, amputation was widely adopted for young patients when limb salvage was deemed risky with several surgical strategy such as rotationplasty. However, leg length discrepancies and unfavorable cosmetic...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Zhao, Qinglin Jin, Xianbiao Xie, Yongqian Wang, Tiao Lin, Junqiang Yin, Gang Huang, Changye Zou and Jingnan Shen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:246

    Content type: Research

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  31. Tubal choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare but highly malignant trophoblastic tumor, which may be either gestational or non-gestational in origin. Due to atypical clinical manifestations and symptoms similar t...

    Authors: Shengjie Xu, Xiaohong Song, Chengjuan Jin and Yanli Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:245

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most common complications of esophagectomy, which may extend the inpatient hospital stay. Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has been increasingly use...

    Authors: Laite Chen, Lu Zhang, Lu Shi, Guosheng Fu and Chenyang Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:244

    Content type: Research

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  33. To compare the efficacy of three types of palliative therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) monotherapy, sorafenib alone and their combination.

    Authors: Zhoujing Cheng, Lin He, Yingjie Guo, Yuhua Song, Shasha Song and Lijiu Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:243

    Content type: Research

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  34. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is the standard front-line treatment modality in locally advanced breast cancer. Achieving pathological complete response (pCR) is a significant prognostic factor for prolonged disease...

    Authors: Ozkan Alan, Tugba Akin Telli, Bilge Aktas, Sinan Koca, Ilker Nihat Ökten, Rahib Hasanov, Tugba Basoglu, Rukiye Arikan, Nazim Can Demircan, Ozlem Ercelep, Serap Kaya, Mustafa Umit Ugurlu, Handan Kaya, Nalan Akgul Babacan, Faysal Dane and Perran Fulden Yumuk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:242

    Content type: Research

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  35. The role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in primary colorectal cancer (CRC) and colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) has remained unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate HIF-1α expression and i...

    Authors: Yuma Wada, Yuji Morine, Satoru Imura, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Yu Saito, Chie Takasu, Shinichiro Yamada and Mitsuo Shimada

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:241

    Content type: Research

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  36. Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common endocrine malignancy; basigin (also known as BSG) plays a crucial role in tumor cell invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. This study was designed to identify the chang...

    Authors: Wan-Ping Guo, Deng Tang, Yu-Yan Pang, Xiao-Jiao Li, Gang Chen, Zhi-Guang Huang, Xiao-Zhun Tang, Qin-Qiao Lai, Jin-Yan Gan, Xiao-Li Huang, Xiao-Fan Liu, Zhi-Xiao Wei and Wei Ma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:240

    Content type: Research

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  37. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of preoperative jaundice on long-term prognosis of gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) after radical resection (R0).

    Authors: Xin-wei Yang, Jun-yi Chen, Zhi-jian Wen, Yu-long Li, Fei-yu Wang, Liang Li, Jue Yang, Ping-hua Yang, Bao-hua Zhang and Feng Shen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:239

    Content type: Research

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  38. Pancreatic cancer composed of acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) and ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC) is rare, and the clinicopathological characteristics of ACC with DAC have yet to be elucidated. Herein, we report a cas...

    Authors: Toshihisa Kimura, Shinsuke Tabata, Tamotsu Togawa, Hidetoshi Onchi, Atsushi Iida, Yasunori Sato and Takanori Goi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:238

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLM) has been established as the standard of care. This study aims to compare the change in clinicopathological characteristics of patients who underwent curative rese...

    Authors: Lionel Chen, Nicholas L. Syn, Brian K. P. Goh, Peng Chung Cheow, Prema Raj, Yexin Koh, Alexander Chung, Ser Yee Lee, London Lucien Ooi, Chung Yip Chan and Jin Yao Teo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:237

    Content type: Research

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  40. Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared the treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) with omega-3 fatty, yet the results remained inconsistent. Therefore, we attempted this meta-analysis to analy...

    Authors: Zhongjie Huang, Jianming Zheng, Wencheng Huang, Meihao Yan, Liyue Hong, Yuancheng Hong, Runnv Jin, Xincheng Huang, Hongtao Fan, Huiling Chen, Heping Yang, Weiping Su and Xiaoping Huang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:235

    Content type: Research

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  41. Pelvic exenteration (PE) may be associated with prolonged overall survival (OS) in selected patients with advanced or recurrent cervical cancer. However, the factors related to improved survival following PE a...

    Authors: Agnieszka Lewandowska, Sebastian Szubert, Krzysztof Koper, Agnieszka Koper, Grzegorz Cwynar and Lukasz Wicherek

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:234

    Content type: Research

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  42. The issue of whether or not splenic hilum lymph nodes (SHLN) should be excised in radical gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection remains controversial. In this study, we identified the clinicopathological f...

    Authors: Jun Du, Yangchao Shen, Wenwu Yan and Jinguo Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:233

    Content type: Research

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  43. There have been very few reports of patients with early gastric cancer (EGC) and colorectal cancer combined with gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

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

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:231

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:256

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