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  1. Coexistence of gastrointestinal stromal tumor with synchronous or metachronous colorectal cancer represents a phenomenon with increasing number of relative reports in the last 5 years. Synchronous occurence of...

    Authors: Christopher Kosmidis, Christopher Efthimiadis, Sofia Levva, George Anthimidis, Sofia Baka, Marios Grigoriou, Ioanna Tzeveleki, Maria Masmanidou, Thomas Zaramboukas and Georgios Basdanis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:33

    Content type: Case report

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  2. The effect of additional treatment strategies with antineoplastic agents on intraperitoneal tumor stimulating interleukin levels are unclear. Taurolidine and Povidone-iodine have been mainly used for abdominal...

    Authors: Chris Braumann, Carsten N Gutt, Johannes Scheele, Charalambos Menenakos, Wilhelm Willems, Joachim M Mueller and Christoph A Jacobi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:32

    Content type: Research

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  3. Hemolymphangioma of the pancreas is a very rare benign tumor. There were only six reports of this disease until December 2008. Herein, we report a case of giant hemolymphangioma of the pancreas in a 20-year-ol...

    Authors: Li-Feng Sun, Hui-Lin Ye, Qi-Yan Zhou, Ke-Feng Ding, Pei-Lin Qiu, Yong-Chuan Deng, Shu-Zhan Zhang and Shu Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:31

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common sarcoma of the alimentary tract and are believed to derive from the interstitial Cell of Cajal. Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec®; Novartis, Basel, Switzerlan...

    Authors: Shohrat Annaberdyev, Joseph Gibbons and Jeffrey M Hardacre

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:30

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Ataxia-Telangiectasia syndrome is characterized by progressive cerebellar dysfunction, conjuctival and cutaneous telangiectasias, severe immune deficiencies, premature aging and predisposition to cancer. Clini...

    Authors: Iyore A Otabor, Shahab F Abdessalam, Steven H Erdman, Sue Hammond and Gail E Besner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:29

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The management of patients with surgically incurable bowel cancer at presentation is controversial. The aims of treatment are to optimise quality of life and prolong survival. It has been believed that the mos...

    Authors: Martyn D Evans, Xavier Escofet, Sharad S Karandikar and Jeffrey D Stamatakis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:28

    Content type: Research

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  7. Mucin immunoexpression in adenocarcinoma arising in Barrett's esophagus (BE) may indicate the carcinogenesis pathway. The aim of this study was to evaluate resected specimens of adenocarcinoma in BE for the pa...

    Authors: Sergio Szachnowicz, Ivan Cecconello, Ulysses Ribeiro, Kiyoshi Iriya, Roberto El Ibrahim, Flávio Roberto Takeda, Carlos Eduardo Pereira Corbett and Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  8. Recent studies revealed a predictive value of lymphatic vessel invasion (L1) for the nodal metastasizing and poor prognosis in malignant tumors at different sites. The monoclonal antibody D2-40 (podoplanin) st...

    Authors: Hans-Ullrich Völker, Matthias Scheich, Isabell Nowack, Alexandra Metzger, Imme Haubitz, Bernhard Puppe, Rudolf Hagen, Hans-Konrad Müller-Hermelink and Christiane Völter

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  9. In an effort to overcome the barriers to BCT, alternative methods of delivering radiation therapy have been explored. APBI allows the radiation treatment to be accomplished in one week or less. XB is a form of...

    Authors: Adam Dickler, Olga Ivanov and Darius Francescatti

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:24

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  10. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. Over 90% patients of sarcoidosis present with pulmonary findings. Other organs such as lymph nodes, skin, and joints may be involved. Isolated granu...

    Authors: Sandeep P Joglekar, Robert L Hudson, Rajesh Logasundaram and Jerome H Pereira

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:23

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) represents only 1–2% of pancreatic cancers and is a very rare malignancy. At the time of diagnosis only 50% of the tumors appear to be resectable. Reliable data for an effective adj...

    Authors: Marius Distler, Felix Rückert, Dag D Dittert, Christian Stroszczynski, Frank Dobrowolski, Stephan Kersting and Robert Grützmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:22

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Synchronous gynecological tumors are rare; it is even rarer to find the rarest of gynecological tumors that of the fallopian tube, together with a histological sub-type as rare as verrucous cervix.

    Authors: David Cantu de Leon, Delia Perez Montiel, Adan Tabarez, Rocio Mendez Martinez and Lucely Cetina

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:20

    Content type: Case report

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  13. A current paradigm in the treatment of cervical cancer with radiation therapy is that intracavitary brachytherapy is an essential component of radical treatment. This is a matched retrospective comparison of t...

    Authors: Lucely Cetina, Alicia Garcia-Arias, Myrna Candelaria, David Cantú, Lesbia Rivera, Jaime Coronel, Blanca Bazan-Perkins, Vladimir Flores, Aaron Gonzalez and Alfonso Dueñas-González

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) frequently occur in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). It has been reported that GIST may co-exist with pancreatic endocrine tumors but this has only been in...

    Authors: Edward Alabraba, Simon Bramhall, Brendan O'Sullivan, Brinder Mahon and Philippe Taniere

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:18

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Mucinous neoplasms within the abdomen may disseminate by direct extension through the diaphragm to involve the pleural space. Treatment of this condition is by parietal and visceral pleurectomy followed by hyp...

    Authors: Luis Zappa, Renaldo Savady, Gary N Humphries and Paul H Sugarbaker

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:17

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis occurs in patients with cancer at the rate of approximately 5%; it develops particularly in patients with breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, leukemia, or malignant lymphoma. We...

    Authors: Tatsuki Fukushima, Yuichi Kasai, Ko Kato, Kozo Fujisawa and Atsumasa Uchida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:16

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Proximal major limb amputations due to malignant tumors have become rare but are still a valuable treatment option in palliation and in some cases can even cure. The aim of this retrospective study was to anal...

    Authors: Adrien Daigeler, Marcus Lehnhardt, Ammar Khadra, Joerg Hauser, Lars Steinstraesser, Stefan Langer, Ole Goertz and Hans-Ulrich Steinau

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  18. Intra-peritoneal (i.p.) chemotherapy is an encouraging treatment option for ovarian cancer with peritoneum involvement in addition with intravenous (i.v.) chemotherapy. Intra-operative i.p. chemotherapy is an ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Guardiola, Delphine Delroeux, Bruno Heyd, Marielle Combe, Veronique Lorgis, Martin Demarchi, Ulrich Stein, Bernard Royer, Bruno Chauffert and Xavier Pivot

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:14

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  19. Cavernous hemangiomas of the adrenal gland are rare, benign, non-functioning neoplastic tumors. To our knowledge, 55 cases have been reported in the literature to date.

    Authors: Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Maria Kyriazi, Anneza I Yiallourou, Vaia K Stafyla, Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Nikolaos Dafnios, Vassilis Smyrniotis and Agathi Kondi-Pafiti

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:13

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Ancient schwannomas are degenerate peripheral nerve sheath tumors that very rarely occur in the retroperitoneum. They generally reach large proportions before producing symptoms due to mass effect. We describe...

    Authors: Haroon A Choudry, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, John J Liang, Eric T Kimchi, Robert Conter, Niraj J Gusani and Kevin F Staveley-O'Carroll

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  21. The concept of radioguided surgery, which was first developed some 60 years ago, involves the use of a radiation detection probe system for the intraoperative detection of radionuclides. The use of gamma detec...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, Ryan L Neff, Cathy M Mojzisik, David M O'Malley, George H Hinkle, Nathan C Hall, Douglas A Murrey Jr, Michael V Knopp and Edward W Martin Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:11

    Content type: Review

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  22. Adnexal masses are not uncommon in patients with breast cancer. Breast cancer and ovarian malignancies are known to be associated. In patients with breast cancer and co-existing pleural effusions, ascites and ...

    Authors: Sophocles Lanitis, Sivahamy Sivakumar, Kasim Behranwala, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Ragheed Al Mufti and Dimitri J Hadjiminas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:10

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Carcinoid tumors are usually considered to have a low degree of malignancy and show slow progression. One of the factors indicating the malignancy of these tumors is their size, and small ampullary carcinoid t...

    Authors: Eri Senda, Koji Fujimoto, Katsuhiro Ohnishi, Akihiro Higashida, Cho Ashida, Toshio Okutani, Shigeru Sakano, Masayuki Yamamoto, Rieko Ito and Hajime Yamada

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:9

    Content type: Case report

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  24. A number of non-malignant diseases that share similar morphological features as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) have been reported. Co-existence of GIST with these other diseases is rarely recognized or ...

    Authors: Chee Khoon Lee, Alison Hadley, Keshani Desilva, Gareth Smith and David Goldstein

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:8

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Th1/Th2 cell balance is thought to be shifted toward a Th2-type immune response not only by malignancy but also by surgical stress. The aim of this study was to estimate perioperative immune responses with res...

    Authors: Masashi Ishikawa, Masanori Nishioka, Norikazu Hanaki, Takayuki Miyauchi, Yutaka Kashiwagi, Hiromi Ioki, Akihiro Kagawa and Yoichi Nakamura

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  26. Extended liver resections are being performed more liberally than ever. The extent of resection of liver metastases, however, is restricted by the volume of the future liver remnant (FLR). An intervention that...

    Authors: Seza A Gulec, Kenneth Pennington, Michael Hall and Yuman Fong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:6

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Peritoneal tumor dissemination arising from colorectal cancer, appendiceal cancer, gastric cancer, gynecologic malignancies or peritoneal mesothelioma is a common sign of advanced tumor stage or disease recurr...

    Authors: Gabriel Glockzin, Hans J Schlitt and Pompiliu Piso

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:5

    Content type: Review

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  28. Intraductal and invasive adenocarcinoma of duct of Luschka is rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case report of intraductal and invasive carcinoma arising from ducts of Luschka.

    Authors: Mumtaz Jahan, Philip Xiao, Alan Go, Muhammad Cheema and Arif Hameed

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:4

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Inferior vena cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor of smooth muscle origin. It is often large by the time of diagnosis and may involve adjacent organs. A margin-free resection may be curative, but the res...

    Authors: John A Stauffer, G Peter Fakhre, Marjorie K Dougherty, Raouf E Nakhleh, William J Maples and Justin H Nguyen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:3

    Content type: Case report

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  30. In recent years, apart from antibacterial properties, doxycycline is reported to have cytotoxic and anti-proliferative actions in various cancers including colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer constitutes one ...

    Authors: Jayesh Sagar, Kevin Sales, Sas Dijk, JanWillem Taanman, Alexander Seifalian and Mark Winslet

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. Splenosis is a heterotropic implantation of splenic fragments onto exposed vascularised peritoneal and intrathoracic surfaces, following splenic injury or elective splenectomy.

    Authors: M Abu Hilal, A Harb, B Zeidan, B Steadman, JN Primrose and NW Pearce

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2009 7:1

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Primary sternal malignant fibrous histiyocytoma (MFH) is highly rare. Effective treatment modality is surgical resection with wide margins. However, to date, the effects of radiotherapy or chemotherapy has not...

    Authors: Bulent Kocer, Gultekin Gulbahar, Bulent Erdogan, Burcin Budakoglu, Selim Erekul, Koray Dural and Unal Sakinci

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:138

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Coexistence of adenocarcinoma and mantle cell lymphoma in the same or different anatomical sites is extremely rare. We present a case of incidental discovery of primary lung adenocarcinoma and mantle cell lymp...

    Authors: Dimitrios Hatzibougias, Mattheos Bobos, Georgia Karayannopoulou, Georgios Karkavelas, Georgios T Karapanagiotidis, Christophoros N Foroulis and Ioannis Kostopoulos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:137

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Primary closure of the perineum with drainage after abdominoperineal excision of the rectum for carcinoma, is widely accepted. However hematoma, perineal abscess and re-operation are significantly more frequen...

    Authors: Silvia Cresti, Mehdi Ouaïssi, Igor Sielezneff, Jean-Baptiste Chaix, Nicolas Pirro, Bruno Berthet, Bernard Consentino and Bernard Sastre

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:136

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Squamous cells are normally not found inside the breast, so a primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast is an exceptional phenomenon. There is a possible explanation for these findings.

    Authors: Elvira R Flikweert, Mans Hofstee and Mike SL Liem

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:135

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Adrenal cortex oncocytic carcinoma (AOC) represents an exceptional pathological entity, since only 22 cases have been documented in the literature so far.

    Authors: Pinelopi Argyriou, Charalambos Zisis, Nektarios Alevizopoulos, Emmanuel M Kefaloyannis, Constantine Gennatas and Constantina D Petraki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:134

    Content type: Review

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  37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract of varying malignant potential that are believed to originate from neoplastic transformation of the interstitial cells of Ca...

    Authors: Kontantinos Vasiliadis, Evangelos Kogopoulos, Michael Katsamakas, Evangelos Karamitsos, Christos Tsalikidis, Byron Pringos and Andreas Tsalikidis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:133

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Many cancers are known to be associated with paraneoplastic syndromes. These syndromes are usually treated by chemotherapy with or without immunosupression but they often respond poorly. There are no published...

    Authors: Joanna P Wood, Andrew P Haynes and KL Cheung

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:132

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Leiomyosarcomas of the stomach are very rare. At the time of primary diagnosis the tumors are most often in advanced stage and the patients complain of abdominal pain due to large tumor size. Endosonographical...

    Authors: Ursula Pauser and Horst Grimm

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:131

    Content type: Case report

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  40. A long-term follow up case of hepatobiliary cystadenoma originating from simple hepatic cyst is rare.

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Masashi Ishikawa, Hisashi Ishikura, Toshihiro Ichimori, Suguru Kimura, Akihiro Sakata, Koichi Sato, Jyunichi Nagata and Yoshiyuki Fujii

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:129

    Content type: Case report

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  41. The finding of metastasis in colorectal cancer, stage IV disease, has a major impact on prognosis and treatment strategy. Known important factors include the extent of the metastasis and the patients' performa...

    Authors: Kristoffer Derwinger and Bengt Gustavsson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:127

    Content type: Research

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  42. The aim of the present article was to evaluate whether angiogenic parameters as assessed by transvaginal color Doppler ultrasound (TVCD) may predict those prognostic factors related to recurrence.

    Authors: Matias Jurado, Rosendo Galván, Rafael Martinez-Monge, Jesús Mazaira and Juan Luis Alcazar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:126

    Content type: Research

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  43. Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) has been recognized as a successful way of managing symptomatic and/or progressive hepatic carcinoid metastases not amenable to surgical resection. Although it is a fairl...

    Authors: Andrew C Pearson, Steven Steinberg, Manisha H Shah and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:125

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Metastatic involvement of the ovary from malignant melanoma is uncommon and presents a diagnostic challenge. Most cases are associated with disseminated disease and carry a dismal prognosis. Delayed ovarian re...

    Authors: Anastasios Boutis, Rosalia Valeri, Ippokratis Korantzis, Dimitrios Valoukas, Ioannis Andronikidis and Charalambos Andreadis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:124

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Tumor related pancreatic surgery has progressed significantly during recent years. Pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with lymphadenectomy, including vascular resection, still presents the optimal surgical procedure f...

    Authors: Matthias Glanemann, Baomin Shi, Feng Liang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Marcus Bahra, Dietmar Jacob, Ulf Neumann and Peter Neuhaus

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:123

    Content type: Review

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