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  1. Pancreatectomy has a high morbidity but remains the only chance of cure for pancreatic cancer. Its efficacy for non-pancreatic malignancies is less clear. We reviewed our experience with pancreatectomy for non...

    Authors: Kimberly A Varker, Peter Muscarella, Kristian Wall, Christopher Ellison and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:145

    Content type: Research

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  2. Despite the apparent low incidence of cancer metastatic to the thyroid, autopsy and clinical series suggest it is more common than generally. Although lung, renal, and breast cancer are probably the most commo...

    Authors: Hung-Hua Liang, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Ka-Wai Tam, Chiah-Yang Chai, Sey-En Lin and Soul-Chin Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:144

    Content type: Case report

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  3. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has become an established method for detecting hypermetabolic sites of known and occult disease and is widely used in onc...

    Authors: Nathan C Hall, Stephen P Povoski, Douglas A Murrey, Michael V Knopp and Edward W Martin Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:143

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  4. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a rare soft tissue sarcoma of ectomesenchymal origin. It is the malignant counterpart of benign soft tissue tumors like neurofibromas and schwannomas and may often fo...

    Authors: Kajal Kiran Dhingra, Shramana Mandal, Somak Roy and Nita Khurana

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:142

    Content type: Correspondence

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  5. Only 2% to 4% of patients with melanoma will be diagnosed with gastrointestinal metastasis during the course of their disease. The most common sites of gastrointestinal metastases from melanoma include the sma...

    Authors: Ugo Marone, Corrado Caracò, Simona Losito, Antonio Daponte, Maria Grazia Chiofalo, Stefano Mori, Rocco Cerra, Luciano Pezzullo and Nicola Mozzillo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:141

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Lymphatic vessels are major routes for metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), but lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) are difficult to recognize in tumor histological sections. D2-40 stain...

    Authors: Adhemar Longatto Filho, Tiago Gil Oliveira, Céline Pinheiro, Marcos Brasilino de Carvalho, Otávio Alberto Curioni, Ana Maria da Cunha Mercante, Fernando C Schmitt and Gilka JF Gattás

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:140

    Content type: Research

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  7. Multicentric myxoid liposarcoma is a rather infrequent tumour that tends to behave aggressively.

    Authors: M Jesus Fernández-Aceñero, Pilar López-Criado, Mariano López-Franco, Telma Meizoso and Carolina Calvo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:139

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Flaps are currently the predominant method of reconstruction for irradiated wounds. The usefulness of split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) in this setting remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to e...

    Authors: Alex Senchenkov, Paul M Petty, James Knoetgen 3rd, Steven L Moran, Craig H Johnson and Ricky P Clay

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:138

    Content type: Research

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  9. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are CD117 (C Kit) positive mesenchymal neoplasms, that may arise anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. Their current therapy is imatinib mesylate before or after surgery.

    Authors: Nupur Gupta, Suneeta Mittal, Neena Lal, Renu Misra, Lalit Kumar and Sunita Bhalla

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:137

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Leiomyosarcomas are rare tumours, predominantly localized in the stomach, small intestine and retroperitoneum. Only one case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the spleen is described in human beings in literature.

    Authors: Paolo Piovanello, Vincenzo Viola, Giampaolo Costa, Massimiliano Carletti, Andrea Cecera, Fabrizio Turchetta, Roberto Iudicone, Giuseppe Catalano, Antonello Santucci, Franco Recchia, Loredana Fiorillo, Maria Antonella Menichella and Giovanni Baiano

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:135

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Primary breast lymphoma is a rare condition, and distinguishing it from breast cancer is important because their treatments differ radically. Moreover, a recent report showed that mastectomy offered no benefit...

    Authors: Shigeyuki Nagata, Ataru Nishimura, Yukio Iwashita, Tadahiko Kinoshita, Kengo Fukuzawa, Hideya Tashiro and Kenzo Wakasugi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:134

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Castleman's disease of the pancreas is a very rare condition that may resemble more common disease entities as well as pancreatic cancer.

    Authors: Hongbei Wang, Rosemary L Wieczorek, Michael E Zenilman, Fidelina Desoto-Lapaix, Bimal C Ghosh and Wilbur B Bowne

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:133

    Content type: Review

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  13. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure is now a widely accepted method of LN staging in selected invasive breast cancers (unifocal, size ≤ 2 cm, clinically N0, without previous treatment). Complete axillary clear...

    Authors: Carole Mathelin, Samuel Salvador, Sabrina Croce, Norosoa Andriamisandratsoa, Daniel Huss and Jean-Louis Guyonnet

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:132

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) functions as a hematopoietic growth factor and it is responsible for leukocytosis. G-CSF-producing tumors associated with leukocytosis include various types of mal...

    Authors: Akio Sakamoto, Hiroshi Matono, Tatsuya Yoshida, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Shuichi Matsuda, Yoshinao Oda and Yukihide Iwamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:131

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) are known to develop in patients with Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) resulting in a decreased overall survival. The association between NF1 and the development...

    Authors: Justus-Martijn Brinkman, Johannes L Bron, Paul I J M Wuisman, Paul J van Diest, Emile F I Comans and Carla F M Molthoff

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:130

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are important for the proliferation of cancer cells. One of their binding proteins, known as insulin-like growth factor binding protein -4 (IGFBP-4) is well known for its inh...

    Authors: Rajaraman Durai, Shi Y Yang, Alexander M Seifalian, Geoffrey Goldspink and Marc C Winslet

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:128

    Content type: Research

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  17. Colorectal cancer and B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) have a significant incidence, which are increasing with the aging population. Evidence has been presented in the literature to suggest that the ...

    Authors: Robert J Dennis and Justin C Alberts

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:126

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Early gastric cancers with duodenal invasion are rare, and no previous case of multiple early gastric cancer, one invading the duodenal bulb, has been reported.

    Authors: Akihisa Matsuda, Shunji Kato, Masaichi Furuya, Yasuhito Shimizu, Tetsuya Okino, Junpei Sasaki and Takashi Tajiri

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:125

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy technology is extremely useful for diagnostic biopsy of suspicious breast lesions and for attempted complete excision of appropriately selected presumed benign b...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:124

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  20. Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm of soft tissue without bone marrow involvement or other systemic characteristics of multiple myeloma

    Authors: Shi-Ping Luh, Yih-Shyong Lai, Chung-Hong Tsai and Thomas Chang-Yao Tsao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:123

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Primary cardiac neoplasms occur rarely and most of them are benign. Malignant tumors including angiosarcoma are extremely rare and have a non specific clinical presentation and a poor prognosis.

    Authors: Marina Kontogiorgi, Demetrios Exarchos, Christos Charitos, Ioannis Floros, Demetra Rontogianni, Charis Roussos and Christina Routsi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:120

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Primary Hodgkin's disease of the stomach is an extremely rare entity. Nearly all cases of primary gastric lymphoma are of the non-Hodgkin's variety. Diagnoses in such cases are difficult due to considerable hi...

    Authors: Fahad S Hossain, Yashwant Koak and Farrukh H Khan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:119

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Neuroendocrine carcinoma is an aggressive neoplasm that mainly affects elderly Caucasians and typically arises in sun-exposed areas of the skin. The disease is rather rare and only a relatively few cases prese...

    Authors: Van Boghossian, Ira D Owen, Balakrishna Nuli and Philip Q Xiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:117

    Content type: Case report

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  24. The most common tumours of the adrenal gland are adenoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and metastases. Although the imaging features of these tumours are established, the imaging characteristics...

    Authors: Izhar N Bagwan, Gary Cook, Satvinder Mudan and Andrew Wotherspoon

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:116

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  25. Presacral masses are unusual growths that have a limited differential diagnosis, typically not including neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Classically, NETs are well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic tumors of...

    Authors: Tad Kim, Stephen R Grobmyer, Chen Liu and Steven N Hochwald

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:115

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Different molecular therapies like the EGFR-inhibiting antibody cetuximab have come into clinical practice. Cetuximab is EMEA-approved for metastatic colorectal cancer and advanced squamous-cell head and neck ...

    Authors: Michael Knauer, Anton Haid, Karlheinz Ammann, Alois Lang, Felix Offner, Martina Türtscher, Peter Cerkl and Etienne Wenzl

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:114

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant inherited disease. It is relatively recent that type 2C was identified as a separate group solely presenting with pheochromocytomas. As an illustration,...

    Authors: Jennifer M J Schreinemakers, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Jo W M Höppener, Frederik J Hes, Inne H M Borel Rinkes and Cornelis J M Lips

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:112

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Simple or unicameral bone cysts are common benign fluid-filled lesions usually located at the long bones of children before skeletal maturity.

    Authors: Anastasios D Kanellopoulos, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos and Panayotis N Soucacos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:111

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  29. Caveolin-1 is thought to have an important impact on both signal transduction and mediation of intracellular processes. Furthermore, it has been suggested that Caveolin-1 may contribute to certain steps of car...

    Authors: Cornelia Liedtke, Christian Kersting, Horst Bürger, Ludwig Kiesel and Pia Wülfing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:110

    Content type: Research

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  30. Leiomyosarcomas typically originate within smooth muscle cells. Leiomyosarcomas arising from the adrenal vein are rare malignancies associated with delayed diagnosis and poor prognosis. The most common vascula...

    Authors: Tracy S Wang, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Ronald R Salem, John Elefteriades and Julie A Sosa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:109

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  31. The cost effective treatment of cancer in developing countries remains challenging. In the elderly with possible limited life expectancy, the health expenditure associated with standard treatment regimes shoul...

    Authors: Lukas J Wasserman, Justus P Apffelstaedt and Jacobus de V Odendaal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:108

    Content type: Research

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  32. Inflammatory pseudotumor of the kidney or inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is composed of spindle cells admixed with variable amount of proliferating myofibroblasts, fibroblasts, extracellular collagen...

    Authors: David R Selvan, Joe Philip, Ramaswamy Manikandan, Timothy R Helliwell, Gabriel H R Lamb and Anthony D Desmond

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:106

    Content type: Case report

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  33. As a result of improvements in diagnostic accuracy, the primary source of the tumour is identified in more than 99% of cases presenting with a malignancy. Whilst the axial skeleton is a common site of metastas...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ball, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Mari Coxon and Michael H Lewis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:105

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Seroma formation following modified radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer is a most common wound complication. In our experience seroma occurs in approximately 50% of patient...

    Authors: Marek Stanczyk, Bartlomiej Grala, Tomasz Zwierowicz and Marek Maruszynski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:104

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas comprise 10%–15% of pancreatic cystic lesions, with the serous cystadenoms being the commonest. The association of exocrine and endocrine tumours of the pancreas unrelated to V...

    Authors: Ahmed Alzaraa, Valeri Udom, Husam Mousa, Abdulhalem Alzein, Abduljalil Benhamida and Neha Dalal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:103

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Women that carry germ-line mutations for BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at an increased risk of developing breast, ovarian and peritoneal cancer. Primary peritoneal carcinoma is a rare tumour histologically identical t...

    Authors: Manish Chand, Patrick J Moore, Andrew D Clarke, Guy F Nash and Tamas Hickisk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:102

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Breast cancer is usually associated with metastases to lungs, bones and liver. Breast carcinoma metastasizing to the gallbladder is very rare.

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Dimitra Koulocheri, Afroditi Nonni, Aggeliki Bousiotou, Philip Domeyer, Nikolaos V Michalopoulos, Dimitrios Dardamanis, Manousos M Konstadoulakis and George C Zografos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:101

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Eccrine carcinoma is a quite rare malignant tumor that typically arises from a normal sweat gland and that features a rather high recurrence rate subsequent to simple excision. Given its rather poor response t...

    Authors: Tsz-Ho Leung, Henry Hsin-Chung Lee and Shih-Chang Chang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:100

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Doppler ultrasonography (US) is increasingly being utilized as an imaging modality in breast cancer. It is used to study the vascular characteristics of the tumor. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is the standard moda...

    Authors: Anand Kumar, Seema Singh, Satyajit Pradhan, Ram C Shukla, Mumtaz A Ansari, Tej B Singh, Rohit Shyam and Saroj Gupta

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:99

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  40. Although intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas is acceptable as a distinct disease entity, the concept of mucin-secreting biliary tumors has not been fully established.

    Authors: Yo-ichi Yamashita, Kengo Fukuzawa, Akinobu Taketomi, Shinichi Aishima, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Hideaki Uchiyama, Eiji Tsujita, Norifumi Harimoto, Noboru Harada, Kenzo Wakasugi and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:98

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) represent the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract. Over the last ten years the management of GISTs has dramatically altered but their coexistence with o...

    Authors: Papalambros Efstathios, Petrou Athanasios, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Papalambros Alexandros, Sigala Frangisca, Georgopoulos Sotirios, Felekouras Evangelos and Giannopoulos Athanasios

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:96

    Content type: Case report

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