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  1. Content type: Case report

    Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the lacrimal gland is a rare tumour. Their aggressive behaviour, with a high-risk of local recurrence, and late distant spread of the tumour even after aggressive management has bee...

    Authors: Bashar A Zeidan, Mohammed Abu Hilal, Mohammed Al-Gholmy, Hanan El-Mahallawi, Neil W Pearce and John N Primrose

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:66

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Collision tumors of the thyroid gland are a rare entity. We present a case of a follicular variant of papillary carcinoma and squamous carcinoma in the thyroid. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ...

    Authors: Rohan R Walvekar, Subhadra V Kane and Anil K D'Cruz

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:65

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Carcinoma of the colon may present with perforation proximal to the site of malignancy. Caecum is the commonest site of perforation if the ileocecal valve is patent and the jejunal and ileal perforations are v...

    Authors: Satyendra K Tiwary, Manish K Singh, Rahul Khanna and Ajay K Khanna

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:63

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cyclin D1 and p16 are involved in the regulation of G1 checkpoint and may play an important role in the tumorigenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Previous studies have examined the level of expression o...

    Authors: Ho-Sheng Lin, Gerald J Berry, Zijie Sun and Willard E Fee Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:62

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  5. Content type: Research

    In 1999, large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung was introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a new tumor entity in the group of non-small cell, epithelial tumors, a differentiated classifi...

    Authors: Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Gian Kayser, Bernward Passlick and Stephan Eggeling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:61

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  6. Content type: Research

    Division of major vascular and biliary structures during major hepatectomies can be carried out either extrahepatically at the porta hepatic or intrahepatically during the parenchymal transection. In this retr...

    Authors: Vassileios Smyrniotis, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Kassiani Theodoraki, Dionysios Voros, Ioannis Vassiliou, Andreas Polydorou, Nikolaos Dafnios, Evangelos Gamaletsos, Kyriaki Daniilidou and Dimitrios Kannas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:59

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Hepatocellular adenomas are the most common benign liver tumors. They are usually related to oral contraceptive intake.

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe R Nigri, Paolo Aurello, Francesco D'Angelo, Francesca Pezzoli, Simone Rossi, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giorgio Ercolani and Matteo Ravaioli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:58

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Mediastinal cysts compromise almost 20% of all mediastinal masses with bronchogenic subtype accounting for 60% of all cystic lesions. Although compression of adjoining soft tissues is usual, spinal complicatio...

    Authors: Ilias A Kouerinis, George C Zografos, Dimitrios N Exarchos, Nikolaos T silimingas, Michalis E Argiriou, Jordan T Manoussaridis, Evangelos P Misiakos, Constantine I Fotiadis and Ion P Bellenis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:56

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  9. Content type: Research

    Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is biologically an aggressive tumor for which the treatment of choice is the surgery. We reviewed the clinical profile, diagnostic methods, treatment patterns, a...

    Authors: Madhabananda Kar, S V Suryanarayana Deo, Nootan Kumar Shukla, Ajay Malik, Sidharth DattaGupta, Bidhu Kumar Mohanti and Sanjay Thulkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:55

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  10. Content type: Research

    We investigated the change of prognosis in resected gastric cancer (RGC) patients and the role of radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.

    Authors: Juan J Grau, Ramon Palmero, Maribel Marmol, Jose Domingo-Domenech, Mariano Monzo, Jose Fuster, Oscar Vidal, Constantino Fondevila and Juan C Garcia-Valdecasas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:53

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Mammary Paget's disease and extramammary Paget's disease are neoplastic conditions, in which there is intraepithelial (usually intraepidermal) infiltration by neoplastic cells showing glandular differentiation...

    Authors: Monica Giovannini, Carmelo D'Atri, Quirino Piubello and Annamaria Molino

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:51

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  12. Content type: Research

    Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare disease with probably less than 700 new cases in the USA or Europe per year. The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavior of low-grade endometrial stromal sarc...

    Authors: Tahereh Ashraf-Ganjoei, Nadereh Behtash, Mamak Shariat and Asamosadat Mosavi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:50

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  13. Content type: Review

    Rectal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare tumor. The incidence of this malignancy has been reported to be 0.25 to 1 per 1000 colorectal carcinomas. From a review of the English literature 55 cases of SCC ...

    Authors: Theodosios K Theodosopoulos, Athanasios D Marinis, Nikolaos A Dafnios, John G Vassiliou, Lazaros D Samanides, Eleni E Carvounis and Vassilios E Smyrniotis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:49

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  14. Content type: Correspondence

    Colloid cysts of the third ventricle are rare benign intracranial non-neoplastic cysts. Headache is the most common symptom. We present a case of sudden death due to colloid cyst in a 17 year old female who ha...

    Authors: Sameer S Shaktawat, Walid D Salman, Zuhair Twaij and Abdul Al-Dawoud

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:47

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  15. Content type: Research

    The combination of partial liver resection and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a novel concept in the treatment of unresectable liver malignancies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of this com...

    Authors: Bram Fioole, Maarten C Jansen, Frederieke H van Duijnhoven, Richard van Hillegersberg, Thomas M van Gulik and Inne H M Borel Rinkes

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:46

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  16. Content type: Review

    The incidence of gallbladder carcinoma in cirrhotics is unknown. Known risk factors are primary sclerosing cholangitis and polypoid masses.

    Authors: Jorge Ortiz, David Reich, Hoon Bae Joon, Oscar Martinez and Cosme Manzarbeitia

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:45

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  17. Content type: Research

    High dose estrogens (HDEs) were frequently used as endocrine agents prior to the introduction of tamoxifen which carries fewer side effects. Due to the development of resistance to available endocrine agents i...

    Authors: Amit Agrawal, John F R Robertson and K L Cheung

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:44

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Intra-thoracic desmoid tumours with mediastinal invasion are very rare. Although rare they have to be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of a thoracic mass and therapeutic options have to be weig...

    Authors: Giuseppe Borzellino, Anna Maria Minicozzi, Francesco Giovinazzo, Giuseppe Faggian, Paolo Iuzzolino and Claudio Cordiano

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:43

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Isolated splenic metastases from colorectal cancer are very rare and there are only 13 cases reported in the English literature so far. Most cases are asymptomatic and the diagnosis is usually made by imaging ...

    Authors: Rasim Gencosmanoglu, Fugen Aker, Gozde Kir and Nurdan Tozun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:42

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  20. Content type: Research

    Teniposide (VM-26) has been widely used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer, malignant lymphoma, breast cancer, etc. However, there are few reports on VM-26 against oral cancers. The present study was d...

    Authors: Jinzhong Li, Wantao Chen, Ping Zhang and Ningyi Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:41

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  21. Content type: Research

    In a significant proportion of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients whose tumour has progressed within 6 months of endocrine therapy (de novo resistance), it is generally believed that the chance of achieving ...

    Authors: Amit Agrawal, John F R Robertson and K L Cheung

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:40

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  22. Content type: Case report

    The presence of tactile corpuscle-like structures in Schwannomas, Neurofibromas and Neuroid Intradermal Melanocytic Nevi is well-documented. We report a case describing the presence of such structures in the l...

    Authors: Sadia Salim, Beiqing Liu, Mandana Mahmoodi, Haider Asad and Steve J Hou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:39

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  23. Content type: Research

    The main goal when managing patients with inoperable oesophageal cancer is to restore and maintain their oral nutrition. The aim of the present study was to assess the value of endoscopic palliation of dysphag...

    Authors: I E Katsoulis, A Karoon, S Mylvaganam and J I Livingstone

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:38

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  24. Content type: Case report

    G-CSF is known to function as a hematopoietic growth factor and it is known to be responsible for leukocytosis. G-CSF-producing tumors associated with leukocytosis include various types of malignancies.

    Authors: Akio Sakamoto, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Shuichi Matsuda, Katsumi Harimaya, Yoshinao Oda, Masazumi Tsuneyoshi and Yukihide Iwamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:37

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Malignant mixed mullerian tumors (MMMT) are rare biphasic malignant neoplasm. The commonest site of their occurrence in female genital tract is body of the uterus. MMMT of the cervix is extremely rare.

    Authors: Amita Maheshwari, Sudeep Gupta, Tanuja Shet, Rekha Wuntkal and Hemant B Tongaonkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:36

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  26. Content type: Review

    Neuroendocrine tumours frequently metastasize to the liver. Although generally slowly progressing, hepatic metastases are the major cause of carcinoid syndrome and ultimately lead to liver dysfunction, cardiac...

    Authors: Liesbeth M Veenendaal, Inne HM Borel Rinkes, Cornelis JM Lips and Richard van Hillegersberg

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:35

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Taurolidine (TRD) is a novel agent with multimodal antineoplastic effects. We present the case of a tumor remission after intravenous administration of taurolidine in a patient with gastric cancer re-recurrence.

    Authors: Chris Braumann, Goetz Winkler, Patrick Rogalla, Charalambos Menenakos and Christoph A Jacobi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:34

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  28. Content type: Case report

    This case report highlights two unusual surgical phenomena: lipoma-like well-differentiated liposarcomas and sciatic hernias. It illustrates the need to be aware that hernias may not always simply contain intr...

    Authors: Richard JE Skipworth, Graeme HM Smith, Ken J Stewart and David N Anderson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:33

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Fibromatosis or desmoid tumor is a rare soft tissue tumor that lacks a metastatic potential, but is characterized by a locally aggressive and infiltrating growth pattern and a high propensity toward local recu...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, William L Marsh Jr, Dimitrios G Spigos, Abbas E Abbas and Brentley A Buchele

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:32

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  30. Content type: Case report

    For accurate nodal staging, all blue and radioactive lymph nodes should be sampled during the sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer. We report a case of anomalous drainage in which one of the sentinel l...

    Authors: Kim Bowers, Yiyan Liu, Nasrin Ghesani and Steve H Kim

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:31

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  31. Content type: Research

    A low yield of lymph nodes (LN) in abdominoperineal resection (APR) specimen has been associated with preoperative radiation therapy (XRT) in population-based studies, which may preclude adequate staging of an...

    Authors: Alain Sermier, Pascal Gervaz, Jean F Egger, My Dao, Abdelkarim S Allal, Marta Bonet and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:29

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Lipomas are common benign soft tissue neoplasms but they are found very rarely in the deep lobe of parotid gland. Surgical intervention in these tumors is challenging because of the proximity of the facial ner...

    Authors: Che-Wei Wu, Hung-Pin Chi, Feng-Yu Chiang, Ying-Che Hsu, Leong-Perng Chan and Wen-Rei Kuo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    A standard intra-operative procedure for assessing sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients has not yet been established.

    Authors: Miki Mori, Keiichiro Tada, Motoko Ikenaga, Yumi Miyagi, Seiichiro Nishimura, Kaoru Takahashi, Masujiro Makita, Takuji Iwase, Fujio Kasumi and Mituru Koizumi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:26

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic metastases from previously treated renal cell carcinoma are uncommon. Surgical resection of pancreatic metastasis remains the only worthwhile modality of treatment.

    Authors: Shailesh V Shrikhande, Peter Büchler, Irene Esposito, Martin Loos, Markus W Büchler and Helmut Friess

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:25

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Thyroid gland derives from one median anlage at the base of the tongue, and from the two fourth branchial pouches. A number of anomalies may occur during their migration. These can be in form of ectopic tissue...

    Authors: Angela Fumarola, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Rossana Cavaliere, Iolanda Coletta, Alessandra Veltri, Agnese Di Fiore, Antonio Ciardi and Francesca Piccirilli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:24

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Hemangiopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm, accounting for about 1% of vascular tumors The tumor occurs most commonly in the skin, subcutaneous soft tissues, muscles of the extremities, retroperitoneum ...

    Authors: A Chnaris, N Barbetakis, A Efstathiou and I Fessatidis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:23

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus (PMME) is an uncommon tumor. PMME has an aggressive biological behavior, similar to melanomas developed elsewhere in the body. Most patients die from distant metast...

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Luigi Boni, Andrea Imperatori and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:22

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  38. Content type: Review

    Extra-abdominal desmoid tumours are slow-growing, histologically benign tumours of fibroblastic origin with variable biologic behaviour. They are locally aggressive and invasive to surrounding anatomic structu...

    Authors: Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Evanthia A Mitsiokapa, Kleo Th Papaparaskeva, Evanthia C Galanis and Panayotis N Soucacos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:21

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Metastatic tumours of the stomach present a clinical dilemma for the surgeon. Palliative surgical resection can alleviate symptoms and prolong survival in selected patients. However, previous studies have used...

    Authors: RS Date, EA Griffiths, SA Pritchard and I McL Welch

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:20

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  40. Content type: Research

    Perforation is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma, accounting for less than 1% of all gastric cancer cases. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prognostic value of perforation and to point ou...

    Authors: Franco Roviello, Simone Rossi, Daniele Marrelli, Giovanni De Manzoni, Corrado Pedrazzani, Paolo Morgagni, Giovanni Corso and Enrico Pinto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:19

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Gardner's syndrome can occasionally be complicated with intra-abdominal desmoid tumor. These tumors usually remain asymptomatic but can exhibit symptoms due to intestinal, vascular and ureteral compression and...

    Authors: Andreas Hatzimarkou, Dimitrios Filippou, Vasilios Papadopoulos, Georgios Filippou, Spiros Rizos and Panagiotis Skandalakis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:18

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