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  1. Content type: Case report

    Intravascular fasciitis (IVF) is a rare benign condition characterised by reactive myofibroblastic proliferation arising from the superficial or deep fascia and involving arteries and/or veins. It is a distinc...

    Authors: Amarjit Anand, Eva Maria Tsapakis, Ali A Narvani, Ali Alhakim, Steve R Cannon and Eleftherios Tsiridis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:7

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  2. Content type: Review

    Carcinoid tumors rarely arise in the extrahepatic bile duct and can be difficult to distinguish from carcinoma. There are no reports of clear cell carcinoid (CCC) tumors in the distal bile duct (DBD) to the be...

    Authors: Takeshi Todoroki, Takaaki Sano, Shuji Yamada, Nobutsune Hirahara, Naotaka Toda, Katsuhiko Tsukada, Ryuji Motojima and Teiji Motojima

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:6

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  3. Content type: Research

    Both urinary bilharziasis and urothelial neoplasia are associated with increased production of tissue carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA).

    Authors: Gamal M Saied, Wafaa H El-Metenawy, Mohamed S Elwan and Nazar R Dessouki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:4

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Prostatic carcinoma is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in males in the West. Approximately 20% of patients present with metastatic disease. We describe the case of a patient with metastat...

    Authors: Muhammad A Kabeer, Edward Lloyd-Davies, Giles Maskell, Rolf Hohle and Joseph Mathew

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:2

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTC) constitute about 5 to 7 % of thyroid neoplasms. They originate from parafollicular C cells which produce Calcitonin, a hormone which has an impact on calcium metabolism and r...

    Authors: Michael Sand, Marcos Gelos, Daniel Sand, Falk G Bechara, Gerd Bonhag, Ellen Welsing and Benno Mann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:97

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Malignant arthritis is a rare manifestation of metastatic disease. We describe the case of a previously well 28 year old man in whom hip pain was the presenting symptom of disease. We describe the case and dis...

    Authors: Neil Ruparelia, Hootan Ahmadi and Carlos Cobiella

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:95

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  7. Content type: Research

    Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) plays an essential role in oxygen homeostasis. The expression of HIF-1α-inducible genes is associated with tumor progression. p21 mediates cell cycle arrest and is one of t...

    Authors: Ken Mizokami, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Shinya Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:94

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Malignant transformation of intestinal endometriosis is a rare event with an unknown rate of incidence. Metachronous progression of endometriosis to adenocarcinoma from two distant intestinal foci happening in...

    Authors: Joaquin Marchena-Gomez, Alicia Conde-Martel, Marion Hemmersbach-Miller and Ana Alonso-Fernandez

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:93

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  9. Content type: Research

    There is immunohistochemical evidence to suggest that expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in primary colorectal adenocarcinoma predicts its expression in recurrent disease. This study investi...

    Authors: Mahmoud A Khalifa, Corwyn H Rowsell, Rebecca Gladdy, Yoo-Joung Ko, Sherif Hanna, Andy Smith and Calvin Law

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:92

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Clear cell odontogenic carcinoma is a rare odontogenic tumor occurring in the anterior region of the mandible in 5th–7th decades and shows a female preponderance. It is potentially aggressive, capable of frequent...

    Authors: Singh Avninder, Dinesh Rakheja and Amar Bhatnagar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:91

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Primary extra-osseous osteogenic sarcomas have been reported in many tissues of the body but their occurrence in the breast is extremely rare. It can arise as a result of osseous metaplasia in a pre-existing b...

    Authors: Temidayo O Ogundiran, Samuel A Ademola, Odunayo M Oluwatosin, Effiong E Akang and Clement A Adebamowo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:90

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Secretory mammary carcinoma is a rare breast neoplasia originally described in children but sometimes also found in adults. It presents a more favourable outcome than more common histological types of breast c...

    Authors: Salvatore Vieni, Daniela Cabibi, Calogero Cipolla, Salvatore Fricano, Giuseppa Graceffa and Mario Adelfio Latteri

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:88

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Cytoreductive surgery and intraoperative, intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion (HIPEC) is increasingly used to treat peritoneal surface metastases. We describe a fatal case of cerebral edema in a patien...

    Authors: Rajalakshmi L Nair, Jonathan Tobias, Grant Stemmerman and Andrew M Lowy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:85

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  14. Content type: Case report

    A fistula between the duodenum and the main portal vein near a peptic ulcer is extremely rare, and only two cases of duodenal ulcers have been reported in the past.

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Katsunari Takifuji, Yoshihiro Nakatani, Masaji Tani, Kazuhisa Uchiyama and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:84

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  15. Content type: Research

    Surgical attempts for locally recurrent rectal cancer often fail due to local re-recurrence and distant metastasis. Preoperative chemoradiation may enhance better local control and survival. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Masayoshi Yasui, Masataka Ikeda, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Ichiro Takemasa, Takafumi Ueda, Junzo Shimizu, Mutsumi Fukunaga, Osamu Suzuki, Takehiro Inoue and Morito Monden

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:83

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  16. Content type: Review

    Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal junction are rapidly increasing in incidence and have a well described sequence of carcinogenesis: the Barrett's metaplasia-dysplasia-adenocarcinoma sequ...

    Authors: Ewen A Griffiths, Susan A Pritchard, Nicholas P Mapstone and Ian M Welch

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:82

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm that most frequently affects the pleura, although it has been reported with increasing frequency in various other sites such as in the peritone...

    Authors: Türkan Terkivatan, Mike Kliffen, Johannes HW de Wilt, Albertus N van Geel, Alexander MM Eggermont and Cornelis Verhoef

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:81

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  18. Content type: Research

    Perioperative blood transfusion carries numerous potential risks concerning the transmission of infective diseases and immunodepression that can facilitate the occurrence of postoperative infectious complicati...

    Authors: Francesca Rovera, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Luigi Boni, Andrea Imperatori, Alessandra Tabacchi, Giulio Carcano, Mario Diurni and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:80

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  19. Content type: Research

    After the availability of the results of validation studies, the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has replaced routine axillary dissection (AD) as the new standard of care in early unifocal breast cancers. Mu...

    Authors: Alberta Ferrari, Paolo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Luigi Boni, Giorgio Limonta, Silvana Garancini, Diego De Palma, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Cristiana Vanoli, Mario Diurni, Giulio Carcano and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:79

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) usually present with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal mass, pain, anorexia and bowel obstruction.

    Authors: Tarun Puri, Gowthaman Gunabushanam, Monica Malik, Shikha Goyal, Anup K Das, Pramod K Julka and Goura K Rath

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:78

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  21. Content type: Review

    Cervical cancer is the seventh most frequent cancer worldwide but more than 80% of cases occur in developing countries. Till date, radiation therapy with external beam and brachytherapy remains as the core tre...

    Authors: Myrna Candelaria, Lucely Cetina, Alicia Garcia-Arias, Carlos Lopez-Graniel, Jaime de la Garza, Elizabeth Robles and Alfonso Duenas-Gonzalez

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:77

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Biliary cystadenoma is a rare benign neoplasm, which is often misdiagnosed for a hepatic abscess or a hydatid cyst that tends to recur and is at risk for progression to malignant neoplasm.

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe R Nigri, Francesco D'Angelo, Paolo Aurello, Riccardo Bellagamba, Cristina Colarossi, Emanuela Pilozzi and Massimo Del Gaudio

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:76

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Peritoneal carcinomatosis from a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumour is rare and the long-term management and prognosis have not been clearly defined. The natural history is different from gastrointestinal adeno...

    Authors: Gonzalo Gutierrez, Ian R Daniels, Ana Garcia and Jose M Ramia

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:75

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  24. Content type: Review

    The use of cellular and cordless telephones has increased dramatically during the last decade. There is concern of health problems such as malignant diseases due to microwave exposure during the use of these d...

    Authors: Lennart Hardell, Kjell Hansson Mild, Michael Carlberg and Fredrik Söderqvist

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:74

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  25. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which has only been recently described based on their specific immunohistochemistry and the ...

    Authors: Antonio Chiappa, Andrew P Zbar, Michael Innis, Stuart Garriques, Emilio Bertani, Roberto Biffi, Giancarlo Pruneri, Felipe Luzzato, Paolo Della Vigna, Cristina Trovato and Bruno Andreoni

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:73

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) became a popular method for diagnosis of hepatic masses. Abdominal wall implantation from FNAC is rare.

    Authors: Ali Aldahham, Shurooq Boodai, Adel Alfuderi, Ahmad Almosawi and Sami Asfer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:72

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Biliary papillomatosis (BP) is a rare disease entity with a strong malignant potential. It is characterized by multiple papillary adenomas involving both the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary tree. BP was ...

    Authors: Ioannis Vassiliou, Evi Kairi-Vassilatou, Athanasios Marinis, Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos and Vassilios Smyrniotis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:71

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  28. Content type: Technical innovations

    Video assisted thoracoscopic resection of an esophageal leiomyoma offers distinct advantages over an open approach. Many papers have described various techniques of thoracoscopic resection.

    Authors: Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, Jirawat Swangsri and Varut Lohsiriwat

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:70

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  29. Content type: Research

    Chemotherapy for cancer is an intense and cyclic treatment associated with number of side-effects. The present study evaluated the effect of chemotherapy on distress, anxiety and depression.

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Gangadharan P Sarita, Nandkumar Devi, Bejoy C Thomas, Badridien M Hussain and Rita Krishnan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:68

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  30. Content type: Research

    Surgery of malignant tumors has long been suspected to be the reason for enhancement of growth of metastases with fatal outcome. This often prevented surgeons from touching the tumor if not absolutely necessar...

    Authors: Oumar Camara, Andreas Kavallaris, Helmut Nöschel, Matthias Rengsberger, Cornelia Jörke and Katharina Pachmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:67

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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