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  1. Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative syndrome. Its etiology and pathogenesis are unclear. The disease can be occasionally associated with a paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), an autoimmune mucocutane...

    Authors: Charalambos Menenakos, Chris Braumann, Jens Hartmann and Christoph A Jacobi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:45

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Prognosis after surgical therapy for pancreatic cancer is poor and has been attributed to early lymph node involvement as well as to a strong tendency of cancer cells to infiltrate into the retropancreatic tis...

    Authors: Ines Gockel, Mario Domeyer, Tanja Wolloscheck, Moritz A Konerding and Theodor Junginger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:44

    Content type: Research

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  3. Intraoperative localization of image or endoscopy-detected lesions occasionally pose surgical challenges due to the small lesion size and/or difficult anatomic exposure. Identification of such lesions can be f...

    Authors: Seza A Gulec, Erica Hoenie and Kristan Rheinheimer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:43

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  4. Hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) is a peculiar type of extrahepatic adenocarcinoma generally characterized by adenocarcinomatous and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-like foci. Stomach is the most frequent site whe...

    Authors: Michele Orditura, Eva Lieto, Francesca Ferraraccio, Giuseppe De Cataldis, Teresa Troiani, Paolo Castellano, Giuseppe Catalano, Fortunato Ciardiello, Gennaro Galizia and Ferdinando De Vita

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:42

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is an acknowledged method of treating wound healing disorders, but has been viewed as a contraindication in therapy of intraabdominal fistulas.

    Authors: Stefan Denzinger, Lars Luebke, Maximilian Burger, Sigurd Kessler, Wolf F Wieland and Wolfgang Otto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:41

    Content type: Case report

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  6. To evaluate imprint cytology in the context of specimens with microcalcifications derived from Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB).

    Authors: Maria Fotou, Vassiliki Oikonomou, Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Afroditi Nonni, Pauline Athanassiadou, Theodora Drouveli, Efstratios atsouris, Evagelia Kotzia and George C Zografos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  7. Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor in the scapula. This condition might lead to snapping scapula syndrome, which is characterized by painful, audible, and/or palpable abnormal scapulothoracic ...

    Authors: Satoru Fukunaga, Hiroyuki Futani and Shinichi Yoshiya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:37

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  8. The introduction of circular staplers into colorectal surgery has revolutionized anastomotic techniques stretching the limits of sphincter preservation. Data on the double-stapling technique (DST) has been wid...

    Authors: Shailesh V Shrikhande, Rajesh R Saoji, Savio G Barreto, Anagha C Kakade, Stephen D Waterford, Sanjay B Ahire, Fahim M Goliwale and Parul J Shukla

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  9. Esophageal carcinoma is the ninth most prevalent cancer worldwide with squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) and adenocarcinoma accounting for the vast majority of new cases (13,900 in 2003). Cure rates in the U.S. a...

    Authors: Brooks D Cash, Lavonne R Johnston and Mark H Johnston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:34

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  10. Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are extremely rare lesions of the urinary bladder with only nine cases being reported in world literature of which one was malignant. Generally believed to be of neural origin based...

    Authors: Farhat Abbas, Amanullah Memon, Tanya Siddiqui, Naila Kayani and Nazim Ali Ahmad

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:33

    Content type: Case report

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  11. MUC1 and MUC3 are from a large family of glycoproteins with an aberrant expression profile in various malignancies. Much interest has been focused on the role of these proteins in the development and progressi...

    Authors: Timothy J Duncan, Nicholas FS Watson, Ahmad H Al-Attar, John H Scholefield and Lindy G Durrant

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  12. Melanomas are malignant neoplasm of melanocytic origin, commonly seen on skin and various mucous membranes. Melanomas are the commonest intraocular malignant tumour in the adults.

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Om Prakash, Anitha Mathews, Nileena Nayak and Krishnankutty Ramachandran

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:30

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland is known to undergo malignant transformation when incompletely excised. Even if such a malignant change occurs, intracranial direct invasion and leptomeningeal seeding...

    Authors: Jung Yong Ahn, Jong Hee Chang, Se Hoon Kim and Kyu Sung Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:29

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma. Lately, subtypes of ES, including proximal-type ES have been recognized, with relatively few reports on such cases.

    Authors: Bharat Rekhi, Biru D Gorad and Roshni F Chinoy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:28

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Adrenal crisis after surgical procedure is a rare but potentially catastrophic life-threatening event. Its manifestations, such as hypotension, tachycardia, hypoxia, and fever mimic the other more common posto...

    Authors: Norifumi Naka, Satoshi Takenaka, Katsuhiko Nanno, Yu Moriguchi, Bang-mi Chun, Shunji Sonoda, Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Yoshitane Tsukamoto and Nobuhito Araki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:27

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are less common than solid tumors, and portend a better prognosis. They can be divided into serous and mucinous subtypes, with the former behaving less aggressively and general...

    Authors: Jordan R Stern, Wendy L Frankel, E Christopher Ellison and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:26

    Content type: Review

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  17. Metastases to the breast from extramammary tumours are uncommon, and metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the breast is extremely rare. We report a metastasis to the breast from a renal primary with the radiolog...

    Authors: Ahmed Alzaraa, Aleksandar Vodovnik, Hugh Montgomery, Mohammed Saeed and Narinder Sharma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:25

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Neurofibroma of the male breast outside of neurofibromatosis is extremely rare with only one previous case having been reported.

    Authors: Deva S Jeyaretna, Adewunmi Oriolowo, Mark EF Smith and Roger M Watkins

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:23

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Coexistent lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis is an urgent problem of thoracic surgery presenting a challenging task for diagnosis and surgical treatment.

    Authors: Saulius Cicėnas and Vladislavas Vencevičius

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  20. β-catenin is a multifunctional protein involved in two apparently independent processes: cell-cell adhesion and signal transduction. β-catenin is involved in Wnt signaling pathway that regulates cellular diffe...

    Authors: Junzo Kudo, Tadashi Nishiwaki, Nobuhiro Haruki, Hideyuki Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Shibata, Yukio Terashita, Hironori Sugiura, Noriyuki Shinoda, Masahiro Kimura, Yoshiyuki Kuwabara and Yoshitaka Fujii

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  21. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the stomach are the most frequent followed by those of the intestinal tract, while colon and rectum represent rare sites. GIST of the anal canal are extremely rare. Th...

    Authors: Giuseppe R Nigri, Mario Dente, Stefano Valabrega, Paolo Aurello, Francesco D'Angelo, Giuseppe Montrone, Giorgio Ercolani and Giovanni Ramacciato

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:20

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Rectal carcinoids comprise only about 1% of all anorectal neoplasms. In addition, ganglioneuroma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare tumor composed ganglion cells, nerve fibers, and supporting cells. Multi...

    Authors: Masashi Haraguchi, Hideki Kinoshita, Miho Koori, Noritsugu Tsuneoka, Taiichiro Kosaka, Yuji Ito, Junichiro Furui and Takashi Kanematsu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:19

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Although sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a standard of care for the evaluation of the axillary lymph nodes during breast cancer surgery, a substantial degree of variation exists among individual surgeons a...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, Donn C Young, Michael J Walker, William E Carson, Lisa D Yee, Doreen M Agnese and William B Farrar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  24. YKL-40 has been implicated as a mediator of collagen synthesis and extracellular matrix re-modeling as well as mitogenesis. Elevated serum levels of YKL-40 have been associated with worse survival in a variety...

    Authors: Steve H Kim, Kasturi Das, Shahla Noreen, Frederick Coffman and Meera Hameed

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  25. Sporadic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is rare in young adults. In the present retrospective study we reviewed clinicopathological features and disease specific survival rates in young patients (≤45 years) with R...

    Authors: Stefan Denzinger, Wolfgang Otto, Maximilian Burger, Christine Hammerschmied, Kerstin Junker, Arndt Hartmann, Wolf F Wieland and Bernhard Walter

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. Elastofibromas are benign soft tissue tumours mostly of the infrascapular region between the thoracic wall, the serratus anterior and the latissimus dorsi muscle with a prevalence of up to 24% in the elderly. ...

    Authors: Adrien Daigeler, Peter Maria Vogt, Kay Busch, Werner Pennekamp, Dirk Weyhe, Marcus Lehnhardt, Lars Steinstraesser, Hans-Ulrich Steinau and Cornelius Kuhnen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  27. Splenic metastases are very rare and are mostly diagnosed at the terminal phase of the disease or at the time of autopsy. The cytohistological diagnosis, when done, is made prevalently by splenectomy. Reports ...

    Authors: Luigi Cavanna, Antonio Lazzaro, Daniele Vallisa, Giuseppe Civardi and Fabrizio Artioli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  28. Mandibular resections are routinely carried out for achieving a R0 resection for oral cancers. However, the need of mandibular resection to achieve this has always been questioned. The present study was carrie...

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Latha P Rao, Shaima R Das, Anitha Mathews, Elizabeth M Chacko and BR Naik

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  29. Pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap continues to be the workhorse in head and neck reconstruction. Although free tissue transfer has revolutionized the reconstruction in cancers of the oral region, PMMC ...

    Authors: Sajid S Qureshi, Quazi G Ahmed and Prabha S Yadav

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:11

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Estrogen plays a critical role in breast cancer. Thereafter, endocrine therapy is a standard of care in patients with breast carcinoma, expressing ER or PR.

    Authors: Myrna Candelaria, Rafael Hurtado-Monroy, Pablo Vargas-Viveros, Silvia Carrillo-Muñnoz and Alfonso Duenas-Gonzalez

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:9

    Content type: Review

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  31. Traditionally metastatic melanoma of the distal leg and the foot metastasize to the lymph nodes of the groin. Sometimes the first site of nodal disease can be the popliteal fossa. This is an infrequent event, ...

    Authors: Ugo Marone, Corrado Caracò, Maria Grazia Chiofalo, Gerardo Botti and Nicola Mozzillo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:8

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  33. 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

    Content type: Review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  36. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  37. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Case report

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