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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research

    Although local excision (ampullectomy) was first described by Halsted in 1899, its adequacy as an alternative surgical treatment for the ampullary tumors is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Haralampos Demetriades, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Ioanna Kirou, Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis, Nikolaos Sapidis, Ioannis Kanellos and Dimitrios Betsis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:14

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Metastatic hernia sac tumor from biliary malignancy is extremely rare with only one such case previously reported. We herein report an additional case of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma presenting as a hernia ...

    Authors: Naoyuki Yokoyama, Yoshio Shirai, Hidehiro Yamazaki and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Epithelial ovarian neoplasms are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in women. The surgical management of ovarian neoplasms depends on their correct categorization as benign, borderline or malignant....

    Authors: Amita Maheshwari, Sudeep Gupta, Shubhada Kane, Yogesh Kulkarni, Lt Col Bhupesh Kumar Goyal and Hemant B Tongaonkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:12

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  5. Content type: Research

    Late presentation of patients at advanced stages when little or no benefit can be derived from any form of therapy is the hallmark of breast cancer in Nigerian women. Recent global cancer statistics indicate r...

    Authors: Michael N Okobia, Clareann H Bunker, Friday E Okonofua and Usifo Osime

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:11

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism and may be associated with significant disease related morbidity and mortality. Preoperative diagnosis remains a challenge, which may jeopar...

    Authors: Corrie L Messerer, Samuel P Bugis, Chris Baliski and Sam M Wiseman

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:10

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma (UES) of liver is a rare malignant neoplasm, which affects mostly the pediatric population accounting for 13% of pediatric hepatic malignancies, a few cases has been reported...

    Authors: Timothy Sakellaridis, Ioannis Panagiotou, Themistoclis Georgantas, George Micros, Dimitra Rontogianni and Christos Antiochos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:9

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  8. Content type: Case report

    The Muir-Torre syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant condition and is currently considered a subtype of the more common hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, in which multiple primary malignancie...

    Authors: K Tsalis, K Blouhos, K Vasiliadis, T Tsachalis, S Angelopoulos and D Betsis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:8

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  9. Content type: Review

    Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an unusual primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. MCC is a fatal disease, and patients have a poor chance of survival. Moreover, MCC lacks distinguishing clinical features...

    Authors: Virve Koljonen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    The effect of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) on sexual function in the male is well documented. However, there is little literature in female patients. The aim of this study was to review the pelvic autonomic...

    Authors: Ian R Daniels, Sheena Woodward, Fiona GM Taylor, Ashraf Raja and Paul Toomey

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cyclin D1 plays a major role as a potential contributor to the multistep process of oncogenesis; nevertheless its prognostic significance in colon cancer has already been examined in a few studies and needs to...

    Authors: Gregory Kouraklis, Stamos Theocharis, Panayiotis Vamvakas, Costas Vagianos, Andromahi Glinavou, Costas Giaginis and Crysoula Sioka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    Traditional intraperitoneal (IP) therapy administered simultaneously with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy in the primary setting has been well documented. This retrospective study was conducted to investigate th...

    Authors: Rong Yu Zang, Zi Ting Li, Jie Tang, Xiao Huang and Shu Mo Cai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:4

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  13. Content type: Case report

    An oral combined fluoropyrimidine anticancer drug, tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil potassium (S-1), has recently been used alone or in combination for colon cancer.

    Authors: Kazunari Mado, Yukimoto Ishii, Takero Mazaki, Masaya Ushio, Hideki Masuda and Tadatoshi Takayama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:3

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is promising approach that is being tested in randomised clinical trials. In the Targit (TARGeted Intraopeartive radioTherapy) trial IORT can be delivered at the time of prim...

    Authors: Jayant S Vaidya, Lynn Walton and John Dewar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:2

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare tumor that presents in an insidious manner with non-specific symptoms. Given its rarity, there are no consensus guidelines to its management. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Said Abisi, Gareth J Morris-Stiff, David Scott-Coombes, Ian M Williams, Anthony G Douglas-Jones and Malcom C Puntis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are infrequent and diagnosis and prognosis could be troublesome. We present short and long term results of surgical resection for GIST at the Department of Surgery, Unive...

    Authors: Luigi Boni, Angelo Benevento, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:78

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Hemangiopericytoma is a soft tissue vascular neoplasm arising from capillary pericytes and is found throughout the body in soft tissues and bone. It was first described in 1942. Primary vascular neoplasm of th...

    Authors: Mukesh Kumar, Kamlakar Tripathi, Rahul Khanna, Mohan Kumar and Ajay K Khanna

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:77

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Teratomas are manifested with a great variety of clinical and radiological features, while sometimes they simply represent incidental findings.

    Authors: Charalambos Zisis, Dimitra Rontogianni, Grigorios Stratakos, Konstantinos Voutetakis, Konstantinos Skevis, Mihalis Argiriou and Ion Bellenis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:76

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  19. Content type: Research

    Hepatic metastases of carcinoid tumors cause incapacitating symptoms, but are usually diffuse and therefore unresectable. In this article we evaluate our experiences with local treatment techniques in the mana...

    Authors: Vincent Meij, Johanna M Zuetenhorst, Richard van Hillegersberg, Robert Kröger, Warner Prevoo, Frits van Coevorden and Babs G Taal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:75

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Rectovaginal fistula is uncommon after lower anterior resection for rectal cancer. The most leading cause of this complication is involvement of the posterior wall of the vagina into the staple line when firin...

    Authors: Zhongshu Yan and Guoqing Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:74

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  21. Content type: Research

    E-cadherin, a cell surface protein involved in cell adhesion, is present in normal breast epithelium, benign breast lesions, and in breast carcinoma. Alterations in the gene CDH1 on chromosome 16q22 are associ...

    Authors: Malini Harigopal, Sandra J Shin, Melissa P Murray, Satish K Tickoo, Edi Brogi and Paul Peter Rosen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:73

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Myolipoma is a benign tumour in which smooth muscle cells are mixed with adipocytes.

    Authors: Kasim A Behranwala, Krissen Chettiar, Mona El-Bahrawy, Gordon Stamp and Ajay K Kakkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:72

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Fistula formation has been reported in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) with or without invasion of the adjacent organs. The presence or absence of invasion is mostly determined by postoperativ...

    Authors: Masaru Koizumi, Naohiro Sata, Koji Yoshizawa, Munetoshi Tsukahara, Katsumi Kurihara, Yoshikazu Yasuda and Hideo Nagai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:70

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  24. Content type: Research

    This experimental study was designed to investigate the differences in pattern of local growth and diffusion of colorectal cancer cells injected into either mesenteric (M) or antimesenteric (AM) sides of the c...

    Authors: Luigi Boni, Angelo Benevento, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Mario Diurni and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:69

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  25. Content type: Research

    Placenta growth factor (PlGF) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family. Over-expression of PlGF is known to be associated with pathological angiogenesis. This study examined PlGF exp...

    Authors: Lijian Zhang, Jinfeng Chen, Yang Ke, Robert E Mansel and Wen G Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:68

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  26. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among women, next to cervix cancer. Understanding its pathogenesis, morphological features and various risk-factors, including family history holds a great pr...

    Authors: Sunita Saxena, Bharat Rekhi, Anju Bansal, Ashok Bagga, Chintamani and Nandagudi S Murthy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:67

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a neoplasm of unknown etiology occurring at various sites. By definition, it is composed of spindle cells (myofibroblasts) with variable inflammatory component, henc...

    Authors: Suresh VS Attili, C Rama Chandra, Dadhich K Hemant, Poonamalle P Bapsy, Clementeena RamaRao and G Anupama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:66

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  28. Content type: Research

    There are no studies that have directly investigated the incremental reduction in sensory morbidity that lymphoscintigraphy images (LS) and triangulated body marking or other skin marking techniques provide du...

    Authors: Suk Chul Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Renee M Moadel, Chun K Kim, Samprit Chatterjee, Michail K Shafir, Arlene Travis, Josef Machac and Borys R Krynyckyi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:64

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  29. Content type: Research

    The diagnosis of breast cancer and its subsequent treatment has significant impact on the woman's physical functioning, mental health and her well-being, and thereby causes substantial disruption to quality of...

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Bejoy Cherian Thomas, Padmakumar SreeRekha, Kunnambath Ramdas, Kuttan Ratheesan, Sankarannair Parameswaran, Beela S Mathew and Balakrishnan Rajan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:63

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  30. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is an integral part of multi-modality approach in the management of locally advanced breast cancer. It is vital to predict response to chemotherapy in order to tailor the regime...

    Authors: Chintamani, Jai Parakash Singh, Mahesh K Mittal, Sunita Saxena, Anju Bansal, Ashima Bhatia and Pranjal Kulshreshtha

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:61

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Angiosarcoma occurs very rarely in the gastrointestinal tract and can present great diagnostic difficulty, especially when it is associated with intraabdominal abscess or granulation tissue.

    Authors: Young-Tae Joo, Chi-Young Jeong, Eun-Jung Jung, Young-Joon Lee, Soon-Chan Hong, Sang-Kyung Choi, Soon-Tae Park and Woo-Song Ha

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:60

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Merkel cell carcinomas are rare neoplasm of neuroendocrine origin, usually observed in elderly people in areas with abundant sunlight, and predominantly located on the head and neck, extremities, and trunk. In...

    Authors: Jeannine Bachmann, Jorg Kleeff, Frank Bergmann, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Wolfgang Hartschuh, Markus W Büchler and Helmut Friess

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:58

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  33. Content type: Research

    Patients with advanced ovarian cancer should be treated by radical debulking surgery aiming at complete tumor resection. Unfortunately about 70% of the patients present with advanced disease, when optimal debu...

    Authors: Mohamed AF Hegazy, Refaat AF Hegazi, Mohamed A Elshafei, Ahmed E Setit, Maged R Elshamy, Mohamed Eltatoongy and Amal AF Halim

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:57

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Metastasis to the urinary bladder from gastric cancer is rare. Metastasis to a diverticulum of the bladder from gastric cancer is extremely rare. We report a case of isolated bladder metastasis from gastric ca...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Taiso Tamura, Kuniyasu Shimokawa, Yasuyuki Sugiyama and Yosuke Adachi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:55

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  35. Content type: Review

    A major challenge facing us is the provision of health care and appropriate allocation of available resources for the treatment of patients with breast cancer. This is of particular concern in the provision of...

    Authors: Steven D Heys, Shailesh Chaturvedi, Andrew W Hutcheon and Tarun K Sarkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:54

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  36. Content type: Review

    Primary prevention of breast cancer through prophylactic mastectomy can reduce the risk of malignancy in high-risk individuals. No type of mastectomy completely removes all breast tissue, but a subcutaneous ma...

    Authors: Lidia Kasprzak, Benoit Mesurolle, Francine Tremblay, Maria Galvez, Fawaz Halwani and William D Foulkes

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:52

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The incidence of multiple primary malignant neoplasms increases with age and they are encountered more frequently nowadays than before, the phenomenon is still considered to be rare.

    Authors: Anastassios V Koutsopoulos, Konstantina I Dambaki, George Datseris, Elpida Giannikaki, Marios Froudarakis and Efstathios Stathopoulos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:51

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be found in the lung and adrenal gland. We report case of a patient who presented with adrenal metastasis as the first clinical manifestation of HCC.

    Authors: Kostas Tsalis, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Nikolaos Sapidis, Ioannis Lambrou, Evangelos Zacharakis and Dimitrios Betsis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:50

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Radiation induced sarcoma arise as a long term complication of radiation treatment for other benign or malignant conditions. They are of very rare occurrence in jaw bones and are even rarer in maxilla.

    Authors: Om Prakash, Bipin T Varghese, Anita Mathews, Nileema Nayak, Krishnankutty Ramchandran and Manoj Pandey

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:49

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  40. Content type: Research

    Distant metastasis are common in Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) nearly one forth of the patients have metastasis at presentation while another 50% develop metastasis during the follow-up. A small percentage of the...

    Authors: Yuvaraja B Thyavihally, Umesh Mahantshetty, Ravichand S Chamarajanagar, Srinivas G Raibhattanavar and Hemant B Tongaonkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:48

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  41. Content type: Research

    Advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of colorectal cancer have fuelled the search for novel molecular prognostic markers to complement existing staging systems. Markers assessed in combinatio...

    Authors: Nicholas FS Watson, Zahra Madjd, Duncan Scrimegour, Ian Spendlove, Ian O Ellis, John H Scholefield and Lindy G Durrant

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:47

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