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  1. The finding of metastasis in colorectal cancer, stage IV disease, has a major impact on prognosis and treatment strategy. Known important factors include the extent of the metastasis and the patients' performa...

    Authors: Kristoffer Derwinger and Bengt Gustavsson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:127

    Content type: Research

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  2. The aim of the present article was to evaluate whether angiogenic parameters as assessed by transvaginal color Doppler ultrasound (TVCD) may predict those prognostic factors related to recurrence.

    Authors: Matias Jurado, Rosendo Galván, Rafael Martinez-Monge, Jesús Mazaira and Juan Luis Alcazar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:126

    Content type: Research

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  3. Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) has been recognized as a successful way of managing symptomatic and/or progressive hepatic carcinoid metastases not amenable to surgical resection. Although it is a fairl...

    Authors: Andrew C Pearson, Steven Steinberg, Manisha H Shah and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:125

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Metastatic involvement of the ovary from malignant melanoma is uncommon and presents a diagnostic challenge. Most cases are associated with disseminated disease and carry a dismal prognosis. Delayed ovarian re...

    Authors: Anastasios Boutis, Rosalia Valeri, Ippokratis Korantzis, Dimitrios Valoukas, Ioannis Andronikidis and Charalambos Andreadis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:124

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Tumor related pancreatic surgery has progressed significantly during recent years. Pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with lymphadenectomy, including vascular resection, still presents the optimal surgical procedure f...

    Authors: Matthias Glanemann, Baomin Shi, Feng Liang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Marcus Bahra, Dietmar Jacob, Ulf Neumann and Peter Neuhaus

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:123

    Content type: Review

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  6. Metastatic malignancy to the thyroid gland is generally uncommon due to an unfavourable local thyroid micro-environment which impairs the ability of metastatic cells to settle and thrive. Metastases to the thy...

    Authors: Martin H Cherk, Maggie Moore, Jonathan Serpell, Sarah Swain and Duncan J Topliss

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:122

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Primary sacral tumors are rare and experience related to accompanying effects of these tumors is therefore limited to observations on a small number of patients.

    Authors: Lars Steinstraesser, Michael Sand, Stefan Langer, Gert Muhr, Thomas A Schildhauer and Hans-Ulrich Steinau

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:121

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition characterized by mucinous tumors, disseminated intra-peritoneal implants, and mucinous ascites. So far its diagnosis remains challenging to most clinicians.

    Authors: Chin-Fan Chen, Che-Jen Huang, Wan-Yi Kang and Jan-Sing Hsieh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:118

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Phyllodes tumors are biphasic fibroepithelial neoplasms of the breast. While the surgical management of these relatively uncommon tumors has been addressed in the literature, few reports have commented on the ...

    Authors: Margaret I Liang, Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, Cynthia C Patterson, Michael T McKelvey, Gayle Gordillo, Gerard J Nuovo and William E Carson III

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:117

    Content type: Review

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  10. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is a relative common malignancy with a very poor prognosis, even adopting an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. According to the literature, gastrointestinal stromal ...

    Authors: Gian Paolo Spinelli, Evelina Miele, Federica Tomao, Luigi Rossi, Giulia Pasciuti, Angelo Zullo, Federica Zoratto, Jose Nunnari, Giovanni Codacci Pisanelli and Silverio Tomao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:116

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Liposarcoma is the most frequent histopathological variety of the retroperitoneum, surgery is the gold standard for treatment.

    Authors: Ángel Herrera-Gómez, César Ortega-Gutiérrez, Alejandro Mohar Betancourt and Kuauhyama Luna-Ortiz

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:115

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Extranodal T/NK cell lymphomas possess distinctive clinico-pathological characteristics: they are angiocentric, exhibit extensive necrosis. Prognosis is poor in the short term. The objective is to explore the ...

    Authors: Abelardo Meneses-García, Alejandro Mohar Betancourt, Jorge Herrera Abarca, Adriana Becerril Montes, Lourdes Suarez Roa and Luz Ruíz-Godoy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:114

    Content type: Research

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  13. Intravascular leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumour entity originating from venous vessel structures and most frequently affecting the inferior vena cava.

    Authors: Daniel-Johannes Tilkorn, Marcus Lehnhardt, Jörg Hauser, Adrien Daigeler, Detlev Hebebrand, Thomas Mentzel, Hans Ulrich Steinau and Cornelius Kuhnen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:113

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Breast carcinoma is a disease with a tremendous heterogeneity in its clinical behavior. Newer prognostic factors and predictors of response to therapy are needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expr...

    Authors: Lobna Ayadi, Abdelmajid Khabir, Habib Amouri, Sondes Karray, Abdallah Dammak, Mohamed Guermazi and Tahya Boudawara

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:112

    Content type: Research

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  15. The risk of developing lymphoma is greatly increased in HIV infection. Musculoskeletal manifestations of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are common and are sometimes the initial presentation of the dise...

    Authors: Domenico Marotta, Alessandro Sgambato, Simone Cerciello, Nicola Magarelli, Maurizio Martini, Luigi Maria Larocca and Giulio Maccauro

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:111

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Osteomas of ethmoid sinus are rare, especially when they involve anterior skull base and orbit, and lead to ophthalmologic and neurological symptoms.

    Authors: Ioannis Yiotakis, Anna Eleftheriadou, Evagelos Giotakis, Leonidas Manolopoulos, Eliza Ferekidou and Dimitrios Kandiloros

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:110

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Postoperative pancreas fistula (POPF) is a major complication after total gastrectomy with splenectomy. We retrospectively studied the effects of upper abdominal shape on the development of POPF after gastrect...

    Authors: Naoto Yamamoto, Takashi Oshima, Tsutomu Sato, Hirochika Makino, Yasuhiko Nagano, Shoichi Fujii, Yasushi Rino, Toshio Imada and Chikara Kunisaki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:109

    Content type: Research

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  18. Extremity liposarcomas can metastasize to different areas of the body but have rarely been demonstrated to metastasize to the liver. Due to the unusual occurrence of isolated metastatic extremity liposarcoma t...

    Authors: Christopher A Garces, John D Reith, Stephen R Grobmyer and Steven N Hochwald

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:108

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare, usually benign tumors that originate in the neural sheath and account for only a small percentage of retroperitoneal tumors. The aim of this clinical study is to present o...

    Authors: Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Vaia K Stafyla, Paraskevi Tsiantoula, Anneza Yiallourou, Athanasios Marinis, Agathi Kondi-Pafitis, Achilleas Chatziioannou, Efstathios Boviatsis and Dionysios Voros

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:107

    Content type: Research

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  20. CREST (Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dysmotility, Sclerodactyly and Telangiectasias) syndrome has been rarely associated with other malignancies (lung, esophagus).This is the first report of a p...

    Authors: Georgios Anastasopoulos, Athanasios Marinis, Christos Konstantinidis, Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Georgios Fragulidis and Ioannis Vassiliou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:106

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most frequent mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The biological appearance of these tumors reaches from small lesions with benign appearance to agg...

    Authors: Rudolf Mennigen, Heiner H Wolters, Bernd Schulte and Friedrich W Pelster

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:105

    Content type: Review

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  22. Hepatic angiosarcoma is a primary sarcoma of the liver, accounting for only 2% of all primary hepatic malignancies. Acute liver failure is an extremely rare presentation of a primary liver tumour.

    Authors: Chandra S Bhati, Anand N Bhatt, Graham Starkey, Stefan G Hubscher and Simon R Bramhall

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:104

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Tumor recurrence following radical cystectomy for a low-grade superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is exceedingly uncommon and has not been reported previously.

    Authors: Pankaj P Dangle, Wenle Paul Wang, Joel Mayerson, Amir Mortazavi and Paul Monk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:103

    Content type: Case report

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  24. The mixed epithelial stromal tumour is morphologically characterised by a mixture of solid and cystic areas consisting of a biphasic proliferation of glands admixed with solid areas of spindle cells with varia...

    Authors: Bruno Monica, Michelangelo Larosa, Francesco Facchini, Gianluigi Pozzoli, Ilaria Franceschetti and Irene Piscioli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:101

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Morbid obesity strongly predicts morbidity and mortality in surgical patients. However, obesity's impact on outcome after major liver resection is unknown.

    Authors: Omar Barakat, Mark D Skolkin, Barry D Toombs, John H Fischer II, Claire F Ozaki and R Patrick Wood

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:100

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  26. The location of osteosarcoma in the metaphysis as well as the age of the patients during the most rapid tumour growth suggest that factors related to skeletal growth are involved in the pathogenesis of this tu...

    Authors: Markos Ioannou, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Ioannis Papanastassiou, Ioanna Iakovidou, Stamatios Kottakis and Nikolaos Demertzis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:99

    Content type: Research

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  27. The long-term prognosis of patients with colon cancer is dependent on many factors. To investigate the influence of a series of clinical, laboratory and morphological variables on prognosis of colon carcinoma ...

    Authors: Michele Grande, Giovanni Milito, Grazia Maria Attinà, Federica Cadeddu, Marco Gallinella Muzi, Casimiro Nigro, Francesco Rulli and Attilio Maria Farinon

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:98

    Content type: Research

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  28. Lymph node (LN) metastasis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) is unusual. Unlike gastric adenocarcinomas, routine lymphadenectomy is not recommended unless there is no suspicion for LN metastasis. Herei...

    Authors: Aras Emre Canda, Yucel Ozsoy, Olcay Ak Nalbant and Ozgul Sagol

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:97

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Cutaneous metastasis from colorectal cancer after excision of the primary is a rare occurrence and presents as cutaneous or subcutaneous nodules or as a rash commonly on the anterior abdominal wall.

    Authors: Chandrasekar Vijayasekar, Saleem Noormohamed and Mark James Cheetham

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:96

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) is a rare pancreatic malignancy subtype. We investigated the clinicopathological features and outcome of pancreatic ASC patients after surgery.

    Authors: Jun-Te Hsu, Han-Ming Chen, Ren-Chin Wu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ta-Sen Yeh, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yi-Yin Jan and Miin-Fu Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:95

    Content type: Research

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  31. Involvement of the subcutis by Kaposi sarcoma (KS) occurs primarily when cutaneous KS lesions evolve into deep penetrating nodular tumors. Primary KS of the subcutaneous tissue is an exceptional manifestation ...

    Authors: Liron Pantanowitz, John Mullen and Bruce J Dezube

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:94

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Radiomicrosphere therapy (RT) utilizing yttrium-90 (90Y) microspheres has been shown to be an effective regional treatment for primary and secondary hepatic malignancies. We sought to determine a large academic i...

    Authors: Christopher D South, Marty M Meyer, Gregory Meis, Edward Y Kim, Fred B Thomas, Ali A Rikabi, Hooman Khabiri and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:93

    Content type: Research

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  33. Primary carcinoid tumors of the liver are uncommon and rarely symptomatic. The diagnosis of primary hepatic etiology requires rigorous workup and continued surveillance to exclude a missed primary.

    Authors: Gary Schwartz, Agnes Colanta, Harold Gaetz, John Olichney and Fadi Attiyeh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:91

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Up to 15% of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients present with obstructive or perforated tumours, and require emergency surgery. The Hartmann's procedure (HP) provides the opportunity to achieve a potentially cura...

    Authors: Pierre Charbonnet, Pascal Gervaz, Axel Andres, Pascal Bucher, Béatrice Konrad and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:90

    Content type: Research

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  35. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used for preoperative local staging in patients with rectal cancer. Our aim was to retrospectively study the effects of the imaging protocol on the staging accuracy.

    Authors: Chikako Suzuki, Michael R Torkzad, Soichi Tanaka, Gabriella Palmer, Johan Lindholm, Torbjörn Holm and Lennart Blomqvist

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:89

    Content type: Research

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  36. The optimal operative approach for carcinoma at the lower esophagus and esophagogastric junction remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess a single unit experience of transhiatal esophagectomy...

    Authors: Andrew R Davies, Matthew J Forshaw, Aadil A Khan, Alia S Noorani, Vanash M Patel, Dirk C Strauss and Robert C Mason

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:88

    Content type: Research

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  37. Littoral cell angioma (LCA) is a recently described primary vascular neoplasm of the spleen that may be associated with other malignancies and may itself also have malignant potential.

    Authors: May Tee, Patrick Vos, Peter Zetler and Sam M Wiseman

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:87

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rarely encountered clinical entity which may have different clinical pictures. Although the majority of these neoplasms have a benign course, the malignant form has al...

    Authors: Luigi Santambrogio, Mario Nosotti, Alessandro Palleschi, Lorenzo Rosso, Davide Tosi, Matilde De Simone, Michele M Ciulla, Marco Maggioni and Ugo Cioffi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:86

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Pleural or peritoneal effusions (ascites) are frequent in terminal stage malignancies. Medical management may be hazardous.

    Authors: Ihsan Inan, Sandra De Sousa, Patrick O Myers, Brigitte Bouclier, Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Monica E Hagen and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:85

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  40. Among human neoplasms thymomas are associated with highest frequency with paraneoplastic autoimmune diseases.

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Georgios Samanidis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Ioannis Boukovinas, Christos Asteriou, Eleni Stergiou, Kostas Laschos and Christodoulos Tsilikas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:83

    Content type: Case report

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  41. The occurrence of skin metastases are rare events in the course of a follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) and usually indicate advanced tumor stages. The scalp is the most affected area of these metastases.

    Authors: Kenko Cupisti, Uwe Ramp, Andreas Raffel, Markus Krausch, Alexander Rehders and Wolfram T Knoefel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:82

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Liposarcoma is the second most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults with a peak incidence between the 4th and 6th decade of life and slight preponderance to the male gender. It originates from multipotential prim...

    Authors: Maitham Sultan, Hisham Burezq, Rameshwar L Bang, Moustafa El-Kabany and Waddah Eskaf

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:81

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Breast cancer is the most frequent malignant tumour to metastasize into the gastrointestinal tract in female and is second only to malignant melanoma. Nevertheless gastrointestinal metastases arising from brea...

    Authors: Antonio Ciulla, Gioacchino Castronovo, Giovanni Tomasello, Alfonso Maurizio Maiorana, Leila Russo, Elio Daniele and Gaspare Genova

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:78

    Content type: Case report

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