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  1. Few cases of GIST bigger than 15 cm have been reported in medical literature, all primarily in elderly patients. We report an unusual case, in which a giant gastric GIST – in a young patient – presented as spo...

    Authors: Ruy J Cruz Jr, Rodrigo Vincenzi, Bernardo M Ketzer, Andre L Cecilio and Lourdes A Cepeda

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:76

    Content type: Case report

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  2. The nature of the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and reflux oesophagitis is still not clear. To investigate the correlation between Helicobacter pylori infection and GERD taking into account endoscopic,...

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

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:74

    Content type: Research

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  3. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin of the trunk and extremities may present lymph node metastasis with difficult disease control and poor survival. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors...

    Authors: Vinicius de Lima Vazquez, Teoclito Sachetto, Natalia Martins Perpetuo and Andre Lopes Carvalho

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:73

    Content type: Research

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  4. Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumours. Other soft tissue tumours such as well-differentiated liposarcomas appear morphological almost identical. Preoperative imaging and especially biopsy are impo...

    Authors: Derek Zieker, Ingmar Königsrainer, Stephan Miller, Ulrich Vogel, Karl Sotlar, Wolfgang Steurer, Alfred Königsrainer and Thorsten G Lehmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:72

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Alveolar sarcoma of the soft parts (ASPS) represents a very rare entity of soft tissue sarcoma with special features such as young peak age incidence and frequent metastasis to the brain. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Adrien Daigeler, Cornelius Kuhnen, Joerg Hauser, Ole Goertz, Daniel Tilkorn, Lars Steinstraesser, Hans-Ulrich Steinau and Marcus Lehnhardt

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:71

    Content type: Research

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  6. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing cancer has been reported to occur in various organs, especially the lung. However, G-CSF-producing colorectal cancer (CRC) has never been reported in the...

    Authors: Hiroki Takahashi, Akira Yasuda, Nubuo Ochi, Masaki Sakamoto, Satoru Takayama, Takehiro Wakasugi, Hitoshi Funahashi, Hirozumi Sawai, Mikinori Satoh, Yoshimi Akamo and Hiromitsu Takeyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:70

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Maximisation of the potential of sentinel lymph node biopsy as a minimally invasive method of axillary staging requires sensitive intraoperative pathological analysis so that rates of re-operation for lymphati...

    Authors: Rohanna Ali, Ann M Hanly, Peter Naughton, Constantino F Castineira, Rob Landers, Ronan A Cahill and R Gordon Watson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:69

    Content type: Research

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  8. We report the case of a patient with treated Stage Ia seminoma who was found to have an elevated beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) on routine follow – up. This instigated restaging and could have lead t...

    Authors: Noel J Aherne, Cormac A Small, Gerard P McVey, David A Fitzpatrick and John G Armstrong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:68

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Acute necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening condition, which requires urgent surgical intervention. Surgical debridement is invariably associated with large areas of tissue loss.

    Authors: Susim Kumar, Mark E O'Donnell, Khalid Khan, Gillian Dunne, P Declan Carey and Jack Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:67

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Programmed cell death (apoptosis) has been implicated in tumor development and may affect the metastatic potential of tumor cells. The role of bcl-2, a proto-oncogene that inhibits apoptosis, has been studied ...

    Authors: Marília B Espíndola and Oly C Corleta

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:65

    Content type: Research

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  11. This study assessed the impact of closed suction drains and evaluated whether the intraoperative use of a fibrin sealant decreased time to drain removal and wound complications in melanoma patients undergoing ...

    Authors: Melinda M Mortenson, Yan Xing, Storm Weaver, Jeffrey E Lee, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Anthony Lucci, Paul F Mansfield, Merrick I Ross and Janice N Cormier

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:63

    Content type: Research

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  12. Myxoid liposarcoma is the second most commonly occurring sub-type of liposarcomas. In contrast to other soft tissue sarcomas, it is known to have a tendency to spread toward extrapulmonary sites, such as soft ...

    Authors: Sammy A Hanna, Yassar A Qureshi, Lee Bayliss, Lee A David, Paul O'Donnell, Ian R Judson and Timothy WR Briggs

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:62

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Debate regarding the benefit of radiotherapy after local excision of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) continues. The Van Nuys Prognostic Index (VNPI) is thought to be a useful aid in deciding which patients are at...

    Authors: Onur Gilleard, Andrew Goodman, Martin Cooper, Mary Davies and Julie Dunn

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:61

    Content type: Research

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  14. Matrix-producing carcinoma (MPC) of the breast is one variant type of metaplastic carcinoma. The cellular origin of MPC remains unclear. It has been suggested the tumor cells in MPC have the combined character...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Hirose, Junko Honda, Yoshimi Bando, Mitsunori Sasa, Yukiko Hirose, Taeko Nagao and Akira Tangoku

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:60

    Content type: Case report

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  15. The coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) is a crucial receptor for the entry of both coxsackie B viruses and adenoviruses into host cells. CAR expression on tumor cells was reported to be associated wi...

    Authors: Costas T Giaginis, Apostolos C Zarros, Maria A Papaefthymiou, Aikaterini E Papadopouli, Ioannis K Sfiniadakis and Stamatios E Theocharis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:59

    Content type: Research

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  16. The overall incidence of male breast cancer is around 1% of all breast cancers and is on the rise. In this review we aim to present various aspects of male breast cancer with particular emphasis on incidence, ...

    Authors: Kaiyumars B Contractor, Kanchan Kaur, Gabriel S Rodrigues, Dhananjay M Kulkarni and Hemant Singhal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:58

    Content type: Review

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  17. Combining a radioisotope with a dye-guided method is the best method for identification of the sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) in breast cancer. However, some institutions are limited to use of a dye-guided method ...

    Authors: Masako Takahashi, Mitsunori Sasa, Chieko Hirose, Sonoka Hisaoka, Masako Taki, Toshiyuki Hirose and Yoshimi Bando

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:57

    Content type: Research

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  18. The E-cadherin catenin system acts as an invasion suppressor of epithelial malignancies. However, it is debatable whether expression of E-cadherin or catenins is a useful prognostic marker in invasive breast c...

    Authors: Amit Goyal, Tracey A Martin, Robert E Mansel and Wen G Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:56

    Content type: Research

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  19. Gastro-Intestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare and our understanding of their natural history and optimal treatment are continually evolving. Port site metastasis after laparoscopy for a GIST is an extreme...

    Authors: Andrew R Davies, Waseem Ahmed and Shaun F Purkiss

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:55

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (PHNL) of the breast is a rare entity, while secondary involvement of the breast with diffuse disease of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is more common. However, PNHL is the most fr...

    Authors: Neeraj K Garg, Nitin B Bagul, Gary Rubin and Elizabeth F Shah

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:52

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Minimal invasive breast biopsy is standard care for the diagnosis of suspicious breast lesions. There are different vacuum biopsy (VB) systems in use. The aim of the study was to determine the differences betw...

    Authors: Markus Hahn, Stella Okamgba, Peter Scheler, Klaus Freidel, Gerald Hoffmann, Bernhard Kraemer, Diethelm Wallwiener and Ute Krainick-Strobel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:51

    Content type: Research

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  22. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are uncommon intra-abdominal tumors. These tumors tend to present with higher frequency in the stomach and small bowel. In fewer than 5% of cases, they originate primaril...

    Authors: Mario Castillo-Sang, Salim Mancho, Albert W Tsang, Barbu Gociman, Babatunde Almaroof and Mohammed Y Ahmed

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:50

    Content type: Review

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  23. Even though the relationship between certain bacterial infections and neoplastic lesions of the colon is well-recognized, this knowledge has not been sufficiently translated into routine practice yet.

    Authors: Alberta Ferrari, Ivan Botrugno, Elisa Bombelli, Tommaso Dominioni, Emma Cavazzi and Paolo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:49

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Tumor thrombus in the portal vein is a common complication of hepatocellular carcinoma, but an extremely rare complication of common bile duct cancer.

    Authors: Mitsugi Shimoda, Yukihiro Iso, Shigeki Tomita, Takahiro Fujimori, Koji Murakami, Tokihiko Sawada and Keiichi Kubota

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:48

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Gastrointestinal metastsasis from the breast cancer are rare. We report a patient who presented with intestinal obstruction due to solitary caecal metastasis from infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast. We al...

    Authors: Rashmi Birla, Kamal Kumar Mahawar, Mavis Orizu, Muhammad S Siddiqui and Arun Batra

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:47

    Content type: Case report

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  26. To identify preoperative and intraoperative factors and conditions that predicts the beneficial application of a high-frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) system for tumor vaporization and coagulation.

    Authors: Rainer Ritz, Stefan Heckl, Sam Safavi-Abbasi, Guenther C Feigl, Boris Krischek, Wolf Lüdemann, Javed M Mirzayan, Andrei Koerbel, Madjid Samii, Marcos Tatagiba and Alireza Gharabaghi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:45

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  27. Glycogen-rich carcinoma of the breast is a rare histological subtype of breast cancer, usually reported to have poor prognosis.

    Authors: Christos Markopoulos, Dimitris Mantas, T Philipidis, Efstatios Kouskos, Zoi Antonopoulou, ML Hatzinikolaou and Helen Gogas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:44

    Content type: Case report

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  28. S kin Sparing Mastectomy (SSM) and immediate breast reconstruction has become increasingly popular as an effective treatment for patients with breast carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinica.....

    Authors: Ramesh Omranipour, Jean yves Bobin and Mustafa Esouyeh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:43

    Content type: Research

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  29. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignancy worldwide and treatment options are depended on the stage of the tumour. In general, the prognosis of HCC patients with extra-hepatic metastasis is poor. T...

    Authors: Thomas Yau, Hilda Wong, Pierre Chan, MC To and Ronnie T Poon

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:42

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Carcinoid tumors are characteristically low grade malignant neoplasms with neuroendocrine differentiation that arise in various body sites, most commonly the lung and gastrointestinal tract, but less frequentl...

    Authors: Roberto Gedaly, Hoonbae Jeon, Thomas D Johnston, Patrick P McHugh, Randall G Rowland and Dinesh Ranjan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:41

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) is associated with high incidence of morbidity and mortality. We have applied P-POSSUM in predicting the incidence of outcome after PD to identify those who are at the highest risk o...

    Authors: Appou Tamijmarane, Chandra S Bhati, Darius F Mirza, Simon R Bramhall, David A Mayer, Stephen J Wigmore and John AC Buckels

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  32. The considerable increase in life expectancy on one hand and an increase in cervical cancer among Iranian patients on the other, brings out the importance of investigating whether radical surgery can be perfor...

    Authors: Azamsadat Mousavi, Mojgan Karimi Zarchi, Mitra Modares Gilani, Nadereh Behtash, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami, Maryam Shams and Maryam Irvanipoor

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:38

    Content type: Research

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  33. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the esophagogastric junction might pose a major problem to surgical resection. If locally advanced, extended or multivisceral resection with relevant procedural-specif...

    Authors: Wilko I Staiger, Ulrich Ronellenfitsch, Georg Kaehler, Hans Ulrich Schildhaus, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Matthias HM Schwarzbach and Peter Hohenberger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:37

    Content type: Case report

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  34. To report our experience and review the literature of thyroid cancer obstructing the great veins in the neck, highlighting clinical aspects and response to treatment.

    Authors: Steve L Hyer, Prasad Dandekar, Kate Newbold, Masud Haq, Kshama Wechalakar and Clive Harmer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:36

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:40

  35. Treatment of primary gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is still controversial. The treatment of localized disease was based on surgery alone, or followed by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. High-grade gas...

    Authors: Luigi Cavanna, Raffaella Pagani, Pietro Seghini, Adriano Zangrandi and Carlo Paties

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:35

    Content type: Review

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  36. Hodgkin's disease (HD) most commonly presents with progressive painless enlargement of peripheral lymph nodes, especially around the cervical region. A few children have systemic symptoms and weight loss. At t...

    Authors: Clare R Langley, Simon JW Garrett, Jill Urand, Janice Kohler and Nick MP Clarke

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:34

    Content type: Review

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  37. There has been no definitive consensus regarding the causal relationships between foreign bodies in the breast and carcinogenesis. This report describes the first case of invasive micropapillary carcinomas aft...

    Authors: Yuko Tanaka, Isamu Morishima and Kazunori Kikuchi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:33

    Content type: Review

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  38. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but aggressive cutaneous primary small cell carcinoma. It is commonly seen in elderly affecting the head, neck, and extremities. Macroscopically may be difficult to distinguish ...

    Authors: Michail Papamichail, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Nicolas Nikolaidis, Chryssoula Glava, Ioannis Lentzas, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, Kriton Karassavsa and Michail Digalakis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:32

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Pyoderma gangrenosum is an aseptic skin disease. The ulcerative form of pyoderma gangrenosum is characterized by a rapidly progressing painful irregular and undermined bordered necrotic ulcer. The aetiology of...

    Authors: Ihsan Inan, Patrick O Myers, Rolf Braun, Monica E Hagen and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:31

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The prognosis for metastatic melanoma remains poor even with traditional decarbazine or interferon therapy. 5-year survival is markedly higher amongst patients undergoing metastatectomy. Unfortunately not all ...

    Authors: David Stoeter, Nicola de Liguori Carino, Ernest Marshall, Graeme J Poston and Andrew Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:30

    Content type: Case report

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  41. The coexistence of breast cancer and tuberculosis is very rare. This can create a dilemma in the diagnosis and treatment as there are no pathognomonic symptoms or signs to distinguish both diseases.

    Authors: Ahmed Alzaraa and Neha Dalal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:29

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Antecedent trauma has been implicated in the causation of soft tissue tumors. Several criteria have been established to define a cause-and-effect relationship. We postulate possible mechanisms in the genesis o...

    Authors: Sarit Cohen, Dean Ad-El, Ofer Benjaminov and Haim Gutman

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:28

    Content type: Case report

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