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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Review

    Breast cancer is one of the major public health problems among women worldwide. A number of epidemiological studies have been carried out to find the role of dietary fat and the risk of breast cancer. The main...

    Authors: Bhaskarapillai Binukumar and Aleyamma Mathew

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:45

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Metastatic tumors of the intestinal tract from extra-abdominal sites are rare. In esophageal cancer, the liver, lung and the bones are the most common sites of metastases. Metastasis to intestines are very rare.

    Authors: Joerg Lindenmann, Franz Gollowitsch, Veronika Matzi, Christian Porubsky, Alfred Maier and Freyja Maria Smolle-Juettner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:44

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  19. Content type: Review

    The benefit of pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with cancer of the urinary bladder remains controversial. Though the inclusion of lymph node dissection in conjunction with radical cystectomy for patients wit...

    Authors: M Hammad Ather, Sadaf Fatima and Orhun Sinanoglu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:43

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  20. Content type: Case report

    As in ulcerative colitis, there is an increased incidence of colorectal carcinoma in Crohn's disease. While carcinoma formation originating from ano-rectal fistulas is generally considered as a rare event ther...

    Authors: Michael Keese, Walter Back, Dietmar Dinter, Rainer Gladisch, Andreas Joos and Pablo Palma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    The goal of the present analysis was to investigate the long-term prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus treated with either the transhiatal (TH) or the transthoracic (TT) operative approach.

    Authors: Ines Gockel, Sina Heckhoff, Claudia M Messow, Werner Kneist and Theodor Junginger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:40

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  22. Content type: Research

    The disruption of intercellular adhesions is an important component of the acquisition of invasive properties in epithelial malignancies. Alterations in the cell-cell adhesion complex, E-Cadherin/β-Catenin, ha...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare, Harini Reddy, Jun Wang, Denise Hileeto, Peter E Schwartz and Wenxin Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:38

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  23. Content type: Review

    Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) of the appendix is a rare neoplasm that share histological features of both adenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumor. While its malignant potential remains unclear, GCC's are more aggress...

    Authors: Payam S Pahlavan and Rani Kanthan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:36

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Secretory carcinoma (SC) of the breast is a rare and indolent tumor. Although originally described in children, it is now known to occur in adults of both sexes. Recently, the tumor was associated with the ETV...

    Authors: C Arce, D Cortes-Padilla, DG Huntsman, MA Miller, A Dueñnas-Gonzalez, A Alvarado, V Pérez, D Gallardo-Rincón and F Lara-Medina

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:35

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare and unique form of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). This tumor represents a neoplastic transformation of intermediate trophoblastic cells. We documen...

    Authors: Nadereh Behtash, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami and Malihe Hasanzadeh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:34

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  26. Content type: Review

    Abdominal and retroperitoneal Castleman's disease could present either as a localized disease or as a systemic disease. Castleman's disease is a lymphoid hyperplasia related to human Herpes virus type 8, which...

    Authors: Pascal Bucher, Gilles Chassot, Guillaume Zufferey, Frederic Ris, Olivier Huber and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:33

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary giant cell carcinoma is one of the rare histological subtypes with pleomorphic, sarcomatoid or sarcomatous elements. The prognosis of patients with this tumor tends to be poor, because surgery, irrad...

    Authors: Fumihiro Shoji, Riichiroh Maruyama, Tatsuro Okamoto, Jiro Ikeda, Tomomi Nakamura, Hiroshi Wataya and Yukito Ichinose

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:32

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Most of gastric adenocarcinoma can be simply diagnosed by microscopic examination of biopsy specimen. Rarely the structural and cellular atypia of tumor cells is too insignificant to discriminate from benign f...

    Authors: Won Ae Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:28

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  29. Content type: Review

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world. The incidence of HCC varies considerably with the geographic area because of differences in the major causative factors. ...

    Authors: Peter P Michielsen, Sven M Francque and Jurgen L van Dongen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:27

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  30. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:25

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:35

  31. Content type: Case report

    Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) is a benign, nonmetastasizing proliferation of myofibroblasts with a potential for local infiltration, recurrence and persistent local growth.

    Authors: Kasim A Behranwala, Peter Straker, Andrew Wan, Cyril Fisher and Jeremy N Thompson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:24

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  32. Content type: Review

    Neck dissection is an important surgical procedure for the management of metastatic nodal disease in the neck. The gold standard of neck nodal management has been the radical neck dissection. Any modification ...

    Authors: K Harish

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:21

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  33. Content type: Research

    Soft tissue sarcomas comprise less than 1% of all solid malignancies. The presentation and behavior of these tumors differs depending on location and histological characteristics. Standard therapy consists of ...

    Authors: Marcus Lehnhardt, Thomas Muehlberger, Cornelius Kuhnen, Daniel Brett, Hans U Steinau, Hamid Joneidi Jafari, Lars Steinstraesser, Oliver Müller and Heinz H Homann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:20

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Totally implantable venous access devices are widely used for infusion of chemotherapy or parenteral nutrition. Device associated complications include technical operative problems, infections, paravasal infus...

    Authors: Thilo Hackert, Christin Tjaden, Angelika Kraft, Bernd Sido, Hendrik Dienemann and Markus W Buchler

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:19

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  35. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer still remains one of the most commonly occurring solid tumors and even in stage Ia, surgery fails in 30% of patients who develop distant metastases. It is hypothesized that these must have develope...

    Authors: Axel Rolle, Rainer Günzel, Ulrich Pachmann, Babette Willen, Klaus Höffken and Katharina Pachmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:18

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