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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Review

    Elderly population is on rise. It is an ethical dilemma how aggressive one should be when it comes to treat cancer in elderly. Presumed fear of increased postoperative morbidity and mortality has resulted in d...

    Authors: Hodigere Sripathy Jois Ramesh, Daniel Pope, Roberto Gennari and Riccardo A Audisio

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:17

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  11. Content type: Research

    Male breast cancer is a rare but aggressive and devastating disease. This disease presents at a later stage and in a more advanced fashion than its female counterpart. The immunophenotype also appears to be di...

    Authors: Evan M Frangou, Joshua Lawson and Rani Kanthan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:16

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Gangliocytic paraganglioma are rare neoplasms that predominantly arise in periampulary region. Though considered benign the disease can spread to regional lymphatics.

    Authors: Adrian Wong, Alexander R Miller, John Metter and Charles R Thomas Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:15

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Subcutaneous leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition that accounts for 1% to 2% of all superficial soft tissue malignancies. Approximately 10% of cases arise in the trunk, although the extremities are the most comm...

    Authors: Kazuhito Yajima, Yoshio Shirai, Nobuhiro Fujita, Daisuke Sato, Hajime Umezu and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:14

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  14. Content type: Review

    Umbilical metastases from a malignant neoplasm, also termed Sister Mary Joseph's nodule, are not commonly reported in the English literature, and they have usually been considered as a sign of a poor prognosis...

    Authors: Raimondo Gabriele, Marco Conte, Federico Egidi and Mario Borghese

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    This study has evaluated urinary tract injuries and dysfunction after Radical Hysterectomy (RH) performed in patients with cervical cancer and has compared the cystometric parameters and urinary complications ...

    Authors: Nadereh Behtash, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami, Haleh Ayatollahi, Hediyeh Khaledi and Parviz Hanjani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:12

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) constitute a large majority of mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which express the c-kit proto-oncogene protein, a cell membrane receptor with tyrosi...

    Authors: Rajiv M Mehta, Vayoth O Sudheer, Anil K John, Raghavan R Nandakumar, Puneet S Dhar, Surendran Sudhindran and Vallath Balakrishnan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    The carotid body paraganglioma (chemodectoma) is a relatively rare neoplasm of obscure origin. These are usually benign and commonly present as asymptomatic cervical mass.

    Authors: Lazar B Davidovic, Vojko B Djukic, Dragan M Vasic, Radomir P Sindjelic and Stevo N Duvnjak

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:10

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Gastrocolic fistula is a rare presentation of both benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Malignant gastrocolic fistula is most commonly associated with adenocarcinoma of the transverse c...

    Authors: Matthew J Forshaw, Jamasp K Dastur, Kothandaraman Murali and Michael C Parker

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:9

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  19. Content type: Research

    Endometrial polyps (EMPs) are commonly encountered in routine surgical pathology practice, but opinions differ on whether they are intrinsically a marker for concurrent or subsequent malignancy. The objectives...

    Authors: Denise Hileeto, Oluwole Fadare, Maritza Martel and Wenxin Zheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:8

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  20. Content type: Technical innovations

    Bony defects arising from tumor resection or debridement after infection, non-union or trauma present a challenging problem to orthopedic surgeons, as well as patients due to compliance issues. Current treatme...

    Authors: Ulf R Knothe and Dempsey S Springfield

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:7

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  21. Content type: Research

    Plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) are benign tumors of the peripheral nerve which mostly develop in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Surgical interventions are usually not applied to children with sma...

    Authors: Reinhard E Friedrich, Rainer Schmelzle, Melanie Hartmann, Carsten Fünsterer and Victor-F Mautner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Metallothionein (MT) protein expression deficiency has been implicated in carcinogenesis while MT over expression in tumors is indicative of tumor resistance to anti-cancer treatment. The purpose of the study ...

    Authors: Dionisios Mitropoulos, Aspasia Kyroudi-Voulgari, Stamatis Theocharis, Efraim Serafetinides, Epaminondas Moraitis, Anastasios Zervas and Christos Kittas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:5

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  23. Content type: Review

    Umbilical metastasis is one of the main characteristic signs of extensive neoplastic disease and is universally referred to as Sister Mary Joseph's nodule.

    Authors: Fabrizio Panaro, Enzo Andorno, Stefano Di Domenico, Nicola Morelli, Giuliano Bottino, Rosalia Mondello, Marco Miggino, Tomasz M Jarzembowski, Ferruccio Ravazzoni, Marco Casaccia and Umberto Valente

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:4

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Malignant small bowel tumors are very rare and leiomyosarcoma accounts for less than 15% of the cases. Management of these tumors is challenging in view of nonspecific symptoms, unusual presentation and high i...

    Authors: Atul Samaiya, SV Suryanarayana Deo, Sanjay Thulkar, Sidhartha Hazarika, Sunil Kumar, Dillip K Parida and Nootan K Shukla

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:3

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  25. Content type: Research

    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C is implicated in lymphangiogenesis, however the exact role of VEGF-C in promoting lymphatic spread of cancer cells remains largely unknown.

    Authors: Makoto Ishikawa, Joji Kitayama, Shinsuke Kazama and Hirokazu Nagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:2

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  26. Content type: Research

    Pelvic lymph nodes metastasis is an important prognostic factor for patients with cervical carcinoma. However, the relationships between the number of positive nodes, site of metastases nodes, adjuvant therapy...

    Authors: Xi Cheng, Shumo Cai, Ziting Li, Meiqin Tang, Muquan Xue and Rongyu Zang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:47

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Phyllodes tumors (cystosarcoma phyllodes) are uncommon lesions in the female breast. Rarely, the occurrence of carcinoma within a phyllodes tumor has been reported in the literature, but has never been associa...

    Authors: Jeremy R Parfitt, Chris Armstrong, Frances O'Malley, Joan Ross and Alan B Tuck

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:46

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  28. Content type: Research

    Metallopanstimulin (MPS-1) is a ribosomal protein that is found in elevated amounts in the sera of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We used a test, denoted MPS-H, which detects MPS-...

    Authors: Brendan C Stack Jr, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Christopher M Lee, Frank R Dunphy, Val J Lowe and Paul D Hamilton

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:45

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  29. Content type: Research

    Seroma formation is the most frequent postoperative complication after breast cancer surgery. We carried out a study to investigate the effect of various demographic, clinical and therapeutic variables on sero...

    Authors: Esmat Hashemi, Ahmad Kaviani, Masoume Najafi, Mandana Ebrahimi, Homeira Hooshmand and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:44

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  30. Content type: Case report

    The pancreas is a rare but occasionally favored target for metastasis. Metastatic lesions in the pancreas have been described for various primary cancers, such as carcinomas of the lung, the breast, renal cell...

    Authors: Moritz N Wente, Frank Bergmann, Boris E Fröhlich, Peter Schirmacher, Markus W Büchler and Helmut Friess

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:43

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  31. Content type: Editorial

    Open Access publishing is a valuable resource for the synthesis and distribution of essential health care information. This article discusses the potential benefits of Open Access, specifically in terms of Low...

    Authors: Christabel EL Stokes and Manoj Pandey

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:42

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  32. Content type: Case report

    The manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism with acute pancreatitis is a rare event. Ectopic paraesophageal parathyroid adenomas account for about 5%–10% of primary hyperparathyroidism and surgical resect...

    Authors: Christophoros N Foroulis, Sotirios Rousogiannis, Christos Lioupis, Dimitrios Koutarelos, Georgia Kassi and Athanassios Lioupis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:41

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  33. Content type: Research

    Survival in colorectal cancer may correlate with the degree of systemic inflammatory response to the tumour. Atrial fibrillation may be regarded as an inflammatory complication. We aimed to determine if atrial...

    Authors: Stewart R Walsh, Kelly M Gladwish, Nicholas J Ward, Timothy A Justin and Neil J Keeling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:40

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  34. Content type: Research

    Tumours arising from odontogenic tissues are rare and constitute a heterogenous group of interesting lesions. The aim of this study was to determine the relative frequency of odontogenic tumors (OT) among Nige...

    Authors: Oluseyi F Ajayi, Akinola L Ladeinde, Wasiu L Adeyemo and Mobolanle O Ogunlewe

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:39

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Benign fibrous histiocytomas (BFH) usually presents as a small benign lesion that predominantly occurs in the skin. Only few cases of BFH arising from bone have been reported, its occurrence in pelvic bones is...

    Authors: Philipp Niemeyer, Karl Ludwig, Mathias Werner, Ludger Bernd and Dominik Parsch

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:38

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  36. Content type: Case report

    The adrenal gland is one of the common sites of metastasis from primary lung cancer. Adrenal metastases are usually unilateral however bilateral adrenal metastases are seen in 10% of all lung cancer patients; ...

    Authors: Charisios Karanikiotis, Apostolos Anto Tentes, Sotirios Markakidis and Konstantinos Vafiadis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:37

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Totally implantable central venous access devices (intraports) are commonly used in cancer patients to administer chemotherapy or parenteral nutrition. Rupture of intraport is a rare complication.

    Authors: Dimitrios K Filippou, Christoforos Tsikkinis, Georgios K Filippou, Athanasios Nissiotis and Spiros Rizos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:36

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  38. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization recently recognized a family of neoplasms showing at least partial morphological or immunohistochemical evidence of a putative perivascular epithelioid cell (PEC) differentiation. Th...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare, Vinita Parkash, Yesim Yilmaz, M Rajan Mariappan, Linglei Ma, Denise Hileeto, Mazin B Qumsiyeh and Pei Hui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:25

  39. Content type: Case report

    Lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (LAHS) occurs in mostly extra nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. LAHS arising from gastrointestinal lymphoma has never been reported. Here we report a case of gastric T-c...

    Authors: Rika Fukui, Fumitake Hata, Takahiro Yasoshima, Ryuuichi Denno, Minoru Okazaki, Kiyoshi Kasai, Masaaki Sato, Toshio Homma, Keisuke Ohno, Yoshiyuki Yanai, Katsuya Sogahata, Hidefumi Nishimori and Koichi Hirata

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:34

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Fibromatosis or desmoid tumor covers a broad spectrum of benign fibrous tissue proliferations. It is characterized by infiltrative growth and a tendency towards recurrence; however, unlike sarcoma, it never me...

    Authors: Akira Kikkawa, Akira Kido, Tsukasa Kumai and Toru Hoshida

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:33

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  41. Content type: Review

    Major issues in surgery for advanced ovarian cancer remain unresolved. Existing treatment guidelines are supported by a few published reports and fewer prospective randomized clinical trials.

    Authors: Karsten Münstedt and Folker E Franke

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:32

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  42. Content type: Case report

    At a U.S prevalence of 1 in 3000, Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) is a relatively common disorder. Amongst a variety of others, occurrence of 2 or more neurofibromas in the same patient represents one of the m...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare and Denise Hileeto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:31

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  43. Content type: Technical innovations

    There is genuine need to develop interventional treatment options for management of lung tumors. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one such alternative being promoted to treat lung tumors recently. Larger studi...

    Authors: Shijun Kang, Rongcheng Luo, Wangjun Liao, Hubing Wu, Xuelin Zhang and Yuru Meng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:30

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