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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Case report

    Extramedullary myelomas (plasmacytoma) are malignant proliferations of plasma cells in the absence of bone involvement. When they occur in the soft tissue they usually involve the upper respiratory tract and o...

    Authors: Ahmad Kaviani, Mansoor Djamali-zavareie, Maryam Noparast and Sedigheh Keyhani-Rofagha

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:29

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  15. Content type: Review

    Hürthle cell carcinoma is a variant of follicular cell carcinoma of thyroid. It may present as a low-grade tumour or as a more aggressive type. Prognosis depends upon the age of the patient, tumour size, exten...

    Authors: Mohamed R Hanief, Laszlo Igali and Dimitrie Grama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:27

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Most lymphomas that involve the tonsil are large B cell lymphomas. Large B-cell lymphoma is a high grade malignancy which progresses rapidly. Tonsillar lymphoma usually presents as either a unilaterally enlarg...

    Authors: Yung-An Tsou, Yuan-Kai Cheng, Chia-Der Lin, Weng-Cheng Chang and Ming-Hsui Tsai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:26

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Dedifferentiated liposarcomas represent heterogeneous tumors with lipomatous and nonlipomatous elements starkly juxtaposed. It is thought that the high grade nonlipomatous elements of the tumor portend a worse...

    Authors: Shahzeer Karmali, Halligrimur Benediktson, Walley Temple and Oliver F Bathe

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:25

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  18. Content type: Review

    Endometrial cancer represents a tumor entity with a great variation in its incidence throughout the world (range 1 to 25). This suggests enormous possibilities of cancer prevention due to the fact that the inc...

    Authors: Karsten Münstedt, Phillip Grant, Joachim Woenckhaus, Gabriele Roth and Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:24

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  19. Content type: Research

    Recurrent abdominal cancer can manifest in many ways but there are certain situations that are a great challenge to clinicians. Emergency presentation is one such situation. Surgeons are faced with a therapeut...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Filippo Gazzotti, Luca Ansaloni, Sonia Agrusti, Angelo De Cataldis, Luigi D'Alessandro and Mario Taffurelli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:23

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  20. Content type: Research

    An understanding of the biology of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas, knowledge of adjuvant therapies and refinement in techniques of reconstructive surgery have allowed limb-sparing and limb salvage surgery to be...

    Authors: Alexander D Bach, Jürgen Kopp, G Björn Stark and Raymund E Horch

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    In selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer prognosis can be improved by cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

    Authors: Pompiliu Piso, Marc-Hendrik Dahlke, Martin Loss and Hans Juergen Schlitt

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:21

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare condition consisting of mucinous ascites, most commonly arising from mucinous tumors of the appendix and occasionally from the ovary. Very rarely mucinous implants arise in the...

    Authors: Mamoon H Solkar, Naveed M Akhtar, Zareen Khan and Michael C Parker

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:19

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Cutaneous horns (cornu cutaneum) are uncommon lesions consisting of keratotic material resembling that of an animal horn. Cutaneous horn may arise from a wide range of the epidermal lesions, which may be benign, ...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Nazan Sivrioglu and Nil Culhaci

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:18

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Secretory carcinoma of the male breast (juvenile carcinoma) is a rare neoplasm. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.

    Authors: Alfie J Kavalakat, Ramani K Covilakam and Terence B Culas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:17

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  25. Content type: Research

    Carcinoma of the breast is the second leading cause of malignant pleural effusions. This study reports on the efficacy of mitoxantrone as a sclerosing agent in patients with breast cancer who had a pleural eff...

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Theodoros Antoniadis and Christodoulos Tsilikas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:16

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  26. Content type: Research

    Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is a recently defined homologue of the Thy-1/Ly-6 family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored cell surface antigens. The purpose of the present study was to examine ...

    Authors: Zhao Zhigang and Shen Wenlv

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:13

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  27. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death; however, no specific serum biomarker is available till date for detection of early lung cancer. Despite good initial response to chemotherapy, small-cell lu...

    Authors: Tarvinder K Taneja and SK Sharma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:10

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  28. Content type: Research

    With the increased use of mammography for breast cancer screening, the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) too has increased. This study was carried out to identify clinical and radiological factors t...

    Authors: Daigo Yamamoto, Masanori Yamada, Homa Okugawa and Kanji Tanaka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:8

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cephalic vein (CV) cutdown approach for chronic indwelling central venous access device (CICVAD) placement has previously been shown to be technically feasible in 82% of cancer patients. No data are available ...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:7

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  30. Content type: Research

    It is helpful in planning treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) if the size and grade could be reliably predicted from the mammography. The aims of this study were to determine if the typ...

    Authors: Marnix AJ de Roos, Ruud M Pijnappel, Wendy J Post, Jaap de Vries, Peter C Baas and Lex D Groote

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:4

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Unless metastatic or compressing the pancreatic duct, carcinoid of the pancreas are asymptomatic showing normal levels of serotonine and its metabolites in plasma and urine, thus resulting in delayed diagnosis...

    Authors: Olivier Saint-Marc, Andrea Cogliandolo, Alessandro Pozzo and Rocco Roberto Pidoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    Controversy abounds over whether breast cancer in younger women is more aggressive than those in older. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of age on long-term survival of women with breast carcin...

    Authors: Aleyamma Mathew, Manoj Pandey and Balakrishnan Rajan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:2

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  33. Content type: Technical innovations

    Reconstruction of the head and neck after adequate resection of primary tumor and neck dissection is a challenge. It should be performed at one sitting in advanced tumors. Defects caused by the resection shoul...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Kubilay Metin, Alper Aktas, Nazan S Sivrioglu and Yücel Öztan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:29

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  34. Content type: Research

    The metastatic ability of tumor cells is determined by level of expression of specific genes that may be identified with the aid of cDNA microarray containing thousands of genes and can be used to establish th...

    Authors: Dan Huang, Wantao Chen, Ronggen He, Fan Yu, Zhiyuan Zhang and Weiliu Qiu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:28

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare variety of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which originates from CD5+ B-cell population in the mantle zones of lymphoid follicles. Coexistence of such tumours in the axillary lymph ...

    Authors: Subhajit Dutta Roy, Joanna A Stafford, John Scally and S N Selvachandran

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Mast cells have been documented to have several key functions with regards to malignant neoplasms. However, the functional significance of their accumulation is largely unknown. An analysis of the mast cell pr...

    Authors: Masaki Tomita, Yasunori Matsuzaki, Masao Edagawa, Tetsuya Shimizu, Masaki Hara and Toshio Onitsuka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:25

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac tamponade as the initial manifestation of metastatic cancer is a rare clinical entity. Furthermore, a thoraco-biliary fistula is another rare complication of echinococcosis due to rupture of hydatid cy...

    Authors: Christophoros S Kotoulas, Christophoros Foroulis, Konstantinos Letsas, Konstantinos Kostikas and Marios Konstantinou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:24

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Radiotherapy in the radical doses can produce severe and often irreversible damage to the gut in the form of fibrosis, necrosis and fistulae formation. A previous pelvic surgery makes the gut extra-vulnerable....

    Authors: Chintamani, Rohini Badran, Daniel Rk, Vinay Singhal and Dinesh Bhatnagar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:23

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