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  1. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare tumor that presents in an insidious manner with non-specific symptoms. Given its rarity, there are no consensus guidelines to its management. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Said Abisi, Gareth J Morris-Stiff, David Scott-Coombes, Ian M Williams, Anthony G Douglas-Jones and Malcom C Puntis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:1

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are infrequent and diagnosis and prognosis could be troublesome. We present short and long term results of surgical resection for GIST at the Department of Surgery, Unive...

    Authors: Luigi Boni, Angelo Benevento, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:78

    Content type: Research

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  3. Hemangiopericytoma is a soft tissue vascular neoplasm arising from capillary pericytes and is found throughout the body in soft tissues and bone. It was first described in 1942. Primary vascular neoplasm of th...

    Authors: Mukesh Kumar, Kamlakar Tripathi, Rahul Khanna, Mohan Kumar and Ajay K Khanna

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:77

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Teratomas are manifested with a great variety of clinical and radiological features, while sometimes they simply represent incidental findings.

    Authors: Charalambos Zisis, Dimitra Rontogianni, Grigorios Stratakos, Konstantinos Voutetakis, Konstantinos Skevis, Mihalis Argiriou and Ion Bellenis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:76

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Hepatic metastases of carcinoid tumors cause incapacitating symptoms, but are usually diffuse and therefore unresectable. In this article we evaluate our experiences with local treatment techniques in the mana...

    Authors: Vincent Meij, Johanna M Zuetenhorst, Richard van Hillegersberg, Robert Kröger, Warner Prevoo, Frits van Coevorden and Babs G Taal

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:75

    Content type: Research

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  6. Rectovaginal fistula is uncommon after lower anterior resection for rectal cancer. The most leading cause of this complication is involvement of the posterior wall of the vagina into the staple line when firin...

    Authors: Zhongshu Yan and Guoqing Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:74

    Content type: Case report

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  7. E-cadherin, a cell surface protein involved in cell adhesion, is present in normal breast epithelium, benign breast lesions, and in breast carcinoma. Alterations in the gene CDH1 on chromosome 16q22 are associ...

    Authors: Malini Harigopal, Sandra J Shin, Melissa P Murray, Satish K Tickoo, Edi Brogi and Paul Peter Rosen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:73

    Content type: Research

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  8. Myolipoma is a benign tumour in which smooth muscle cells are mixed with adipocytes.

    Authors: Kasim A Behranwala, Krissen Chettiar, Mona El-Bahrawy, Gordon Stamp and Ajay K Kakkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:72

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Fistula formation has been reported in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) with or without invasion of the adjacent organs. The presence or absence of invasion is mostly determined by postoperativ...

    Authors: Masaru Koizumi, Naohiro Sata, Koji Yoshizawa, Munetoshi Tsukahara, Katsumi Kurihara, Yoshikazu Yasuda and Hideo Nagai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:70

    Content type: Case report

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  10. This experimental study was designed to investigate the differences in pattern of local growth and diffusion of colorectal cancer cells injected into either mesenteric (M) or antimesenteric (AM) sides of the c...

    Authors: Luigi Boni, Angelo Benevento, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Mario Diurni and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:69

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among women, next to cervix cancer. Understanding its pathogenesis, morphological features and various risk-factors, including family history holds a great pr...

    Authors: Sunita Saxena, Bharat Rekhi, Anju Bansal, Ashok Bagga, Chintamani and Nandagudi S Murthy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:67

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  18. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  21. 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

    Content type: Review

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  22. 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

    Content type: Review

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  23. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  24. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Review

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  29. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  30. 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

    Content type: Review

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Review

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  35. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  36. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Case report

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