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  1. Isolated splenic metastases from colorectal cancer are very rare and there are only 13 cases reported in the English literature so far. Most cases are asymptomatic and the diagnosis is usually made by imaging ...

    Authors: Rasim Gencosmanoglu, Fugen Aker, Gozde Kir and Nurdan Tozun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:42

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Teniposide (VM-26) has been widely used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer, malignant lymphoma, breast cancer, etc. However, there are few reports on VM-26 against oral cancers. The present study was d...

    Authors: Jinzhong Li, Wantao Chen, Ping Zhang and Ningyi Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:41

    Content type: Research

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  3. In a significant proportion of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients whose tumour has progressed within 6 months of endocrine therapy (de novo resistance), it is generally believed that the chance of achieving ...

    Authors: Amit Agrawal, John F R Robertson and K L Cheung

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:40

    Content type: Research

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  4. The presence of tactile corpuscle-like structures in Schwannomas, Neurofibromas and Neuroid Intradermal Melanocytic Nevi is well-documented. We report a case describing the presence of such structures in the l...

    Authors: Sadia Salim, Beiqing Liu, Mandana Mahmoodi, Haider Asad and Steve J Hou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:39

    Content type: Case report

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  5. The main goal when managing patients with inoperable oesophageal cancer is to restore and maintain their oral nutrition. The aim of the present study was to assess the value of endoscopic palliation of dysphag...

    Authors: I E Katsoulis, A Karoon, S Mylvaganam and J I Livingstone

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:38

    Content type: Research

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  6. G-CSF is known to function as a hematopoietic growth factor and it is known to be responsible for leukocytosis. G-CSF-producing tumors associated with leukocytosis include various types of malignancies.

    Authors: Akio Sakamoto, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Shuichi Matsuda, Katsumi Harimaya, Yoshinao Oda, Masazumi Tsuneyoshi and Yukihide Iwamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:37

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Malignant mixed mullerian tumors (MMMT) are rare biphasic malignant neoplasm. The commonest site of their occurrence in female genital tract is body of the uterus. MMMT of the cervix is extremely rare.

    Authors: Amita Maheshwari, Sudeep Gupta, Tanuja Shet, Rekha Wuntkal and Hemant B Tongaonkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:36

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Neuroendocrine tumours frequently metastasize to the liver. Although generally slowly progressing, hepatic metastases are the major cause of carcinoid syndrome and ultimately lead to liver dysfunction, cardiac...

    Authors: Liesbeth M Veenendaal, Inne HM Borel Rinkes, Cornelis JM Lips and Richard van Hillegersberg

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:35

    Content type: Review

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  9. Taurolidine (TRD) is a novel agent with multimodal antineoplastic effects. We present the case of a tumor remission after intravenous administration of taurolidine in a patient with gastric cancer re-recurrence.

    Authors: Chris Braumann, Goetz Winkler, Patrick Rogalla, Charalambos Menenakos and Christoph A Jacobi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:34

    Content type: Case report

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  10. This case report highlights two unusual surgical phenomena: lipoma-like well-differentiated liposarcomas and sciatic hernias. It illustrates the need to be aware that hernias may not always simply contain intr...

    Authors: Richard JE Skipworth, Graeme HM Smith, Ken J Stewart and David N Anderson

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:33

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Fibromatosis or desmoid tumor is a rare soft tissue tumor that lacks a metastatic potential, but is characterized by a locally aggressive and infiltrating growth pattern and a high propensity toward local recu...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, William L Marsh Jr, Dimitrios G Spigos, Abbas E Abbas and Brentley A Buchele

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:32

    Content type: Case report

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  12. For accurate nodal staging, all blue and radioactive lymph nodes should be sampled during the sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer. We report a case of anomalous drainage in which one of the sentinel l...

    Authors: Kim Bowers, Yiyan Liu, Nasrin Ghesani and Steve H Kim

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:31

    Content type: Case report

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  13. A low yield of lymph nodes (LN) in abdominoperineal resection (APR) specimen has been associated with preoperative radiation therapy (XRT) in population-based studies, which may preclude adequate staging of an...

    Authors: Alain Sermier, Pascal Gervaz, Jean F Egger, My Dao, Abdelkarim S Allal, Marta Bonet and Philippe Morel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  14. Lipomas are common benign soft tissue neoplasms but they are found very rarely in the deep lobe of parotid gland. Surgical intervention in these tumors is challenging because of the proximity of the facial ner...

    Authors: Che-Wei Wu, Hung-Pin Chi, Feng-Yu Chiang, Ying-Che Hsu, Leong-Perng Chan and Wen-Rei Kuo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:28

    Content type: Case report

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  15. A standard intra-operative procedure for assessing sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients has not yet been established.

    Authors: Miki Mori, Keiichiro Tada, Motoko Ikenaga, Yumi Miyagi, Seiichiro Nishimura, Kaoru Takahashi, Masujiro Makita, Takuji Iwase, Fujio Kasumi and Mituru Koizumi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  16. Pancreatic metastases from previously treated renal cell carcinoma are uncommon. Surgical resection of pancreatic metastasis remains the only worthwhile modality of treatment.

    Authors: Shailesh V Shrikhande, Peter Büchler, Irene Esposito, Martin Loos, Markus W Büchler and Helmut Friess

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:25

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Thyroid gland derives from one median anlage at the base of the tongue, and from the two fourth branchial pouches. A number of anomalies may occur during their migration. These can be in form of ectopic tissue...

    Authors: Angela Fumarola, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Rossana Cavaliere, Iolanda Coletta, Alessandra Veltri, Agnese Di Fiore, Antonio Ciardi and Francesca Piccirilli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:24

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Hemangiopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm, accounting for about 1% of vascular tumors The tumor occurs most commonly in the skin, subcutaneous soft tissues, muscles of the extremities, retroperitoneum ...

    Authors: A Chnaris, N Barbetakis, A Efstathiou and I Fessatidis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:23

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus (PMME) is an uncommon tumor. PMME has an aggressive biological behavior, similar to melanomas developed elsewhere in the body. Most patients die from distant metast...

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Luigi Boni, Andrea Imperatori and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:22

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Extra-abdominal desmoid tumours are slow-growing, histologically benign tumours of fibroblastic origin with variable biologic behaviour. They are locally aggressive and invasive to surrounding anatomic structu...

    Authors: Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Evanthia A Mitsiokapa, Kleo Th Papaparaskeva, Evanthia C Galanis and Panayotis N Soucacos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:21

    Content type: Review

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  21. Metastatic tumours of the stomach present a clinical dilemma for the surgeon. Palliative surgical resection can alleviate symptoms and prolong survival in selected patients. However, previous studies have used...

    Authors: RS Date, EA Griffiths, SA Pritchard and I McL Welch

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:20

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Perforation is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma, accounting for less than 1% of all gastric cancer cases. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prognostic value of perforation and to point ou...

    Authors: Franco Roviello, Simone Rossi, Daniele Marrelli, Giovanni De Manzoni, Corrado Pedrazzani, Paolo Morgagni, Giovanni Corso and Enrico Pinto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  23. Gardner's syndrome can occasionally be complicated with intra-abdominal desmoid tumor. These tumors usually remain asymptomatic but can exhibit symptoms due to intestinal, vascular and ureteral compression and...

    Authors: Andreas Hatzimarkou, Dimitrios Filippou, Vasilios Papadopoulos, Georgios Filippou, Spiros Rizos and Panagiotis Skandalakis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:18

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Although local excision (ampullectomy) was first described by Halsted in 1899, its adequacy as an alternative surgical treatment for the ampullary tumors is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Haralampos Demetriades, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Ioanna Kirou, Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis, Nikolaos Sapidis, Ioannis Kanellos and Dimitrios Betsis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  25. Metastatic hernia sac tumor from biliary malignancy is extremely rare with only one such case previously reported. We herein report an additional case of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma presenting as a hernia ...

    Authors: Naoyuki Yokoyama, Yoshio Shirai, Hidehiro Yamazaki and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:13

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Epithelial ovarian neoplasms are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in women. The surgical management of ovarian neoplasms depends on their correct categorization as benign, borderline or malignant....

    Authors: Amita Maheshwari, Sudeep Gupta, Shubhada Kane, Yogesh Kulkarni, Lt Col Bhupesh Kumar Goyal and Hemant B Tongaonkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  27. Late presentation of patients at advanced stages when little or no benefit can be derived from any form of therapy is the hallmark of breast cancer in Nigerian women. Recent global cancer statistics indicate r...

    Authors: Michael N Okobia, Clareann H Bunker, Friday E Okonofua and Usifo Osime

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  28. Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism and may be associated with significant disease related morbidity and mortality. Preoperative diagnosis remains a challenge, which may jeopar...

    Authors: Corrie L Messerer, Samuel P Bugis, Chris Baliski and Sam M Wiseman

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:10

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma (UES) of liver is a rare malignant neoplasm, which affects mostly the pediatric population accounting for 13% of pediatric hepatic malignancies, a few cases has been reported...

    Authors: Timothy Sakellaridis, Ioannis Panagiotou, Themistoclis Georgantas, George Micros, Dimitra Rontogianni and Christos Antiochos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:9

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The Muir-Torre syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant condition and is currently considered a subtype of the more common hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, in which multiple primary malignancie...

    Authors: K Tsalis, K Blouhos, K Vasiliadis, T Tsachalis, S Angelopoulos and D Betsis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:8

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an unusual primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. MCC is a fatal disease, and patients have a poor chance of survival. Moreover, MCC lacks distinguishing clinical features...

    Authors: Virve Koljonen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:7

    Content type: Review

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  32. The effect of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) on sexual function in the male is well documented. However, there is little literature in female patients. The aim of this study was to review the pelvic autonomic...

    Authors: Ian R Daniels, Sheena Woodward, Fiona GM Taylor, Ashraf Raja and Paul Toomey

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  33. Cyclin D1 plays a major role as a potential contributor to the multistep process of oncogenesis; nevertheless its prognostic significance in colon cancer has already been examined in a few studies and needs to...

    Authors: Gregory Kouraklis, Stamos Theocharis, Panayiotis Vamvakas, Costas Vagianos, Andromahi Glinavou, Costas Giaginis and Crysoula Sioka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  34. Traditional intraperitoneal (IP) therapy administered simultaneously with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy in the primary setting has been well documented. This retrospective study was conducted to investigate th...

    Authors: Rong Yu Zang, Zi Ting Li, Jie Tang, Xiao Huang and Shu Mo Cai

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  35. An oral combined fluoropyrimidine anticancer drug, tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil potassium (S-1), has recently been used alone or in combination for colon cancer.

    Authors: Kazunari Mado, Yukimoto Ishii, Takero Mazaki, Masaya Ushio, Hideki Masuda and Tadatoshi Takayama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:3

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is promising approach that is being tested in randomised clinical trials. In the Targit (TARGeted Intraopeartive radioTherapy) trial IORT can be delivered at the time of prim...

    Authors: Jayant S Vaidya, Lynn Walton and John Dewar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:2

    Content type: Case report

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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