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  1. Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a B cell neoplasm causing lytic or osteopenic bone abnormalities. Whole body skeletal survey (WBSS), Magnetic resonance (MR) and 18F-FDG PET/CT are imaging techniques routinely used for t...

    Authors: Cristina Nanni, Elena Zamagni, Michele Cavo, Domenico Rubello, Paola Tacchetti, Cinzia Pettinato, Mohsen Farsad, Paolo Castellucci, Valentina Ambrosini, Gian Carlo Montini, Adil Al-Nahhas, Roberto Franchi and Stefano Fanti

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:68

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  2. While tuberculosis of the breast is an extremely uncommon entity seen in western populations, it accounts for up to 3% of all treatable breast lesions in developing countries.

    Authors: Müfide Nuran Akçay, Leyla Sağlam, Pınar Polat, Fazlı Erdoğan, Yavuz Albayrak and Stephen P Povoskı

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:67

    Content type: Review

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  3. We report herein a rare case of primary omental gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

    Authors: Takeshi Todoroki, Takaaki Sano, Shinji Sakurai, Atsuki Segawa, Tamotsu Saitoh, Koichi Fujikawa, Shuji Yamada, Nobutsune Hirahara, Yoshito Tsushima, Ryuji Motojima and Teiji Motojima

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:66

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Parallel to the advances in diagnostic imaging using positron emission tomography (PET), and availability of new systemic treatment options, the treatment paradigm in oncology has shifted towards more aggressi...

    Authors: Seza A Gulec, Erica Hoenie, Richard Hostetter and Douglas Schwartzentruber

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:65

    Content type: Research

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  5. Although frequently used for tumor surveillance, the sensitivity of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) to detect recurrent colorectal cancer (CRC) is not optimal. Fluorine 18-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose-positron emissi...

    Authors: Ismet Sarikaya, Mark Bloomston, Stephen P Povoski, Jun Zhang, Nathan C Hall, Michael V Knopp and Edward W Martin Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:64

    Content type: Research

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  6. Hemangiopericytoma occurs with increasing frequency in 5th decade of life and has prediction for retroperitoneum and extremities. A case of a local recurrence and metastases of hemangiopericytoma is described.

    Authors: Maciej Slupski, Ilona Piotrowiak and Zbigniew Wlodarczyk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:63

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Breast cancer in the elderly may follow a less aggressive course. There are data suggesting that radiotherapy (RT) following breast conserving surgery (BCS) for invasive carcinoma may not be necessary in some ...

    Authors: Kalliope Valassiadou, David AL Morgan, John FR Robertson, Sarah E Pinder and Kwok-Leung Cheung

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:62

    Content type: Research

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  8. Male breast cancer is a comparatively rare disease, and simultaneous bilateral male breast cancer is considered to be an extremely rare event. Risk factors are said to be genetic factors and hormonal abnormali...

    Authors: Yukiko Hirose, Mitsunori Sasa, Yoshimi Bando, Toshiyuki Hirose, Tadaoki Morimoto, Yasushi Kurokawa, Taeko Nagao and Akira Tangoku

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:60

    Content type: Case report

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  9. We report an extremely rare case of concomitant huge exophytic GIST of the stomach and Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP).

    Authors: Taiji Watanabe, Kohei Segami, Takahiro Sasaki, Hatsuya Kawashima, Takeharu Enomoto, Yuji Jinnouchi, Satoshi Koizumi, Naotaka Tobe, Joh Sakurai, Tsukasa Shimamura, Tadashi Suda, Takeshi Asakura, Hiroshi Nakano, Tanaka Ichiroh and Takehito Otsubo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:59

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Teratoma is a rare developmental neoplasm that arises from totipotential tumor stem cells. Head and neck teratomas constitute about 10% of all cases. Only two cases of mature teratoma of the nasal septum have ...

    Authors: Titus S Ibekwe, Daniel D Kokong, Bethrand A Ngwu, Oluwole A Akinyemi, Onyekwere G Nwaorgu and Effiong E Akang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:58

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Precursors and preinvasive lesions of the breast include atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and lobular neoplasia (LN). There is a significant debate regarding the classificati...

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis and George C Zografos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:57

    Content type: Review

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  12. Breast cancer incidence in India is on rise. We report epidemiological, clinical and survival patterns of breast cancer patients from community perspective.

    Authors: Sambasivaiah Kuraparthy, Kumaraswamy M Reddy, Lakshmi Amancharla Yadagiri, Mutheeswaraiah Yutla, Phanindra Bobbidi Venkata, Sarma VS Kadainti and Ramasubba PV Reddy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:56

    Content type: Research

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  13. The objective of this study was to examine the extent of surgical procedures, pathological findings, complications and outcome of patients treated in the last 12 years for gallbladder cancer.

    Authors: Stefan Scheingraber, Christoph Justinger, Tatiana Stremovskaia, Malte Weinrich, Dorian Igna and Martin K Schilling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:55

    Content type: Research

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  14. Recently, the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as an alternative arterial graft. Unfortunately, an increased incidence of gastric cancers has been repo...

    Authors: Yukiko Konishi, Koichi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Wada, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ogura, Yuno Sugamori, Abul Hasan Muhammad Bashar, Katsushi Yamashita, Toshihiko Kobayashi and Teruhisa Kazui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:54

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) is effective for the preoperative diagnosis of non-palpable mammographic solid lesions. The main disadvantage is underestimation, which might render the management of atypi...

    Authors: George C Zografos, Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Dimitra Koulocheri, Afroditi Nonni, Vassiliki Oikonomou, Philip Domeyer, Maria Kotsani, Constantine Fotiadis and John Bramis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:53

    Content type: Research

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  16. Colostomy site carcinomas are rare with only eight cases reported in the world literature. Various etiological factors like adenoma-cancer sequence, bile acids, recurrent and persistent physical damage at the ...

    Authors: Chintamani, Vinay Singhal, Anju Bansal, Dinesh Bhatnagar and Sunita Saxena

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:52

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Meckel's Diverticulum is the most commonly encountered congenital anomaly of the small intestine, occurring in approximately 2% of the population. Occasionally Meckel's diverticulum harbors neoplasms.

    Authors: K Chandramohan, Mudit Agarwal, Gopal Gurjar, Rohan C Gatti, Mahesh H Patel, Preeti Trivedi and Kiran C Kothari

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:50

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Laparoscopically-assisted right hemicolectomy (LRH) is an acceptable alternative to open surgery for right-sided colon cancer which offers patients less pain and faster recovery. However, special equipment and...

    Authors: Varut Lohsiriwat, Darin Lohsiriwat, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, Thawatchai Akaraviputh and Narong Lert-akyamanee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:49

    Content type: Research

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  19. The oro-facial region including the jawbones, the maxilla and mandible and related tissues can be the site of a multitude of neoplastic conditions. These tumours have a predilection for the entire facial regio...

    Authors: Grace EA Parkins, George Armah and Patrick Ampofo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:48

    Content type: Research

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  20. Extramedullary plasmacytoma is an uncommon entity that most commonly involves nasopharynx or upper respiratory tract. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract occurs in approximated 10% of cases. Isolated pri...

    Authors: Vishal Gupta, Brindaban Nahak, Puja Sakhuja, Anil K Agarwal, Nirmal Kumar and Pramod K Mishra

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:47

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis often presents as a severe chronic inflammation associated with pain, fever, and leukocytosis. It may mimic carcinoma in the involved organs.

    Authors: Mahesha Vankalakunti, Uma N Saikia, Manoj Mathew and Mandeep Kang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:46

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative syndrome. Its etiology and pathogenesis are unclear. The disease can be occasionally associated with a paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), an autoimmune mucocutane...

    Authors: Charalambos Menenakos, Chris Braumann, Jens Hartmann and Christoph A Jacobi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:45

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Prognosis after surgical therapy for pancreatic cancer is poor and has been attributed to early lymph node involvement as well as to a strong tendency of cancer cells to infiltrate into the retropancreatic tis...

    Authors: Ines Gockel, Mario Domeyer, Tanja Wolloscheck, Moritz A Konerding and Theodor Junginger

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:44

    Content type: Research

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  24. Intraoperative localization of image or endoscopy-detected lesions occasionally pose surgical challenges due to the small lesion size and/or difficult anatomic exposure. Identification of such lesions can be f...

    Authors: Seza A Gulec, Erica Hoenie and Kristan Rheinheimer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:43

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  25. Hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) is a peculiar type of extrahepatic adenocarcinoma generally characterized by adenocarcinomatous and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-like foci. Stomach is the most frequent site whe...

    Authors: Michele Orditura, Eva Lieto, Francesca Ferraraccio, Giuseppe De Cataldis, Teresa Troiani, Paolo Castellano, Giuseppe Catalano, Fortunato Ciardiello, Gennaro Galizia and Ferdinando De Vita

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:42

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is an acknowledged method of treating wound healing disorders, but has been viewed as a contraindication in therapy of intraabdominal fistulas.

    Authors: Stefan Denzinger, Lars Luebke, Maximilian Burger, Sigurd Kessler, Wolf F Wieland and Wolfgang Otto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:41

    Content type: Case report

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  27. To evaluate imprint cytology in the context of specimens with microcalcifications derived from Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB).

    Authors: Maria Fotou, Vassiliki Oikonomou, Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Afroditi Nonni, Pauline Athanassiadou, Theodora Drouveli, Efstratios atsouris, Evagelia Kotzia and George C Zografos

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  28. Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor in the scapula. This condition might lead to snapping scapula syndrome, which is characterized by painful, audible, and/or palpable abnormal scapulothoracic ...

    Authors: Satoru Fukunaga, Hiroyuki Futani and Shinichi Yoshiya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:37

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  29. The introduction of circular staplers into colorectal surgery has revolutionized anastomotic techniques stretching the limits of sphincter preservation. Data on the double-stapling technique (DST) has been wid...

    Authors: Shailesh V Shrikhande, Rajesh R Saoji, Savio G Barreto, Anagha C Kakade, Stephen D Waterford, Sanjay B Ahire, Fahim M Goliwale and Parul J Shukla

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  30. Esophageal carcinoma is the ninth most prevalent cancer worldwide with squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) and adenocarcinoma accounting for the vast majority of new cases (13,900 in 2003). Cure rates in the U.S. a...

    Authors: Brooks D Cash, Lavonne R Johnston and Mark H Johnston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:34

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  31. Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are extremely rare lesions of the urinary bladder with only nine cases being reported in world literature of which one was malignant. Generally believed to be of neural origin based...

    Authors: Farhat Abbas, Amanullah Memon, Tanya Siddiqui, Naila Kayani and Nazim Ali Ahmad

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:33

    Content type: Case report

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  32. MUC1 and MUC3 are from a large family of glycoproteins with an aberrant expression profile in various malignancies. Much interest has been focused on the role of these proteins in the development and progressi...

    Authors: Timothy J Duncan, Nicholas FS Watson, Ahmad H Al-Attar, John H Scholefield and Lindy G Durrant

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  33. Melanomas are malignant neoplasm of melanocytic origin, commonly seen on skin and various mucous membranes. Melanomas are the commonest intraocular malignant tumour in the adults.

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Om Prakash, Anitha Mathews, Nileena Nayak and Krishnankutty Ramachandran

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:30

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland is known to undergo malignant transformation when incompletely excised. Even if such a malignant change occurs, intracranial direct invasion and leptomeningeal seeding...

    Authors: Jung Yong Ahn, Jong Hee Chang, Se Hoon Kim and Kyu Sung Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:29

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma. Lately, subtypes of ES, including proximal-type ES have been recognized, with relatively few reports on such cases.

    Authors: Bharat Rekhi, Biru D Gorad and Roshni F Chinoy

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:28

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Adrenal crisis after surgical procedure is a rare but potentially catastrophic life-threatening event. Its manifestations, such as hypotension, tachycardia, hypoxia, and fever mimic the other more common posto...

    Authors: Norifumi Naka, Satoshi Takenaka, Katsuhiko Nanno, Yu Moriguchi, Bang-mi Chun, Shunji Sonoda, Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Yoshitane Tsukamoto and Nobuhito Araki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:27

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are less common than solid tumors, and portend a better prognosis. They can be divided into serous and mucinous subtypes, with the former behaving less aggressively and general...

    Authors: Jordan R Stern, Wendy L Frankel, E Christopher Ellison and Mark Bloomston

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:26

    Content type: Review

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  38. Metastases to the breast from extramammary tumours are uncommon, and metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the breast is extremely rare. We report a metastasis to the breast from a renal primary with the radiolog...

    Authors: Ahmed Alzaraa, Aleksandar Vodovnik, Hugh Montgomery, Mohammed Saeed and Narinder Sharma

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:25

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Neurofibroma of the male breast outside of neurofibromatosis is extremely rare with only one previous case having been reported.

    Authors: Deva S Jeyaretna, Adewunmi Oriolowo, Mark EF Smith and Roger M Watkins

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:23

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Coexistent lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis is an urgent problem of thoracic surgery presenting a challenging task for diagnosis and surgical treatment.

    Authors: Saulius Cicėnas and Vladislavas Vencevičius

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  41. β-catenin is a multifunctional protein involved in two apparently independent processes: cell-cell adhesion and signal transduction. β-catenin is involved in Wnt signaling pathway that regulates cellular diffe...

    Authors: Junzo Kudo, Tadashi Nishiwaki, Nobuhiro Haruki, Hideyuki Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Shibata, Yukio Terashita, Hironori Sugiura, Noriyuki Shinoda, Masahiro Kimura, Yoshiyuki Kuwabara and Yoshitaka Fujii

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the stomach are the most frequent followed by those of the intestinal tract, while colon and rectum represent rare sites. GIST of the anal canal are extremely rare. Th...

    Authors: Giuseppe R Nigri, Mario Dente, Stefano Valabrega, Paolo Aurello, Francesco D'Angelo, Giuseppe Montrone, Giorgio Ercolani and Giovanni Ramacciato

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:20

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Rectal carcinoids comprise only about 1% of all anorectal neoplasms. In addition, ganglioneuroma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare tumor composed ganglion cells, nerve fibers, and supporting cells. Multi...

    Authors: Masashi Haraguchi, Hideki Kinoshita, Miho Koori, Noritsugu Tsuneoka, Taiichiro Kosaka, Yuji Ito, Junichiro Furui and Takashi Kanematsu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:19

    Content type: Case report

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