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  1. Biliary cystadenoma is a rare benign neoplasm, which is often misdiagnosed for a hepatic abscess or a hydatid cyst that tends to recur and is at risk for progression to malignant neoplasm.

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe R Nigri, Francesco D'Angelo, Paolo Aurello, Riccardo Bellagamba, Cristina Colarossi, Emanuela Pilozzi and Massimo Del Gaudio

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:76

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Peritoneal carcinomatosis from a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumour is rare and the long-term management and prognosis have not been clearly defined. The natural history is different from gastrointestinal adeno...

    Authors: Gonzalo Gutierrez, Ian R Daniels, Ana Garcia and Jose M Ramia

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:75

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The use of cellular and cordless telephones has increased dramatically during the last decade. There is concern of health problems such as malignant diseases due to microwave exposure during the use of these d...

    Authors: Lennart Hardell, Kjell Hansson Mild, Michael Carlberg and Fredrik Söderqvist

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:74

    Content type: Review

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  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which has only been recently described based on their specific immunohistochemistry and the ...

    Authors: Antonio Chiappa, Andrew P Zbar, Michael Innis, Stuart Garriques, Emilio Bertani, Roberto Biffi, Giancarlo Pruneri, Felipe Luzzato, Paolo Della Vigna, Cristina Trovato and Bruno Andreoni

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:73

    Content type: Research

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  5. Percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) became a popular method for diagnosis of hepatic masses. Abdominal wall implantation from FNAC is rare.

    Authors: Ali Aldahham, Shurooq Boodai, Adel Alfuderi, Ahmad Almosawi and Sami Asfer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:72

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Biliary papillomatosis (BP) is a rare disease entity with a strong malignant potential. It is characterized by multiple papillary adenomas involving both the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary tree. BP was ...

    Authors: Ioannis Vassiliou, Evi Kairi-Vassilatou, Athanasios Marinis, Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos and Vassilios Smyrniotis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:71

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Video assisted thoracoscopic resection of an esophageal leiomyoma offers distinct advantages over an open approach. Many papers have described various techniques of thoracoscopic resection.

    Authors: Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, Jirawat Swangsri and Varut Lohsiriwat

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:70

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  8. Chemotherapy for cancer is an intense and cyclic treatment associated with number of side-effects. The present study evaluated the effect of chemotherapy on distress, anxiety and depression.

    Authors: Manoj Pandey, Gangadharan P Sarita, Nandkumar Devi, Bejoy C Thomas, Badridien M Hussain and Rita Krishnan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:68

    Content type: Research

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  9. Surgery of malignant tumors has long been suspected to be the reason for enhancement of growth of metastases with fatal outcome. This often prevented surgeons from touching the tumor if not absolutely necessar...

    Authors: Oumar Camara, Andreas Kavallaris, Helmut Nöschel, Matthias Rengsberger, Cornelia Jörke and Katharina Pachmann

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:67

    Content type: Research

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  10. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the lacrimal gland is a rare tumour. Their aggressive behaviour, with a high-risk of local recurrence, and late distant spread of the tumour even after aggressive management has bee...

    Authors: Bashar A Zeidan, Mohammed Abu Hilal, Mohammed Al-Gholmy, Hanan El-Mahallawi, Neil W Pearce and John N Primrose

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:66

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Collision tumors of the thyroid gland are a rare entity. We present a case of a follicular variant of papillary carcinoma and squamous carcinoma in the thyroid. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ...

    Authors: Rohan R Walvekar, Subhadra V Kane and Anil K D'Cruz

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:65

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Carcinoma of the colon may present with perforation proximal to the site of malignancy. Caecum is the commonest site of perforation if the ileocecal valve is patent and the jejunal and ileal perforations are v...

    Authors: Satyendra K Tiwary, Manish K Singh, Rahul Khanna and Ajay K Khanna

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:63

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Cyclin D1 and p16 are involved in the regulation of G1 checkpoint and may play an important role in the tumorigenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Previous studies have examined the level of expression o...

    Authors: Ho-Sheng Lin, Gerald J Berry, Zijie Sun and Willard E Fee Jr

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:62

    Content type: Research

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  14. In 1999, large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung was introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a new tumor entity in the group of non-small cell, epithelial tumors, a differentiated classifi...

    Authors: Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Gian Kayser, Bernward Passlick and Stephan Eggeling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:61

    Content type: Research

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  15. Division of major vascular and biliary structures during major hepatectomies can be carried out either extrahepatically at the porta hepatic or intrahepatically during the parenchymal transection. In this retr...

    Authors: Vassileios Smyrniotis, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Kassiani Theodoraki, Dionysios Voros, Ioannis Vassiliou, Andreas Polydorou, Nikolaos Dafnios, Evangelos Gamaletsos, Kyriaki Daniilidou and Dimitrios Kannas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:59

    Content type: Research

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  16. Hepatocellular adenomas are the most common benign liver tumors. They are usually related to oral contraceptive intake.

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe R Nigri, Paolo Aurello, Francesco D'Angelo, Francesca Pezzoli, Simone Rossi, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giorgio Ercolani and Matteo Ravaioli

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:58

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Mediastinal cysts compromise almost 20% of all mediastinal masses with bronchogenic subtype accounting for 60% of all cystic lesions. Although compression of adjoining soft tissues is usual, spinal complicatio...

    Authors: Ilias A Kouerinis, George C Zografos, Dimitrios N Exarchos, Nikolaos T silimingas, Michalis E Argiriou, Jordan T Manoussaridis, Evangelos P Misiakos, Constantine I Fotiadis and Ion P Bellenis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:56

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is biologically an aggressive tumor for which the treatment of choice is the surgery. We reviewed the clinical profile, diagnostic methods, treatment patterns, a...

    Authors: Madhabananda Kar, S V Suryanarayana Deo, Nootan Kumar Shukla, Ajay Malik, Sidharth DattaGupta, Bidhu Kumar Mohanti and Sanjay Thulkar

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:55

    Content type: Research

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  19. We investigated the change of prognosis in resected gastric cancer (RGC) patients and the role of radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.

    Authors: Juan J Grau, Ramon Palmero, Maribel Marmol, Jose Domingo-Domenech, Mariano Monzo, Jose Fuster, Oscar Vidal, Constantino Fondevila and Juan C Garcia-Valdecasas

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:53

    Content type: Research

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  20. Mammary Paget's disease and extramammary Paget's disease are neoplastic conditions, in which there is intraepithelial (usually intraepidermal) infiltration by neoplastic cells showing glandular differentiation...

    Authors: Monica Giovannini, Carmelo D'Atri, Quirino Piubello and Annamaria Molino

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:51

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare disease with probably less than 700 new cases in the USA or Europe per year. The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavior of low-grade endometrial stromal sarc...

    Authors: Tahereh Ashraf-Ganjoei, Nadereh Behtash, Mamak Shariat and Asamosadat Mosavi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:50

    Content type: Research

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  22. Rectal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare tumor. The incidence of this malignancy has been reported to be 0.25 to 1 per 1000 colorectal carcinomas. From a review of the English literature 55 cases of SCC ...

    Authors: Theodosios K Theodosopoulos, Athanasios D Marinis, Nikolaos A Dafnios, John G Vassiliou, Lazaros D Samanides, Eleni E Carvounis and Vassilios E Smyrniotis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:49

    Content type: Review

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  23. Colloid cysts of the third ventricle are rare benign intracranial non-neoplastic cysts. Headache is the most common symptom. We present a case of sudden death due to colloid cyst in a 17 year old female who ha...

    Authors: Sameer S Shaktawat, Walid D Salman, Zuhair Twaij and Abdul Al-Dawoud

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:47

    Content type: Correspondence

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  24. The combination of partial liver resection and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a novel concept in the treatment of unresectable liver malignancies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of this com...

    Authors: Bram Fioole, Maarten C Jansen, Frederieke H van Duijnhoven, Richard van Hillegersberg, Thomas M van Gulik and Inne H M Borel Rinkes

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:46

    Content type: Research

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  25. The incidence of gallbladder carcinoma in cirrhotics is unknown. Known risk factors are primary sclerosing cholangitis and polypoid masses.

    Authors: Jorge Ortiz, David Reich, Hoon Bae Joon, Oscar Martinez and Cosme Manzarbeitia

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:45

    Content type: Review

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  26. High dose estrogens (HDEs) were frequently used as endocrine agents prior to the introduction of tamoxifen which carries fewer side effects. Due to the development of resistance to available endocrine agents i...

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

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:44

    Content type: Research

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  27. Intra-thoracic desmoid tumours with mediastinal invasion are very rare. Although rare they have to be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of a thoracic mass and therapeutic options have to be weig...

    Authors: Giuseppe Borzellino, Anna Maria Minicozzi, Francesco Giovinazzo, Giuseppe Faggian, Paolo Iuzzolino and Claudio Cordiano

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2006 4:43

    Content type: Case report

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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