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  1. Melanomas within the alimentary tract are usually metastatic in origin. On the other hand, primary melanomas of the gastrointestinal tract are relatively uncommon. There are several published reports of melano...

    Authors: Umair Khalid, Taimur Saleem, Ayesha Mallick Imam and Muhammad Rizwan Khan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:14
  2. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, usually kit-positive, that are believed to originate from interstitial cell of Cajal, or their related stem cells. T...

    Authors: Salvatore Caterino, Laura Lorenzon, Niccolò Petrucciani, Elsa Iannicelli, Emanuela Pilozzi, Adriana Romiti, Marco Cavallini and Vincenzo Ziparo
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:13
  3. Midgut carcinoids are neuroendocrine tumors that commonly metastasize to the intestinal mesentery, where they predispose to intestinal obstruction, ischemia and/or congestion. Because of their location, many m...

    Authors: William H Kitchens, Nahel Elias, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, A Benedict Cosimi and Martin Hertl
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:11
  4. Compromised physiological reserve, comorbidities, and the natural history of pancreatic cancer may deny pancreatic resection from elderly patients. We evaluated outcomes of elderly patients amenable to pancrea...

    Authors: Guy Lahat, Ronen Sever, Nir Lubezky, Ido Nachmany, Fabian Gerstenhaber, Menahem Ben-Haim, Richard Nakache, Josef Koriansky and Josef M Klausner
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:10
  5. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related death in Western countries and insulinomas are rare endocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. The concurrent appearance of pancreatic adenocarcin...

    Authors: Panagiotis G Athanasopoulos, George Polymeneas, Dionysios Dellaportas, George Mastorakos, Evi Kairi and Dionysios Voros
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:7
  6. The incidence of adrenal involvement in MEN1 syndrome has been reported between 9 and 45%, while the incidence of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) in MEN1 patients has been reported between 2.6 and 6%. In the li...

    Authors: John E Griniatsos, Nikoletta Dimitriou, Athanassios Zilos, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Konstantinos Evangelou, Smaragda Kamakari, Penelope Korkolopoulou and Gregory Kaltsas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:6
  7. Inflammatory pseudo-tumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare benign neoplasm and is often mistaken as a malignant entity. Few cases have been reported in the literature and the precise etiology of inflammatory pseud...

    Authors: Walid Faraj, Hana Ajouz, Deborah Mukherji, Gerald Kealy, Ali Shamseddine and Mohamed Khalife
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:5
  8. Carcinoid tumours of the common bile duct represent an extremely rare entity. Similarly, primary follicular lymphomas of the ampulla of Vater constitute an infrequent neoplasia. Herein, we report the first cas...

    Authors: Panagiotis G Athanasopoulos, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Vania Stafyla, Aliki Tympa, Evi Kairi, Charlotte Ryzman-Louloudis and Vassilios Smyrniotis
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:4
  9. Hepatic pseudolymphoma (HPL) and primary hepatic marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) are rare diseases and the differential diagnosis between these two entities i...

    Authors: Michihiro Hayashi, Noboru Yonetani, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Katsuhiko Miyaji, Atsushi Takeshita, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Hironori Haga, Takayuki Takubo and Nobuhiko Tanigawa
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:3
  10. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is an uncommon locally aggressive malignant neoplasm that most frequently appears in the trunk, followed by the extremities, head, and neck. But occurrence in the breast is extr...

    Authors: Tae Hwan Park, Sang Won Seo, June Kyu Kim and Choong Hyun Chang
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:1
  11. Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN) is a pathologic entity that can affect any pregnancy and develop long after the termination of the pregnancy. Its course can be complicated by metastases to distant si...

    Authors: Nikolaos Thomakos, Alexandros Rodolakis, Panayiotis Belitsos, Flora Zagouri, Ioannis Chatzinikolaou, Athanassios-Meletios Dimopoulos, Christos A Papadimitriou and Aris Antsaklis
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:114
  12. Voltage gated potassium channels have been extensively studied in relation to cancer. In this review, we will focus on the role of two potassium channels, Ether à-go-go (Eag), Human ether à-go-go related gene ...

    Authors: Viren Asher, Heidi Sowter, Robert Shaw, Anish Bali and Raheela Khan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:113
  13. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the role of Ultrasonic dissector (UAS) versus conventional clamp and tie in thyroidectomy.

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Fabio D'Ajello, Stefano Trastulli, Alberto Santoro, Giorgio Di Rocco, Domenico Vendettuoli, Fabio Rondelli, Domenico Giannotti, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Liliana Minelli, Adriano Redler, Antonio Basoli and Nicola Avenia
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:112
  14. Cyclins are indispensable elements of the cell cycle and derangement of their function can lead to cancer formation. Recent studies have also revealed more mechanisms through which cyclins can express their on...

    Authors: Michael Stamatakos, Victoria Palla, Ioannis Karaiskos, Konstantinos Xiromeritis, Ioannis Alexiou, Ioannis Pateras and Konstantinos Kontzoglou
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:111
  15. Goblet cell carcinoid of the large intestine is a rare neoplasm, usually located in ascending colon and rectum. A 60-year-old male patient underwent surgery after the diagnosis of acute abdomen. Exploratory la...

    Authors: Enver İhtiyar, Özgül Paşaoğlu, Serdar Erkasap, Barış R Karakaş and Fatih N Yaşar
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:110
  16. Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) caused by unresectable gastric cancer is a challenging aspect of patient care. There have been no reports involving patients with obstructing gastric cancer and several incurab...

    Authors: Joong-Min Park and Kyong-Choun Chi
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:109
  17. Lymphadenectomy is an integral part of the staging system of epithelial ovarian cancer. However, the extent of lymphadenectomy in the early stages of ovarian cancer is controversial. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Guldeniz Aksan Desteli, Murat Gultekin, Alp Usubutun, Kunter Yuce and Ali Ayhan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:106
  18. Synchronous colorectal neoplasias are defined as 2 or more primary tumors identified in the same patient and at the same time. The most voluminous synchronous cancer is called "first primitive" or "index" canc...

    Authors: Alessandro Spizzirri, Marco Coccetta, Roberto Cirocchi, Francesco La Mura, Vincenzo Napolitano, Maurizio Bravetti, Daniele Giuliani, Angelo De Sol, Eleonora Pressi, Stefano Trastulli, Micol Sole Di Patrizi, Nicola Avenia and Francesco Sciannameo
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:105
  19. Late onset of peritoneal recurrence of gastric cancer more than 10 years after surgery is extremely rare, and only three cases have been reported. We present the case of a 61-year-old man who was diagnosed fin...

    Authors: Yoshinaga Okugawa, Yuji Toiyama, Yasuhiro Inoue, Susumu Saigusa, Minako Kobayashi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiko Mohri, Chikao Miki and Masato Kusunoki
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:104
  20. Leiomysarcoma of intravascular origin is an exceedingly rare entity of malignant soft tissue tumors. They are most frequently encountered in the retroperitoneum arising from the inferior vena cava and are scar...

    Authors: Daniel J Tilkorn, Joerg Hauser, Andrej Ring, Ole Goertz, Ingo Stricker, Hans U Steinau and Cornelius Kuhnen
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:103
  21. Pulmonary metastasis from prostate cancer is considered to be a late event, and patients can be treated with chemotherapy or hormonal manipulation. However, there has been only a few reports on surgical resect...

    Authors: Taichiro Goto, Arafumi Maeshima, Yoshitaka Oyamada and Ryoichi Kato
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:101
  22. The most common type of carcinoma associated with ulcerative colitis (UC) is adenocarcinoma. We present a case of primary rectal small cell carcinoma in a patient with a history of UC.

    Authors: Christoforos Kosmidis, Christoforos Efthimiadis, Georgios Anthimidis, Kalliopi Vasiliadou, Ioanna Tzeveleki, Panagiotis Fotiadis and Georgios Basdanis
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:100
  23. Carcinosarcoma is a rare biphasic malignancy consisting of intermixed epithelial and mesenchymal elements. Carcinosarcoma is particularly rare among children. We accepted a 7 year old patient with retroperiton...

    Authors: Feng Xu, Yangqing Huang and Jiamei Yang
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:99
  24. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection has been advocated for the management of post-chemotherapy (PC-RPLND) residual masses of non-seminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis (NSGCT). There remains some debate...

    Authors: Murilo A Luz, Ahmed F Kotb, Saad Aldousari, Fadi Brimo, Simon Tanguay, Wassim Kassouf and Armen G Aprikian
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:97
  25. We describe an unusual case of osteosarcoma in a Jehovah's Witness patient who underwent chemotherapy and major surgery without the need for blood transfusion. This 16-year-old girl presented with osteosarcoma...

    Authors: Amreeta Dhanoa, Vivek A Singh, Rukmanikanthan Shanmugam and Raja Rajendram
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:96
  26. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors that develop in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract and their diagnosis during pregnancy or puerperium is extremely rare.

    Authors: Michail Varras, Nikolaos Vlachakos, Christodoulos Akrivis, Thivi Vasilakaki and Evangelia Skafida
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:95
  27. Vulvar carcinoma is a rare tumor of the female genital tract. In Nigeria, very few studies have looked at the management options for vulvar carcinoma. The objective of this study was therefore, to describe the...

    Authors: Ahizechukwu C Eke, Lilian I Alabi-Isama and Josephat C Akabuike
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:94
  28. Patients suffering from symptomatic macromastia are usually underserved, as they have to put up with very long waiting lists and are usually selected under restrictive criteria. The Oncoplastic Breast Surgery ...

    Authors: Fernando Hernanz, Rosa Santos, Arantxa Arruabarrena, José Schneider and Manuel Gómez Fleitas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:93
  29. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SNEC) of maxillary sinus is a rare and aggressive malignancy. A tumor with squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and SNEC co-existence is extremely rare.

    Authors: Shiang-Fu Huang, Wen-Yu Chuang, Sou-De Cheng, Li-Jen Hsin, Li-Yu Lee and Huang-Kai Kao
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:92
  30. A central venous catheter (CVC) currently represents the most frequently adopted intravenous line for patients undergoing infusional chemotherapy and/or high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem-cell tran...

    Authors: Luigi Cavanna, Giuseppe Civardi, Daniele Vallisa, Camilla Di Nunzio, Lorella Cappucciati, Raffaella Bertè, Maria Rosa Cordani, Antonio Lazzaro, Gabriele Cremona, Claudia Biasini, Monica Muroni, Patrizia Mordenti, Silvia Gorgni, Elena Zaffignani, Massimo Ambroggi, Livia Bidin…
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:91
  31. We present the case of a 71 year old man with recurrence of a Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) at the gastrojejunal anastomosis eight years following partial gastrectomy for a very small primary gastric...

    Authors: Alexandros Papalambros, Athanasios Petrou, Nicholas Brennan, Kostantinos Bramis, Evangelos Felekouras and Efstathios Papalambros
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:90
  32. Lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancer significantly decreases survival rate. Few data on the influence of intratumoral lymphatic microvessel density (LMVD) on survival in endometrial cancer are available...

    Authors: Lecy Kawamura, Filomena M Carvalho, Bernardo GL Alves, Carlos E Bacchi, Joao Carlos Sampaio Goes, Marcelo Alvarenga Calil, Edmund C Baracat and Jesus P Carvalho
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:89
  33. There is a paucity of information about the molecular perturbations involved in MPM tumor formation. We previously reported that EGFR-TK mutations in MPM were predictive of achieving optimal surgical cytoreduc...

    Authors: Jason M Foster, Uppala Radhakrishna, Venkatesh Govindarajan, Joseph H Carreau, Zoran Gatalica, Poonam Sharma, Swapan K Nath and Brian W Loggie
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:88
  34. For Choledochal cyst type I, complete excision of cyst with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis is the treatment of choice. It has been performed laparoscopically with the advancement of laparoscopic ski...

    Authors: Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Atthaphorn Trakarnsanga and Nutnicha Suksamanapun
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:87
  35. The benefits of preoperative 18FDG-PET/CT for gastric cancer remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of preoperative 18FDG-PET/CT on the surgical strategy for locally advanced gastr...

    Authors: Hoon Hur, Sung Hoon Kim, Wook Kim, Kyo Young Song, Cho Hyun Park and Hae Myung Jeon
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:86
  36. Acute-phase response proteins (APRP), cytokines and hormones have been claimed to be an independent prognostic factor of malignancies, however the basis for their association with prognosis remains unexplained...

    Authors: Ozgur Kemik, Aziz Sumer, Ahu Sarbay Kemik, Ismail Hasirci, Sevim Purisa, Ahmet Cumhur Dulger, Baris Demiriz and Sefa Tuzun
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:85
  37. The incidence of hepatocellular cancer in complicated alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases is on the rise in western countries as well in our country. Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) levels hav...

    Authors: Ozgur Kemik, Aziz Sümer, Ahu Sarbay Kemik, Veyis İtik, Ahmet Cumhur Dulger, Sevim Purisa and Sefa Tuzun
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:83
  38. This study compares clinico-pathological features in young (<40 years) and older patients (>50 years) with colorectal cancer, survival in the young and the influence of pre-operative clinical and histological ...

    Authors: KK Chan, B Dassanayake, R Deen, RE Wickramarachchi, SK Kumarage, S Samita and KI Deen
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:82
  39. Surgery is the only curative treatment for intraabdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma (IaRS). Little is known about how to treat patients with recurrence. We here report the outcome in primary and recurrent sa...

    Authors: Ane S Sogaard, Jacob M Laurberg, Mette Sorensen, Ole S Sogaard, Pal Wara, Peter Rasmussen and Soren Laurberg
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:81
  40. Metastatic disease to the gallbladder is unusual. The most common malignancy metastatic to the gallbladder is melanoma, followed by renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and breast cancer. Due to the unusual nature of th...

    Authors: Zarrish S Khan, James Huth, Payal Kapur and Sergio Huerta
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:80
  41. The Australian Capital Territory and South East New South Wales branch of BreastScreen Australia (BreastScreen ACT&SENSW) performs over 20,000 screening mammograms annually. This study describes the outcome of...

    Authors: Karen M Flegg, Jeffrey J Flaherty, Anne M Bicknell and Sanjiv Jain
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 8:78

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