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  1. Pyoderma gangrenosum is an aseptic skin disease. The ulcerative form of pyoderma gangrenosum is characterized by a rapidly progressing painful irregular and undermined bordered necrotic ulcer. The aetiology of...

    Authors: Ihsan Inan, Patrick O Myers, Rolf Braun, Monica E Hagen and Philippe Morel
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:31
  2. The prognosis for metastatic melanoma remains poor even with traditional decarbazine or interferon therapy. 5-year survival is markedly higher amongst patients undergoing metastatectomy. Unfortunately not all ...

    Authors: David Stoeter, Nicola de Liguori Carino, Ernest Marshall, Graeme J Poston and Andrew Wu
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:30
  3. The coexistence of breast cancer and tuberculosis is very rare. This can create a dilemma in the diagnosis and treatment as there are no pathognomonic symptoms or signs to distinguish both diseases.

    Authors: Ahmed Alzaraa and Neha Dalal
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:29
  4. Antecedent trauma has been implicated in the causation of soft tissue tumors. Several criteria have been established to define a cause-and-effect relationship. We postulate possible mechanisms in the genesis o...

    Authors: Sarit Cohen, Dean Ad-El, Ofer Benjaminov and Haim Gutman
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:28
  5. Black women appear to have worse outcome after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is still unclear if this is because Black race is more often associated with known negative prognostic indicators or ...

    Authors: Steve H Kim, Jeanne Ferrante, Bok Ran Won and Meera Hameed
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:26
  6. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) represent the majority of primary non-epithelial neoplasms of the digestive tract, most frequently expressing the KIT protein detected by the immunohistochemical stainin...

    Authors: Christian Franzini, Luciano Alessandri, Irene Piscioli, Salvatore Donato, Rosario Faraci, Luca Morelli, Franca Del Nonno and Stefano Licci
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:25
  7. Parathyroid adenoma is the most common cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Preoperative serum calcium and intact-parathyroid hormone levels are the most useful diagnostic parameters that allow differentiatin...

    Authors: Angela Gurrado, Andrea Marzullo, Germana Lissidini, Agostino Lippolis, Domenico Rubini, Gaetano Lastilla and Mario Testini
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:24
  8. Adenocarcinoma of the vermiform appendix is a rare neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. Presentation mimics acute appendicitis, but right iliac fossa mass and intestinal obstruction have also been reported....

    Authors: Kamran Ahmed, Robiol Hoque, Sherif El-Tawil, Mohammad S Khan and Mark L George
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:23
  9. A response to Chalidis et al: Carpal tunnel syndrome due to an atypical deep soft tissue leiomyoma: The risk of misdiagnosis and mismanagement. World J Surg Oncol 2007, 5:92.

    Authors: Giuseppe Granata, Carlo Martinoli, Costanza Pazzaglia, Pietro Caliandro, Luca Padua and Diana Ferraro
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:22
  10. Germ line mutations in mismatch repair genes underlie Lynch syndrome and predispose carriers for colorectal carcinoma and malignancies in many other organ systems.

    Authors: Frederik J Hes
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:21
  11. The Krukenberg tumor represents ovarian metastases associated with gastric cancer or other gastrointestinal malignancies. Histology shows typical mucus-production and numerous signet-ring cells. Occasionally K...

    Authors: Matthias Hornung, Peter Vogel, Thomas Schubert, Hans-Jürgen Schlitt and Ulrich Bolder
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:19
  12. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a human epithelial tumour with high prevalence amongst Chinese in Southern China and South East Asia and is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The viral genome harb...

    Authors: Hui Shien See, Yoke Yeow Yap, Wai Kien Yip and Heng Fong Seow
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:18
  13. Desmoid tumours or fibromatoses are rare entities characterized by the benign proliferation of fibroblasts, which can be life-threatening due to their locally aggressive properties. Surgery is widely accepted ...

    Authors: Keita Tanaka, Reigetsu Yoshikawa, Hidenori Yanagi, Makoto Gega, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Tomoko Hashimoto-Tamaoki, Syozo Hirota, Tohru Tsujimura and Naohiro Tomita
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:17
  14. Extrapleural solitary fibrous tumors are very rare and occasionally they appear in extraserosal soft tissues or parenchymatous organs. In such cases the right preoperative diagnosis is often difficult and chal...

    Authors: Francesca Rovera, Giovanna Imbriglio, Giorgio Limonta, Marina Marelli, Stefano La Rosa, Fausto Sessa, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Luigi Boni and Renzo Dionigi
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:16
  15. Goblet cell carcinoids appear less frequently in the appendix than do other carcinoids. In the presented work a case with a goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix is described.

    Authors: Maya V Gulubova, Yovcho Yovchev, Tatyana Vlaykova, Philip Hadjipetkov, Diana K Prangova and Angel Popharitov
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:15
  16. Secondary involvement of the thyroid gland by malignant metastases is uncommon. Acute respiratory crisis due to infiltration of the upper airways is a recognised complication of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma or...

    Authors: Mario Testini, Germana Lissidini, Angela Gurrado, Gaetano Lastilla, Amato Stabile Ianora and Raffaele Fiorella
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:14
  17. Over the course of the past 40 years, there have been a significant number of changes in the way in which lymphomatous disease is diagnosed and managed. With the advent of computed tomography, there is little ...

    Authors: Gareth Morris-Stiff, Peipei Cheang, Steve Key, Anju Verghese and Timothy J Havard
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:13
  18. Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is a relatively rare malignancy as compared to the other malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. Nonspecific presentation and infrequent occurrence often leads to a delay ...

    Authors: Kongkrit Chaiyasate, Akhilesh K Jain, Laurence Y Cheung, Michael J Jacobs and Vijay K Mittal
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:12
  19. Soft tissue tumors of the feet are uncommon and there have been very few reports of large series in the literature. These tumors continue to present the clinician with one of the most difficult problems in med...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, Olga D Savvidou, Spyridon A Psarakis, Georgia Liapi, George Triantafyllopoulos, Ioannis Kovanis, Panagiotis Alexandropoulos and Vasiliki Katsiva
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:11
  20. Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the procedure of choice for tumors of the head of the pancreas and periampulla. Despite advances in surgical technique and postoperative care, the procedure continues to carry a high...

    Authors: Michael G Wayne, Irving A Jorge and Avram M Cooperman
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:9
  21. Malignant esophageal stenosis with complete obstruction and esophagorespiratory fistula (ERF) is difficult to treat with standard endoscopic techniques.

    Authors: Alexander Rehders, Kenko Cupisti, Marcus Schmitt, Marc A Renter, Patrick Kröpil, Özcan Iskender and Wolfram T Knoefel
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:8
  22. Echinococcosis is still a serious problem particularly in endemic areas such as South and Central America, Mediterranean countries, and Russia. Furthermore, hydatid cysts of the lung are often indistinguishabl...

    Authors: Yavuz Kurt, İlker Sücüllü, Ali İlker Filiz, Muammer Urhan and Mehmet Levhi Akın
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:7
  23. The reported case illustrates an instance of colonic adenocarcinoma presenting as an isolated tumour 3 1/2 years after open surgery. The presentation was in some respects unique as it was complicated by an inc...

    Authors: Aninda Chandra, Lester Lee, Fahad Hossain and Harnaik Johal
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:5
  24. An extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma is a rare condition. It has similar histological features to pulmonary small cell carcinoma and is equally aggressive.

    Authors: Anna M O'Kane, Mark E O'Donnell, Rajeev Shah, Declan P Carey and Jack Lee
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:4
  25. To determine the surgical and oncologic outcomes in patients who underwent retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy (RNU) in comparison to standard open nephroureterectomy (ONU) for upper urinary tract transiti...

    Authors: Tawatchai Taweemonkongsap, Chaiyong Nualyong, Teerapon Amornvesukit, Sunai Leewansangtong, Sittiporn Srinualnad, Bansithi Chaiyaprasithi, Phichaya Sujijantararat, Anupan Tantiwong and Suchai Soontrapa
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:3
  26. Surgery followed by radiotherapy is the standard of care for resectable locally advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We report the treatment outcomes of patients with T3-T4 SCC of the oral cavit...

    Authors: Ilana Doweck, K Thomas Robbins, Sandeep Samant and Francisco Vieira
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:2
  27. The use of diagnostic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging for the staging, restaging, and treatment monitoring of melanoma patients has become a well...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, Nathan C Hall, Edward W Martin Jr and Michael J Walker
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 6:1
  28. Gynecological surgery, as radical hysterectomy or pelvic and aortic lymphadenectomy, accounts for more than 50% of iatrogenic injuries. In premenopausal women, an hysterectomy with ovarian sparing and concomit...

    Authors: Maria Pastore, Natalina Manci, Claudia Marchetti, Francesca Esposito, Marialetizia Iuliano, Lucia Manganaro and Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:146
  29. Pancreatectomy has a high morbidity but remains the only chance of cure for pancreatic cancer. Its efficacy for non-pancreatic malignancies is less clear. We reviewed our experience with pancreatectomy for non...

    Authors: Kimberly A Varker, Peter Muscarella, Kristian Wall, Christopher Ellison and Mark Bloomston
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:145
  30. Despite the apparent low incidence of cancer metastatic to the thyroid, autopsy and clinical series suggest it is more common than generally. Although lung, renal, and breast cancer are probably the most commo...

    Authors: Hung-Hua Liang, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Ka-Wai Tam, Chiah-Yang Chai, Sey-En Lin and Soul-Chin Chen
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:144
  31. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has become an established method for detecting hypermetabolic sites of known and occult disease and is widely used in onc...

    Authors: Nathan C Hall, Stephen P Povoski, Douglas A Murrey, Michael V Knopp and Edward W Martin Jr
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:143
  32. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a rare soft tissue sarcoma of ectomesenchymal origin. It is the malignant counterpart of benign soft tissue tumors like neurofibromas and schwannomas and may often fo...

    Authors: Kajal Kiran Dhingra, Shramana Mandal, Somak Roy and Nita Khurana
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:142
  33. Only 2% to 4% of patients with melanoma will be diagnosed with gastrointestinal metastasis during the course of their disease. The most common sites of gastrointestinal metastases from melanoma include the sma...

    Authors: Ugo Marone, Corrado Caracò, Simona Losito, Antonio Daponte, Maria Grazia Chiofalo, Stefano Mori, Rocco Cerra, Luciano Pezzullo and Nicola Mozzillo
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:141
  34. Lymphatic vessels are major routes for metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), but lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) are difficult to recognize in tumor histological sections. D2-40 stain...

    Authors: Adhemar Longatto Filho, Tiago Gil Oliveira, Céline Pinheiro, Marcos Brasilino de Carvalho, Otávio Alberto Curioni, Ana Maria da Cunha Mercante, Fernando C Schmitt and Gilka JF Gattás
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:140
  35. Multicentric myxoid liposarcoma is a rather infrequent tumour that tends to behave aggressively.

    Authors: M Jesus Fernández-Aceñero, Pilar López-Criado, Mariano López-Franco, Telma Meizoso and Carolina Calvo
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:139
  36. Flaps are currently the predominant method of reconstruction for irradiated wounds. The usefulness of split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) in this setting remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to e...

    Authors: Alex Senchenkov, Paul M Petty, James Knoetgen 3rd, Steven L Moran, Craig H Johnson and Ricky P Clay
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:138
  37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are CD117 (C Kit) positive mesenchymal neoplasms, that may arise anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. Their current therapy is imatinib mesylate before or after surgery.

    Authors: Nupur Gupta, Suneeta Mittal, Neena Lal, Renu Misra, Lalit Kumar and Sunita Bhalla
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:137
  38. Leiomyosarcomas are rare tumours, predominantly localized in the stomach, small intestine and retroperitoneum. Only one case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the spleen is described in human beings in literature.

    Authors: Paolo Piovanello, Vincenzo Viola, Giampaolo Costa, Massimiliano Carletti, Andrea Cecera, Fabrizio Turchetta, Roberto Iudicone, Giuseppe Catalano, Antonello Santucci, Franco Recchia, Loredana Fiorillo, Maria Antonella Menichella and Giovanni Baiano
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:135
  39. Primary breast lymphoma is a rare condition, and distinguishing it from breast cancer is important because their treatments differ radically. Moreover, a recent report showed that mastectomy offered no benefit...

    Authors: Shigeyuki Nagata, Ataru Nishimura, Yukio Iwashita, Tadahiko Kinoshita, Kengo Fukuzawa, Hideya Tashiro and Kenzo Wakasugi
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:134
  40. Castleman's disease of the pancreas is a very rare condition that may resemble more common disease entities as well as pancreatic cancer.

    Authors: Hongbei Wang, Rosemary L Wieczorek, Michael E Zenilman, Fidelina Desoto-Lapaix, Bimal C Ghosh and Wilbur B Bowne
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:133
  41. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure is now a widely accepted method of LN staging in selected invasive breast cancers (unifocal, size ≤ 2 cm, clinically N0, without previous treatment). Complete axillary clear...

    Authors: Carole Mathelin, Samuel Salvador, Sabrina Croce, Norosoa Andriamisandratsoa, Daniel Huss and Jean-Louis Guyonnet
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:132
  42. Granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) functions as a hematopoietic growth factor and it is responsible for leukocytosis. G-CSF-producing tumors associated with leukocytosis include various types of mal...

    Authors: Akio Sakamoto, Hiroshi Matono, Tatsuya Yoshida, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Shuichi Matsuda, Yoshinao Oda and Yukihide Iwamoto
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:131
  43. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) are known to develop in patients with Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) resulting in a decreased overall survival. The association between NF1 and the development...

    Authors: Justus-Martijn Brinkman, Johannes L Bron, Paul I J M Wuisman, Paul J van Diest, Emile F I Comans and Carla F M Molthoff
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:130
  44. Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are important for the proliferation of cancer cells. One of their binding proteins, known as insulin-like growth factor binding protein -4 (IGFBP-4) is well known for its inh...

    Authors: Rajaraman Durai, Shi Y Yang, Alexander M Seifalian, Geoffrey Goldspink and Marc C Winslet
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007 5:128

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