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  1. Primary prevention of breast cancer through prophylactic mastectomy can reduce the risk of malignancy in high-risk individuals. No type of mastectomy completely removes all breast tissue, but a subcutaneous ma...

    Authors: Lidia Kasprzak, Benoit Mesurolle, Francine Tremblay, Maria Galvez, Fawaz Halwani and William D Foulkes
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:52
  2. The incidence of multiple primary malignant neoplasms increases with age and they are encountered more frequently nowadays than before, the phenomenon is still considered to be rare.

    Authors: Anastassios V Koutsopoulos, Konstantina I Dambaki, George Datseris, Elpida Giannikaki, Marios Froudarakis and Efstathios Stathopoulos
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:51
  3. Metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be found in the lung and adrenal gland. We report case of a patient who presented with adrenal metastasis as the first clinical manifestation of HCC.

    Authors: Kostas Tsalis, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Nikolaos Sapidis, Ioannis Lambrou, Evangelos Zacharakis and Dimitrios Betsis
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:50
  4. Radiation induced sarcoma arise as a long term complication of radiation treatment for other benign or malignant conditions. They are of very rare occurrence in jaw bones and are even rarer in maxilla.

    Authors: Om Prakash, Bipin T Varghese, Anita Mathews, Nileema Nayak, Krishnankutty Ramchandran and Manoj Pandey
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:49
  5. Distant metastasis are common in Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) nearly one forth of the patients have metastasis at presentation while another 50% develop metastasis during the follow-up. A small percentage of the...

    Authors: Yuvaraja B Thyavihally, Umesh Mahantshetty, Ravichand S Chamarajanagar, Srinivas G Raibhattanavar and Hemant B Tongaonkar
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:48
  6. Advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of colorectal cancer have fuelled the search for novel molecular prognostic markers to complement existing staging systems. Markers assessed in combinatio...

    Authors: Nicholas FS Watson, Zahra Madjd, Duncan Scrimegour, Ian Spendlove, Ian O Ellis, John H Scholefield and Lindy G Durrant
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:47
  7. Breast cancer is one of the major public health problems among women worldwide. A number of epidemiological studies have been carried out to find the role of dietary fat and the risk of breast cancer. The main...

    Authors: Bhaskarapillai Binukumar and Aleyamma Mathew
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:45
  8. Metastatic tumors of the intestinal tract from extra-abdominal sites are rare. In esophageal cancer, the liver, lung and the bones are the most common sites of metastases. Metastasis to intestines are very rare.

    Authors: Joerg Lindenmann, Franz Gollowitsch, Veronika Matzi, Christian Porubsky, Alfred Maier and Freyja Maria Smolle-Juettner
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:44
  9. The benefit of pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with cancer of the urinary bladder remains controversial. Though the inclusion of lymph node dissection in conjunction with radical cystectomy for patients wit...

    Authors: M Hammad Ather, Sadaf Fatima and Orhun Sinanoglu
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:43
  10. As in ulcerative colitis, there is an increased incidence of colorectal carcinoma in Crohn's disease. While carcinoma formation originating from ano-rectal fistulas is generally considered as a rare event ther...

    Authors: Michael Keese, Walter Back, Dietmar Dinter, Rainer Gladisch, Andreas Joos and Pablo Palma
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:42
  11. The goal of the present analysis was to investigate the long-term prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus treated with either the transhiatal (TH) or the transthoracic (TT) operative approach.

    Authors: Ines Gockel, Sina Heckhoff, Claudia M Messow, Werner Kneist and Theodor Junginger
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:40
  12. The disruption of intercellular adhesions is an important component of the acquisition of invasive properties in epithelial malignancies. Alterations in the cell-cell adhesion complex, E-Cadherin/β-Catenin, ha...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare, Harini Reddy, Jun Wang, Denise Hileeto, Peter E Schwartz and Wenxin Zheng
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:38
  13. Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) of the appendix is a rare neoplasm that share histological features of both adenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumor. While its malignant potential remains unclear, GCC's are more aggress...

    Authors: Payam S Pahlavan and Rani Kanthan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:36
  14. Secretory carcinoma (SC) of the breast is a rare and indolent tumor. Although originally described in children, it is now known to occur in adults of both sexes. Recently, the tumor was associated with the ETV...

    Authors: C Arce, D Cortes-Padilla, DG Huntsman, MA Miller, A Dueñnas-Gonzalez, A Alvarado, V Pérez, D Gallardo-Rincón and F Lara-Medina
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:35
  15. Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare and unique form of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). This tumor represents a neoplastic transformation of intermediate trophoblastic cells. We documen...

    Authors: Nadereh Behtash, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami and Malihe Hasanzadeh
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:34
  16. Abdominal and retroperitoneal Castleman's disease could present either as a localized disease or as a systemic disease. Castleman's disease is a lymphoid hyperplasia related to human Herpes virus type 8, which...

    Authors: Pascal Bucher, Gilles Chassot, Guillaume Zufferey, Frederic Ris, Olivier Huber and Philippe Morel
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:33
  17. Pulmonary giant cell carcinoma is one of the rare histological subtypes with pleomorphic, sarcomatoid or sarcomatous elements. The prognosis of patients with this tumor tends to be poor, because surgery, irrad...

    Authors: Fumihiro Shoji, Riichiroh Maruyama, Tatsuro Okamoto, Jiro Ikeda, Tomomi Nakamura, Hiroshi Wataya and Yukito Ichinose
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:32
  18. Most of gastric adenocarcinoma can be simply diagnosed by microscopic examination of biopsy specimen. Rarely the structural and cellular atypia of tumor cells is too insignificant to discriminate from benign f...

    Authors: Won Ae Lee
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:28
  19. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world. The incidence of HCC varies considerably with the geographic area because of differences in the major causative factors. ...

    Authors: Peter P Michielsen, Sven M Francque and Jurgen L van Dongen
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:27
  20. Authors: Oluwole Fadare, Vinita Parkash, Yesim Yilmaz, M Rajan Mariappan, Linglei Ma, Denise Hileeto, Mazin B Qumsiyeh and Pei Hui
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:25

    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:35

  21. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) is a benign, nonmetastasizing proliferation of myofibroblasts with a potential for local infiltration, recurrence and persistent local growth.

    Authors: Kasim A Behranwala, Peter Straker, Andrew Wan, Cyril Fisher and Jeremy N Thompson
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:24
  22. Neck dissection is an important surgical procedure for the management of metastatic nodal disease in the neck. The gold standard of neck nodal management has been the radical neck dissection. Any modification ...

    Authors: K Harish
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:21
  23. Soft tissue sarcomas comprise less than 1% of all solid malignancies. The presentation and behavior of these tumors differs depending on location and histological characteristics. Standard therapy consists of ...

    Authors: Marcus Lehnhardt, Thomas Muehlberger, Cornelius Kuhnen, Daniel Brett, Hans U Steinau, Hamid Joneidi Jafari, Lars Steinstraesser, Oliver Müller and Heinz H Homann
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:20
  24. Totally implantable venous access devices are widely used for infusion of chemotherapy or parenteral nutrition. Device associated complications include technical operative problems, infections, paravasal infus...

    Authors: Thilo Hackert, Christin Tjaden, Angelika Kraft, Bernd Sido, Hendrik Dienemann and Markus W Buchler
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:19
  25. Lung cancer still remains one of the most commonly occurring solid tumors and even in stage Ia, surgery fails in 30% of patients who develop distant metastases. It is hypothesized that these must have develope...

    Authors: Axel Rolle, Rainer Günzel, Ulrich Pachmann, Babette Willen, Klaus Höffken and Katharina Pachmann
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:18
  26. Elderly population is on rise. It is an ethical dilemma how aggressive one should be when it comes to treat cancer in elderly. Presumed fear of increased postoperative morbidity and mortality has resulted in d...

    Authors: Hodigere Sripathy Jois Ramesh, Daniel Pope, Roberto Gennari and Riccardo A Audisio
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:17
  27. Male breast cancer is a rare but aggressive and devastating disease. This disease presents at a later stage and in a more advanced fashion than its female counterpart. The immunophenotype also appears to be di...

    Authors: Evan M Frangou, Joshua Lawson and Rani Kanthan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:16
  28. Gangliocytic paraganglioma are rare neoplasms that predominantly arise in periampulary region. Though considered benign the disease can spread to regional lymphatics.

    Authors: Adrian Wong, Alexander R Miller, John Metter and Charles R Thomas Jr
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:15
  29. Subcutaneous leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition that accounts for 1% to 2% of all superficial soft tissue malignancies. Approximately 10% of cases arise in the trunk, although the extremities are the most comm...

    Authors: Kazuhito Yajima, Yoshio Shirai, Nobuhiro Fujita, Daisuke Sato, Hajime Umezu and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:14
  30. Umbilical metastases from a malignant neoplasm, also termed Sister Mary Joseph's nodule, are not commonly reported in the English literature, and they have usually been considered as a sign of a poor prognosis...

    Authors: Raimondo Gabriele, Marco Conte, Federico Egidi and Mario Borghese
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:13
  31. This study has evaluated urinary tract injuries and dysfunction after Radical Hysterectomy (RH) performed in patients with cervical cancer and has compared the cystometric parameters and urinary complications ...

    Authors: Nadereh Behtash, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami, Haleh Ayatollahi, Hediyeh Khaledi and Parviz Hanjani
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:12
  32. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) constitute a large majority of mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which express the c-kit proto-oncogene protein, a cell membrane receptor with tyrosi...

    Authors: Rajiv M Mehta, Vayoth O Sudheer, Anil K John, Raghavan R Nandakumar, Puneet S Dhar, Surendran Sudhindran and Vallath Balakrishnan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:11
  33. The carotid body paraganglioma (chemodectoma) is a relatively rare neoplasm of obscure origin. These are usually benign and commonly present as asymptomatic cervical mass.

    Authors: Lazar B Davidovic, Vojko B Djukic, Dragan M Vasic, Radomir P Sindjelic and Stevo N Duvnjak
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:10
  34. Gastrocolic fistula is a rare presentation of both benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Malignant gastrocolic fistula is most commonly associated with adenocarcinoma of the transverse c...

    Authors: Matthew J Forshaw, Jamasp K Dastur, Kothandaraman Murali and Michael C Parker
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:9
  35. Endometrial polyps (EMPs) are commonly encountered in routine surgical pathology practice, but opinions differ on whether they are intrinsically a marker for concurrent or subsequent malignancy. The objectives...

    Authors: Denise Hileeto, Oluwole Fadare, Maritza Martel and Wenxin Zheng
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:8
  36. Bony defects arising from tumor resection or debridement after infection, non-union or trauma present a challenging problem to orthopedic surgeons, as well as patients due to compliance issues. Current treatme...

    Authors: Ulf R Knothe and Dempsey S Springfield
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:7
  37. Plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) are benign tumors of the peripheral nerve which mostly develop in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Surgical interventions are usually not applied to children with sma...

    Authors: Reinhard E Friedrich, Rainer Schmelzle, Melanie Hartmann, Carsten Fünsterer and Victor-F Mautner
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:6
  38. Metallothionein (MT) protein expression deficiency has been implicated in carcinogenesis while MT over expression in tumors is indicative of tumor resistance to anti-cancer treatment. The purpose of the study ...

    Authors: Dionisios Mitropoulos, Aspasia Kyroudi-Voulgari, Stamatis Theocharis, Efraim Serafetinides, Epaminondas Moraitis, Anastasios Zervas and Christos Kittas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:5
  39. Umbilical metastasis is one of the main characteristic signs of extensive neoplastic disease and is universally referred to as Sister Mary Joseph's nodule.

    Authors: Fabrizio Panaro, Enzo Andorno, Stefano Di Domenico, Nicola Morelli, Giuliano Bottino, Rosalia Mondello, Marco Miggino, Tomasz M Jarzembowski, Ferruccio Ravazzoni, Marco Casaccia and Umberto Valente
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:4
  40. Malignant small bowel tumors are very rare and leiomyosarcoma accounts for less than 15% of the cases. Management of these tumors is challenging in view of nonspecific symptoms, unusual presentation and high i...

    Authors: Atul Samaiya, SV Suryanarayana Deo, Sanjay Thulkar, Sidhartha Hazarika, Sunil Kumar, Dillip K Parida and Nootan K Shukla
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:3

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