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  1. Content type: Case report

    Solitary fibrous tumors are rare tumors derived from the pleura. A tumor generally has only one pedicle. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is generally used when a tumor is small (< 10 cm), and traditional ...

    Authors: Yi Shen, Tao He, Ping Lu, Guobin Feng, Jun Zhu and Xiangan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:87

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  2. Content type: Research

    Data regarding the long-term oncological outcomes of robotic gastrectomy (RG) are limited despite the increased commonality of this method as an alternative for gastric cancer treatment. Here, we conducted a m...

    Authors: Guixiang Liao, Zhihong Zhao, Muhammad Khan, Yawei Yuan and Xianming Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:86

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  3. Content type: Review

    In colorectal cancer (CRC), whether the immune score can be used to predict the clinical prognosis of the patient has not been completely established. Besides, the prognostic values of tumor-infiltrating lymph...

    Authors: Yamei Zhao, Xiaoxu Ge, Jiawei He, Yi Cheng, Zhanhuai Wang, Jian Wang and Lifeng Sun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:85

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  4. Content type: Case report

    The prognosis for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (ADTC) with disseminated distant metastases is very poor. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting tumor angiogenesis have been shown to im...

    Authors: Nai-Wei Sheu, He-Jiun Jiang, Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hsin-Ying Clair Chiou and Pi-Jung Hsiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:84

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  5. Content type: Research

    Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has improved survival for pa...

    Authors: Atuhani Burnett, Marie-Eve Aubé Lecompte, Nora Trabulsi, Pierre Dubé, Mai-Kim Gervais, Bertrand Trilling, Alexis-Simon Cloutier and Lucas Sideris

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:83

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the bone are locally aggressive primary bone tumors with a benign character. Spinal involvement is rare and they are quite rare in the cervical spine.

    Authors: İdris Sertbaş, Mete Karatay and Uguray Payam Hacisalihoğlu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:82

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  7. Content type: Review

    The introduction of laparoscopic technology has greatly promoted the development of surgery, and the trend of minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more obvious. However, there is no consensus as to ...

    Authors: Mengqi Liu, Shunrong Ji, Wenyan Xu, Wensheng Liu, Yi Qin, Qiangsheng Hu, Qiqing Sun, Zheng Zhang, Xianjun Yu and Xiaowu Xu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:81

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  8. Content type: Research

    To investigate the predictive value of lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI) for nodal recurrence and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I endometrioid endometrial cancer (EC) following surgical stagi...

    Authors: Ashley E. Veade, Jonathan Foote, Jessie Ehrisman, Gloria Broadwater, Brittany A. Davidson, Paula S. Lee, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Andrew Berchuck and Laura J. Havrilesky

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:80

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Bipartite combined oesophageal tumours are an exceedingly rare entity and much less is known about the natural history of these tumours following curative surgery. The authors present a case of a bipartite com...

    Authors: Nicholette Goh, Danson Xue Wei Yeo, Sanghvi Kaushal Amitbhai, Myint Oo Aung, Yong Howe Ho, Aaryan Nath Koura and Jaideepraj Rao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:79

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  10. Content type: Research

    Inconsistent results according to numerous studies that had investigated the association between serum zinc levels and lung cancer risk were reported. The aim of this study was to explore whether serum zinc le...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Zhengyi Sun, Aipeng Li and Yongsheng Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:78

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  11. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major pathological type of primary liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. In addition, the long-term survival rates of HCC still remain low. Th...

    Authors: Min Wu, Zhaobo Liu, Xin Li, Aiying Zhang, Dongdong Lin and Ning Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:77

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Portal annular pancreas (PAP) is a rare congenital anatomical abnormality of the pancreas in which the portal vein is encircled by aberrant parenchyma, and special attention is needed for pancreatic resections...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Kimura, Minoru Nagayama, Masafumi Imamura, Shingo Tanaka, Makoto Yoshida, Eiji Yoshida, Hiroki Fujino, Takashi Machiki, Koji Miyanishi, Toru Mizuguchi, Junji Kato and Ichiro Takemasa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:76

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Toronto hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk index (THRI) was developed to predict HCC in patients with cirrhosis. This study aimed to validate the THRI in a 10-year Asian cohort.

    Authors: Huixian Zhang, Jinzhou Zhu, Liting Xi, Chunfang Xu and Airong Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:75

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  14. Content type: Research

    Giant cell tumor of the bone (GCT) has high local recurrence rates and the prognosis is hard to predict. We therefore retrospectively analyzed clinical outcome and recurrences of 51 GCT cases focusing on the e...

    Authors: Georg W. Omlor, Jessica Lange, Marcus Streit, Simone Gantz, Christian Merle, Thomas Germann, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Jörg Fellenberg and Burkhard Lehner

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:73

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  15. Content type: Research

    Chili peppers have properties that plausibly could either increase or decrease a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer, but their consumption in relation to disease risk has not been well studied. We s...

    Authors: Yalan Yang, Jing Zhang, Noel S. Weiss, Linwen Guo, Li Zhang, Yanqi Jiang and Yanfang Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:71

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Meningioma is the most common adult primary intracranial tumor. Malignant meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma. The prognosis for the patients with these tumors is poor, due to the tumor’s capacity for r...

    Authors: Laura Bender, Benoit Lhermitte, Hélène Carinato, Seyyid Baloglu, Mehdi Helali, Hélène Cebula, Delphine Antoni and Georges Noel

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:70

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  17. Content type: Research

    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a minimal invasive technology and could allow “en bloc” resection for superficial gastric tumors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of ES...

    Authors: Yangyang Zhou, Siran Zhou, Yang Shi, Shimeng Zheng and Bingrong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:69

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  18. Content type: Review

    This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of laparoscopic gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer versus open surgery.

    Authors: Katharina Beyer, Ann-Kathrin Baukloh, Carsten Kamphues, Hendrik Seeliger, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Martin E. Kreis and Maciej Patrzyk

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:68

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  19. Content type: Research

    Suturing the proximal pancreatic stump and performing pancreaticoenterostomy for the distal pancreatic stump following central pancreatectomy is a conventional procedure. This reconstruction after resection of...

    Authors: Zi-Zheng Wang, Guo-Dong Zhao, Zhi-Ming Zhao, Yuan-Xing Gao, Yong Xu, Zhu-Zeng Yin, Qu Liu, Wan Yee Lau and Rong Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:67

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  20. Content type: Research

    Well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) usually have a good prognosis; however, there are patients that experience recurrence after curative resection.

    Authors: Pan Zhang, Yuan-liang Li, Xu-dong Qiu, Jie Luo, Yan-fen Shi, Yong-liang Sun, Fei Su, Zhi-rong Qi and Huang-ying Tan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:66

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  21. Content type: Research

    To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of total laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC) under a single surgical position.

    Authors: Xuebao Zhang, Ke Wang, Jiajia Ma, Qiqiang Zhang, Chu Liu, Yuanshan Cui and Chunhua Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:65

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  22. Content type: Research

    To investigate the short- and long-term efficacy of membrane anatomy-guided laparoscopic spleen-preserving circumferential splenic hilar lymph node dissection for the treatment of advanced proximal gastric can...

    Authors: Yanchang Xu, Zhixiong Li, Guofeng Pan, Haiyan Wu, Wenlin Lin, Jian Chen and Junpeng Li

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:64

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths globally. Metastatic disease is often found at the time of initial diagnosis in the majority of lung cancer patients. However, colonic metastases a...

    Authors: N. A. Parker, C. McBride, J. Forge and D. Lalich

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:63

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  24. Content type: Research

    It has been suggested that apart from tumour and nodal status, a range of patient-related and histopathological factors including lymph node yield and tumour location seems to have prognostic implications in s...

    Authors: Jakob Lykke, Jacob Rosenberg, Per Jess and Ole Roikjaer

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:62

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  25. Content type: Research

    To investigate whether smoking adversely affects the short-term outcomes and the potential effects of cigarette dose and preoperative smoking cessation, in patients who underwent gastric cancer (GC) surgery.

    Authors: Hu Quan, Linda Ouyang, Huijun Zhou, Yongzhong Ouyang and Hua Xiao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:61

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  26. Content type: Research

    The incidence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is rare, but a certain amount of mortality remains in NPC patients. Our study aimed to identify candidate genes as biomarkers for NPC screening, diagnosis, and t...

    Authors: Zhimin Ye, Fangzheng Wang, Fengqin Yan, Lei Wang, Bin Li, Tongxin Liu, Fujun Hu, Mingxiang Jiang, Weiyang Li and Zhenfu Fu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:60

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  27. Content type: Research

    Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC) is frequently associated with hydrocephalus, which quickly devastates the performance of the patient. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt is a widely accepted treatment of choic...

    Authors: Hye Seon Kim, Jong Bae Park, Ho-Shin Gwak, Ji-Woong Kwon, Sang-Hoon Shin and Heon Yoo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:59

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  28. Content type: Research

    In this study, we report our experience of cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC), focusin...

    Authors: Leonardo Solaini, Fabrizio D’Acapito, Alessandro Passardi, Massimo Framarini, Francesca Tauceri, Daniela Di Pietrantonio, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Alessandro Cucchetti, Davide Cavaliere and Giorgio Ercolani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:58

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  29. Content type: Correspondence

    The aim of this Letter to the Editor was to report some methodological shortcomings in the recently published article “Application of red light phototherapy in the treatment of radioactive dermatitis in patien...

    Authors: Jolien Robijns, Sandrine Censabella, Stefan Claes, Luc Pannekoeke, Lore Bussé, Dora Colson, Iris Kaminski, Victoria Broux, Joy Lodewijckx, Sofie Puts, Paul Bulens, Annelies Maes, Leen Noé, Marc Brosens, An Timmermans, Ivo Lambrichts…

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:57

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  30. Content type: Research

    Approximately 20% of all patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed at more advanced stages with synchronous distant metastasis, and the prognosis in these patients is usually poor. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Makoto Sudo, Shinji Furuya, Hiroki Shimizu, Yuuki Nakata, Hiroshi Iino, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kono and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:56

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Mixed neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine tumors (MINEN) of the gallbladder are extremely rare; indeed, the English expert literature reports a mere handful of case reports and case series on this topic. Accordi...

    Authors: Adam Skalický, Lucie Vištejnová, Magdaléna Dubová, Tomáš Malkus, Tomáš Skalický and Ondřej Troup

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:55

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  32. Content type: Research

    Palliative resection of the primary tumor for metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (pNEC) patients is not recommended because of the poor prognosis compared to that of patients with well-differentiat...

    Authors: Tingting Feng, Wangxia Lv, Meiqin Yuan, Zhong Shi, Haijun Zhong and Sunbin Ling

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:54

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  33. Content type: Review

    Many observational studies have reported correlations between postoperative complications and prognosis after radical gastrectomy but the results are controversial. This meta-analysis was performed to investig...

    Authors: Shiqi Wang, Lei Xu, Quan Wang, Jipeng Li, Bin Bai, Zhengyan Li, Xiaoyong Wu, Pengfei Yu, Xuzhao Li and Jichao Yin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:52

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  34. Content type: Research

    To determine the optimal timing of duodenal transection in patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) in combination with laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymphadenectomy (L...

    Authors: Zifang Zheng, Limin Wu, Chenxing Jian, Yucheng Song and Wei Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:49

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Development of an anastomotic stricture following rectal cancer surgery is not uncommon. Such strictures are usually managed by manual or instrumental dilatation techniques that are often insufficiently effect...

    Authors: Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Masahiko Sakoda, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:48

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  36. Content type: Research

    Chemotherapy with or without surgery is the first-line treatment for stage III/IV gastric cancer, while surgery is the first-line treatment for stage I/II gastric cancer. Accordingly, it is important to distin...

    Authors: Kiyoaki Taniguchi, Masaho Ota, Takuji Yamada, Akiko Serizawa, Takeharu Noguchi, Kunihiko Amano, Sho Kotake, Shunichi Ito, Naoki Ikari, Akiko Omori and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:47

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  37. Content type: Research

    The effect of antiviral therapy (AVT) on clinical outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are seronegative for hepatitis B virus (HBV), defined as HBV DNA < 100 IU/ml prior to surgical res...

    Authors: Mingxing Xu, Zheng Zhou, Ruiyun Xu, Huiling Zhang, Nan Lin and Yuesi Zhong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:45

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  38. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to explore trends in incidence, incidence-based (IB) mortality, and survival for combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) utilizing a population-based database to attr...

    Authors: Jiakun Wang, Enliang Li, Hao Yang, Junjun Wu, Hong cheng Lu, Chenhao Yi, Jun Lei, Wenjun Liao and Linquan Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:43

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  39. Content type: Case report

    The giant multilocular prostatic cystadenoma is a very rare benign tumor of the prostate gland. It is composed of predominantly cystic enlarged prostatic glands in a fibrous stroma and spreads extensively into...

    Authors: Yuya Nakamura, Dai Shida, Takahiro Shibayama, Akihiko Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Yasuo Shinoda, Shintaro Iwata and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:42

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  40. Content type: Research

    The prognostic value of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases may be minimized by the limited disease burden of lymph node metastases and tailoring adjuvant therapy based on breast cancer biology. The aim of th...

    Authors: Hideo Shigematsu, Mai Nishina, Daisuke Yasui, Taizo Hirata and Shinji Ozaki

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:41

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  41. Content type: Research

    Chest computed tomography (CTC) has now replaced chest X-ray (CXR) as the first choice of investigation to stage breast cancers in most centers in Australia. Routine staging is not recommended in early breast ...

    Authors: Justin James, Melanie Teo, Vivekananda Ramachandran, Michael Law, David Stoney and Michael Cheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:40

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  42. Content type: Research

    Prediction of nodal involvement in colorectal cancer is an important aspect of preoperative workup to determine the necessity of preoperative treatment and the adequate extent of lymphadenectomy during surgery...

    Authors: Tsutomu Kumamoto, Junichi Shindoh, Hideaki Mita, Yuriko Fujii, Yuichiro Mihara, Michiro Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takemura, Takako Shirakawa, Hisashi Shinohara and Hiroya Kuroyanagi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:39

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  43. Content type: Technical innovations

    Retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy (RLRN and RLPN) have become the preferred modes of management for renal malignancy. One of the most critical steps in the RLRN and RLPN process is t...

    Authors: Feiya Yang, Qiang Zhou, Xuesong Li and Nianzeng Xing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:38

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