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  1. Preoperative imatinib mesylate therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is controversial. This study aimed to explore the clinical efficacy and optimal duration of preoperative imatinib mesylate (IM...

    Authors: Jing Qi, He-Li Liu, Feng Ren, Sheng Liu, Wei Shi, Wei-Hang Liu, Gao-Qiang Cai and Guo-Qing Liao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:70

    Content type: Research

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  2. Incidental gallbladder carcinoma is often discovered after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholecystitis or cholecystolithiasis. Port site recurrences may occur. Patients with port site metastases of...

    Authors: Jorieke J. H. T. Nijhuis, M. R. Frederiek Bosscher and Mike S. L. Liem

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:69

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Numerous reports regarding sarcopenia have focused on the quantity of skeletal muscle. In contrast, the impact of the quality of skeletal muscle has not been well investigated.

    Authors: Nobutoshi Horii, Yu Sawda, Takafumi Kumamoto, Nobuhiro Tsuchiya, Takashi Murakami, Yasuhiro Yabushita, Yuki Honma, Ryusei Matsuyama, Daisuke Morioka, Hirotoshi Akiyama and Itaru Endo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  4. Comprehensive readmission morbidity studies after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are scarce. This study aimed to investigate readmissions and in-hospital morb...

    Authors: Paul Dranichnikov, Wilhelm Graf and Peter H. Cashin

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:67

    Content type: Research

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  5. To meet clinical needs, fluorescence-guided surgery has emerged as a new technique that guides surgeons in the resection of cancerous tissue by highlighting tumour lesions during surgery. We aimed to evaluate ...

    Authors: Junchen Chen, Chen Zhang, Yanxiu Guo, Xiaohong Chang, Ruiqiong Ma, Xue Ye, Hongyan Cheng, Yi Li and Heng Cui

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:66

    Content type: Research

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  6. Molecular assessment and treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) quickly evolved during the last decades, hampering longitudinal evaluation of prognostic markers. The aim of this study was to evaluate...

    Authors: Luca Bertero, Rosella Spadi, Simona Osella-Abate, Sara Mariani, Isabella Castellano, Alessandro Gambella, Patrizia Racca, Mario Morino and Paola Cassoni

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:65

    Content type: Research

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  7. In patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, whether metastasis to para-aortic lymph nodes located cephalad to the renal veins (supra-renal PAN) should be classified as regional lymph node metastasis or distant...

    Authors: Shinichi Komiyama, Masaru Nagashima, Tomoko Taniguchi, Takayuki Rikitake and Mineto Morita

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:64

    Content type: Research

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  8. As advances in oncological treatment continue to prolong the survival of patients with non-resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), decision-making regarding palliative surgical bypass in patients w...

    Authors: Niv Pencovich, Lior Orbach, Yonatan Lessing, Amit Elazar, Sophie Barnes, Phillip Berman, Arye Blachar, Ido Nachmany and Boaz Sagie

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  9. Several studies have reported the use of acellular dermal matrix in breast reconstruction. However, the primary role of acellular dermal matrix in these studies was to support the implant; there are no reports...

    Authors: Hongki Gwak, Ye-Won Jeon, Seung-Taek Lim, Seon-Young Park and Young-Jin Suh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:60

    Content type: Research

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  10. The survival benefit of neoadjuvant therapy in resectable carcinoma esophagus has been elucidated. We performed a meta-analysis in light of new studies and long-term results of past trials. The search strategy...

    Authors: Tarun Kumar, Esha Pai, Rajesh Singh, Neville J. Francis and Manoj Pandey

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:59

    Content type: Review

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  11. A lymph node harvest (LNH) of < 12 is a predictor for poor prognosis in rectal cancer patients. However, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) is known to decrease LNH; hence, a cut-off of 12 is inappropriate ...

    Authors: Charleen Shanwen Yeo, Nicholas Syn, Huimin Liu and Sau Shung Fong

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:58

    Content type: Research

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  12. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) has a strong influence on the prognosis of patients with early gastric cancer (EGC). The aim of this study was to reveal the incidence of LNM and evaluate risk factors for LNM to de...

    Authors: Jinggui Chen, Guangfa Zhao and Yanong Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:57

    Content type: Research

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  13. Numerous literatures have demonstrated that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in multiple types of tumors. However, the effects of circRNAs in melanoma are not very clear. In this study, we aimed to invest...

    Authors: Shan Tian, Gangwen Han, Lulu Lu and Xiangyu Meng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:56

    Content type: Research

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  14. The results of genetic association studies regarding cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) polymorphisms and digestive system malignancies were controversial. The authors designed this meta-analysi...

    Authors: Jien Li, Wenping Wang, Yanyan Sun and Yeduo Zhu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:55

    Content type: Research

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  15. It is not clear whether stage II colon and rectal cancer have the same risk factors for recurrence. Thus, the purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for postoperative recurrence in stage II col...

    Authors: Liming Wang, Yasumitsu Hirano, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara, Nao Obara and Shigeki Yamaguchi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:54

    Content type: Research

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  16. Sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE) can be performed in tumescent local anesthesia (TLA) or general anesthesia (GA). Perioperative cortisol level changes and anxiety are common in surgical interventions and mi...

    Authors: Philipp Jansen, Ingo Stoffels, Anne-Christine Müseler, Maximilian Petri, Titus J. Brinker, Manfred Schedlowski, Dirk Schadendorf, Harald Engler and Joachim Klode

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:53

    Content type: Research

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  17. The high incidence of gastric cancer (GC) and paradoxical high prevalence of advanced stage GC, amounting to around 2/3 at time of diagnosis, have urged doctors and researchers around the world not only to ame...

    Authors: Maneesh Kumarsing Beeharry, Tian Qi Zhang, Wen Tao Liu and Zhu Zheng Gang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:51

    Content type: Review

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  18. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies of the digestive system, which causes severe financial burden worldwide. However, the specific mechanisms involved in CRC are still unclear.

    Authors: Jianxin Li, Yinchun Wang, Xin Wang and Qingqiang Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:50

    Content type: Research

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  19. Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular malignancy in children. Long non-coding RNA X-inactive specific transcript (lncRNA XIST) has been reported to be associated with RB, but research on the mecha...

    Authors: Yuhui Wang, Dahong Sun, Ying Sheng, Hong Guo, Fanchun Meng and Tingting Song

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:49

    Content type: Research

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  20. Chondroblastoma (CB) is a rare locally aggressive bone tumor that commonly occurs in the epiphysis or apophysis of long bones. Although surgical treatment of CB carries potential risk for physeal or articular ...

    Authors: Hidetatsu Outani, Shigeki Kakunaga, Kenichiro Hamada, Satoshi Takenaka, Sho Nakai, Naohiro Yasuda, Yoshinori Imura, Norifumi Naka, Nobuhito Araki, Takafumi Ueda and Hideki Yoshikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:47

    Content type: Research

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  21. A vascularized fibular osteomyocutaneous flap with severe vascular crisis often results in serious consequences. This study aims to examine the clinical effect of non-vascularized fibular graft on patients wit...

    Authors: Shengjie Shao, Weihong Wang, Biao Xu, Yu Liu and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:46

    Content type: Research

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  22. Primary intraosseous carcinoma (PIOC), NOS is an odontogenic carcinoma with unknown etiology. Its diagnosis may be used when central jaw carcinoma cannot be categorized as any other type of carcinoma. Further ...

    Authors: Akane Yukimori, Maiko Tsuchiya, Akane Wada, Yasuyuki Michi, Kou Kayamori, Kei Sakamoto and Tohru Ikeda

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:45

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy and VATS lobectomy provide similar perioperative and oncological outcomes in stage I non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still controversial.

    Authors: Weibiao Zeng, Wenxiong Zhang, Jianyong Zhang, Guangmiao You, Yu’ang Mao, Jianjun Xu, Dongliang Yu, Jinhua Peng and Yiping Wei

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:44

    Content type: Review

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  24. Total gastrectomy (TG) is a widely accepted procedure for treating gastric stump cancer (GSC). However, subtotal gastrectomy (SG) would benefit elective patients with GSC. The aim of this study was to clarify ...

    Authors: Fuhai Ma, Yang Li, Weikun Li, Wenzhe Kang, Hao Liu, Shuai Ma, Bingzhi Wang, Yibin Xie, Yuxin Zhong, Yingtai Chen, Liyan Xue and Yantao Tian

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:43

    Content type: Research

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  25. The optimal treatment for patients with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) remains a debate and selection of patients to receive proper therapy is still an unsettled question. This systematic review was conducted...

    Authors: Zhipeng Wang, Yuchao Ni, Junru Chen, Guangxi Sun, Xingming Zhang, Jinge Zhao, Xudong Zhu, Haoran Zhang, Sha Zhu, Jindong Dai, Pengfei Shen and Hao Zeng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:42

    Content type: Review

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  26. The indications for the surgical treatment of gastric cancer liver metastases (GCLMs) remain controversial. In addition, the outcome of surgery for the treatment of liver metastases of alpha-fetoprotein-produc...

    Authors: Kenji Kawahara, Hironobu Makino, Hisashi Kametaka, Isamu Hoshino, Tadaomi Fukada, Kazuhiro Seike, Yohei Kawasaki and Masayuki Otsuka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:41

    Content type: Research

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  27. Staging laparoscopy and peritoneal cytology can detect occult metastatic disease prior to treatment of gastric cancer. The yield of peritoneal staging in patients with early stage disease is lacking. We assess...

    Authors: Casey J. Allen, Alisa N. Blumenthaler, Prajnan Das, Bruce D. Minsky, Mariela Blum, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Jaffer A. Ajani, Naruhiko Ikoma, Paul F. Mansfield and Brian D. Badgwell

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  28. The development of severe esophageal stricture after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early esophageal carcinoma is not uncommon. Dilation by Savary-Gilliard dilators or balloon dilators is the first...

    Authors: Zhong Huang, Wei Wei and Fang Cheng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:38

    Content type: Case report

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  29. It is important to secure a surgical space during brain tumor surgery. One of the commonly used methods is to retract the brain. We hypothesized that the tumor can be retracted and that the normal brain tissue...

    Authors: Jaejoon Lim, Kyoung Su Sung, So Jung Hwang, Duk-Hee Chun and Kyung Gi Cho

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:37

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  30. Sarcomas sometimes invade the skin and become exposed, producing malignant wounds characterized by bleeding, exudate, odor, and infection. Malignant cutaneous sarcomas are generally incurable and ultimately im...

    Authors: Manabu Hoshi, Tadashi Iwai, Naoto Oebisu and Hiroaki Nakamura

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:36

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major postoperative complication after colorectal surgery. Current study aims to evaluate prophylactic function of oral antibiotic (OA) intake in combination with mechanic...

    Authors: Purun Lei, Ying Ruan, Xiaofeng Yang, Juekun Wu, Yujie Hou, Hongbo Wei and Tufeng Chen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:35

    Content type: Research

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  32. The value of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the assessment of women with endometrial hyperplasia and its role in diagnosis of myometrial invasion or coexistence of cancer is not known. This study aime...

    Authors: Purushothaman Natarajan, Angela Vinturache, Richard Hutson, David Nugent and Timothy Broadhead

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:34

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  33. To ascertain whether en bloc resection could reduce the risk of seeding cancer cells into the circulation during the resection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

    Authors: Haichao Huang, Tao Wang, Metages Gashaw Ahmed, Lin Zhu, Chaoyong Yang, Wei Li, Zhun Wu, Xuegang Wang, Kaiyan Zhang and Jinchun Xing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:33

    Content type: Research

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  34. Unilateral absence of pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare congenital disease of pulmonary circulation, which is often accompanied by other cardiovascular anomalies. Infrequently, it may remain undiagnosed until ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Xiaoqian Lu, Xiaobo Ding and Dian-bo Cao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:32

    Content type: Review

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  35. Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis that lacks specific diagnostic markers. Mucin 5AC (MUC5AC) is a member of the mucin family, a heterogeneous group of high molecular wei...

    Authors: Jiayu Zhang, Yue Wang, Tiancheng Zhao, Yezhou Li, Leilei Tian, Jinming Zhao and Jingxin Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:31

    Content type: Research

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  36. Clinically, when the diagnosis of colorectal cancer is clear, patients are more concerned about their own prognosis survival. Special population with high risk of accidental death, such as elderly patients, is...

    Authors: Zhengbing Wang, Yawei Wang, Yan Yang, Yi Luo, Jiangtao Liu, Yingjie Xu and Xuan Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:30

    Content type: Research

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  37. The dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been found in diseases and cancers, including microRNA-192 (miR-192). This study was designed to investigate the role of miR-192 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) pr...

    Authors: Qingli Huang, Sen Hou, Xiuqing Zhu and Shouzhou Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:29

    Content type: Research

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  38. The NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN guidelines) recommend radical resection for T1-2N0M0 patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC)...

    Authors: Lili Zhong, Jiaojiao Suo, Ya Wang, Jialong Han, Huijie Zhou, Hao Wei and Jiang Zhu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:27

    Content type: Research

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  39. Even with the augmentative application of anal-preservation surgery in low rectal cancer, the role and indications of laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (Lap ISR) are still under debate, especially for T3...

    Authors: Wangsheng Xue, Shuang Wang, Zeyun Zhao, Yongbo Li, An Shang, Donglin Li, Jianzheng Yang, Tiejun Wang and Min Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  40. Malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is commonly associated with the presence of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) and preferably treated by surgical gastrojejunostomy (GJJ) in patients with good performanc...

    Authors: Jan Bednarsch, Zoltan Czigany, Daniel Heise, Henning Zimmermann, Joerg Boecker, Tom Florian Ulmer, Ulf Peter Neumann and Christian Klink

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  41. The proximal humerus is one of the most common sites of primary or metastatic malignant tumors. Reconstruction of the shoulder after tumor resection is controversial and challenging. When intra-articular resec...

    Authors: Weitao Yao, Qiqing Cai, Jiaqiang Wang and Jingyu Hou

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:23

    Content type: Research

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  42. According to the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging for cancer of the colon, a minimum of 12 lymph nodes (LN) has to be sampled for accurate staging. This has bearing on the long-term prognosis and the...

    Authors: Chi Chung Foo, Clement Ku, Rockson Wei, Jeremy Yip, Julian Tsang, Toi Yin Chan, Oswens Lo and Wai Lun Law

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:22

    Content type: Research

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  43. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) and cytochrome p450 2E1 (CYP2E1) are important alcohol-metabolizing enzymes. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association of ALDH2 rs671 and CYP2E1 rs2031920 poly...

    Authors: Junhong Chen, Weicong Pan, Yongjin Chen, Lijia Wen, Jihao Tu and Kai Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  44. Compared with open gastrectomy (OG), laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for gastric cancer has achieved rapid development and popularities in the past decades. However, lack of comprehensive analysis in long-term o...

    Authors: Furong Zeng, Lang Chen, Mengting Liao, Bin Chen, Jing Long, Wei Wu and Guangtong Deng

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  45. The aim of this study is to investigate the composition of microbiota in biliary tract cancer patients and healthy adults by metagenome analysis and evaluate its potential values as biomarkers for biliary trac...

    Authors: Huisong Lee, Hyeon Kook Lee, Seog Ki Min and Won Hee Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020 18:19

    Content type: Research

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