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  1. Benign fibrous histiocytomas (BFH) usually presents as a small benign lesion that predominantly occurs in the skin. Only few cases of BFH arising from bone have been reported, its occurrence in pelvic bones is...

    Authors: Philipp Niemeyer, Karl Ludwig, Mathias Werner, Ludger Bernd and Dominik Parsch
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:38
  2. The adrenal gland is one of the common sites of metastasis from primary lung cancer. Adrenal metastases are usually unilateral however bilateral adrenal metastases are seen in 10% of all lung cancer patients; ...

    Authors: Charisios Karanikiotis, Apostolos Anto Tentes, Sotirios Markakidis and Konstantinos Vafiadis
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:37
  3. Totally implantable central venous access devices (intraports) are commonly used in cancer patients to administer chemotherapy or parenteral nutrition. Rupture of intraport is a rare complication.

    Authors: Dimitrios K Filippou, Christoforos Tsikkinis, Georgios K Filippou, Athanasios Nissiotis and Spiros Rizos
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:36
  4. The World Health Organization recently recognized a family of neoplasms showing at least partial morphological or immunohistochemical evidence of a putative perivascular epithelioid cell (PEC) differentiation. Th...

    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 2004 2:35

    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005 3:25

  5. Lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (LAHS) occurs in mostly extra nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. LAHS arising from gastrointestinal lymphoma has never been reported. Here we report a case of gastric T-c...

    Authors: Rika Fukui, Fumitake Hata, Takahiro Yasoshima, Ryuuichi Denno, Minoru Okazaki, Kiyoshi Kasai, Masaaki Sato, Toshio Homma, Keisuke Ohno, Yoshiyuki Yanai, Katsuya Sogahata, Hidefumi Nishimori and Koichi Hirata
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:34
  6. Fibromatosis or desmoid tumor covers a broad spectrum of benign fibrous tissue proliferations. It is characterized by infiltrative growth and a tendency towards recurrence; however, unlike sarcoma, it never me...

    Authors: Akira Kikkawa, Akira Kido, Tsukasa Kumai and Toru Hoshida
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:33
  7. Major issues in surgery for advanced ovarian cancer remain unresolved. Existing treatment guidelines are supported by a few published reports and fewer prospective randomized clinical trials.

    Authors: Karsten Münstedt and Folker E Franke
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:32
  8. At a U.S prevalence of 1 in 3000, Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) is a relatively common disorder. Amongst a variety of others, occurrence of 2 or more neurofibromas in the same patient represents one of the m...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare and Denise Hileeto
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:31
  9. There is genuine need to develop interventional treatment options for management of lung tumors. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one such alternative being promoted to treat lung tumors recently. Larger studi...

    Authors: Shijun Kang, Rongcheng Luo, Wangjun Liao, Hubing Wu, Xuelin Zhang and Yuru Meng
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:30
  10. Extramedullary myelomas (plasmacytoma) are malignant proliferations of plasma cells in the absence of bone involvement. When they occur in the soft tissue they usually involve the upper respiratory tract and o...

    Authors: Ahmad Kaviani, Mansoor Djamali-zavareie, Maryam Noparast and Sedigheh Keyhani-Rofagha
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:29
  11. Hürthle cell carcinoma is a variant of follicular cell carcinoma of thyroid. It may present as a low-grade tumour or as a more aggressive type. Prognosis depends upon the age of the patient, tumour size, exten...

    Authors: Mohamed R Hanief, Laszlo Igali and Dimitrie Grama
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:27
  12. Most lymphomas that involve the tonsil are large B cell lymphomas. Large B-cell lymphoma is a high grade malignancy which progresses rapidly. Tonsillar lymphoma usually presents as either a unilaterally enlarg...

    Authors: Yung-An Tsou, Yuan-Kai Cheng, Chia-Der Lin, Weng-Cheng Chang and Ming-Hsui Tsai
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:26
  13. Dedifferentiated liposarcomas represent heterogeneous tumors with lipomatous and nonlipomatous elements starkly juxtaposed. It is thought that the high grade nonlipomatous elements of the tumor portend a worse...

    Authors: Shahzeer Karmali, Halligrimur Benediktson, Walley Temple and Oliver F Bathe
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:25
  14. Endometrial cancer represents a tumor entity with a great variation in its incidence throughout the world (range 1 to 25). This suggests enormous possibilities of cancer prevention due to the fact that the inc...

    Authors: Karsten Münstedt, Phillip Grant, Joachim Woenckhaus, Gabriele Roth and Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:24
  15. Recurrent abdominal cancer can manifest in many ways but there are certain situations that are a great challenge to clinicians. Emergency presentation is one such situation. Surgeons are faced with a therapeut...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Filippo Gazzotti, Luca Ansaloni, Sonia Agrusti, Angelo De Cataldis, Luigi D'Alessandro and Mario Taffurelli
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:23
  16. An understanding of the biology of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas, knowledge of adjuvant therapies and refinement in techniques of reconstructive surgery have allowed limb-sparing and limb salvage surgery to be...

    Authors: Alexander D Bach, Jürgen Kopp, G Björn Stark and Raymund E Horch
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:22
  17. In selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer prognosis can be improved by cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

    Authors: Pompiliu Piso, Marc-Hendrik Dahlke, Martin Loss and Hans Juergen Schlitt
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:21
  18. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare condition consisting of mucinous ascites, most commonly arising from mucinous tumors of the appendix and occasionally from the ovary. Very rarely mucinous implants arise in the...

    Authors: Mamoon H Solkar, Naveed M Akhtar, Zareen Khan and Michael C Parker
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:19
  19. Cutaneous horns (cornu cutaneum) are uncommon lesions consisting of keratotic material resembling that of an animal horn. Cutaneous horn may arise from a wide range of the epidermal lesions, which may be benign, ...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Nazan Sivrioglu and Nil Culhaci
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:18
  20. Secretory carcinoma of the male breast (juvenile carcinoma) is a rare neoplasm. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature.

    Authors: Alfie J Kavalakat, Ramani K Covilakam and Terence B Culas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:17
  21. Carcinoma of the breast is the second leading cause of malignant pleural effusions. This study reports on the efficacy of mitoxantrone as a sclerosing agent in patients with breast cancer who had a pleural eff...

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Theodoros Antoniadis and Christodoulos Tsilikas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:16
  22. Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is a recently defined homologue of the Thy-1/Ly-6 family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored cell surface antigens. The purpose of the present study was to examine ...

    Authors: Zhao Zhigang and Shen Wenlv
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:13
  23. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death; however, no specific serum biomarker is available till date for detection of early lung cancer. Despite good initial response to chemotherapy, small-cell lu...

    Authors: Tarvinder K Taneja and SK Sharma
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:10
  24. With the increased use of mammography for breast cancer screening, the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) too has increased. This study was carried out to identify clinical and radiological factors t...

    Authors: Daigo Yamamoto, Masanori Yamada, Homa Okugawa and Kanji Tanaka
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:8
  25. Cephalic vein (CV) cutdown approach for chronic indwelling central venous access device (CICVAD) placement has previously been shown to be technically feasible in 82% of cancer patients. No data are available ...

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:7
  26. It is helpful in planning treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) if the size and grade could be reliably predicted from the mammography. The aims of this study were to determine if the typ...

    Authors: Marnix AJ de Roos, Ruud M Pijnappel, Wendy J Post, Jaap de Vries, Peter C Baas and Lex D Groote
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:4
  27. Unless metastatic or compressing the pancreatic duct, carcinoid of the pancreas are asymptomatic showing normal levels of serotonine and its metabolites in plasma and urine, thus resulting in delayed diagnosis...

    Authors: Olivier Saint-Marc, Andrea Cogliandolo, Alessandro Pozzo and Rocco Roberto Pidoto
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:3
  28. Controversy abounds over whether breast cancer in younger women is more aggressive than those in older. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of age on long-term survival of women with breast carcin...

    Authors: Aleyamma Mathew, Manoj Pandey and Balakrishnan Rajan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004 2:2
  29. Reconstruction of the head and neck after adequate resection of primary tumor and neck dissection is a challenge. It should be performed at one sitting in advanced tumors. Defects caused by the resection shoul...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Kubilay Metin, Alper Aktas, Nazan S Sivrioglu and Yücel Öztan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:29
  30. The metastatic ability of tumor cells is determined by level of expression of specific genes that may be identified with the aid of cDNA microarray containing thousands of genes and can be used to establish th...

    Authors: Dan Huang, Wantao Chen, Ronggen He, Fan Yu, Zhiyuan Zhang and Weiliu Qiu
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:28
  31. Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare variety of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which originates from CD5+ B-cell population in the mantle zones of lymphoid follicles. Coexistence of such tumours in the axillary lymph ...

    Authors: Subhajit Dutta Roy, Joanna A Stafford, John Scally and S N Selvachandran
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:27
  32. Mast cells have been documented to have several key functions with regards to malignant neoplasms. However, the functional significance of their accumulation is largely unknown. An analysis of the mast cell pr...

    Authors: Masaki Tomita, Yasunori Matsuzaki, Masao Edagawa, Tetsuya Shimizu, Masaki Hara and Toshio Onitsuka
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:25
  33. Cardiac tamponade as the initial manifestation of metastatic cancer is a rare clinical entity. Furthermore, a thoraco-biliary fistula is another rare complication of echinococcosis due to rupture of hydatid cy...

    Authors: Christophoros S Kotoulas, Christophoros Foroulis, Konstantinos Letsas, Konstantinos Kostikas and Marios Konstantinou
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:24
  34. Radiotherapy in the radical doses can produce severe and often irreversible damage to the gut in the form of fibrosis, necrosis and fistulae formation. A previous pelvic surgery makes the gut extra-vulnerable....

    Authors: Chintamani, Rohini Badran, Daniel Rk, Vinay Singhal and Dinesh Bhatnagar
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:23
  35. Malignant granular cell tumor (MGCT) is a rare disease entity. Forty-one well-documented MGCTs have been reported in the world literature.

    Authors: Ming Jiang, Timothy Anderson, Chukwumere Nwogu and Dongfeng Tan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:22
  36. Metastatic involvement of pericardium producing cardiac tamponade is rare. When occurs it is mainly from the lung, breast and the neoplasms of the lymphoreticular system. Hematogenous spread of parotid adenoca...

    Authors: Nikolaos G Barbetakis, Michalis Vassiliadis, Marianthi Krikeli, Theodoros Antoniadis and Christodoulos Tsilikas
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:20
  37. Reconstruction of the defects after surgical resection of tumors is one of the important issues in surgical oncology. It is essential that the defect should be covered with a tissue quite similar to the origin...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Nazan Sivrioglu, Nejdet Sisman, Alper Aktas and Yucel Oztan
    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 1:19

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