World Journal of Surgical Oncology

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List of Papers (Total 2,592)

Prognostic factors in patients with loco-regionally advanced gastric cancer

The aim of this study was to investigate epidemiologic and prognostic factors relevant to the treatment of loco-regionally advanced gastric cancer (GC). Two hundred and fifty-five patients with GC were identified in Uppsala County between 2000 and 2009. Patient records were analyzed for loco-regionally advanced GC defined as tumor with peritoneal involvement, excluding serosal ...

Long-lasting complete response status of advanced stage IV gall bladder cancer and colon cancer after combined treatment including autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccine: two case reports

The prognosis of advanced (stage IV) cancer of the digestive organs is very poor. We have previously reported a case of advanced breast cancer with bone metastasis that was successfully treated with combined treatments including autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccine (AFTV). Herein, we report the success of this approach in advanced stage IV (heavily metastasized) cases of gall ...

The association between dietary protein intake and colorectal cancer risk: a meta-analysis

Association between dietary protein intake and colorectal cancer risk has not been fully quantified, while the results were controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the role of protein intake in the development of colorectal cancer. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched up to December 2016. Two independent reviewers independently extracted data from eligible studies. Relative risk ...

Pulmonary tumor embolism secondary to soft tissue and bone sarcomas: a case report and literature review

Tumor embolisms (TE) are an underappreciated source of pulmonary embolisms in sarcoma. Most evidence in the literature is limited to case reports and none have described the presence of TE secondary to myxofibrosarcoma. We report the first case of myxofibrosarcoma TE and perform a review of the literature for TE secondary to bone and soft tissue sarcomas (STS). A 36-year-old female ...

Comparison of the outcomes between thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy via retrosternal and prevertebral lifting paths by the same surgeon

The objective of the study is to explore the effects of retrosternal and prevertebral lifting paths of the tubular stomach on postoperative complications of patients undergoing cervical anastomosis in thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy. Sixty-three patients were retrospectively analyzed. The patients received thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy by the same ...

Gefitinib-loaded DSPE-PEG2000 nanomicelles with CD133 aptamers target lung cancer stem cells

Lung cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered to be the seed of lung cancer, and CD133 is a marker of lung CSCs. Here, we developed gefitinib-loaded poly(ethylene glycol) 2000-distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine nanomicelles with CD133 aptamers (M-Gef-CD133) to eliminate CD133+ lung CSCs. M-Gef-CD133 was prepared using a lipid-film-based approach. The targeting and activity of ...

Role of pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy in abandoned radical hysterectomy in cervical cancer

Background Cervical cancer (CC) occupies fourth place in cancer incidence and mortality worldwide in women, with 560,505 new cases and 284,923 deaths per year. Approximately, nine of every ten (87%) take place in developing countries. When a macroscopic nodal involvement is discovered during a radical hysterectomy (RH), there is controversy in the literature between resect ...

Pulmonary embolism in non-brain tumor patients after surgery—a retrospective study in China

Background The incidence rate of pulmonary emboli (PE) is high in tumor patients; however, the morbidity and mortality associated with the development of PE after tumor surgery are unknown. We studied the clinical profiles and outcomes of patients with PE after non-brain tumor surgery. Methods We retrospectively screened 55,967 patients who underwent non-brain tumor surgery at the ...

Surgical treatment of upper cervical spine metastases: a retrospective study of 39 cases

Background The surgical treatment of upper cervical spine metastases are controversial up to now. By summarizing and analyzing the clinical data of the upper cervical spine involved metastases treated surgically in our center, we mainly aimed to investigate the surgical decisions and outcomes so as to provide more references for the clinical treatment of this special and complex ...

Clinical analysis of Krukenberg tumours in patients with colorectal cancer—a review of 57 cases

Background A Krukenberg tumour (KT) is defined as an ovarian metastasis from a gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma and suggests a terminal condition. This study aimed to identify the prognostic factors affecting the survival of patients with KTs of colorectal origin who receive cytoreductive surgery. Methods Medical records of patients who had received cytoreductive surgery and had ...

Successful recovery from a subclavicular ulcer caused by lenvatinib for thyroid cancer: a case report

Background There are currently no effective therapeutic methods for locally recurrent, metastatic, or progressive radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. However, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as lenvatinib or sorafenib have been approved for patients with RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer as a second targeted therapy, ...

Fast-track surgery versus conventional perioperative management of lung cancer-associated pneumonectomy: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Background The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of fast-track surgery (FTS) on postoperative recovery, hospital stay, total medical costs, and the complications of pneumonectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods Studies were performed between June 2012 and March 2014 in 17 patients received FTS and 18 patients given conventional management ...

Endoscopy-assisted surgery for the management of benign breast tumors: technique, learning curve, and patient-reported outcome from preliminary 323 procedures

Background Endoscopy-assisted breast surgery (EABS), a technique that optimizes cosmetic outcome because it is performed through small wounds hidden in inconspicuous areas, could be an alternative surgical technique for benign breast tumors. In this study, we report the preliminary results of 323 EABS procedures performed at our institution for the management of benign breast ...

Successful multimodal treatment of intraoral salivary duct carcinoma in a patient with multiple lymph node metastases: a case report

Background Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a high-grade salivary gland malignancy that is associated with an aggressive clinical behavior and poor prognosis. Herein, we report on a long surviving case of SDC of the minor salivary gland with multiple lymph node metastases (LNMs). Case presentation An 83-year-old woman presented with a history of lymphadenopathy in the right side of ...

Diagnostic accuracy of the postoperative ratio of C-reactive protein to albumin for complications after colorectal surgery

Background The ratio of C-reactive protein to albumin, as a novel inflammation-based prognostic score, is associated with outcomes in cancer and septic patients. The diagnostic accuracy of the CRP/albumin ratio has not been assessed in colorectal surgery for postoperative complications. Methods A total of 359 patients undergoing major colorectal surgery between 2012 and 2015 were ...

Dedifferentiated endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus : report of four cases and review of literature

Background Dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma (DEAC) is rare and is known to be more aggressive than high-grade endometrioid carcinoma. Differentiating between the two is important to provide appropriate treatment for patients. Case presentation This is a retrospective study including four cases of DEAC of the uterus, which was diagnosed and treated in our Obstetrics and ...

Preoperative predictors for early recurrence of resectable pancreatic cancer

Background The first-line treatment for resectable pancreatic cancer (RPC) is surgical resection. However, our patients have often experienced early recurrence after curative resection for RPC, with desperately poor prognosis. Some reports indicated that minimally distant metastasis not detected at operation might cause early recurrence. The present study aimed to identify ...

TPX2 expression is associated with poor survival in gastric cancer

Background Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is a microtubule-associated protein required for microtubule formation in human cells. Several studies have demonstrated that TPX2 is overexpressed in multiple tumor types and promotes tumor growth and metastasis. However, there have been few reports regarding its role in gastric cancer. In this study, we ...

Pasteurized autograft reconstruction after resection of periacetabular malignant bone tumours

Background The treatment of periacetabular malignant bone tumours is challenging. Many methods of reconstruction after internal hemipelvectomy have been reported and each method has its own limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oncological and functional outcomes of pasteurized autograft reconstruction after resection of periacetabular malignant bone tumours. ...

Supraclavicular lymph node incisional biopsies have no influence on the prognosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients: a retrospective study

Background Supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) biopsies play an important role in diagnosing and staging lung cancer. However, not all patients with SCLN metastasis can have a complete resection. It is still unknown whether SCLN incisional biopsies affect the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods Patients who were histologically confirmed to have NSCLC ...

MiR-221, a potential prognostic biomarker for recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer

Background Many studies have reported several transcriptionally deregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) tissue in comparison with benign thyroid nodules and normal thyroid tissues. However, the correlation between miRNA expressions and PTC recurrence still remains unclear. Methods The PTC patients who scheduled to undergo total thyroidectomy by the same ...

Bulbar conjunctival metastasis from mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid—a case report and review of literature

Background Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of salivary glands usually metastasizes to the lungs, liver, bone, brain, and skin. We report a rare case of distant metastasis of high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid to the ipsilateral bulbar conjunctiva of the eye. Case presentation Sixty-year-old male of Kashmiri origin presented to our tertiary care referral cancer institute ...

Clinical outcomes and prognostic factors for gastric cancer patients with bone metastasis

Background Bone metastasis due to gastric cancer is rare, and the clinical features have not been fully evaluated. We investigated the clinical features, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors in gastric cancer patients with bone metastasis. Methods We retrospectively collected data on 34 consecutive patients who were diagnosed radiologically with bone metastasis due to gastric ...

A clitoral verrucous carcinoma in an area of lichen planus has aggressive features

Background Verrucous carcinoma of the vulva is extremely rare. It is a slow growing, low malignant variant of a squamous cell carcinoma with a cauliflower appearance. Women with lichen planus have an increased risk of developing vulval cancer. Case presentation A 79-year-old woman consulted for vulval itching. On clinical examination, a 3-cm large verrucous clitoral cancer in an ...

Lower abdominal gossypiboma mimics ovarian teratoma: a case report and review of the literature

Background Gossypiboma is a serious and potentially dangerous medico-legal problem. Case presentation We present a case of lower abdominal gossypiboma that presented as an abdominal cystic mass mimicking ovarian teratoma. The mass and the adhesive intestine loop were en blocly resected. The cut section confirmed gossypiboma diagnosis. Conclusions The present experience and related ...