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  1. Case report

    An interesting diagnosis for a presacral mass: case report

    A presacral mass can present a diagnostic dilemma for the surgical oncologist. Differential diagnoses include congenital causes such as teratoma or chordoma, neurological causes such as neurilemoma or neurofib...

    Sina Babazadeh, Matthew L Broadhead, John L Slavin and Peter FM Choong

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:18

    Published on: 8 November 2009

  2. Case report

    c-KIT positive Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor presenting with acute bleeding in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumours are rare (GIST). However, the incidence of GIST among neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) patients is approximately 3.9-25%. GIST can present clinically in different ways such as a...

    Esam Aboutaleb, Manish Kothari, Osama Damrah and Roben Canelo

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:17

    Published on: 23 October 2009

  3. Case report

    Surgical treatment of a giant tibial high-grade mixofibrosarcoma with preservation of limb function: a case report

    Myxofibrosarcoma is one of the most common sarcomas in elderly patients showing a slight male prevalence. The tumor is mainly located in lower and upper extremities and rarely in trunk, neck and feet. We prese...

    Domenico Marotta, Marina Angeloni, Marzia Salgarello, Maria Lucia Ricciardella, Byron Chalidis and Giulio Maccauro

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:16

    Published on: 17 September 2009

  4. Case report

    Myoepithelioma within the carpal tunnel: a case report and review of the literature

    Myoepitheliomas of the extremity are rare and usually benign, while a minority display malignant features. This case demonstrates the diagnosis and management of myoepithelioma within the carpal tunnel. Clinic...

    Jonathan CM Clark, Stuart J Galloway, Stephen M Schlicht, Ross PV McKellar and Peter FM Choong

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:15

    Published on: 9 September 2009

  5. Case report

    Hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach – a different histology for not so different gastric adenocarcinoma: a case report

    Hepatoid adenocarcinoma is an extrahepatic tumor characterized by morphological similarities to hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach is a cancer with an extremely poor prognosis wit...

    Elisa Gálvez-Muñoz, Javier Gallego-Plazas, Verónica Gonzalez-Orozco, Francisco Menarguez-Pina, José A Ruiz-Maciá and Miguel A Morcillo

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:13

    Published on: 12 August 2009

  6. Research

    Breast clinic and life style study BLLISS

    Independent, strong and unequivocal evidence suggests that life style factors such as obesity and lack of physical activity along with certain reproductive choices can increase the risk of breast cancer. There...

    Amtul R Carmichael, Laura Harbach and Richard Cooke

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:12

    Published on: 30 June 2009

  7. Case report

    Monophasic synovial sarcoma of the pharynx: a case report

    Synovial sarcomas are a rare form of soft tissue sarcomas. We present a case of a 62 year-old male presenting with a left thyroid lump initially though to be a thyroid adenoma but subsequently diagnosed as a m...

    Dibendu Betal, Ramesh Babu and Veysi Mehmet

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:9

    Published on: 31 March 2009

  8. Case report

    Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour (PNET) in subcutaneous abdominal wall: a case report

    Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour mainly found in children under ten years old. It may be broadly categorised into those occurring from the central or peripheral nervous system of which ...

    Dibendu Betal, Behnam Shaygi, Ramesh Babu, Kamarul Jamil and Richard J Sainsbury

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:10

    Published on: 31 March 2009

  9. Case report

    Successful pregnancy after breast cancer therapy: dream or reality?

    Nowadays, more breast cancer patients want to have children after the diagnosis of cancer. The purpose of this study is to review the possibility and risks of giving birth among women with breast cancer previo...

    Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Michael Stamatakos, Sofia Tsaknaki, Helen Goga, Alkiviades Kostakis and Michael Safioleas

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:7

    Published on: 2 March 2009

  10. Review

    Phylloides tumor of the breast: a rare neoplasm, though not that innocent

    Cystosarcoma phylloides (CP) is an extremely rare form of breast cancer with an unpredictable clinical course. The histological characteristics of this neoplasm have not proved to offer much in the estimation ...

    Michael Stamatakos, Sofia Tsaknaki, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, John Gogas, Alkiviades Kostakis and Michael Safioleas

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:6

    Published on: 20 February 2009

  11. Review

    Current indications for post-mastectomy radiation

    It has been long established that post-mastectomy radiotherapy reduces the risk of locoregional failure. A survival advantage, however, has only recently been demonstrated. We here provide a review of the lite...

    Maria Vilarino-Varela, Yaw Sinn Chin and Andreas Makris

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:5

    Published on: 9 February 2009

  12. Review

    Male breast cancer: thirteen years experience of a single center

    This retrospective study analysed the epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic profiles of breast cancer in males.

    Sami Akbulut, Ilker Arer, Alper Kocbiyik, Mahmut Can Yağmurdur, Hamdi Karakayalı and Mehmet Haberal

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:4

    Published on: 5 February 2009

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:11

  13. Case report

    Choroidal eye metastases from (recurrent) primary peritoneal carcinoma: case report and review of the literature

    Choroidal metastases from gynaecological primary are extremely rare. There is no documented case in the literature of choroid metastasis in a patient with primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC).

    Nikolaos Thomakos, Khandra Galaal, Georgios Georgopoulos, Lakshmi Nagaraju, Dianne Hemming and Raj Naik

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:3

    Published on: 20 January 2009

  14. Case report

    Maffucci syndrome and soft tissue sarcoma: a case report

    Maffucci syndrome, a congenital mesodermal dysplasia characterized by multiple enchondromas and hemangiomas, was first described in 1881, and 200 cases have been reported in the literature since then. Its etio...

    Fernando César Toniazzi Lissa, Juliana Sonego Argente, Geórgia Nunes Antunes, Franciani de Oliveira Basso and Janara Furtado

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009 6:2

    Published on: 13 January 2009

  15. Review

    Gamma probes and their use in tumor detection in colorectal cancer

    The purpose of this article is to summarize the role of gamma probes in intraoperative tumor detection in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), as well as provide basic information about the physical and prac...

    Ismet Sarikaya, Ali Sarikaya and Richard C Reba

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:25

    Published on: 19 November 2008

  16. Case report

    A pulmonary mass with invasion into the heart

    We describe the case of a 58 year old woman who presented with bronchial atypical carcinoid found at surgery to invade the left atrium along the pulmonary veins. A right pneumonectomy and removal of a portion ...

    Anne Marie McLaughlin, Rory A O'Donnell, Siobhan Nicholson, Joseph Keane and Vincent K Young

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:24

    Published on: 17 October 2008

  17. Research

    The expression and prognostic value of the guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) Trio, Vav1 and TIAM-1 in human breast cancer

    Development of metastasis in breast cancer is a multi-step process comprising changes in cytoskeletal structure and gene expression of tumour cells leading to changes in cell adhesion and motility. The Rho GTP...

    Jane Lane, Tracey A Martin, Robert E Mansel and Wen G Jiang

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:23

    Published on: 16 October 2008

  18. Case report

    Adjacent thoracic lymph node metastases originating from two separate primary cancers: case report

    Reported is an unusual case of adjacent thoracic lymph nodes demonstrating metastases from two different primary malignancies. A 51 year-old woman with a previous history of bilateral breast cancer underwent a...

    Khalid A El-Gendy, Gary K Atkin, Robert E Brightwell, Paul Richman and Jeremy I Livingstone

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:22

    Published on: 2 October 2008

  19. Research

    Contribution of BRCA1 germline mutation in patients with sporadic breast cancer

    Hereditary artifacts in BRCA1 gene have a significant contributory role in familial cases of breast cancer. However, its germline mutational penetrance in sporadic breast cancer cases with respect to Pakistani...

    Fraz A Malik, Saima Ashraf, Mahmood A Kayani, Wen G Jiang, A Mir, M Ansar, Ishraat A Baloch and Rafshan Sadiq

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:21

    Published on: 29 August 2008

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