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  1. Case report

    A case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor with spontaneous rupture in the greater omentum

    Although GIST generally occurs in the digestive tract, such as the stomach, and small and small intestine primarily, Omental GIST tumours are very rare.

    Norihiro Yoshimura, Hirotaka Ohara, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Tessin Ban, Hitoshi Sano, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi, Tomoaki Ando, Takahiro Nakazawa and Takashi Joh

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:19

    Published on: 29 July 2008

  2. Case report

    Early distant relapse after optimal local control in locally advanced rectal cancer

    We present a case of locally advanced rectal cancer with initial optimal local control after neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery; early liver recurrence then occurred and was treated a...

    Javier Gallego-Plazas, Francisco Menarguez-Pina, Natividad Martinez-Banaclocha, Vanesa Pons-Sanz, Fernando Mingol-Navarro, Jose A Ruiz-Macia and Sonia Macia-Escalante

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:18

    Published on: 14 July 2008

  3. Case report

    Hemorrhage associated with hepatic artery pseudoaneurysms after regional chemotherapy with floxuridine: case report

    Pseudoaneurysms of the hepatic artery are a rare complication in patients with primary or secondary liver tumors treated with intra-arterial chemotherapy. We present two patients who developed this complicatio...

    Panagiotis Samaras, Thomas Pfammatter and Bernhard C Pestalozzi

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:17

    Published on: 11 July 2008

  4. Review

    Women with large breasts are at an increased risk of advanced breast cancer

    The risk of nodal metastasis is higher in women with bigger breast. It is not clear if this increase is due to the size of the breast (largely related to obesity) or is the result of larger tumour size at pres...

    Chaminda Sellahewa, Peter Nightingale and Amtul R Carmichael

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:16

    Published on: 30 June 2008

  5. Case report

    Uterine leiomyoma with tubules

    We report two cases of "uterine leiomyoma with tubules" as a new pathological entity. Since these are biphasic neoplasms (composed by epithelial and mesenchimal elements), the differential diagnosis is between...

    Teresa Pusiol, Anna Maria Parolari and Francesco Piscioli

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:15

    Published on: 9 June 2008

  6. Research

    The importance of margins status after breast conservative surgery and radiotherapy in node positive patients: a follow-up of 10–15 years

    Margin status is the main factor determining local recurrence (LR) after wide excision and radiotherapy for breast cancer. The aim of the study is to evaluate if positive margins are as great a risk factor for...

    Isabella Besana-Ciani and Michael J Greenall

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:13

    Published on: 22 May 2008

  7. Review

    Mirizzi Syndrome: an unexpected problem of cholelithiasis. Our experience with 27 cases

    Mirizzi syndrome is a rare complication of long standing cholelithiasis. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively estimate the diagnostic and treatment methods applied in patients with Mirizzi syndrome.

    Michael Safioleas, Michael Stamatakos, Panagiotis Safioleas, Anastasios Smyrnis, Constantinos Revenas and Constantinos Safioleas

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:12

    Published on: 21 May 2008

  8. Case report

    Exophytic growth of a neglected giant subcutaneous Leiomyosarcoma of the lower extremity. A case report

    Superficial leiomyosarcoma is an exceedingly uncommon malignant tumor which could be located either to cutaneous or subcutaneous tissues. Increased mass size and depth, advanced tumor staging and inadequate su...

    Marina Angeloni, Francesco Muratori, Nicola Magarelli, Byron E Chalidis, Riccardo Ricci, Barbara Rossi and Giulio Maccauro

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:11

    Published on: 21 May 2008

  9. Case report

    Intraosseous angiosarcoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cysts presenting as an elusive diagnostic challenge

    Angiosarcoma of bone is an exceedingly rare primary bone malignancy that can present as an aggressive osteolytic lesion. Histological diagnosis can be extremely challenging, as the pathological features often ...

    Lung Fung Tse, Eugene TH Ek, John L Slavin, Stephen M Schlicht and Peter FM Choong

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:10

    Published on: 20 May 2008

  10. Review

    The role of Herceptin in early breast cancer

    Herceptin is widely regarded as the most important development in the treatment of breast cancer since Tamoxifen and the development of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). It is particularly exciting from an onc...

    Ashok Subramanian and Kefah Mokbel

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:9

    Published on: 28 April 2008

  11. Case report

    Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration as a presentation of breast cancer – a case report and review of the literature

    Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration is part of a rare spectrum of neurological syndromes whereby gynaecological, lung or breast cancers present primarily with neurological manifestations. The presence of on...

    Alia Noorani, Zaid Sadiq, Neda Minakaran, Catherine Coleman, Val A Thomas and Kefah Mokbel

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:8

    Published on: 21 April 2008

  12. Case report

    A case of unilateral keloid after bilateral breast reduction

    Keloid scar is a manifestation of abnormal wound healing in predisposed individuals. Many treatment modalities have been tried with varying degrees of success. Radiotherapy is one such modality that is widely ...

    Haresh Devalia, Lucy Mansfield, Neda Minakaran and Dibyesh Banerjee

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:3

    Published on: 24 February 2008

  13. Case report

    Reconstruction after external hemipelvectomy using tibia-hindfoot rotationplasty with calcaneo-sacral fixation

    External hemipelvectomy is associated with high post operative morbidity and a poor functional outcome. We aim to explore a reconstruction technique to improve function and post operative appearance for patien...

    George YX Kong, Hannes A Rudiger, Eugene TH Ek, Wayne A Morrison and Peter FM Choong

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:1

    Published on: 21 January 2008

  14. Research

    Is an aggressive surgical approach worthwhile in biliary cancer?

    Biliary cancer includes cancer of the gallbladder as well as extrahepatic and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Surgery is the only curative treatment option available. Recently, much more aggressive surgical a...

    Nadja Ristagno, Alexander Knuth and Bernhard C Pestalozzi

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2007 4:26

    Published on: 23 October 2007

  15. Commentary

    Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland, unusual malignancy radiologically simulating a benign lesion: case report

    Ultrasound (US), Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are widely used in the clinical diagnosis of parotid gland tumors and their efficacy in identifying benign lesions is well documen...

    Irene Piscioli, Luca Morelli, Andrea Falzone, Franca Del Nonno, Marinella Neri, Zorika Christiana Di Rocco, Alessia Catalucci, Salvatore Donato and Stefano Licci

    International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2007 4:25

    Published on: 16 October 2007

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