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  1. Content type: Case report

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

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:19

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  2. Content type: Case report

    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...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:18

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  3. Content type: 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...

    Authors: Panagiotis Samaras, Thomas Pfammatter and Bernhard C Pestalozzi

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:17

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  4. Content type: Case report

    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...

    Authors: Teresa Pusiol, Anna Maria Parolari and Francesco Piscioli

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:15

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Hurthle cell carcinoma of the thyroid is a rare form of thyroid cancer. It may present as a low grade tumour or can present as a more aggressive metastatic carcinoma. Hurthle cell carcinoma has the highest inc...

    Authors: Yahya Al-Abed, Emma Gray, Konrad Wolfe, Gavin W Watters and Jonathan M Philpott

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:14

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Isabella Besana-Ciani and Michael J Greenall

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:13

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  7. Content type: Review

    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.

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:12

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  8. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:11

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  9. Content type: Case report

    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 ...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:10

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  10. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Ashok Subramanian and Kefah Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:9

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  11. Content type: Case report

    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...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:8

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Granular cell tumours of the abdominal wall are extremely rare: less than 10 have been reported in the worldwide medical literature. We report this interesting case, review the relevant literature on this tumo...

    Authors: Aisha Chaudhry, Ewen A Griffiths, Nigam Shah and Srinivasan Ravi

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:4

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  13. Content type: Case report

    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 ...

    Authors: Haresh Devalia, Lucy Mansfield, Neda Minakaran and Dibyesh Banerjee

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    Both obesity and over-expression of HER II are associated with poor prognosis of breast cancer. In vitro experiments suggest that anti-tumour activity of the anti-obesity drug Orlistat is likely to be due to t...

    Authors: Chaminda Sellahewa, Peter Nightingale and Amtul R Carmichael

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:2

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  15. Content type: Case report

    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...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008 5:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    This paper describes a simple technique of axillary and breast massage which improves the successful identification of blue sentinel nodes using patent blue dye alone.

    Authors: Robert M Kirby, Abdul Basit, Quang T Nguyen, Anthony Jaipersad and Rebecca Billingham

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2007 4:30

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Nadja Ristagno, Alexander Knuth and Bernhard C Pestalozzi

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2007 4:26

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2007 4:25

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