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  1. Content type: Review

    In this review article the surgical technique of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) is examined. A number of techniques have been used to treat adenomas of the rectum. The treatment of large adenomas whi...

    Authors: Savvas Papagrigoriadis

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:13

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Although pheochromocytoma occurs in 1% of patients with von Recklinghausen's disease, composite tumors in this syndrome are much rarer, with isolated case reports in the literature. Most gastrointestinal strom...

    Authors: Dean Lisewski, Simon Ryan, Ee Mun Lim, Felicity Frost and Hieu Nguyen

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:11

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Bowel reconstruction after subtotal esophagectomy represents a problem when a previous distal gastrectomy was performed: usually the colon or jejunum is used.

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Renzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera, Luigi Boni and Giulio Carcano

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:10

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  4. Content type: Research

    Osteosarcoma predominantly afflicts young people in their second and third decades of life. When osteosarcoma arises in patients older than 40 years, the prognosis is usually poorer compared to their younger c...

    Authors: Eugene TH Ek, Joseline Ojaimi, Yasuyuki Kitagawa and Peter FM Choong

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:7

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours are reported to occur in a variety of sites, including the head and neck, abdominal organs, central nervous system and urinary tract. They only rarely occur in the lung.

    Authors: N Barbetakis, A Efstathiou, T Xenikakis, H Konstantinidis and I Fessatidis

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:6

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  6. Content type: Research

    Metastatic disease to the shoulder girdle is a challenging problem because of the potential for pain, pathologic fracture and loss of function of that limb. Management of the bone disease centers around pallia...

    Authors: Duy M Thai, Yasuyuki Kitagawa and Peter FM Choong

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:5

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    There is little doubt that significant benefits can accrue from carrying out screening mammography of women aged 40–49 in the setting of a highly quality assured service delivery. This will best be achieved us...

    Authors: S Helme, N Perry and K Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:4

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Cisplatin-based chemoradiation is the standard of care for locally advanced cervical cancer patients; however, neoadjuvant modalities are currently being tested. Neoadjuvant studies in several tumor types have...

    Authors: Myrna Candelaria, José Chanona-Vilchis, Lucely Cetina, Diana Flores-Estrada, Carlos López-Graniel, Aaron González-Enciso, David Cantú, Adela Poitevin, Lesbia Rivera, Jose Hinojosa, Jaime de la Garza and Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:3

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Facial skin metastases from colorectal cancer are extremely rare and appear several years after resection of the primary tumour. They are an important finding, often being the first sign of metastasis from a p...

    Authors: Georgios Fyrmpas, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Andreas Efstathiou, Iordanis Konstantinidis and Christodoulos Tsilikas

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:2

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  10. Content type: Review

    Breast papilloma is a term that describes an intraductal papillary configuration of the mammary epithelium on macroscopic or microscopic examination. It includes solitary intraductal papillomas, multiple papil...

    Authors: W Al Sarakbi, D Worku, PF Escobar and K Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2006 3:1

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  11. Content type: Research

    Axillary clearance provides important prognostic information but is associated with significant morbidity. Sentinel node biopsy can provide staging .141 patients with node negative early breast cancers-tumour ...

    Authors: A Adwani, SR Ebbs, S Burton and S Lowe

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:27

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a simple technique that uses subdermal or peri-tumoral injection of vital blue dye and/or radioactive isotope to identify the first lymph node(s) draining the primary tumor...

    Authors: M Salhab, W Al sarakbi and K Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:26

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  13. Content type: Review

    Current trends in patient care include the desire for minimizing invasiveness of procedures and interventions. This aim is reflected in the increasing utilization of sentinel lymph node biopsy, which results i...

    Authors: Borys R Krynyckyi, Michail K Shafir, Suk Chul Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Arlene Travis, Renee M Moadel and Chun K Kim

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:25

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  14. Content type: Research

    Thromboxane synthase (TxS) metabolizes the cyclooxygenase product, prostaglandin H(2), into thromboxanes. Some of the thromboxanes are known to be biologically active on cancer cells. The aim of the study was ...

    Authors: Gareth Watkins, Anthony Douglas-Jones, Robert E Mansel and Wen G Jiang

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:23

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are rare stromal neoplasms that represent the most common mesenchymal tumor of the G.I. tract, accounting for 5% of all sarcomas [1, 2]. Originating from interstitial cell...

    Authors: Manish S Kothari, Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis and John Meyrick-Thomas

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:24

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Diverting stomas are being used increasingly in the management of rectal cancer, particularly with low anterior resection following neoadjuvant therapy. We describe a simple anchorage method for loop colostomy...

    Authors: Gary Atkin, Mike A Scott, Pawan Mathur and Ian C Mitchell

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:22

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  17. Content type: Research

    Various techniques to reduce air space after pulmonary lobectomy especially for lung cancer have been an important concern in thoracic surgical practice. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Seyda Ors Kaya, Habip Atalay, Hakan Rıza Erbay, Ali Vefa Özcan, İbrahim Goksin, Burhan Kabay and Koray Tekin

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular Carcinoma is the commonest form of cancer in The Gambia, and although Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are known risk factors, accurate baseline data on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C distribution in th...

    Authors: Clement Ibi Mboto, Angela Davies-Russell, Mark Fielder and Andrew Paul Jewell

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:20

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor (MEST) is a distinctive benign composite neoplasm of the kidney predominantly seen in females mostly in the perimenopausal period. Although these tumors are known to arise fr...

    Authors: Yuvaraja B Thyavihally, Hemant B Tongaonkar and Sangeeta B Desai

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    Coagulation problems in amyloidosis are historically associated with bleeding tendencies (mostly Factor X abnormalities). Increased clotting was observed in isolated cases diagnosed with low-grade disseminated...

    Authors: Gordan Srkalovic, Marte G Cameron, Steven R Deitcher, Kandice Kattke-Marchant and Mohamad A Hussein

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to report the outcome after surgical treatment of 32 patients with ampullary cancers from 1990 to 1999.

    Authors: Dimitrios Botsios, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Ioannis Lambrou, Kostas Tsalis, Emmanouil Christoforidis, Stavros Kalfadis, Evangelos Zacharakis, Dimitrios Betsis and Ioannis Dadoukis

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:16

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  22. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to determine the concordance rate between core needle biopsy (CNB) and surgical excision of invasive breast cancer regarding the oestrogen receptor (ER) and Progesterone recepto...

    Authors: W Al Sarakbi, M Salhab, V Thomas and K Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:15

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  23. Content type: Case report

    We report the first case in the medical literature of a pneumothorax complicating fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of a breast lump in a woman with a mild form of Poland's syndrome. The pneumothorax was ...

    Authors: M Salhab, W Al Sarakbi, N Perry and K Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:14

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  24. Content type: Research

    The role of high dose therapy (HDT) with autologous stem cell transplantation (AuSCT) for the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas remains investigational. There are few reports examining this strategy f...

    Authors: Shriram V Nath, H Miles Prince, Peter FM Choong and Guy C Toner

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:12

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is one of the great mimickers of medicine, and often masquerades as malignancy. As a result, patients may be referred to oncologists and surgeons for further evaluation and manageme...

    Authors: Shalini Amukotuwa, Peter FM Choong, Peter J Smith, Gerard J Powell, John Slavin and Stephen M Schlicht

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    Pelvic surgery is challenging and impacts significantly on limb and visceral function, thus, raising the question "is heroic surgery justifiable". This study assessed the functional, oncologic and surgical out...

    Authors: Alex Yuen, Eugene T Ek and Peter FM Choong

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:9

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  27. Content type: Case report

    A case of a thymic neuroendocrine tumor and the interpretation problems in a post-surgical Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy are presented. In a 53-year-old man with superior vena cava obstruction syndrome an...

    Authors: Anastasia Leondi, John Koutsikos and Cherry Zerva

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:7

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  28. Content type: Review

    Lymphovascular ligation before tumour manipulation during colorectal cancer resection is termed the 'no-touch isolation' technique. It aims to reduce the intra-operative dissemination of colorectal cancer cells. ...

    Authors: Gary Atkin, Abhay Chopada and Ian Mitchell

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:5

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Haematuria is a classical symptom of urological disease often signifying a primary bladder cancer. Rarely, however, the presence of blood in the urine can be due to secondary spread of tumours into the bladder...

    Authors: R Hargunani, S Al-Dujaily, AKS Abdulla and DR Osborne

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:4

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder is a common condition characterized by shoulder pain and stiffness. In patients in whom conservative measures have failed, more invasive interventions such as arthrograph...

    Authors: Gerald MY Quan, Derek Carr, Steven Schlicht, Gerard Powell and Peter FM Choong

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005 2:2

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  31. Content type: Case report

    The IgG autoantibody ANNA-2 (anti-Ri) is a type 2 antineuronal antibody that has been found to bind to highly conserved and widely distributed adult brain proteins encoded by the Nova-1 and Nova-2 genes. Anti-Ri ...

    Authors: Oluwole Fadare and Hassan J Hart

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    Heterogeneity of cartilage tumours may confound accurate diagnosis and grading resulting in under and over treatment. Improved preoperative assessment of malignancy and grade would be invaluable for developing...

    Authors: Peter FM Choong, Toshiyuki Kunisada, John Slavin, Stephen Schlicht and Rodney Hicks

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    An aggressive trimodality approach from the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network [carboplatin AUC = 6, days 1 and 22; 5-fluorouracil 225 mg/m2 continuous infusion, days 1–42, paclitaxel 200 mg/m2, days 1 and 2...

    Authors: Aminah Jatoi, James Martenson, Michelle R Mahoney, Bradley S Lair, Jeffrey S Brindle, Frank Nichols, Normand Caron, Kendrith Rowland, Loren Tschetter and Steven Alberts

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:9

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Locally advanced colorectal cancers form a distinct subgroup where contiguous organs could be involved without distant metastases and so may be amenable to curative surgical resection. It was our objective to ...

    Authors: K Harish, YV Narayanaswamy and S Nirmala

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    The control of proliferation, differentiation and survival of normal and malignant cells in the tumour microenvironment is under the control of a wide range of different factors, including cell:cell interactio...

    Authors: Hisham Morsi, Kwee L Yong and Andrew P Jewell

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:7

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  36. Content type: Research

    Difficulty of reconstruction of the eyelids arises from the need to reconstruct different supporting and covering structures in a single operation. Defects in the anterior lamella of the eyelids can be readily...

    Authors: Eray Copcu and Nazan Sivrioglu

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:5

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Granulosa cell tumours of the ovary are rare, comprising around 3% of ovarian tumours. These tumours have preponderance for local spread and extremely late recurrence. Although previous cases of recurrence hav...

    Authors: Gurpreet Singh-Ranger, Andrew Sharp and James N Crinnion

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:4

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Capsular contraction following implantation of breast prostheses occurs in 2–33% of patients undergoing breast augmentation. This condition can be debilitating for patients, and often requires revisional surge...

    Authors: Gurpreet Singh-Ranger and Kefah Mokbel

    Citation: International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2004 1:3

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