Case study of patient receiving Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness (CHAM) Programme For A Severely Needle-Phobic Patient Requiring Bone Marrow Biopsy
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Nupur Agarwal, Suzanne Ruggles, Sebastian Elanko, Afsana Elanko, Fenella Willis (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Using Clinical Hypnotherapy (CH) In Surgical Head And Neck Cancer Patients To Improve Quality Of Life (Qol)
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Nupur Agarwal, Suzanne Ruggles, Sebastian Elanko, Afsana Elanko, Steve Powell (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Exploring Effectiveness Of Reiki Therapy On Quality Of Life (Qol) Outcome Measures For Cancer Patients When Used In Integrated Healthcare (IH)
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Raquel Martin, Melanie Glanville, Chantal Ball, Suzanne Ruggles, Afsana Elanko, Sebastian Elanko (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

With Increasing Patients Seeking Mind/Body Medicine (MBM) In The Presence Of Life-Threatening Illnesses We Explore The Use Of Reflexology On Outcome Measures Between Cancer Patients With Solid Tumours (ST) And Blood And Lymphatic Cancers (BLC) In A London Teaching Hospital
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Suzanne Ruggles, Afsana Elanko, Sebastian Elanko (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case Study Of Massage And Reflexology Use In A 15-Year-Old With Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity (PSH) (Also Known As Sympathetic Storming (SS)) Following Surgery For Post Fossa Tumour Removal In Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) In Order To Reduce Symptoms And Improve Patient’s Quality Of Life (Qol) Following Sub-Dural Bleed Intraoperatively
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Gabrielle Bignell, Gabriele Avery, Suzanne Ruggles, Sebastian Elanko, Afsana Elanko (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Quality Improvement Project (QIP) - Integrated Therapies (IT) Service Development In A Busy London Teaching Hospital To Meet The Complex Biopsychosocial Needs Associated With Cancer Patients In Order To Improve The Patients’ Wellbeing And Quality Of Life (Qol)
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Suzanne Ruggles, Afsana Elanko, Sebastian Elanko, Fenella Willis (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Announcements
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Inappropriate Referral With Iron Deficiency Anaemia Under The Two-Week Wait Rule - Increase The Workload And Financial Implications
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Mohammad Miah (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Re-resection for incidentally detected gallbladder cancer: Weighing in on the options
Publication date: Available online 1 October 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): William Torén, Daniel Ansari, Kjetil Søreide, Roland Andersson (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Factors associated with sentinel lymph node status and prognostic role of completion lymph node dissection for thick melanoma
ConclusionWe identified subgroups of thick melanoma patients with a low likelihood of SLN involvement. CLND does not offer survival benefit, but provides prognostic information. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - October 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgery in the context of kinase inhibitor therapy for locally invasive thyroid cancer
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Dana M. Hartl, Joanne Guerlain, Ingrid Bresuskin, Eric Baudin, Livia Lamartina, Julien Hadoux, Sophie Leboulleux, Martin SchlumbergerAbstractKinase inhibitors (KI) for advanced and aggressive forms of differentiated, medullary and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma have been shown to provide significant tumor response, locally and in distant metastases. Their use, however, may also increase the risk for local complications such as fistula formation and bleeding, and head and neck surgeons may be solicited to palliatively r...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative safety and effectiveness of transoral robotic surgery versus open surgery for oropharyngeal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsFrom current non-randomized studies, TORS could have advantage for disease-free survival and lowering the risk of free flap reconstruction compared to open surgery. However, due to lack of relevant studies, oncologic, functional, surgical outcomes including complications of TORS versus open surgery for oropharyngeal cancer are need to be verified with long-term follow-up comparative studies. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Nomogram for predicting gastric cancer recurrence using biomarker gene expression
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Sang-Ho Jeong, Rock Bum Kim, Sun Yi Park, Jiho Park, Eun-Jung Jung, Young-tae Ju, Chi-Young Jeong, Miyeong Park, Gyung Hyuck Ko, Dae Hyun Song, Hyun Min Koh, Woo-Ho Kim, Han-Kwang Yang, Young-Joon Lee, Soon-Chan HongAbstractBackgroundRecently, researchers have tried to predict patient prognosis using biomarker expression in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to develop a nomogram predicting the 5-year recurrence-free probability (RFP) of gastric cancer patients using prognostic biomarker gene expression.Metho...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Is preoperative ultrasound of the axilla necessary in screen-detected breast cancer?
ConclusionOur results showed that performing US of the axilla is not justified in screen detected breast cancer patients. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Immune correlates of the differing pathological and therapeutic effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer
Conclusions: Increased NK cells after NAC, together with increased CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells, and decreased CTLA-4+ T cells and VEGF correlate with beneficial therapeutic effects. Systemic activation of pNK cell activity and the presence of pre-NAC TILs may improve the elimination of Ax + together with decreased immunosuppression by VEGF in tumors. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Current practices and barriers to referral for cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC among colorectal surgeons: A binational survey
ConclusionColorectal specialist awareness of CRS/HIPEC units and accessibility is high. Strategies to improve referring physician/surgeon knowledge on patient selection and indications for CRS/HIPEC should be investigated and instituted to ensure all appropriate patients are referred to specialist units for discussion of suitability. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A prognostic nomogram for predicting the long-term survival outcome of hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients after tumour resection to assist the decision-making of postoperative adjuvant treatment
ConclusionThe newly-developed nomogram can effectively predict the survival outcome of patients with HSCC. According to the novel stratification criteria created, patients stratified as high-risk could benefit from POAT, while those in the low-risk group are advised not to receive POAT as this correlates with a worse OS. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Cancer in low and middle income countries - The same disease with a different face
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Yester F. Janssen, Willemijn Y. van der Plas, Stan Benjamens, Schelto Kruijff (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The technique and outcomes of central hepatectomy by the Glissonian suprahilar approach
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Yves Patrice Le Treut, Emilie Grégoire, Régis Fara, Jules A. Giuly, Sophie Chopinet, Jean-Robert Delpero, Jean HardwigsenAbstractBackgroundCentral hepatectomy (CH) is technically challenging and seldom-used to treat centrally located tumors. However, CH is a parenchyma-sparing resection that may decrease the risk of postoperative liver failure. This retrospective study presents our technique of CH and assesses the outcomes.MethodsAll CH performed in our department over two decades (1997–2017) were...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Evaluation of a new histological grading system for assessing the response to chemotherapy of peritoneal metastases from colorectal cancer: A mouse model study
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Taibi Abdelkader, Lo Dico Rea, Kaci Rachid, Naneix Anne Laure, Malgras Brice, Mathonnet Muriel, Pocard MarcAbstractThis experimental study evaluated the histological response of peritoneal metastases (PM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) after preoperative systemic chemotherapy (pCT). The results demonstrated that the Peritoneal Regression Grade Score could be used in medical practice.AimThe aim was to evaluate the histological criteria used by the tumour regression grade (TRG) and Peritoneal Regression Grade Score (PRGS...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Real-world role of performance status in surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: A multicenter study
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Han Wu, Hao Xing, Lei Liang, Bin Huang, Chao Li, Wan Yee Lau, Ya-Hao Zhou, Wei-Min Gu, Hong Wang, Ting-Hao Chen, Yao-Ming Zhang, Yong-Yi Zeng, Timothy M. Pawlik, Ming-Da Wang, Meng-Chao Wu, Feng Shen, Tian YangAbstractBackgroundThe Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) categorizes a patient with performance status (PS)-1 as advanced stage of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and surgical resection is not recommended. In real-world clinical practice, PS-1 is often not a contraindication to surgery for HCC. The aim of curr...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Minimally invasive vs open radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Xu Hu, San-Chao Xiong, Wei-Chao Dou, Yan-Xiang Shao, Wei-Xiao Yang, Jian-Bang Liu, Xiang LiAbstractObjectiveMinimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches to radical cystectomy (RC) develop well in the past decades. We performed the present study to compare the perioperative outcomes, pathological outcomes, and oncologic outcomes between MIS approaches and open radical cystectomy (ORC) for bladder cancer.MethodWe conducted a comprehensive study search up to March 2019, searching the online database Embase, PubMed and C...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Calendar of events
Publication date: October 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 10Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: October 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 10Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Poor compliance with perioperative chemotherapy for resectable gastric cancer and its impact on survival
ConclusionThis population-based study highlights that a significant proportion of the patients did not receive perioperative treatment. More research is necessary to elucidate the importance of the individual components of perioperative treatment. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Development and external validation of a nomogram for predicting the conditional probability of survival after D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer: A multicentre study
This study aimed to devise a nomogram to predict the conditional probability of cancer-specific survival (CPCS) in gastric cancer (GC) patients after D2 lymphadenectomy.MethodsClinicopathological data for 2,596 GC patients who underwent D2 lymphadenectomy in an Eastern institution (the training cohort) were retrospectively analysed. Cancer-specific survival (CSS) was predicted using Cox regression models. A nomogram was constructed to predict CPCS at 3 and 5 years post-gastrectomy. Two external validations were performed using a cohort of 2,198 Chinese patients and a cohort of 504 Italian patients.ResultsIn the training ...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Transhiatal distal esophagectomy for Siewert type II cardia cancer can be a treatment option in selected patients
ConclusionsDespite a higher rate of postoperative surgical complications, OS after total gastrectomy and transhiatal distal esophagectomy was at least comparable to that of transthoracic approach in less advanced S2 tumors. Therefore, THE with anastomosis in the chest could be a treatmen option in earlier S2 tumors. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Annoncements
Publication date: October 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 10Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Objectively measured mobilisation is enhanced by a new behaviour support tool in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery
ConclusionThe Activity board is an effective tool to enhance mobilisation after abdominal surgery due to cancer, in hospital settings. Using the Activity board could lead to improved postoperative recovery. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Perspectives on surgical oncology in Africa
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): B.A. Wiafe, C. Karekezi, M.T. Jaklitsch, R.A. Audisio (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Extreme oncoplastic conservation is a safe new alternative to mastectomy
ConclusionLong-term FU of this unique series has confirmed that eOPBCS is a safe procedure for patients with bulky tumours normally treated by mastectomy, without risking local control. TM patients experienced more early complications but LDm patients required more revisions over a more prolonged period of FU. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Current practice and barriers of mesh-assisted implant-based breast reconstruction in China: A nationwide cross-sectional survey of 110 hospitals
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Rong Guo, Lun Li, Yonghui Su, Bingqiu Xiu, Qi Zhang, Jia Wang, Weiru Chi, Benlong Yang, Yingying Zhang, Ayong Cao, Zhimin Shao, Jiong WuAbstractBackgroundThe current National Practice Questionnaire of implant-based breast reconstruction (IBBR) (NPQi) was to assess the clinical practice of mesh-assisted IBBR in China.MethodsA questionnaire was mailed to 110 hospitals in China, which have more than 200 breast cancer operations performed in 2017. The survey mainly included questions on the type and timing of IBBR, questi...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pathological findings following risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA mutation carriers: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThis study is the first report of RRSO results in China. In this systematic review, the positive rates of STIC or OCC after RRSO were no more than 3%, which are 200-fold higher than the risk of the general population. The use of a strict SEE-FIM protocol would likely increase positive results. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Characteristics in patients with symptomatic colorectal carcinomas and those detected by screening
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Tomoyuki Kawada (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Reply to: Characteristics in patients with symptomatic colorectal carcinomas and those detected by screening’
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Maximino Redondo, Teresa Téllez (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Prognostic value of mismatch repair deficiency in patients with advanced gastric cancer, treated by surgery and adjuvant 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin chemoradiotherapy
ConclusionMMRD is a good independent prognostic factor in advanced gastric cancer. Adjuvant FL chemoradiotherapy was beneficial in patients with stage III gastric cancer with MMRP but not in those with MMRD. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of primary tumor location on outcome of liposarcoma patients, a retrospective cohort study
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): M. Vos, W.C. Boeve, T.M. van Ginhoven, S. Sleijfer, C. Verhoef, D.J. GrünhagenAbstractBackgroundTumor location as prognostic factor for patients with liposarcoma (LPS) has been studied modestly with varying outcomes. The aim was to establish the impact of tumor location on recurrence and survival of LPS patients.MethodsA retrospective database of patients treated for LPS until December 2017 was used to assess 5-year local recurrence-free survival (LRFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) and disease-specific ...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - September 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: A Surgical Challenge
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Ashok R. Shaha, R. Michael Tuttle (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pressurized IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy with one minute of electrostatic precipitation (ePIPAC) is feasible, but the histological tumor response in peritoneal metastasis is insufficient
ConclusionOne minute ePIPAC was feasible and safe, but the histological tumor response was insufficient compared to standard PIPAC directed therapy with 30 min passive diffusion time. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Predictive value of preoperative serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC–Ag) level on tumor recurrence in cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with radical surgery: A single-institution study
ConclusionPreoperative serum SCC-Ag level > 2.75 ng/mL is closely related to extrapelvic recurrence, and is an independent factor for tumor recurrence and survival in cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients with high-risk factors. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Current surgical strategies for treating spinal tumors: Results of a questionnaire survey among members of the German Spine Society (DWG)
ConclusionIn spite of often large numbers of spinal operations, the centers perform relatively small numbers of tumor operations, particularly for primary tumors. A nearly three-quarter majority of the departments are integrated into interdisciplinary tumor care. However, there is a marked number that do not belong to an interdisciplinary organisation. Further advances in multidisciplinarity and oncology training are a continuous issue to increase treatment quality in spinal tumor patients. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The multi-disciplinary team – Who is liable when things go wrong?
Publication date: Available online 25 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Talisa Ross, Nikhil PawaAbstractThe question of culpability over decisions made by the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is a contentious one. Currently, all members present remain responsible for the MDT's decision, but it is unclear whether the onus of decision making lies with the patient's “lead clinician”, and how straight to test pathways (bypassing a consultation with a specialist prior to MDT discussion) impact on this. Additionally, should a non-consensus recommendation be reached, it remains undetermin...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic total gastrectomy as a valid procedure to treat gastric cancer option both in early and advanced stage: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Youjin Oh, Min Seo Kim, Yoon Teak Lee, Chang Min Lee, Jong Han Kim, Sungsoo ParkAbstractAlthough laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) compared to open total gastrectomy (OTG) has been widely used for advanced gastric cancer patients, its oncologic validity is yet to be proven. We performed systemic review and meta-analysis to compare LTG versus OTG for early and advanced stages of gastric cancer. Short- and long-term outcomes of both procedures were analyzed using original studies collected by searching Google Scholar, ...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Multicenter study of surgical and oncologic outcomes of extra-levator versus conventional abdominoperineal excision for lower rectal cancer
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Zhanlong Shen, Zhaode Bu, Ang Li, Junyang Lu, Liyu Zhu, Choon Seng Chong, Zhidong Gao, Kewei Jiang, Shan Wang, Fei Li, Yi Xiao, Jiafu Ji, Yingjiang YeAbstractBackgroundThe surgical and oncological outcome of extra-levator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) procedure remains unclear in low rectal cancer.MethodsA total of 194 cases of rectal cancer patients underwent ELAPE or conventional abdominoperineal excision (APE) procedure were analyzed in four hospitals’ databases from January 2010 to December 2015. Clinicopa...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Appendiceal mucinous neoplasm mimics ovarian tumors: Challenges for preoperative and intraoperative diagnosis and clinical implication
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Wei Zhang, Cong Tan, Midie Xu, Xiaohua WuAbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of appendiceal mucinous neoplasm that had been preoperatively misdiagnosed as a mucinous ovarian tumor and to discuss the clinical impacts of misdiagnosis.MethodsSeventy-eight patients with a final pathologic diagnosis of appendiceal mucinous neoplasm during a 10-year period were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were diagnosed with ovarian tumor before treatment. A univariate a...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pediatric thyroid cancer- A surgical challenge
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Ashok R. Shaha, R. Michael Tuttle (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intracranial synovial sarcoma: A clinical, radiological and pathological study of 16 cases
ConclusionIntracranial SS were more frequently observed in the supratentorial region and in young patients without sex predilection. We recommend adjuvant radiation regardless of the extent of resection. More patients and longer follow-up periods were needed to further elucidate the biological features of intracranial SS. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

2019 Calendar
Publication date: September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 9Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 9Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Salvage surgery for local regrowths in Watch & Wait - Are we harming our patients by deferring the surgery?
ConclusionPatients with initial cCR and local regrowth may be safely managed by deferred surgery. Short-term outcomes suggest equivalent results to patients with incomplete clinical response and immediate radical surgery. Delayed MIS appears to have no negative impact on oncological outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research