Prevalence and Psychobiological Correlates of Depression Among Breast Cancer Patients
AbstractThe diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) is associated with psychological stress. Various factors that contribute to psychological reactions are from the diagnosis of cancer to long uncertain treatment. A patient develops many fears in their mind starting after the diagnosis of cancer. Fear of cancer being an incurable disease, changes in body image, fear of death, separation from loved ones, and fear of pain all contribute to psychological disorders and most common disorders in cancer patients are mood, anxiety, depression, and sexual functional disorders. Research studies focus more on cancer. Only a few studies empha...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Small Bowel PCI Score as a Prognostic Factor of Ovarian Cancer Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), a Retrospective Analysis of 130 Patients
AbstractOvarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic malignancies. Combining cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can benefit patients with advanced ovarian cancer. We evaluate the role of small bowel peritoneal cancer index (sb-PCI) score as a prognostic factor. We retrospectively analyzed characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients that underwent intermediate cytoreductive surgery combined with HIPEC after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and patient ’s characteristics underwent debulking surgery plus HIPEC for recurrence disease. One hundred thirty patients we...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Prospective Study Comparing the Role of 18 FDG PET-CT with Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography and Tc99m Bone Scan for Staging Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
AbstractLocally advanced breast cancer (LABC) patients require an accurate staging of the disease to rule out distant metastases. Various imaging investigations are used to stage LABC patients. The present study is a prospective comparison of conventional imaging (CI) with fusion positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (PET-CT) scans in the staging of LABC patients. Seventy-three consecutive LABC patients presenting to the breast cancer clinic of the tertiary care cancer institute were included in the study. All patients underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography, Tv99m bone scintigraphy, and fusion PET-C...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Epithelioid Myofibroblastoma of Breast Mimicking Lobular Carcinoma on Trucut Biopsy: a Diagnostic Pitfall and Literature Review
In this report, we emphasize on the challenges of establishing this rare diagnosis mimicking lobular carcinoma, a diagnostic pitfall on trucut biopsy. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Can We Avoid Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND) in Patients with 1 –2 Positive Sentinel/Low Axillary Lymph Nodes (SLN/LAS+) in the Indian Setting?
AbstractThe ACOSOG Z0011 study, heralded as a “practice changing” trial, suggested that women with T1–2 breast cancer with 1–2 SLN+, undergoing breast conservation therapy, need not be offered further ALND. However, whether these results are applicable to all women in the Indian setting, it remains debatable. A retrospective audit of al l cN0 operated from 2013 to 2018 was conducted. We analyzed the percentage of additional LN positive (LN+) in the ALND group and compared it to the ACOZOG Z11 trial. Of the 2350 cN0 with EBC who underwent LAS, 687 (29%) had positive lymph nodes on final histopatholog...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Prospective Observational Study to Determine Rate of Thromboprophylaxis in Oncology Patients Undergoing Abdominal or Pelvic Surgery
This study is conducted to determine the proportion of patients receiving thromboprophylaxis among those undergoing surgery for malignant abdominal or pelvic tumor. This prospective, multicenter, observational study included 300 pati ents (217 [72.3%] were women). Mean age and duration of cancer were 53.2 and 1.2 years, respectively. A total of 162 (54%) patients received thromboprophylaxis of which only pharmacological in 78 [48.1%], only mechanical in 27 [16.7%], and both pharmacological and mechanical in 57 [35.2%] patients. LMWH (128, 79.0%) and graduated compression stockings (74, 45.7%) were the commonly used mo...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Liposarcoma of the Parapharyngeal Space: a Rare Entity
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Primary Fibular Sarcomas: Do They Behave Differently? An Institutional Review of 14 Patients
AbstractSurgical resection with wide margins is pivotal for sarcoma treatment but achieving the same for fibular sarcomas is a surgical challenge. Thus, we decided to evaluate our own institutional database of primary fibular sarcomas for surgical treatment, margins and pattern of relapse. From July 2014 to October 2018, we identified fourteen patients with histologically confirmed fibular sarcomas. Limb salvage surgery (LSS) was performed in thirteen patients included in our study. One patient treated with definitive radiotherapy was excluded from final survival and functional analyses. The proximal third fibula was the m...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Operative Feasibility and Short-Term Oncologic Outcome of Rigid Versus Flexible Platforms in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision
AbstractSeveral transanal platforms were used to perform transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME). They can be classified into rigid reusable platforms or flexible single-use platforms. The choice of transanal platform usually depends on the availability and the surgeon ’s discretion. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to compare the operative and oncologic outcome of flexible and rigid platforms during TaTME. This is a retrospective cohort study in which rectal cancer patients operated by TaTME in two tertiary centers from June 2013 to April 2 019 were included. They were classified into two gr...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Modified Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Groin-Negative Patients of Penile Cancer: Our Experience
In this study, we reviewed clinical data of all patients who underwent modified inguinal lymph node dissection as a means to diagnose micro-metastasis in inguinal lymph nodes, and analysed the outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital clinical charts of patients treated for carcinoma of the penis. Inguinal and distant metastases were assessed by physical examination, ultrasound imaging of the inguinal region, computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis and a chest radiograph. Patients with clinically negative inguinal lymph nodes underwent modified lymph node dissection (mILND) both to diagnose and stage the dis...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Desk of the Editor Vol.12 Issue 1
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Solitary Pancreatic Head Metastasis from Ductal Carcinoma of Breast: A Case Report
We report here a rare scenario of metastasis to pancreatic head from breast cancer after a disease free interval of 7  years. A 60-year old breast cancer survivor noticed upper abdominal pain for 2 weeks, and her investigations revealed a pancreatic head mass lesion. Computed tomography imaging revealed a solitary pancreatic mass lesion with portal cavernoma formation and a guided biopsy yielded adenocarcinoma on histopathological examination. Immunohistochemistry processing demonstrated estrogen receptor, cytokeratin 7, and GATA 3 positivity which confirmed it to be a metastasis. Therapy was initiated with palbo...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Molecular Signatures of Gynecological Cancers: Clinicians Perspective
This article discusses how the insights gained through CGP can impact treatment plan in common gynecological cancers. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Big Billion Indian COVID 19 Vaccine Challenge
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Dural Metastasis from Breast Carcinoma Mimicking Sub-acute Subdural Hematoma: a Case Report
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - February 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

An Evaluative Study to Assess the Effectiveness of a Video-Assisted Teaching Module on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Home-Based Colostomy Care of Children Among Primary Caregivers in Selected Hospital Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of video teaching module on colostomy care among home-based colostomy caregivers.MethodA quasi-experimental study design and 30 samples were adopted. The samples selected by the purposive sampling technique those were fulfilled the sample criteria. Demographic and structured knowledge questionnaires were used for the data collection.ResultDescriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis by using SPSS software version 16.0. Out of 30 samples, demographic variables, 23 (76.6%) of the participants are of age between 21 and 30 years, 21 (70%) were hou...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Time to Revisit a Low-Cost Alternative? Palpation Assessment Nerve Monitoring (PANM) for Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve to Predict Postoperative Vocal Cord Function —a Validation Study Using an In-House Neuromonitoring Device
This study was done to assess the functional integrity of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery using palpation assessment of posterior cricoarytenoid muscle twitch in response to RLN stimulation. Between August 2016 and July 2017, 24 patients with 47 nerves at risk (NARs) underwent thyroid surgery with visual identification and testing of 44 RLNs. The functional integrity of the RLN was checked by stimulation of the RLN. Intraoperative assessment showed 100% sensitivity and positive predictive value in predicting postoperative vocal cord function. The postoperative vocal cord assessment confirmed all ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Breast Cancer Using Methylene Blue Dye Alone: a Safe, Simple, and Cost-Effective Procedure in Resource-Constrained Settings
In this study, we aim to estimate the identification rates, positivity rates, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes for patients who underwent sentinel node biopsy using methylene blue dye alone. This was a retrospective review of 172 patients with early breast cancer (cT1 –3, N0) who underwent SLNB using methylene blue dye alone between January 2014 and December 2018 including their follow-up details until December 2019. The mean age was 51 ± 10.3 (range: 28 to 76) years. There were 63 (36.6%) patients with cT1 tumor, 108 (62.7%) with cT2, and only 1 patient w ith cT3 tumor. Breast conservation surge...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Peritoneal Malignancies
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Role of Enhanced Recovery Program for Colorectal Cancer Patients: National Cancer Institute Experience
This study aims to evaluate the role of ERP in colorectal cancer patients. A prospective cohort study performed at National Cancer Institute —Cairo University including 50 patients with colorectal cancer treated between October 2016 and May 2017. They were divided in 2 equal groups: study group (ERP group) and control group (conventional protocol group). Incidence of postoperative morbidity was greater in the control group compared to the study group. Only the incidence of paralytic ileus was greater in the study group. The study group had a statistically significant hospital stay length compared to the control group...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Positive Predictive Values of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 4 Lesions and its Mammographic Morphological Features
AbstractThe Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) is a comprehensive guideline to systematize breast imaging reporting, and as per its recommendations, any lesion with likelihoods of malignancy greater than 2% is deemed as suspicious and tissue diagnosis is recommended. The aim of the study is to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of BI-RADS categories 4a, 4b, and 4c for malignancy and association of mammographic morphological features of BI-RADS 4 subgroups with malignant outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed all the patients undergoing mammography with BI-RADS score of 4 followed by biopsy from Ma...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Contemporary Outcomes of Open Radical Cystectomy: a 5-Year Experience from a Tertiary Care Center
AbstractTo evaluate the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing open radical cystectomy for carcinoma bladder in a tertiary care center. A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of all patients undergoing open radical cystectomy with a urinary diversion from July 2014 to August 2019 was done. A total of 195 patients were included. A total of 172 patients (88.2%) underwent radical cystectomy with ileal or sigmoid conduit, 6 patients underwent orthotopic neobladder, and 17 patients underwent cutaneous ureterostomy. The mean American Society of Anaesthesiology (ASA) score was 1.4. On preoperative ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Prospective Study on Metronomic Scheduling of Non-chemotherapeutic Drugs in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancers
The objectives of this study are to assess the role of non-chemotherapeutic combination of drugs as maintenance therapy, after standard treatment, for advanced epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC) and to determine the recurrence-free survival (RFS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS). One hundred women with advanced high-grade EOC who had completed standard treatment by primary/interval debulking surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy were randomised to either receive (study group) or not to receive (control group) the non-chemotherapeutic maintenance therapy (oral metformin, anastrozole, aspirin, atorvastatin, vitamin D, in...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Metastatic Tumors to the Ovary —a Surgeon’s Dilemma
This study was done to evaluate the pattern of metastatic tumors to the ovary and clinical details and to analyze the survival outcomes over a period of 5  years. Patients who had metastatic tumors to the ovary are identified from the electronic database from 1 January 2015 to 30 September 2019. Clinical details are collected from the electronic charts. Survival data is collected over the phone. The total number of ovarian cancers treated during the time period was 720, of which primary high-grade mucinous tumors contributed 9 (1.2%), and metastatic tumors to ovary 70 (10%). The highest levels of CEA were seen in carc...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Reinforcing the Known Hygiene Practices for the Health Care Workers (HCW) Along with Working Guidelines for Managing Head and Neck Cancer Patients in the COVID Era
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Chemoport Insertion —Less Is More
AbstractImplantable chemoport is a very useful device for long-term venous access for infusion of chemotherapeutic drugs and other agents. There are few studies from resource poor countries reporting complications of chemoport. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the feasibility of chemoport insertion without image guidance and by closed technique without direct visualisation of a major vein (mainly IJV) and to study the complications associated with the procedure. This was a prospective observational study which analysed 263 patients who underwent chemoport insertion. The medical records of these patients were ana...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Malignancy in an Undescended Intra-abdominal Testis: a Single Institution Experience
AbstractCryptorchidism is one of the most common congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract, encountered in 1% of men. The cancer risk in an ectopic testis is 40 times higher than a scrotal testis. However, not much literature is available on the management of this rare presentation of testicular cancer. A retrospective analysis was conducted at our institute of patients who were diagnosed with carcinoma in an undescended intra-abdominal testis between 2014 and 2019. Patients with an intra-abdominal mass with an empty hemiscrotum/scrotum were included in the study. In all 10 patients were identified with a mean age of...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Intraoperative Level 2 Palpation Before Neck Dissection: a Safe Clinical Practice for Trainee Surgeon
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Prognosis and Survival in Extremity Osteosarcoma
AbstractBackgroundOsteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor affecting mainly children and young adults and commonly involves extremities. The aim of this study was to assess the patient-related, tumor-related, and treatment-related factors affecting the overall survival in patients with non-metastatic extremity osteosarcoma.MethodologyA retrospective, single institutional study of 100 patients with non-metastatic extremity osteosarcoma was done between 2014 and 2019. Age, sex, histologic type, tumor site, use of preoperative chemotherapy and its duration, response to chemotherapy, type of surgery, presence of local recurrence...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Free Gastric Flap for Oral Reconstruction —a Feasibility Study in Oral Defects
ConclusionFree gastro-omental flap is a feasible and reliable tissue available for reconstruction of oral soft tissue defects. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Functional Malignant Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma with Liver Metastasis: a Rare Case Report
We reported a case of young male who presented with huge left retroperitoneal mass and after evaluation found to have a functional malignant parag anglioma with liver metastasis. Surgical resection of the primary malignant paraganglioma with metastatectomy helps in decreasing the complications, improving the symptoms and prolonging the survival. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Epiphysis Salvage Reconstruction and Associated Complications Following Tumor Resections in Skeletally Immature Patients
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to discuss the epiphysis salvage reconstruction procedure outcomes and complications in skeletally immature patients. The study included 12 patients with pediatric malignant tumors (osteosarcoma, Ewing ’s sarcoma) located close to the epiphysis, who underwent epiphyseal-preservation surgery with vascularized fibula in the plastic surgery and orthopedics and traumatology clinic between January 2008 and November 2018. The study was designed retrospectively. Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy wa s administered to all patients. None of the patients received radiotherapy. Functiona...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of pectoral nerve block with general anesthesia alone in patients undergoing unilateral mastectomy
This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of pectoral nerve block for post-operative analgesia in breast surgery patients. This double blinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted after Clinical Trials Registry-India registration. Sixty ASA grade I –II female patients undergoing unilateral modified radical mastectomy under general anesthesia, were recruited pre-operatively in two groups. PECS group (n  =  29) was given ipsilateral pectoral nerve block I& II while the CONTROL group (n  =  29) directly proceeded to surgery. Our primary outcome was compar...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Sentinel or Selective Omentectomy in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: New Perspective
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Hypothyroidism Presenting as Ovarian Cysts —a Case Series
We report three cases of ovarian masses which were referred to our institute suspecting malignancy. These patients on further evaluation were found to have severe hypothyroidism and started on thyroxine supplementation. There was dramatic symptomatic relief as well as resolution of the ovarian masses on subsequent imaging. Hypothyroidism should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bilateral multicystic adnexal masses to avoid inadvertent surgery. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - January 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Survival Outcomes in Patients with Thymoma after Thymectomy in an Indian Scenario
AbstractThymomas are relatively slow growing with late presentation. Because of rarity and underreporting in India, there is an unmet need for evaluating the patient characteristics and assessing the factors affecting survival for standardizing the ideal modality of treatment in Indian population. A retrospective analysis of 96 patients with thymoma was done between 1998 and 2018. Patient characteristics, histopathological characteristics, operative outcomes, local recurrences, and survival outcomes were recorded. Survival analysis was done using Kaplan-Meier method, and statistical data were analyzed using SPSS version 25...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Role of Preoperative Ureteric Stenting in Optimization of Patients with Retroperitoneal Tumors Associated with Obstructive Uropathy
This study was aimed at assessing the outcome of preoperative stenting in optimizing such patients. A total of 24 cases were enrolled. Of these, 15 patients who had obstructive uropathy were taken for ureteric stenting preoperatively and other 9 patients have undergone surgery without stenting. Twelve patients were stented successfully but 3 patients could not be stented (underwent percutaneous nephrostomy). All 24 patients underwent laparotomy, and of the 12 stented patients, 11 underwent successful resection and one had unresectable tumor. The patient ’s serum creatinine was assessed initially and then twice after ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (MIS: Laparoscopy and Robotic) During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practice Modifications Expert Panel Consensus Guidelines from Academia of Minimal Access Surgical Oncology (AMASO)
AbstractThe pandemic of COVID-19 across the globe triggered national lockdowns hampering normal working for all the essential services including healthcare. In order to reduce transmission and safety of patients and healthcare workers, the elective surgeries have been differed. The visits to the hospitals for follow-ups and consultations received temporary halt. However, we cannot halt the treatment for cancer patients who may or may not be COVID-19 positives. These are emergencies and should be treated ASAP. Conducting emergency surgeries during pandemic like COVID-19 is challenge for surgeons and the entire hospital infr...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Validation of a Novel ‘Supportive Oral Care Protocol’ (SOCP), a Model for Care in Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Tertiary Cancer Centre in India
AbstractIndia has a huge burden of head and neck cancer and specifically oral cancer. Supportive oral care is not a standard of care in our population and is often neglected. Currently, there are no specific guidelines for such care in India which could be followed. The aim of this study is to validate a novel institutional supportive oral care protocol (SOCP) for head and neck cancer patients. This protocol is specific to our population developed for head and neck/dental oncology experts working in cancer centres to provide comprehensive care. This is a cross-sectional validity study. Fifteen dental oncology experts worki...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Hemorrhagic Malignant Pleural Effusion: Diagnosis, Survival Rate, and Response to Talc Pleurodesis
AbstractHemorrhagic malignant pleural effusion (HMPE) is diagnosed in 47 –50% of all malignant pleural effusions (MPE). The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical, radiological, and morphological manifestations of HMPE and results of talc pleurodesis treatment. This is a retrospective review of the medical charts of 135 MPE patients which consists of HMPE group (42 patients) and simple MPE group (63 patients) (median age 67.9 years; 43 males, 62 females). In HMPE vs. simple MPE patients, pronounced dyspnea (100% vs. 88.9%,P = 0.024), chest pain (59.5% vs. 60.3%,P = 1), general dete...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Correction to: Robot-Assisted Esophagectomy After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation —Current Status and Future Prospects
The published online version contains error in Table 1. (Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Pelvic Congestion, Enhanced Myometrial Vascularity, AVM Versus Normal Vasculature Variants: A Confusing Diagnosis Regarding Uterocervical Vasculature
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Surgical Oncology Practice in the Wake of COVID-19 Crisis
AbstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak has placed unprecedented challenges globally dismantling healthcare systems and forcing rapid transformations of healthcare services. In patients with cancer, these changes are having profound effects on vital aspects of their care. It has been advised that hospitals discontinue elective surgery and work on triage of nonemergent surgical procedures during the pandemic. The purpose of this article is to highlight the recommendations and adapted workflow from the private and public tertiary level hospitals in...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - November 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Robotic Surgery in Oncology
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of the Intraconal Metastases From Renal Cell Carcinoma: a Case Report and Review of Literature
AbstractRenal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common malignancy to cause metastasis to sinonasal cavity. These metastases can occasional cause invasion into the orbit. Isolated intraconal intraorbital metastasis from RCC is very rare. We hereby describe a case of 72-year-old female, who underwent right nephrectomy for RCC, 8 years back, and now presenting with a space occupying lesion in the right intraorbital intraconal compartment with no involvement of the paranasal sinuses. En bloc resection of the tumor was achieved via transnasal endoscopic approach. This is a rare case where minimally invasive surgery was done for ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer in India: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
AbstractIn the last two decades, India has witnessed a substantial increase in the incidence of breast cancer and associated mortality. Studies on the prevalence of molecular subtypes of breast cancer in India have reported inconsistent results. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of observational studies to document the prevalence of molecular subtypes of breast cancer. A complete literature search for observational studies was conducted in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases using key MeSH terms ((molecular classification) OR (molecular subtypes)) AND (breast cancer)) OR (breast carcinoma)) AND (prevalence)) AND (India)...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Comparing Technical Feasibility of Non-robotic Retroauricular Versus Transcervical Approach Neck Dissection in Oral Cancers —a Preliminary Single Institute Experience
AbstractRecent advances in minimal access/invasive surgeries in head and neck (robotic/endoscopic assisted) allow neck dissection without a visible scar through a retroauricular approach unlike conventional approach giving visible scar and its sequelae. We retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected data of 80 neck dissections in 72 patients from April 2017 to June 2018 for all newly diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity. We compared between the operative and postoperative outcomes in open- and endoscopic-assisted retroauricular approach (RA) in these patients undergoing neck dissections. Thirty-two out of ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Uterine Assessment for Transvaginal Procedures : A Different Perspective in Clinical Practice
(Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Endobronchial Carcinoids: Surgical Outcome in 100 Consecutive Patients and Factors Affecting Lung Preservation
AbstractBronchial carcinoids are slow-growing tumours of the neuroendocrine family. Most of them have a benign course with excellent outcome after complete resection. Due to their location in the primary bronchi, adequate resection with lung preservation requires considerable technical expertise. In this paper we present our surgical experience with endobronchial carcinoids and analyse the factors that predict possibility of lung preservation surgery. Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of patients operated for endobronchial carcinoids for the period March 2012 to September 2019 was carried out. D...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

To Evaluate the Accuracy of Axillary Staging Using Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (USG-FNAC) in Early Breast Cancer Patients —a Prospective Study
AbstractIn breast cancer, axillary lymph node involvement directly impacts the patient survival and prognosis. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a procedure of choice for axillary staging in early breast cancer. Currently, management options for axilla management are axillary lymph node dissection and sentinel node biopsy in node positive and in node negative respectively. Accuracy of current clinical methods for evaluating axilla is low. Hence, to select patients for appropriate procedure, ultrasound (USG) combined with fine-needle aspiration cytology (USG-FNAC) using vascular pedicle –based nodal mapping method ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - October 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research