International Journal of Surgical Oncology

Pelvic Surgery

Publishing date
24 Aug 2012
Submission deadline
24 Feb 2012

Guest Editors

1Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA

Pelvic Surgery


The pelvis in addition to containing the ends of the GI (sigmoid, rectum), urinary (distal ureters, bladder) tract, and the gynecological organs (ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus), it also contains the connection and continuity of the skeleton and of the vascular and peripheral nervous system of the trunk to the lower extremities. As such, in this broadest definition of pelvis, the issue will provide a comprehensive, exhaustive account of the surgical treatment of tumors in any pelvic location. Surgical treatment of pelvic tumors has advanced as in other anatomical areas through the progressive incorporation of other adjuvant modalities; the application of the rising knowledge in tumor biology as guidance to the extent of surgery; the restriction of surgical treatment to what is the practically minimum required in the context of combination of modalities; the development of new techniques and approaches in the complete resection of tumors considered unresectable up to the recent past.

We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles, which will present that state-of-the-art surgical treatment of tumors in various pelvic locations and the use of adjuvant modalities. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid or cecum fixed to the left or iliac fascia and/or lower abdominal wall
  • Technique of resection of mesorectum
  • Carcinoma of the midrectum fixed to the sacrum
  • Primary tumors of the sacrum (respectability approaches).
  • Bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection from the obturator foramina below the infrarenal nodes above
  • Lateral pelvic wall infiltration in GYN or other tumors (features determining their resectability)
  • Pelvic tumors involving the pubic bone and/or extending through the obturator foramina in the adductor group
  • Sarcomas of the iliac fossa extending to the groin without bone involvement
  • Sarcomas involving the iliac bone or the entire innominate bone (internal hemipelvectomy)
  • External hemipelvectomy for pelvic for pelvic tumors
  • Anterior-posterior pelvic exenteration
  • Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatments for pelvic tumors

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 24 February 2011
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 May 2012
Publication DateFriday, 24 August 2012

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Adelaide Fernanda Ribeiro Cubal | Joana Isabel Ferreira Carvalho | ... | Ana Paula Tavares Branco
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