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What every gastroenterologist needs to know about common anorectal disorders 
Moonkyung Cho Schubert, Subbaramiah Sridhar, Robert R Schade, Steven D Wexner 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3201-3209. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3201
Current management strategy of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Bernardino Rampone, Beniamino Schiavone, Antonio Martino, Carmine Viviano, Giuseppe Confuorto 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3210-3216. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3210
Review
Characteristics of common solid liver lesions and recommendations for diagnostic workup 
Nimer Assy, Gattas Nasser, Agness Djibre, Zaza Beniashvili, Saad Elias, Jamal Zidan 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3217-3227. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3217
Perfusion computed tomography in colorectal cancer: Protocols, clinical applications and emerging trends 
Guang-Yao Wu, Prasanna Ghimire 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3228-3231. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3228
Original Articles
Cystic echinococcosis of the liver and lung treated by radiofrequency thermal ablation: An ex-vivo pilot experimental study in animal models 
Vincenzo Lamonaca, Antonino Virga, Marta Ida Minervini, Roberta Di Stefano, Alessio Provenzani, Pietro Tagliareni, Giovanna Fleres, Angelo Luca, Giovanni Vizzini, Ugo Palazzo, Bruno Gridelli 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3232-3239. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3232
Prophylaxis with carnosol attenuates liver injury induced by intestinal ischemia/reperfusion 
Ji-Hong Yao, Xue-Song Zhang, Shu-Sen Zheng, Ying-Hua Li, Li-Ming Wang, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Liang Chu, Xiao-Wei Hu, Ke-Xin Liu, Xiao-Feng Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3240-3245. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3240
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-7 induces activation and transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells in vitro 
Li-Xin Liu, Shuai Huang, Qian-Qian Zhang, Yi Liu, Dong-Mei Zhang, Xiao-Hong Guo, De-Wu Han 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3246-3253. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3246
Brief Articles
Thermal hypersensitivity in a subset of irritable bowel syndrome patients 
QiQi Zhou, Roger B Fillingim, Joseph L Riley III, G Nicholas Verne 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3254-3260. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3254
Specific probiotics alleviate allergic rhinitis during the birch pollen season 
Arthur C Ouwehand, Merja Nermes, Maria Carmen Collado, Nina Rautonen, Seppo Salminen, Erika Isolauri 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3261-3268. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3261
Color Doppler sonography and angioscintigraphy in hepatic Hodgkin’s lymphoma 
Mirjana V Stojković, Vera M Artiko, Irena B Radoman, Slavko J Knežević, Snezana M Lukić, Mirko D Kerkez, Nebojsa S Lekić, Andrija A Antić, Marinko M Žuvela, Vitomir I Ranković, Milorad N Petrović, Dragana P Šobić, Vladimir B Obradović 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3269-3275. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3269
Impact of fecal incontinence on quality of life 
Lynne Bartlett, Madeleine Nowak, Yik-Hong Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3276-3282. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3276
Is ERCP really necessary in case of suspected spontaneous passage of bile duct stones? 
Yuji Sakai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Takeshi Ishihara, Seigo Yukisawa, Tadashi Ohara, Masaru Tsuboi, Yoshihiko Ooka, Kazuki Kato, Kiyotake Katsuura, Michio Kimura, Makoto Takahashi, Kazuhisa Nemoto, Masaru Miyazaki, Osamu Yokosuka 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3283-3287. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3283
Psychometrics of the chronic liver disease questionnaire for Southern Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Elegance Ting Pui Lam, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam, Ching Lung Lai, Man Fung Yuen, Daniel Yee Tak Fong 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3288-3297. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3288
Liver and spleen volume variations in patients with hepatic fibrosis 
Peng Liu, Peng Li, Wen He, Li-Qin Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3298-3302. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3298
Adult intussusception: A retrospective review of 41 cases 
Ning Wang, Xing-Yu Cui, Yu Liu, Jin Long, Yuan-Hong Xu, Ren-Xuan Guo, Ke-Jian Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3303-3308. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3303
Case Report
Unexplainable development of a hydatid cyst 
Antonio Di Cataldo, Rosalia Latino, Aldo Cocuzza, Giovanni Li Destri 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3309-3311. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3309
Excision of a large abdominal wall lipoma improved bowel passage in a Proteus syndrome patient 
Yoshifumi Nakayama, Shinichi Kusuda, Naoki Nagata, Koji Yamaguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3312-3314. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3312
Granular cell tumor of the cecum with extensive hyalinization and calcification: A case report 
Ran Hong, Sung-Chul Lim 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3315-3318. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3315
Large cavernous hemangioma in the cecum treated by laparoscopic ileocecal resection 
Jung Wook Huh, Sang Hyuk Cho, Jae Hyuk Lee, Hyeong Rok Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3319-3321. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3319
Letters To The Editor
Different modalities of arterial reconstruction in hepatic retransplantation using right partial graft 
Salvatore Gruttadauria, Fabrizio di Francesco, Marco Spada, Mariapina Milazzo, Bruno Gridelli 
World J Gastroenterol 15(26):3322-3323. Published online Jul 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3322