M Hocevar

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Affiliation: Institute of Oncology
Country: Slovenia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Radioguided excision of the nonpalpable breast cancer and simultaneous sentinel lymphnode biopsy using a single radiopharmaceutical: an original approach to accurate administration of the blue dye
    Janez Zgajnar
    Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 83:48-50. 2003
  2. pmc Prevalence of variations in melanoma susceptibility genes among Slovenian melanoma families
    Barbara Peric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, SI 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 9:86. 2008
  3. pmc Five recurrent BRCA1/2 mutations are responsible for cancer predisposition in the majority of Slovenian breast cancer families
    Mateja Krajc
    Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 9:83. 2008
  4. pmc The occurrence of germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence alterations in Slovenian population
    Vida Stegel
    Department of Molecular Diagnostics, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 12:9. 2011
  5. pmc Role of serum S100B and PET-CT in follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Barbara Peric
    Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Cancer 11:328. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Malignant blue nevus with lymph node metastases in five-year-old girl
    Marko Hocevar
    Institute of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Zaloska 2, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Croat Med J 46:463-6. 2005
  7. pmc High prevalence of germline CDKN2A mutations in Slovenian cutaneous malignant melanoma families
    Marko Hocevar
    Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Croat Med J 47:851-4. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of imprint cytology in the intraoperative evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes for malignant melanoma
    M Hocevar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur J Cancer 39:2173-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of preoperative ultrasonography in reducing the number of sentinel lymph node procedures in melanoma
    Marko Hocevar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Melanoma Res 14:533-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The reliability and accuracy of intraoperative imprint cytology of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer
    A Pogacnik
    Department of Cytopathology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Cytopathology 16:71-6. 2005

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Radioguided excision of the nonpalpable breast cancer and simultaneous sentinel lymphnode biopsy using a single radiopharmaceutical: an original approach to accurate administration of the blue dye
    Janez Zgajnar
    Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 83:48-50. 2003
  2. pmc Prevalence of variations in melanoma susceptibility genes among Slovenian melanoma families
    Barbara Peric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, SI 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 9:86. 2008
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  3. pmc Five recurrent BRCA1/2 mutations are responsible for cancer predisposition in the majority of Slovenian breast cancer families
    Mateja Krajc
    Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 9:83. 2008
    ..A second objective was to determine the cancer phenotype of these families...
  4. pmc The occurrence of germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence alterations in Slovenian population
    Vida Stegel
    Department of Molecular Diagnostics, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Med Genet 12:9. 2011
    ..the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation spectrum and mutation detection rates according to different family histories were investigated in 521 subjects from 322 unrelated Slovenian cancer families with breast and/or ovarian cancer...
  5. pmc Role of serum S100B and PET-CT in follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Barbara Peric
    Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Cancer 11:328. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to determine whether regular measurements of serum S100B are a useful tool for discovering patients with CM metastases and to evaluate the diagnostic value of PET-CT during the follow-up...
  6. ncbi request reprint Malignant blue nevus with lymph node metastases in five-year-old girl
    Marko Hocevar
    Institute of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Zaloska 2, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Croat Med J 46:463-6. 2005
    ..A functional bilateral neck dissection was performed and the patient is alive with no evidence of disease 8 years after the excision of the primary skin lesion...
  7. pmc High prevalence of germline CDKN2A mutations in Slovenian cutaneous malignant melanoma families
    Marko Hocevar
    Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Croat Med J 47:851-4. 2006
    ..To prospectively determine the prevalence of germline CDKN2A mutations in the Slovenian cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) families...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of imprint cytology in the intraoperative evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes for malignant melanoma
    M Hocevar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur J Cancer 39:2173-8. 2003
    ..However, special care must be taken to avoid false-positive results due to contamination...
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of preoperative ultrasonography in reducing the number of sentinel lymph node procedures in melanoma
    Marko Hocevar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Melanoma Res 14:533-6. 2004
    ..US of the regional lymph nodes with US-FNAB enables the safe selection of patients who should proceed directly to a complete regional lymphadenectomy. However, the sensitivity and PPV of the method are low...
  10. ncbi request reprint The reliability and accuracy of intraoperative imprint cytology of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer
    A Pogacnik
    Department of Cytopathology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Cytopathology 16:71-6. 2005
    ..In this study the authors evaluated the accuracy of intraoperative imprint cytology (IC) in comparison with definitive histologic evaluation of SLN in breast cancer patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hereditary medullary thyroid cancer in Slovenia--genotype-phenotype correlations
    Damijan Bergant
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:411-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to correlate the genotype and phenotype of patients with hereditary MTC (age at diagnosis, sex, TNM classification and clinical features)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Role of ultrasound in the preoperative staging of patients with breast cancer
    Maja Podkrajsek
    Department of Radiology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur Radiol 15:1044-50. 2005
    ..Almost 50% of patients with LN metastases can be spared the second operation. However, it is very much operator-dependent and equipment-dependent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Aggressiveness of therapy and prognosis of patients with Hürthle cell papillary thyroid carcinoma
    N Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Thyroid 16:67-72. 2006
    ..Long-term survival and locoregional control of disease are likely after the radical tumor resection, radioiodine ablation of the thyroid remnant, and external irradiation...
  14. doi request reprint Touch imprint cytology of the sentinel lymph nodes might not be indicated in early breast cancer patients with ultrasonically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes
    Andraz Perhavec
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2257-62. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to compare the results of TIC in the patients with US uninvolved axillary lymph nodes (US group) and those with only clinically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes (non-US group)...
  15. ncbi request reprint A novel L94Q mutation in the CDKN2A gene in a melanoma kindred
    Magdalena Avbelj
    University Medical Centre, University Children s Hospital, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Melanoma Res 13:567-70. 2003
    ..The penetrance of the novel mutation was shown to be incomplete. Functional importance of the mutation was assumed from the protein p16 structure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Role of serum thyroglobulin in the pre-operative evaluation of follicular thyroid tumours
    M Hocevar
    Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur J Surg Oncol 24:553-7. 1998
    ..In this study pre-operative serum Tg measurements were performed with the aim of investigating whether Tg levels differ in benign and malignant follicular and Hurthle cell neoplasms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) of the nonpalpable breast lesions
    J Zgajnar
    Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Neoplasma 51:385-9. 2004
    ..005). ROLL proved to be superior to guidewire localization in our series, allowing excision of the nonpalpable breast lesion with wider surgical margins despite lower average specimen weight...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of carcinoma in 327 patients with follicular neoplasm of the thyroid
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Med Sci Monit 14:CR459-67. 2008
    ..The specific aim was to discover whether preoperative serum thyroglobulin (Tg) concentration in patients with thyroid neoplasm can differentiate between those with thyroid carcinoma and those with benign disease...
  19. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of levobupivacaine 0.5% after superficial or combined (deep and superficial) cervical plexus block in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    Tatjana Stopar Pintaric
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Anesth 20:333-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of 0.35 mL/kg of 0.5% levobupivacaine during superficial and combined (deep and superficial) cervical plexus block (CPB) in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy...
  20. doi request reprint Extent of thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy in 254 patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a single-institution experience
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:920-8. 2009
    ..Our aim was to find out the factors associated with the presence of lymph node metastases in the patients with PTMC and to discuss the extent of thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy...
  21. doi request reprint Ljubljana nomograms for predicting the likelihood of non-sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer patients with a positive sentinel lymph node
    Andraz Perhavec
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Zaloska cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 119:357-66. 2010
    ..The validation results seem promising and omission of completion ALND might be considered in patients with the probability of having non-SLN metastases of 10% or less...
  22. doi request reprint Melanoma metastases to the neck nodes: role of adjuvant irradiation
    Primoz Strojan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:1039-45. 2010
    ..To review experiences in the treatment of regionally advanced melanoma to the neck and/or parotid with emphasis on the role of adjuvant radiotherapy...
  23. doi request reprint Predictive factors of carcinoma in 279 patients with Hürthle cell neoplasm of the thyroid gland
    Branka Strazisar
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 101:582-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to find predictive factors of carcinoma in patients with HC neoplasm...
  24. doi request reprint Lower incidence of anaplastic carcinoma after higher iodination of salt in Slovenia
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Thyroid 20:623-6. 2010
    ..However, it is not known how the change in iodine intake influences the frequency of ATC. The aim of our study was to compare the incidence of ATC during the periods when the intake of potassium iodide in salt was 10 and 25 mg/kg...
  25. doi request reprint Changing biology of cutaneous melanoma
    Barbara Peric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Melanoma Res 18:225-9. 2008
    ..0001). The most important independent predictor of survival of patients diagnosed with CM in the time period from 1983 to 1997 was the time of diagnosis...
  26. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node micrometastasis may predict non-sentinel involvement in cutaneous melanoma patients
    Nebojsa Glumac
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 98:46-8. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the predictive value of sentinel lymph node (SLN) micrometastases (metastases less than 2 mm in diameter) in assessing further lymph node involvement in CLND...
  27. ncbi request reprint Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: prognostic factors and treatment
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 97:221-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to find out the factors associated with the tumor recurrence in the patients with PTMC...
  28. ncbi request reprint Minimal risk of macrometastases in the non-sentinel axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients with micrometastatic sentinel lymph nodes and preoperatively ultrasonically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes
    Janez Zgajnar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Zaloska c 2, Ljubljana 1105, Slovenia
    Eur J Cancer 41:244-8. 2005
    ..In four patients, additional micrometastases were discovered in the NSLN. In conclusion, the risk of macrometastases in the NSLN in patients with preoperatively ultrasonically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes is minimal...
  29. ncbi request reprint Is patient's age a prognostic factor for follicular thyroid carcinoma in the TNM classification system?
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Thyroid 15:439-48. 2005
    ..Therefore, the patients with distant metastases or tumor stage T4 who are under 45 years of age cannot be considered to have favorable prognosis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Patients with preoperatively ultrasonically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes: a distinct subgroup of early breast cancer patients
    Janez Zgajnar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 97:293-9. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to compare the pathohistological characteristics of ultrasonically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes (US group) versus clinically uninvolved axillary lymph nodes (non-US group) in SLN biopsy candidates...
  31. ncbi request reprint Low sensitivity of the touch imprint cytology of the sentinel lymph node in breast cancer patients--results of a large series
    Janez Zgajnar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska c 2, 1105 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 85:82-6; discussion 87. 2004
    ..The objective of our study was to assess the value of the TIC as an intraoperative SLN evaluation method and to determine a subgroup of patients in whom TIC should not be indicated...
  32. ncbi request reprint Detection of telomerase RNA in the plasma of patients with breast cancer, malignant melanoma or thyroid cancer
    Srdjan Novakovic
    Department of Tumor Biology, Institute of Oncology, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Oncol Rep 11:245-52. 2004
    ..Among the telomerase subunits, only hTERT could serve as an unspecific tumor marker in the plasma of cancer patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Low performance of the MSKCC nomogram in preoperatively ultrasonically negative axillary lymph node in breast cancer patients
    Janez Zgajnar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Surg Oncol 96:547-53. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to validate the MSKCC nomogram in patients grouped by the preoperative ultrasound (US) examination of the axillary lymph nodes...
  34. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized comparison between combined (deep and superficial) and superficial cervical plexus block with levobupivacaine for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    Tatjana Stopar Pintaric
    Department of Anesthesiology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Anesth Analg 105:1160-3, table of contents. 2007
    ..In this study, we compared the efficacy of superficial and combined (deep and superficial) CPB in patients undergoing MIP...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid-a multivariate survival analysis of 188 patients
    Nikola Besic
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:203-8. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the prognostic factors associated with survival of patients with anaplastic carcinoma in Slovenia, an iodine-deficient region...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of tyrosinase mRNA detected by nested RT-PCR in patients with malignant melanoma
    N Glumac
    Department of Tumor Biology, Institute of Oncology, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Neoplasma 53:9-14. 2006
    ..006). Positive tyrosinase in peripheral venous blood is statistically significant, and more importantly independent negative predictor of survival...
  37. doi request reprint Pre-operative ultrasound with a 12-15 MHz linear probe reliably differentiates between melanoma thicker and thinner than 1 mm
    M M Music
    Department of Radiology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 24:1105-8. 2010
    ..An excellent correlation between sonographic and histological measurement of maximal tumour thickness has been achieved using 20-MHz transducers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Medullary thyroid carcinoma. Genetic screening and prophylactic thyroidectomies
    D Bergant
    Institute of Onkology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Acta Chir Iugosl 50:121-4. 2003
    ..Prophylactic thyroid surgery eliminates the possibility of MTC but doesn't influence appearance of other diseases (PHEO, HPTH) of MEN 2 syndromes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Breast biopsy with wire localization: factors influencing complete excision of nonpalpable carcinoma
    N Besic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur Radiol 12:2684-9. 2002
    ..05). Complete excision of multifocal in situ carcinoma or invasive carcinoma with extensive in situ component, which are diagnosed on mammogram as suspicious microcalcifications, remains a puzzling surgical task...
  40. ncbi request reprint Myxofibrosarcoma of the breast as an unusual variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma: report of a case
    Marko Hocevar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Zaloska 2, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Surg Today 34:752-4. 2004
    ..We report a case of myxofibrosarcoma, a variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma, in a 58-year-old woman...