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BACKGROUND Evaluation of peritoneal metastases by computed tomography (CT) scans is challenging and has been reported to be inaccurate. METHODS A multi-institutional prospective observational registry study of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer was conducted and a subset analysis was performed to examine peritoneal cancer index(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have demonstrated the feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for nodal staging of patients with breast cancer. However, unacceptably high false-negative rates have been reported in several studies, raising doubt about the applicability of this technique in widespread surgical practice. Controversy persists regarding the(More)
OBJECTIVE Peritoneal sarcomatosis from primary uterine sarcoma (US) is a rare condition. Conventional therapeutic modalities have failed to improve survival and outcomes among patients with high-grade US with extrapelvic spread. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has shown improved outcomes for peritoneal(More)
Urachal abnormalities are very rarely encountered in adults. Though the urachus is normally obliterated in early infancy, it may cause a lower midline lesion in adults. Urachal abnormalities can be classified into five groups: patient urachus, urachal sinus, vesicourachal diverticulum, urachal cyst, and alternating sinus. The medical records of Ochsner(More)
532 Background: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) originating from an appendiceal mucinous neoplasm remains a biologically heterogeneous disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome and long-term survival after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) consolidated through an International Registry study.(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple radioactive lymph nodes are often removed during the course of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer when both blue dye and radioactive colloid injection are used. Some of the less radioactive lymph nodes are second echelon nodes, not true SLNs. The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether harvesting these less(More)
BACKGROUND In treating high-grade appendiceal cancer, appropriate patient selection for cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) is essential. The effect of lymph node (LN) status on survival is not clear. We hypothesize that LN metastases negatively affect long-term survival. METHODS Retrospective analysis of peritoneal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Numerous studies have demonstrated that SLN biopsy can be used to stage axillary lymph nodes for breast cancer. SLN biopsy is performed using injection of radioactive colloid, blue dye, or both. When radioactive(More)
BACKGROUND Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a rapidly evolving treatment for metastatic appendiceal neoplasms. The aim of this study was to show the effect of complete cytoreduction (CC) on survival in patients undergoing CRS and HIPEC for high-grade appendiceal neoplasm. STUDY DESIGN A(More)