Arnulf Hackl

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OBJECTIVES To assess the biochemical and clinical results of postprostatectomy radiotherapy (RT) for high-risk, mostly non-rgan-confined prostate cancer. METHODS After radical prostatectomy, 66 consecutive patients received either adjuvant (n = 29) or therapeutic (n = 37) postoperative RT. Therapeutic RT was given for persistently elevated postoperative(More)
This study reports clinicopathological features and outcome of thymic tumors. Twenty-seven patients with invasive thymoma and 6 patients with thymic carcinoma who had received radiotherapy either primary or postoperatively were analyzed retrospectively. All 33 patients were irradiated with a mean dose of 50 Gy after complete resection (16 patients), partial(More)
Because cancer of the male breast is rare knowledge about its biology and behavior is essentially due to a compilation of pooled experiences. Hence, a continued report of cases appears to be important. Therefore a retrospective review of patients suffering from male breast cancer was carried out. Twenty-four evaluable cases were analyzed. Eight patients (1(More)
There has been little information regarding lymph node-positive breast cancer patients with extracapsular extension (ECE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of ECE in predicting survival and relapse rates. From 1994–2002, 1,078 lymph node-positive women with breast carcinoma were treated at our institution, whereas 301 patients (27.9%)(More)
To evaluate the efficacy or iridium-192 high-dose rate (HDR) endobronchial brachytherapy for the palliation of symptoms caused by endobronchial metastases of non-bronchogenic primaries. Patients and Method: Between 1991 and 1998, eleven patients (female n=3, male n=8; age: median 66 years, range 44–81 years) underwent intraluminal HDR brachytherapy for(More)
Between October 1989 and Junuary 1991 five children with brain stem tumors were treated with sequential chemo- and radiotherapy. The polychemotherapy consisted of procarbazine, ifosfamide, etoposide, methotrexate, cisplatin and cytosine arabinoside. Locally, hyperfractionated radiotherapy was delivered at a total dose of 63.8 Gy (1.1 Gy twice daily, 10(More)
Three cases of malignant carotid body paragangliomas with nodal metastases are reported. Patients and Methods: Between 1985 and 1994, 3 female patients (51 to 65 years of age) were referred for postoperative radiotherapy after complete (2) or incomplete (1) surgical excision of a malignant carotid paraganglioma (Shamblin III). Preoperative angiographic(More)
PURPOSE To examine the prognosis of breast cancer patients (T1-3, one to three positive axillary lymph nodes) and locoregional failure rate after breast-conserving therapy/modified radical mastectomy and adequate axillary dissection following tangential radiotherapy without irradiation of the regional lymph nodes. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1994 to 2002,(More)
A case of radiation-induced sarcoma of the chest wall is reported. Twenty-seven years 11 months after orthovoltage radiotherapy of the right breast a 69-year-old woman developed a radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the right thoracic wall. Initial diagnosis has been T-cell lymphoma of the skin. The right breast was irradiated with tangential fields and a(More)