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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the toxicity and the results of abdominopelvic irradiation with a four orthogonal field's technique in patients with ovarian carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 1981 and December 1990, 167 patients with ovarian carcinoma have been treated with whole abdominal irradiation: 62 patients with no or(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the planning of radiation therapy for patients with carcinoma of the cervix treated with a four-field technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 1994 and February 1995, 18 patients with carcinoma of the cervix were entered in the study (1 T1 N-; 2 T2a N-; 1 T2b NO; 10 T2b N-; 2 T2b N+; 2 T3b N+).(More)
OBJECTIVES Hypoglycemia is frequent in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates and compromises their neurological outcome. The aim of this study was to compare real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RT-CGMS) to standard methods by intermittent capillary blood glucose testing in detecting and managing hypoglycemia. STUDY DESIGN Forty-eight VLBW(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate respiratory morbidities and lung function tests in the cohort of patients with scimitar syndrome evaluated at our center since 1976. STUDY DESIGN Eighty-one children were investigated. Twenty-six patients died, all with the infantile form. The median duration of follow-up of surviving children was 7.2 years. RESULTS A high rate of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of radiosurgery without whole brain irradiation for a solitary brain metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between December 1994 and November 1996, 12 patients were treated for a single brain metastasis by radiosurgery alone. Median age was 53, and 10 patients had a Karnofsky performance status above 70. Half the patients had(More)
External stereotactic radiotherapy allows to irradiate a small and carefully delimited intracranial volume according to the spatial definition of the target. To determine the distribution of the dose in the volume irradiated, we developed a dosimetric programme adapted to our particular treatment conditions (arc therapy in the frontal and oblique planes(More)
PURPOSE To analyse a new technique for prostate brachytherapy with permanent Iodine implants characterized by the use of a seed projector after a 3D dosimetric peroperative treatment planning (FIRST technique). PATIENTS AND METHOD 395 patients have been treated in France with this technique in six radiotherapy centres between November 2002 and December(More)