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Between 1960 and 1985, 30 patients with solitary plasmacytomas were treated with radiotherapy at the University of Iowa: 13 patients with extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) and 17 with solitary plasmacytomas of bone (SPB). The local control rates were 92% for patients with EMP and 88% for those with SPB. Two of nine patients (22%) with EMP treated to the(More)
Forty-three patients were treated with extended field irradiation for periaortic metastasis from carcinoma of the uterine cervix (FIGO stages IB-IV). Twelve patients (28%) remained continuously free of disease to the time of analysis or death from intercurrent disease, 20 (46%) had persistent cancer within the pelvis, 11 (26%) had persistent periaortic(More)
Between 1955 and 1987, 15 patients with hemangiopericytomas were seen at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Twelve of these were thought to have localized tumors and three had metastatic disease at diagnosis. Seven of the 12 patients with localized disease were treated with surgery alone, four were treated with surgery and postoperative radiation(More)
PURPOSE To examine the long-term effects of treatment in children receiving radiotherapy for head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. METHODS From 1967 to 1994, a total of 30 children with head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma received megavoltage radiotherapy at one institution. Seventeen patients (57%) have survived and have at least a 5-year follow-up. There were 11(More)
Between September 1988 and August 1989, 12 patients with 15 sites of late radiation necrosis of the soft tissues were treated with pentoxifylline, a hemorrheologic agent that has been used to treat a variety of vasculo-occlusive disorders. Four of these necroses were located in the oromucosa, four in the mucosa of the female genitalia, and seven in the(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated sequential changes in tumor blood supply using magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion imaging and assessed their significance in the prediction of outcome of patients with advanced cervical cancer. The purpose of this project was to devise a simple, noninvasive method to predict early signs of treatment failure in advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Several cases of long term radiation sequelae have been reported in patients with lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis after breast or chest wall irradiation. To the authors' knowledge, no experience with such complications in patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) has been reported previously. METHODS A case of a woman with(More)
To compare the fatty acid composition of tumor tissue from glioma patients with that of normal brain tissue, tissue samples were obtained from 13 glioma patients and from 3 nonmalignant patients. Following lipid extraction, total fatty acid composition was measured using gas-liquid chromatography. samples were further separated into phospholipids and(More)
Fifty-two patients with craniopharyngioma were seen between January 1961 and July 1986. Of these, 40 were treated with surgery alone, 8 with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy, and 3 with radiotherapy alone. One patient received no treatment. For the group treated with surgery alone, 33% (13/40) had local tumor control, 42.5% (17/40) developed major(More)
Between January 1950 and December 1981, 32 patients with chemodectomas of the temporal bone were treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Thirteen patients were treated with surgery alone, 15 with radiation therapy alone, one with preoperative radiation therapy and surgery, and three with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy. In(More)