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PURPOSE 18F-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is increasingly applied in the staging of lung cancer (LC). This study analyzes the potential contribution of PET in radiotherapy planning for LC with special respect to tumor-associated atelectasis. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-four patients with histologically confirmed LC, who had been(More)
This retrospective study had the following aims: (a) calculation of actuarial rate of late radiation toxicity after whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT), (b) correlation of clinical symptoms with changes of computed tomography (CT) scans, and (c) analysis of potentially predictive factors with special regard to concomitant treatment with antiepileptic drugs. We(More)
In patients with esophageal cancer causing obstruction percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a well-established procedure with a low complication rate to provide sufficient enteral nutrition. We report on a 68-year-old patient suffering from inoperable squamous cell cancer of the proximal esophagus, who underwent PEG insertion prior to a combined(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether or not Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) derived prognostic classes for patients with brain metastases are generally applicable and can be recommended as rational strategy for patient selection for future clinical trials. Inclusion of time to non-CNS death as additional endpoint(More)
Hintergrund. Die prä- und postoperativen Befunde bei Patienten mit ein- und beidseitiger Abduzensparalyse werden vorgestellt. Patienten und Methode. Es wurden 13 Augen von 11 Patienten mit Abduzensparalyse nach einer mittleren Dauer von 13 Monaten (Bereich 6–28 Monate) einer nach Kaufmann modifizierten Transpositionsoperation nach Hummelsheim unterzogen.(More)
Immediately after a flight from Europe to the USA a 45-year old German woman noticed an unilateral protrusion of the eye with retrobulbar pressure, diplopia and blurred vision. Except for a nasal polypectomy 23 years ago the past medical history was unremarkable. The above mentioned symptoms disappeared spontaneously but reoccurred after a second flight to(More)
In order to reduce the aggressivity of radiotherapy of very advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to shorten treatment time, a palliative accelerated irradiation regimen (PAIR) was developed. Before the onset of a randomised study, we performed a one-year pilot study, of which the paper presented here gives the results after complete follow-up.(More)
BACKGROUND The pre- and postsurgical results after mono- and bilateral transposition surgery for abducens nerve palsy are reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 13 eyes from 11 patients with 6th nerve paralysis, transposition surgery modified after Kaufmann was performed after a median duration of 13 months (range 6-28 months). The actual angle of strabismus,(More)
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