Ben C Thomas

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Total body irradiation (TBI) is used as a preparative regimen prior to bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Since there are more long-term survivors, follow up studies are important. We have performed a retrospective analysis of growth for 49 children, who had undergone treatment with cyclophosphamide and TBI before BMT. Of these patients 26 received single(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical and pathological trends, over a 10-year period, in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) in a UK regional tertiary referral centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 1 500 consecutive patients underwent RALP between October 2005 and January 2015. Prospective data were collected on clinicopathological details at(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we assessed the efficacy of nephron-sparing surgery and the changes in renal function after surgery in patients with solitary kidneys. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2000 to January 2015, 50 patients with solitary kidneys underwent partial nephrectomy for renal cancer. In 34 of the patients the contralateral kidneys had been(More)
A 51-year-old woman was admitted with left-sided flank pain initially thought to be renal colic. However, a CT urogram was normal. During the course of the admission the pain persisted and she developed severe sustained hypertension. A repeat CT scan of the abdomen revealed a 5×3 cm left adrenal abnormality consistent with haemorrhage, not seen on the(More)
INTRODUCTION The authors of this paper assessed the surgical management and outcome of renal cancers when tumor thrombus extended into the inferior vena cava (IVC). METHODS From 2000 to 2015, 46 radical nephrectomies were performed on patients with tumor thrombus in the IVC. The mean age of the patients was 60 ± 11 years. Radical nephrectomy and(More)
The authors assessed the characteristics of bilateral renal cancers. From January 1995 to January 2015, 65 patients underwent surgery for bilateral renal cancers. Thirty-four of the patients had 36 synchronous tumors, while the remaining 29 had metachronous tumors. The mean age of the patients was 60 ± 11 years. There were 22 females and 43 males. In all(More)
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