Boukje Hermans

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PURPOSE To determine the incidence of metastatic disease and usage of chemotherapy (adjuvant or metastatic) after primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in patients with clinical stage (CS) I embryonal carcinoma (EC)-predominant testicular cancer. EC predominance was defined as the presence of EC at a level greater than that of any other(More)
BACKGROUND Many manufacturers are producing videolaryngoscopes (VLSs) with differing specifications, user interfaces, and geometry. It is clinically relevant to know the relative performance of the blades. Visualization of the glottis and intubation are often problematic in (extremely) obese patients, and the new video technology may offer better(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the reliability of the endoscopic biopsies in the evaluation of colorectal villous tumors (CRVT). In 163 consecutive patients referred for surgical treatment of CRVT, preoperative evaluation had been routinely done by colonoscopy and multiple biopsies. Tumors were classified in 3 groups: low grade tumors, high grade(More)
PURPOSE We assess the risk of systemic recurrence after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for clinical stage I nonseminoma germ cell testis tumor based on predominance of embryonal carcinoma and/or vascular invasion in the orchiectomy specimen. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 292 cases of clinical stage I nonseminoma germ cell testis tumor treated(More)
The aim of this literature review is to evaluate current data on laparoscopic and open appendicectomy in order to establish a new gold standard in surgery. The authors have reviewed 4190 appendicectomies, 3322 laparoscopic appendicectomies (LA) and 868 open appendicectomies (OA), from 22 studies published between February 1992 and June 1994. Four studies(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the clinical behavior of clinical stage I pure yolk sac tumor of the testis in adults to determine whether the behavior of this entity is different than that of clinical stage 1 nonseminoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched the testis cancer database at our institution for adults with clinical stage I pure yolk sac tumor of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The present study evaluates both merits and limits of extensive lymph node clearance in the mediastinum and upper abdomen on patients operated on more than 5 years ago. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred forty-four esophageal cancer patients underwent subtotal (n = 97) or distal (n = 47) esophageal resection more than 5 years ago.(More)
STUDY DESIGN In 100 consecutive patients who underwent surgery because of soft cervical disc herniation, the sagittal and transverse diameters, the area of the bony cervical spinal canal, the sagittal diameter of the hernia, and the minimal bony intervertebral foramen diameter were measured by computed tomography. The data were compared with measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy with extensive lymph node dissection is the best way to give Barrett's patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma a good chance of cure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-five patients underwent subtotal (n = 47) or distal (n = 8) esophagectomy for Barrett's adenocarcinoma (n = 43) or high-grade dysplasia (HGD) (n = 12). Thirteen(More)
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible is a serious sequel to radiotherapy administered for malignant neoplasms of the head and neck. In a retrospective/prospective study, 28 patients with mandibular defects due to ORN were reviewed. Monocortical and bicortical defects as well as pathological fractures were reconstructed by means of a free serratus(More)