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Surgery is the standard treatment of tympano-jugular chemodectomas. Radiation therapy is used only for inoperable forms. Since the tumor most often does not regress completely after irradiation, radiation therapy is generally considered as palliative. From 1979 to 1988, 18 patients with this rare tumor were referred to the Necker Hospital Tumor Center for(More)
Between June 1981 and December 1986, 23 patients with prior irradiation of the neck for epithelial ENT tumors underwent salvage irradiation for isolated recurrent inoperable cervical lymphadenopathy greater than or equal to 4 cm. The initial irradiation had delivered 45-80 Gy to the cervical lymph nodes. Split course interstitial brachytherapy was used with(More)
One hundred thirteen patients with cervical metastases from a squamous cell carcinoma and no evidence of the primary tumor were treated for cure by surgery and routine large-field postoperative irradiation. Patients were staged according to the 1987 American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) classification. There were 24 N1, 54 N2, 29 N3, and 6 Nx lesions.(More)
From July 1985 to October 1988, 11 patients with prior treatment for breast cancer, and presenting an isolated superficial widespread inoperable chest wall recurrence, underwent plesiocurietherapy for salvage. Most patients (91%) had had a mastectomy. The recurrences developed in tissue that had previously been irradiated to 45-55 Gy in three patients and(More)
From December 1981 to October 1990, 28 patients with prior irradiation of the oropharynx underwent salvage brachytherapy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil and/or the soft palate. The patients were free of cervical nodes and without metastatic disease. There were 4 immediate failures of radiotherapy, 14 local recurrences, and 10 new malignancies.(More)
Between 1972 and 1986, 123 patients were treated with curative intent for a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in cervical lymph nodes of an unknown primary. The lesions, staged according to the 1987 AJC classification were 24 N1, 59 N2, 34 N3 and 6 Nx. A hundred four patients underwent a cervical lymph node dissection and 9 an adenectomy. All these(More)
A retrospective study of 100 nasopharyngeal cancers treated between 1977 and 1991 was carried out. There were 22% T1, 18% T2, 15% T3 and 45% T4 with 31% N0, 20% N1, 36% N2 and 13% N3. Large adenopathies N2c + N3 were twice as frequent in the T1 group than in the T2, T3 and T4 groups. There were 59% UCNT (undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal) and 41%(More)
A retrospective study of 142 T1-T2 hypopharyngeal cancers treated from 1977 to 1988 was carried out. Forty-seven patients were treated by local conservative surgery, curage and postoperative radiotherapy of the remaining pharyngolarynx and cervical node areas (group 1), 48 by radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (group 2) and 47 by radiotherapy(More)