Christiana Powers

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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a powerful tool in the evaluation of primary liver neoplasms. Determination of tumor extent and tissue characterization is provided with standard spin-echo T1- and T2-weighted imaging and is enhanced by the application of advanced sequences such as gradient-echo, fast spin-echo, and fat suppression techniques.(More)
The types of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) differ considerably from Hodgkin lymphoma and NHL seen in adults, both pathologically and clinically. Essential to understanding these differences is a knowledge of the three major histologic subtypes (undifferentiated, lymphoblastic, and large cell) that account for the vast majority of cases of pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Palliating the effects of biliary obstruction is a major goal of therapy in patients with cancer at the hepatic duct confluence. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of intrahepatic biliary-enteric bypass to either the segment III duct or the right sectoral hepatic ducts in patients with unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma or(More)
A case of Castleman disease of the retroperitoneum in a 26-year-old woman is presented. Sonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a large retroperitoneal mass with somewhat heterogeneous imaging characteristics. Although a definitive preoperative diagnosis was not possible, magnetic resonance imaging was useful in(More)
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive approaches to mitral valve surgery are increasingly used, but the surgical approach must not compromise the clinical outcome for improved cosmesis. We examined the outcomes of mitral repair performed through right minithoracotomy or median sternotomy. METHODS Between January 2002 and October 2011, 1011 isolated mitral valve(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of radiation therapy for acute refractory renal rejection after failure of medical intervention, and to identify risk factors that influence graft survival following radiation therapy. METHODS Between June 1989 and December 1995, 53 renal transplant recipients (34 men and 19 women) were treated with localized radiation therapy(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) is necessary for tumor growth and metastasis. PURPOSE We investigated whether angiogenesis as measured by microvessel count (MVC) predicts clinical outcome in a series of patients with axillary lymph node-negative breast cancer who received no adjuvant therapy and who were followed for a long(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcome of African American (AA) and Caucasian (C) breast cancer patients who had equivalent disease extent and were similarly treated. PATIENTS AND METHODS We compared prognostic characteristics, treatment, and outcome of 1,037 C and 481 AA breast cancer patients treated with mastectomy between 1946 and 1987. The median follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND Although breast conservation has received increased acceptance, there are still unresolved issues regarding local treatment techniques, such as the extent of surgery, in relation to the final margins of excision and the use of tumor bed boost radiation. The goal of this study was to determine the local control and breast preservation with(More)
PURPOSE This study attempted to correlate patient, treatment, and dosimetric factors with the risk of late rectal sequelae in patients treated with radiation therapy (RT) for cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 183 patients with cervical carcinoma (67 Stage I, 93 Stage II, and 23 Stage III) treated with definitive RT with a minimum of 2(More)