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Eighteen patients with spinal cord compression caused by previously undiagnosed lymphoma were treated at our institution between 1976 and 1991. There were 14 male and 4 female patients (mean age, 58.2 years). The absence of bony involvement on radiographic images was a feature in 16 of the cases. All patients underwent laminectomy for decompression and(More)
Background. Advanced age is associated with a poorer prognosis in patients with melanoma. Despite this established finding, a decreased incidence of positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) with advancing age has paradoxically been described. Methods. Using a single-institution database of melanoma patients between 1994 and 2009, the relationship between(More)
A patient who developed progressive hypoxemia and multiple system failure during the course of acute pancreatitis is described. Autopsy showed fat emboli to the lungs, kidneys, and heart, as well as multiple petechial hemorrhages in the brain. We conclude that fat embolism should be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive hypoxemia in(More)
PURPOSE There is growing conflict in the literature describing the effect of delayed treatment on outcomes following radical prostatectomy. There is also evidence to suggest progression of low-risk prostate cancer to develop higher grades and volumes of prostate cancer during active surveillance. It is unknown as to what affect a delay in referral of those(More)
Thirty patients with metastatic malignant melanoma of unknown primary origin treated at Emory University Clinic between 1940 and 1975 are presented. This group represents the 4.4% of all melanomas treated during the same period of time at Emory. Nineteen (63.3%) patients had nodal metastases only, and they were handled by radical lymphadenectomy of the(More)
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