G. C. O'Toole

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Extra-abdominal desmoid lesions, otherwise known as aggressive fibromatosis, are slow-growing benign lesions which may be encountered in clinical practice. Recent controversies exist regarding their optimal treatment. Given their benign nature, is major debulking surgery justified, or is it worth administering chemotherapy for a disease process which(More)
Gene therapy has been investigated in many aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas ultimately involve various forms of tissue healing and the manipulation of bony and soft tissues to reconstruct defects secondary to neoplastic and congenital disorders and trauma. Most research has been limited to animal studies with the exception of(More)
Soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) account for 1% of adult and 7% of pediatric malignancies. Histopathology and classification of these rare tumors requires further refinements. The aim of this paper is to describe the current incidence and survival of STS from 1994 to 2012 in Ireland and compare these with comparably coded international published reports. This is(More)
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