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Incomplete response to therapy may compromise the outcome of children with advanced neuroblastoma. In an attempt to improve tumour response we incorporated 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG) in the treatment regimens of selected stage 3 and stage 4 patients. Between 1986 and 1997, 43 neuroblastoma patients older than 1 year at diagnosis, 13 with stage(More)
The purpose of this work was to gain clinical experience with and to identify the optimal conditions for the use of recombinant human TSH (rhTSH, commercially available as Thyrogen) in the management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The study involved 22 patients for a total of 27 administration cycles of rhTSH, for either diagnostic(More)
The role of vascularity as a prognostic factor was investigated in 35 patients undergoing arterial chemotherapy for liver tumours. Compared with parenchyma, tumour vascularity was classified as hot (18 cases), cold (12 cases), and mixed (12 cases) using 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) hepatic arterial scans. The proportion of patients showing complete(More)
In a group of 97 patients aged from 6 months to 12 years, all with suspected or proven neural crest tumours, metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy was performed at the time of diagnosis and, in some instances, after induction chemotherapy. All the patients underwent a tumour biopsy with cytological and histological analysis, in addition to imaging(More)
This study analyzes the usefulness of two diagnostic methods: endorectal echotomography and adenolymphoscintigraphy. Echotomography is an important means for determining the extent of a tumor beyond the rectal wall, whereas lymphoscintigraphy is useful in demonstrating the metastatic locations in lymph nodes. These two modes of evaluation may permit an(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Intraoperative localization, during open and laparoscopic surgery, of small, nonpalpable colonic lesions located at peculiar sites or with concurrent inflammatory bowel alterations (diverticulosis, perivisceritis) is often difficult. The aim of our work was to assess the validity of radioguided identification after preoperative labeling.(More)
Forty-two children with advanced neuroblastoma who either failed with first-line therapy or relapsed after achieving a complete remission, were considered for treatment with [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG). We subdivided 42 cases into 5 groups, in accordance with the stage of disease at diagnosis, response to first-line therapy and relapse. A(More)
Twenty-five patients with cutaneous melanoma were imaged with F(ab')2 fragments of antimelanoma monoclonal antibody (MoAb) 225.28S labeled with 99mTc and 131I or 111In. Out of 16 patients without evidence of metastatic lesions, 6 false-positive cases were observed. Only 4 out of 9 patients with known lesions showed positive findings (globally 8 of 19(More)
The relation between exercise left ventricular ejection fraction and blood pressure (BP) responses after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was investigated. Twenty-eight to 37 days after an uncomplicated AMI, 224 consecutive patients underwent exercise radionuclide angiography in the 40 degrees semisupine position. In 180 patients (group A, 80%), BP(More)
In four patients with major anomalies of the hepatic artery undergoing intra-arterial chemotherapy, aberrant lobar vessels were ligated and catheters were inserted into the contralateral artery. Catheter perfusion scans performed early after ligation with 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) showed a defective perfusion of the lobe supplied by the occluded(More)