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From 1973 to 1983, 248 bronchoplastic and angioplastic operations were carried out in patients with bronchial cancer. The five-year survival rate of all radically operated patients (stages I and II, n = 108) was 35%. The three-year survival rate in bronchial sleeve resection in stages I and II (n = 46) was 46%. The thirty-day lethality in stages I and II(More)
Surgical removal of one or several metastases with a potentially curative aim is possible in the case of isolated pulmonary metastases. The surgery is always part of an overall oncological concept. Between 1972 and 1984, surgery was indicated in 295 cases in 261 patients and 304 thoracotomies were performed. The procedure was classified as potentially(More)
Two hundred and sixty-one patients underwent a total of 295 operations for pulmonary metastases between 1972 and 1984. Some characteristics are essential for the surgical strategy of operations on pulmonary metastases: Upon thoracotomy about 40% of the patients show more uni- or bilateral metastases than expected after the most careful preoperative(More)
The various forms of bronchoplastic and angioplastic procedures are the best means of avoiding pneumonectomy. Essential indications are limited respiratory reserve and central site of a malignancy. In a retrospective study 248 broncho- and angioplastic operations carried out in the years 1973 to 1983 were analyzed. Reference date for the analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Conservative treatment failure in symptomatic tarsal coalition usually mandates bar resection as a preferred operative alternative. The outcome of this procedure generally has been assessed by clinical measures. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether plantar pressure distribution is normalized after bar resection. METHODS This study(More)
In 21 patients after combined chest wall and lung metastasis resection a median survival time of 11 months was found independent of the degree of the chest wall infiltration. Only 1 patient with metastasis from a testicular teratoma survived 5 years and is tumor free. There was no 30-day-lethality. The main indications are complications such as exulceration(More)
Eight patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) and two patients with congenital hypoplastic anemia (CHA) were treated with absorbed samples of rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) at a total dose of 50-75 mg/kg body weight intravenously over 5 days. Duration of the disease was 1-14 years. Median age of the ten patients was 11 (4-15) years. Four of the(More)
Following locoregional treatment, patients were randomized into three groups: The first groups received no complementary treatment; the second group received adjuvant chemotherapy (vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and 5-fluorouracil once a month for 12 months); and the third group was treated by immunotherapy (150 mg BCG once a week for 1 year). Sixty-two of(More)
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