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From January 1962 to May 1979, 23 patients with biopsy-proved intramedullary spinal cord tumors were treated initially with total resection, subtotal resection, irradiation, or subtotal resection and irradiation. Local control was achieved in 1/2 patients after total resection, 1/3 after subtotal resection, 8/9 after subtotal resection and radiation(More)
For 43 medulloblastoma patients who had five-and ten-year actuarial survival rates of 56%, prognostic factors of statistical significance included: T-stage (82% T1,2 versus 46% T3,4; P less than 0.02), M-stage (63% M0,1 versus 0% M2,3; P less than 0.03), and histopathologic tumor score (TS, based upon necrosis, desmoplasia, cytoplasmic processes, and(More)
During the period from January 1962--June 1979, 17 adults (greater than or equal to 16 years of age) received postoperative supervoltage neuraxis radiation therapy for medulloblastoma. An actuarial five- and ten-year survival rate of 46% was achieved, and the major site of recurrence postirradiation was in the posterior fossa. Compared to previous pediatric(More)
The patterns of clinical-and autopsy-documented tumor spread were evaluated for 15 patients with biopsy-proven infratentorial (8 cerebellar, 2 brainstem, 5 intramedullary spinal cord) glioblastoma. No patient developed clinical nor autopsy evidence of subarachnoid dissemination, even though no patient had received craniospinal axis irradiation. Fully 14 of(More)
From 1974-1980, 15 patients with pT2-4 bladder carcinoma received adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy (XRT). The extent of initial surgery varied (six radical cystectomy, 5 partial cystectomy, four "total" transurethral resection). The planned XRT was 4,000-5,040 rads in 5-6 weeks to the pelvis (achieved in 14/15 patients) followed by a bladder boost(More)