Gudrun Svahn-Tapper

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Vascular mortality, especially cerebrovascular disease (CVD), are the most pronounced cause of mortality in women with hypopituitarism. In a cohort of 342 patients operated and irradiated for pituitary tumors, 31 died from CVD (CVD patients) between 1952 and 1996. The study assessed whether the radiation regimens and duration of symptoms of hypopituitarism(More)
PURPOSE Cancers of the digestive system constitute a major risk for childhood cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy once they reach adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine therapy-related risk factors for the development of a second malignancy in the digestive organs (SMDO) after a childhood cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Among 4,568 2-year(More)
The aim of this study was to determine therapy-related risk factors for the development of melanoma after childhood cancer. Among 4401 3-year survivors of a childhood cancer in eight French and British centres and 25120 patients younger than 20 years old at first malignant neoplasm (FMN) extracted from the Nordic Cancer Registries, 16 patients developed a(More)
Twenty-five patients (21-45 years old) treated for Hodgkin's disease with mantle radiotherapy but no chemotherapy underwent cardiac testing with myocardial scintigraphy during exercise, Echo-Doppler cardiography and CT-examination, 10-20 years after treatment. Four of twenty-six (15%) young patients had serious cardiac complications after mantle therapy,(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the risk with radiation therapy and chemotherapy of the first cancer in childhood and adolescence for the development of a second malignant solid tumor (SMST). Also, the role of relapse of the primary tumor was studied. It is a nested case-control study within a Nordic cohort of patients less than 20 years of age at first(More)
Twenty-five patients (21-45 years old) treated for Hodgkin's disease with mantle radiotherapy but no chemotherapy underwent chest radiography and pulmonary testing with spirometry, pulmonary mechanics and exercise test combined with arterial blood gas analysis, lung scintigraphy, assessment of pulmonary artery pressure with Doppler cardiography and vector(More)
The prognosis in medulloblastoma has often been reported to be gloomy, and five-year survival rates of approximately 25% are often reported. In recent years, however, some centers have published results that indicate a possible cure rate of 60% or even more. During the years 1946-1975, 50 children received radiotherapy for medulloblastoma at the University(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of second brain tumours in patients operated and irradiated for pituitary tumours. DESIGN AND PATIENTS The study base consisted of a consecutive series of 325 patients operated and irradiated for pituitary tumours, excluding patients with acromegaly and Cushing's disease. Comparison was made with the general population(More)
The inherent limitations of a specific pencil beam model have been studied when applied to a cylindrical geometry simulating the neck region. A comparison is made between measured and calculated absorbed dose in a cylindrical phantom. The goal is to quantify the deviations in the absorbed dose level, i.e., the dose per monitor unit, when photons are used(More)
A standardized programme for postoperative radiation therapy of carcinoma of the breast stage II is reported. The target volume and the organs at risk are defined, and the target absorbed dose and fractionation are specified. The irradiation techniques is briefly described.