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The treatment and outcomes for 182 patients with lobular carcinoma were compared with 1612 patients with infiltrating ductal carcinoma managed concurrently at The Strathfield Breast Centre. The lobular carcinomas were larger (P < 0.0001) but of lower grade (P < 0.0001). Diagnosis with mammography and FNA was less sensitive in ILC (mammography P = 0.0002,(More)
The aim of this study was to document the clinical and pathological features of a large single institutional series of ethnically diverse patients with phyllodes tumours (PTs), and to determine which characteristics were predictive of outcome. Sixty five PTs were analysed; 34 were benign, 23 borderline and eight malignant (34 low grade and 31 high grade PTs(More)
AIMS Although breast cancer is the major cause of cancer-related death in women, there is little comprehensive information on long-term outcomes, particularly pertaining to site of relapse. The Strathfield Breast Centre (TSBC) is a multidisciplinary breast clinic that has collected patient data prospectively over 14 years. METHODS All women with invasive,(More)
An evaluation of extra nodal spread (ENS) in predicting overall survival and locoregional relapse rates in 311 node positive breast cancer patients was undertaken: the study group comprised 71 patients with ENS and the control group comprised 240 patients with no ENS. A review of pathology reports that described ENS was performed and a scoring system to(More)
Granulomatous mastitis is a benign breast disease of importance, because it clinically resembles breast carcinoma. It occurs in women of child-bearing age, and is diagnosed histopathologically by finding inflammatory changes with granuloma formation confined to the lobules of the breast. A case of bilateral granulomatous mastitis appearing as metachronous(More)
The effect of using topical povidone-iodine spray in addition to a single dose of intravenous metronidazole was studied in a clinical trial involving 200 patients undergoing appendicectomy. Despite the metronidazole, patients with perforated or gangrenous appendices still had an unacceptably high rate of wound infection. Overall, no benefit resulted from(More)
AIMS This study evaluates the breast cancer nomogram (BCN), an online tool developed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to determine the rate of non-SLN positivity, in an independent cohort of SLN positive patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Available data between 02/2000 and 06/2004 in two prospective databases, 749 cases had successful SLN biopsy(More)
Despite the recent demonstration that vascular lesions occur significantly more frequently in patients having closed rather than "open" laparoscopy, there never has been a published case report of injury to the great vessels associated with the open technique of initial access to the peritoneal cavity at laparoscopy. We present the first two such cases(More)
AIM To document of our experience with EAS SNB and evaluate its impact on the staging, management and the associated morbidities of patients with early breast cancer. METHOD A review of two prospective breast cancer databases identifying all SNB procedures performed at two affiliated breast units from 1998 to 2003. RESULTS A series of 979 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the most common cause of cancer death in women. This report presents outcomes from a multidisciplinary breast clinic established in 1989 with the specific aim of providing a rapid, integrated assessment service for patients with breast disease. METHODS A prospective data collection and(More)