January K Lopez

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The reported prevalence of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is variable, with more recent studies indicating that ILC accounts for 10%-15% of all invasive breast carcinomas. However, the radiologic diagnosis and management of ILC can be uniquely challenging. Current imaging modalities are not very specific for differentiating ILC from other invasive breast(More)
Massive hemoptysis is an emergent and life-threatening condition with a broad range of underlying causes. Fortunately, massive hemoptysis accounts for a minority of cases of hemoptysis, ~5%. Unlike hemorrhage in other areas of the body, the primary cause of death from pulmonary hemorrhage is most commonly asphyxiation rather than exsanguination. Given the(More)
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) permits the delivery of radiation therapy directly to the tumor bed at the time of surgery. Minimal data are available about the complications associated with this modality of treatment using the Xoft® Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (Axxent) System. A total of 702 patients who received IORT using the Xoft® Axxent(More)
Two prospective, randomized trials, TARGIT-A and ELIOT, have shown intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to be a safe alternative to whole breast radiation therapy following breast-conserving surgery for selected low-risk patients. However, minimal data are available about the clinical effectiveness of this modality of treatment using the Xoft® Axxent®(More)
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) delivers radiation therapy directly to the tumor bed at the time of surgery. Minimal data are available regarding IORT complications in patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) using the Xoft® Axxent eBx® System. 146 patients with pure DCIS received X-ray based IORT therapy using the Xoft® Axxent eBx®(More)
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