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In an effort to treat the difficult problem of recurrent rectal cancer more successfully, we embarked on an aggressive therapeutic course involving a combination of field irradiation, surgical debulking, and intraoperative radiation therapy. On the basis of our study of 24 patients treated with this regimen, we estimated the local effectiveness to be as(More)
Between April 1981 and July 1984, 51 patients received intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) as a component of therapy for the management of primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies which were initially unresectable for cure. For these patients, curative surgical alternatives did not exist, or would have involved extensive procedures such as pelvic(More)
One hundred fifty-four patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors were surgically treated at our institution between 1972 and 1982. The most frequent primary sites were the ileum (43%), rectum (30%), appendix (11%), jejunum (6%), stomach (6%), and duodenum (1%). Asymptomatic tumors were discovered incidentally in 93 patients (60%). Symptomatic tumors(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of hepatic artery occlusion alone and with sequenced chemotherapy for patients with hepatic-dominant metastases of islet cell carcinomas and carcinoid tumors. DESIGN Nonrandomized, observational study with follow-up from 2.5 to 10 years. PATIENTS 111 ambulatory patients referred to a multidisciplinary tertiary(More)
Invasive localization procedures are indicated preoperatively when breast lesions are nonpalpable. Several techniques are available for locating such lesions. In experience with 343 nonpalpable lesions, 27% of the biopsied lesions were malignant. Calcification was present in 51% of all lesions. A combination needle-hooked wire technique was used. Some(More)
Thirteen patients with functioning carcinoid syndrome and hepatic metastases were surgically treated. Localized hepatic metastases were resected in five patients, and diffuse hepatic metastases were treated with hepatic artery ligation in eight. There were no postoperative deaths, and follow-up ranged from six to 46 months. All patients were symptom-free(More)
In a group of 76 patients with various gastrointestinal malignant lesions, we found that peritoneal washings contained tumor cells in 43% of patients with gastric cancer, 22% of those with pancreatic cancer, and 3% of those with colonic cancer. Aside from tumor site, we were unable to identify any criteria that would help to predict the presence of(More)
Sixty-three pregnant patients were treated for primary carcinoma of the breast at the Mayo Clinic between 1950 and 1980. These patients had a greater incidence of nodal metastasis and scirrhous histopathologic factors than did non-pregnant patients with a malignant condition of the breast. The five year survival rate of pregnant patients with localized(More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant arterial anatomy is a common finding during foregut surgery. Anomalies to the right hepatic lobe are especially relevant during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and their recognition serves to protect the blood supply to the liver and bile ducts. We report our experience with aberrant right hepatic arterial anatomy (ARHAA) found during PD.(More)