John A Whitesel

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Preoperative arterial embolization and infarction of a large renal cell carcinoma followed by radical nephrectomy seven days later led to spontaneous regression of pulmonary metastases. However, a cerebral metastatic deposit manifested itself fourteen months after surgery, requiring craniotomy. Presently, the patient is alive and well with no evidence of(More)
Of 343 patients who underwent pelvic lymph node dissection during treatment for carcinoma of the prostate 25 had persistently elevated serum enzymatic acid phosphatase levels preoperatively: 15 (60 per cent) had metastases to the pelvic lymph nodes and 10 (40 per cent) had negative nodes. Bone metastases occurred in 10 of 12 (83 per cent) and 5 of 7(More)
Two hundred fifteen patients have undergone pelvic node dissection in clinical Stages A1, A2, B1, and B2 adenocarcinoma of the prostate as a final staging procedure. Two hundred four patients have had the tumor grade assessed adequately and the influence of the grade on the results of the node dissection evaluated. As the grade of the primary tumor worsens(More)
Pelvic lymphadenectomy is the final staging procedure before institution of therapy for patients with clinically locally confined adenocarcinoma of the prostate, a normal acid phosphatase, and a bone scan free of metastatic disease. The pathologic information it provides cannot be accurately acquired at the present time by any other method. Extraperitoneal(More)