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The behavior of pulmonary APUD tumors is not constant; management is controversial, and morphology has reached its limit as a tool for prognostic assessment and therapeutic planning. We have studied 24 patients with carcinoids; 17 patients with typical carcinoids presented with Stage I disease, but one patient later died most probably of small cell(More)
A total of 197 consecutive patients undergoing pneumonectomy at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1982 to 1987 were reviewed. Sixty-five variables were analyzed for the predictive value for perioperative risk. The operative mortality rate was 7% (14/197). Patients having a right pneumonectomy (n = 95) had a higher operative mortality rate (12%) than(More)
Rapid-stain cytologic evaluation of needle aspirates are a recent adjunct to diagnosis and staging of lung neoplasms. The benefits of this approach include ease of sampling from deep and remote lesions and the fact that the results are generally available within 10 minutes. In the past 2 years, we did 187 needle aspirations for cytopathological evaluation(More)
Lung cancer in patients under 40 years old is rare. Among 718 patients with lung cancer, 5% or 35 patients were younger than 40. All but one were heavy smokers. Twelve young patients who had operations survived 41.7 (SD 46.3) months: they included six who had resections of Stage 3 disease and who survived 19.2 (SD 16.0) months. The other six young patients(More)
In search of perspectives pertaining to the selection of invasive procedures for evaluating patients with lung cancer, data from other centers were considered, and our recent consecutive experience with 40 lung cancer patients was reviewed. Cost estimates for the least and the most complete use of invasive procedures were done. An average of three(More)
Thirty-five consecutive patients with resectable adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction were treated with two preoperative and three or four postoperative chemotherapy courses consisting of etoposide, fluorouracil, and cisplatin (EFP) to evaluate the rate of curative resection, clinical and pathologic response, toxic effects, and(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of six courses of chemotherapy in 34 consecutive patients with localised squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. All 32 evaluable patients first received at least two courses of chemotherapy. There were 18 patients with resectable carcinomas who underwent surgery and 14 patients with unresectable carcinomas who received(More)
A case of thymolipoma in a 14-year-old girl diagnosed prospectively by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is reported. The cellular constituents of the aspirate, lymphocytes and epithelial cells, were characterized by routine cytology and immunocytochemistry. Although primarily based on the FNA cytology, the diagnosis was supported by the patient's(More)
Recurrent and metastatic cervical carcinoma has very poor prognosis, mainly because there is no effective systemic therapy which would increase the duration of survival. Biologic agents have recently been found to have activity in cervical carcinoma. The combination of interferon (IFN)-alpha and 13-cis-retinoic acid had additive and synergistic antitumor(More)
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