Lawrence I. Goldman

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Cutaneous malignant melanoma has traditionally been treated by "wide" local excision with a 5-cm margin of normal skin about the tumor. The rationale of wide excision for melanoma has never been clearly defined, but the procedure is known to be effective in preventing local recurrence. We studied 105 patients who had 109 primary melanomas in 1977 and(More)
The survival times of patients who had an elective regional lymph node dissection was compared with that of those who did not undergo the procedure in a database of 72 patients with clinical Stage I melanoma of intermediate thickness (1.51-3.99 mm). All of the patients had been followed for 5 years or longer or until death. No significant differences were(More)
Surgeons hesitate to accept lesser cancer operations for several reasons. Paramount, however, is the fear that they might jeopardize cure rates by inadvertently leaving residual tumor behind. In cutaneous melanoma, for example, wide excision of the primary tumor site, usually in combination with skin grafting, has been the standard for years. Recently, as(More)
In 24 patients undergoing radical mastectomy, the degree of sensitization to breast cancer was compared between lymphocytes obtained from regional lymph nodes and circulating lymphocytes. Using the direct lymphocyte migration inhibition assay a greater immunologic response was observed in regional lymph node lymphocytes as compared to circulating(More)
The effect of age and nutritional status on the synthesis of fatty acids from a variety of labeled substrates by human adipose tissue in vitro was investigated. The results of this study clearly demonstrate that, although human adipose tissue is able to oxidize glucose to CO2, its ability to incorporate glucose-carbon into long chain fatty acids is(More)
Clinical photographs of 79 prospectively studied cases of non-familial cutaneous malignant melanoma were reviewed; special attention was directed to the distribution pattern of coexistent melanocytic lesions. A group of 15 patients had moles on the covered buttock area. Seven of these patients had large clinically atypical nevi, and biopsies of these nevi(More)
A young male with a penetrating chest wound suffered modest and transitory hemorrhagic shock. Nonocclusive right-sided ischemic colonic necrosis developed secondarily. This became obvious on serial follow-up examinations, prompting exploration and curative surgical resection. This case represents ischemic colitis secondary to hemorrhagic shock following(More)
Sixty-two patients with medullary carcinoma of the breast were studied. Mean survival time was 105 months. When identical stages are compared, the five and ten year survival rates for patients with medullary carcinoma of the breast parallel those for patients with infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Age, duration of symptoms, site of the primary lesion, size of(More)