Lowell J Byers

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Pretreatment surgical staging in cervical cancer has been studied extensively but remains controversial because a surgical procedure is required and the information gained may benefit only a small portion of the patients staged. Pelvic and paraaortic laparoscopic lymphadenectomies have been successfully performed in animal models and humans. Little(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to characterize presenting symptoms, prognostic factors, and treatment outcome in patients diagnosed with primary gastrointestinal (GI) cancers initially presumed to be of gynecologic origin. METHODS A retrospective review of all admissions to the gynecologic oncology service at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City,(More)
Laminin is a component of the extracellular matrix and is associated with tumor cell metastasis. Present studies show that the ovarian cancer cell lines produce significant amounts of laminin (54-140 ng/ml) in culture. Since ovarian cancer is associated with ascites production, laminin levels were then determined in ascites and serum. The results indicate(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the blood flow characteristics of the uterine artery and intratumoral vessels in patients with GTD. Twelve patients with GTD were evaluated with TVS, and 11 also had CFD sonography performed. Spectral analysis of both uterine artery and samples intratumoral and intramyometrial vessels revealed systolic frequencies and(More)
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a clinical diagnosis of massive abdominal swelling by a gelatinous material, produced usually from an ovarian or appendiceal primary. It is a rare entity that is usually histologically benign but behaves clinically in a malignant fashion with recurrent growth, although not demonstrating histological stromal invasion. The disease(More)
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