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A chemotherapy regimen based on high doses of BCNU and mitomycin C with autologous bone marrow transplantation was used in 18 patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma. Haematological toxicity was manageable, with a short nadir for white blood cells and platelets. The response rate was 33%, with a prevalence in peritoneal lesions compared to liver or lung… (More)
A retrospective analysis is reported of 131 symptomatic patients for gastro-esophageal reflux, comparing the radiological diagnosis to endoscopic, manometric and pH-metric results. A low incidence of x-ray examination is found. The role of radiology in gastro-esophageal reflux is considered and discussed.
Late clinical outbreak in patients with right colon cancer translates into very advanced stage of the tumour. Nevertheless, long term results of radical surgery are favourable, even if susceptible of improvements. While earlier diagnoses are not easy to achieve, a greater surgical radicality can be obtained both by extending resections to the surrounding… (More)
The aim of this collaborative prospective study was to verify the incidence of pelvic recurrence (PR) after radical surgery for cancer of the rectum and sigmoid. Very low anterior resection (VLAR) was usually performed, with the aim of preserving anal function and obtaining the maximum of radicality by means of en bloc excision of the mesorectum. Between… (More)