M. Cathelijne B. J. E. Tutein Nolthenius-Puylaert

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To compare the effectiveness of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and mastectomy, all women aged ≤40 years, treated for early-stage breast cancer in the southern part of the Netherlands between 1988 and 2005, were identified. A total of 562 patients underwent mastectomy and 889 patients received BCT. During follow-up, 23 patients treated with mastectomy and(More)
The relatively small group of patients with breast tumors other than the ductal, lobular or mixed ducto-lobular types, has reached nonnegligible numbers due to the ongoing increase in the incidence of breast cancer. We investigated stage and grade distribution of uncommon breast tumors using the nation-wide Netherlands Cancer Registry (population 16.5(More)
Background Introduction of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) as an axillary staging procedure in breast cancer patients could have led to upstaging as well as downstaging of their disease. Intensified pathological processing could have led to upstaging due to presence of micrometastases, whereas the described false negative rate of 5% could be a cause of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the incidence and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast in the population. DESIGN Retrospective, descriptive. METHOD The incidence of DCIS in the period 1975-1997 in 8 hospitals in southeastern North Brabant and northern Limburg, the Netherlands, was analysed, using data from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry.(More)
Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) for axillary staging in breast cancer allows the application of more extensive pathologic examination techniques. Micrometastases are being detected more often, however, coinciding with stage migration. Besides assessing the prognostic relevance of micrometastases and the need for administering adjuvant systemic and regional(More)
Objective. The increased incidence of breast cancer in the southeastern Netherlands was accompanied by markedly improved relative survival and stable mortality. We investigated whether the average aggressiveness of tumors changed over time in a population-based study, before the introduction of mass screening. Methods. The mitotic activity index (MAI) was(More)
We report a rare case of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) confined to the right leg secondary to aortic graft infection. The development of HOA exclusively localized to areas distal to a vascular prosthesis may be the presenting manifestation of graft infection and a crucial diagnostic clue in the early detection of vascular graft infection. HOA is(More)
Node-negative breast cancer patients have a relatively good prognosis, but eventually one-third will die of the disease. Thus, prognostic factors to identify the high-risk group among these patients are needed. We retrospectively determined the Mitotic Activity Index (MAI) for a large series of node-negative breast cancer patients (n = 468) with tumours(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the level of compliance with the NABON-guidelines (i.e. breast cancer consensus recommendations) issued in 1999 with particular regard to the diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer in hospitals in the region covered by the Comprehensive Cancer Centre South (covering the Noord-Brabant and Noord-Limburg areas in the Netherlands). (More)
Out of the 223 fetal and neonatal deaths that occurred on the island of Curaçao in a 2-year period (1984-1985), 35 were due to birth asphyxia (15.7%). In order to evaluate the quality of obstetric care, the circumstances surrounding each asphyxiated death were scrutinized. On the whole, patients' compliance with antenatal care was satisfactory. However,(More)
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