Marian Vanhoeij

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BACKGROUND Scapula alata (SA) is a known complication of breast surgery associated with palsy of the serratus anterior, but it is seldom mentioned. We evaluated the risk factors associated with SA and the relationship of SA with ipsilateral shoulder/arm morbidity in a series of patients enrolled in a trial of post-surgery radiotherapy (RT). METHODS The(More)
To explore the preoperative utility of FDG PET for the diagnosis and prognosis in a retrospective breast cancer case series. In this retrospective study, 104 patients who had undergone a preoperative FDG PET scan for primary breast cancer at the UZ Brussel during the period 2002–2008 were identified. Selection criteria were: histological confirmation, FDG(More)
UNLABELLED Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status is one of the major tumor characteristics in breast cancer to guide therapy. Anti-HER2 treatment has clear survival advantages in HER2-positive breast carcinoma patients. Heterogeneity in HER2 expression between primary tumor and metastasis has repeatedly been described, resulting in the need(More)
OBJECTIVES A prospective study was carried out to evaluate the role of intra-operative touch imprint cytology (TIC) in the assessment of sentinel lymph node (SLN) involvement for staging and treatment of early-stage, clinically node-negative breast carcinoma. METHODS Forty-five patients with early-stage, clinically node-negative breast cancer underwent a(More)
Radiotherapy treatments for early stage breast cancer patients potentially affect the lung in its most distal air spaces, and previous studies have indicated consistently low baseline values for diffusing capacity in breast cancer patients. We aimed to quantitatively assess baseline small airway function and the acute effects of radiotherapy in breast(More)
We present two cases of desmoid tumour of the anterior abdominal wall in young women in whom the defect after radical excision could not be closed without using prosthesis. The first case warranted the use of a composite mesh, the second a polypropylene prosthesis. In both cases primary closure of the skin was possible. Both women are doing fine with no(More)
Debulking followed by combination chemotherapy is currently regarded as the most effective treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. Prognosis depends drastically on the degree of debulking. Accordingly, near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging has been proposed to revolutionize cancer surgery by acting as a sensitive, specific, and real-time tool enabling(More)
INTRODUCTION Shoulder/arm morbidity is a common complication of breast cancer surgery and radiotherapy (RT), but little is known about acute contralateral morbidity. METHODS Patients were 118 women enrolled in a RT trial. Arm volume and shoulder mobility were assessed before and 1-3 months after RT. Correlations and linear regression were used to analyze(More)
Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery is an emerging laparoscopic technique that aims for a minimal invasive approach. Several cases and series have been reported in literature for a wide variety of pathologies, such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy, bariatric procedures and colonic surgery. We report the case of an intragastric cystogastrostomy performed by(More)
143 Background: Breast cancer treatment has adverse effects. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a multidisciplinary oncologic rehabilitation program on health related quality of life (HRQoL), cancer related fatigue (CRF), muscle strength, physical fitness and anthropometrics in breast cancer survivors. METHODS This quasi-experimental(More)