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Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is efficacious against hepatic malignancies by rendering tumors ischemic while delivering high-dose chemotherapy. The added benefit of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has not been determined. We sought to review our experience with TACE with or without RFA in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and(More)
Background. Little is known about how cumulative chemotherapy delivery influences the poorer outcome observed in young adult (YA, 18-40 years) versus pediatric (<18 years) osteosarcoma patients. Here, we retrospectively examined differences in presentation, therapy, including cumulative chemotherapy dose, and outcome in YA and pediatric patients. Methods.(More)
BACKGROUND Core needle biopsies of sarcomas allow a diagnosis in a high percentage of patients with few complications. However, it is unclear whether the tract needs to be excised to prevent recurrences. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore determined the rates of recurrence and metastases in patients with Stage III extremity sarcomas, who underwent wide local(More)
With wide application of antireflux surgery, reoperations for failed fundoplications are increasingly seen. This study was undertaken to document outcomes after reoperative fundoplications. Sixty-four patients, 26 men and 38 women, of average age 55 years+/-15.6 (SD), underwent reoperative antireflux surgery between 1992 and 2003. Fundoplication prior to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Surgical technique article with retrospective case series. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sacral insufficiency fractures are commonly encountered in oncologic patients and constitute a cause for persistent lower back and pelvic pain. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to describe the modified technique of navigated percutaneous sacroiliac (SI)(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment of malignant pediatric lower-extremity bone tumors is controversial. Expandable endoprostheses allow limb preservation, but the revision rate and limited function are considered barriers to their use. This study investigated the functional, emotional, and oncologic outcomes of thirty-eight patients treated with an expandable(More)
Pathological fractures in children can occur as a result of a variety of conditions, ranging from metabolic diseases and infection to tumours. Fractures through benign and malignant bone tumours should be recognised and managed appropriately by the treating orthopaedic surgeon. The most common benign bone tumours that cause pathological fractures in(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term survival for all patients with osteosarcoma using current aggressive adjuvant chemotherapy and surgical resection is between 60% and 70%. In patients who present with nonmetastatic, high-grade extremity osteosarcoma of bone, limb salvage surgery is favored, when appropriate, over amputation to preserve the limb, because limb salvage may(More)
PURPOSE Prior studies illustrated a reduction in wound complications with the use of staged reconstruction (SR) and negative pressure wound therapy when treating soft tissue sarcoma (STS) with surgical resection followed by high-dose-rate adjuvant brachytherapy. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes of SR and immediate reconstruction (IR)(More)