P. Hatcher

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A case of a 19-year-old male with a paraganglioma (pheochromocytoma) arising in the prostate and involving the urinary bladder is presented. The radiological studies, including computed tomography, demonstrated ringlike calcification of the tumor, a rare finding that is highly suggestive of the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. The tumor was excised and found(More)
Thirty-nine patients with locally advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder received presurgical combination chemotherapy in an effort to improve survival, reduce local tumor recurrence and distant failure, and enhance surgical resectability and potentially salvage the bladder. One to six cycles (median 2.8) of M-VAC (methotrexate, vinblastine,(More)
Seventy-one patients with intestinal injury secondary to pelvic irradiation had predominantly large bowel lesions. Seventeen cases were treated conservatively and 54 came to surgery, 28 patients having more than one operation. Following this essentially salvage surgery there were more ileal than colonic anastomotic leaks. Thirty-four patients died during(More)
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