Pamela A Lepera

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A carbon dioxide laser microsurgical technique for partial or complete resection of superficial lesions of the penis is described. This technique was used in 47 patients from January 1982 to May 1985. Of the 47 patients 32 (68 per cent) were treated on an outpatient basis. Histological study of the lesions showed microscopically invasive cancer in 8(More)
The efficacy of an originally developed photodynamic approach, using topical administration of tetraphenylporphinesulfonate as the photosensitizer, was evaluated in a series of 292 basal cell carcinoma lesions (less than 2-mm thick) in 50 treated patients. The lack of indication for conventional therapies was the main selection criterion. The(More)
The importance of breast pain as a presenting symptom of breast cancer was assessed in 200 women with localized mastalgia but negative physical examination and in 478 women with operable breast cancer. In the first group, mammography detected five cases of subclinical breast cancer at the site of pain. In the second group, 86 patients (18%) reported(More)
To determine the efficacy of combined preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy for locally advanced rectal carcinoma and the rate of sphincter conservation, a retrospective survey of 39 patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma treated with various 5-fluorouracil- and leukovorin-based chemotherapy regimens and radiation prior to surgery in a(More)
Treatment of patients with angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinaemia (AILD) often constitutes a challenge for the clinical haematologist. Single-agent and combination chemotherapy have failed to increase the response rate or survival of patients with AILD. A total of seven patients with refractory or relapsed AILD were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common malignancy of the eyelid margins, poses therapeutic problems. Surgery, radiation therapy, and cryotherapy are the currently accepted methods for the treatment of this affliction. To verify the technical and clinical effectiveness of the surgical laser method, a specific approach was developed by(More)
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate is so rare that only 6 cases have been reported in the Japanese literature. This type of cancer is independent of androgen, and its prognosis seems to be generally poor. The patient was a 76-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of dysuria. Although the markers for prostatic(More)
The clinical-radiologic-cytologic triplet was used for diagnostic evaluation in 1708 women over 30 years old with a breast lump. All the lumps were subjected to surgery except for 258 cases in which clinical resolution took place within 1-2 months. Seven-hundred and ninety-three out of 1450 nodules removed were cancers. Sensitivity of the clinical,(More)
The clinical-radiological-cytological triad was used for diagnostic evaluation in 631 women over 30 years old with a solid breast lump, excluding clinically obvious cancers. All the lumps were subsequently removed surgically, except for 105 cases which spontaneously regressed within 2 months. 285 of the 526 nodules removed were cancers, and 162 of 285 (57%)(More)
Aromatase inhibitors are a useful therapeutic option in the management of endocrine-dependent advanced breast cancer. Formestane (Lentaron) is the first irreversible aromatase inhibitor to be extensively investigated. In a phase II study to determine the effects of formestane on serum estradiol and urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroid (17-OHCS) levels and to(More)