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Clinical material and the results of treatment of 63 esophageal lye corrosion carcinoma patients are presented below. The mean age of patients at lye ingestion was 6.2 years; the mean latent time between lye corrosion and esophageal carcinoma was 41 years. The later the lye was ingested the earlier carcinoma of the esophagus appeared. Eighty-four percent of(More)
We review a series of 100 consecutive cases of malignancy treated for ascites with abdominal paracentesis. The results of treatment for ascites with intracavitary Thiotepa are reported for 23 patients. The temporary partial response rate was 8/23 (35%) patients. There were symptoms of intestinal obstruction in five patients (22%) treated with Thiotepa, and(More)
A series of 29 cases of carcinoma of the male breast in Finland is reviewed. The purpose was to analyze the long-term results and establish which factors could have influenced the prognosis. The five-year and ten-year survival rates were 44 and 32%, respectively when deaths from all causes were included in the calculations. When only deaths from carcinoma(More)
A Finnish series of 53 patients with primary carcinoma of the liver has been examined with a view to establishing the clinical course, the therapeutic results, and the factors which might influence the prognosis. Four tumors were resected, with one 6-year survival. All patients with no effective treatment were dead within 1 year from diagnosis. Thirty-seven(More)
154 patients in 16,523 consecutive autopsies had carcinoma of the oesophagus or gastric cardia. Thirty-three of these patients had had an oesophagogastric resection, 33 radiation therapy and 88 no effective therapy. In 47% of the cases given effective treatment (66 cases) no tumour tissue was detected at the autopsy. 20% of patients with no effective(More)
The data of 331 women with breast cancer treated in the Second Department of Surgery, Helsinki University, during the period 1976-1980 (patient material, treatment, prognostic factors) is evaluated and compared with an equally large patient material treated during the period 1951-1961 in the same hospital. A breast lump was the main symptom in 94% and the(More)
Three cases are presented in which pericardial tamponade was the first indication of malignant disorder. The diagnosis and therapy of malignant cardiac tamponade was revealed by emergency pericardiotomy. In all cases the tumor was an adenomatous carcinoma and the site of primary tumor was unknown until death. The median survival time after onset of symptoms(More)
The results of treatment of 106 consecutive nephrectomized cases with metastatic renal adenocarcinoma were analyzed. Over 50% of the patients were dead at 1 year and more than 80% at 2 years from the first metastases. The corresponding 5-year survival rate was 7.3%. Fourteen patients demonstrated a response to radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, cytotoxic(More)
18 patients with severe Graves' ophthalmopathy were treated with retrobulbar irradiation. 14/18 (78%) had at least a satisfactory immediate result to the radiotherapy, and every fourth patient had a good late result with normal eyes. A total depth dose of about 4000 cGy, with about 350 cGy daily fraction dose, and a total depth dose of about 2000 cGy, with(More)
Two hundred sixty-seven laparotomized patients with pancreatic cancer during the period 1947 to 1980 were retrospectively analyzed. In 199 histologically confirmed cases of pancreatic carcinoma the tumor was only local with no invasion to neighboring tissues or distant metastases in 15% of the cases at the primary laparotomy and diagnosis stages, and the(More)