Philip J Fitzpatrick

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We report 1,166 tumors of the eyelids that were treated by single or fractionated exposures to doses of 20-60 Gy. The five year tumor control rate was 95% for basal cell and 93.3% for squamous cell carcinoma. Irradiation was equally successful in primary cases and in those recurrent following surgery. Recurrence following irradiation was managed by surgery(More)
Lymphoreticular tumors in the orbit are uncommon. Only 42 patients were identified from over 2000 patients with tumors of lymphoid tissue seen between 1958 and 1979. The patients were divided into 3 groups: primary malignant, secondary malignant, and benign lymphoma. In the primary malignant lymphoma groups, there were 24 patients with a median age of 64(More)
Between 1958 and 1975, 377 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth were treated. 123 new cancers (not recurrences) developed in 101 (27%) of these patients after treatment. 82 (67%) were squamous cell carcinomas of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts, one-third of these being in the mouth. These tumors developed at a constant(More)
There were 187 incompletely resected basal cell carcinomas (BCC) of skin referred to the Princess Margaret Hospital between 1970 and 1985. Median age at presentation was 62 years. The commonest location of these lesions was in the head and neck region (93%). One hundred twenty lesions were immediately treated: 119 were irradiated and 1 was excised. The(More)
A retrospective review of 403 patients with salivary gland tumors seen between 1958 and 1980 and a mean follow-up of 10 years is reported. The median age was 58 (7-94) years and the male to female ratio 1.3:1. There were 293 (72%) parotid, 83 (21%) submaxillary and 27 (7%) tumors developed at other sites. Among these were 84 (22%) mucoepidermoid (all(More)
Lesion eccentricity with irregularities on coronary angiography is associated with ruptured plaques and thrombus based on postmortem and clinical angiographic studies. However, the predictive value of such angiographic markers of plaque disruption and thrombus remains to be determined in vivo. The purpose of this study was to establish whether Ambrose's(More)
A retrospective study of 271 patients with parotid carcinoma seen between 1958 and 1980 is reported. Among these were 64 (24%) mucoepidermoid tumors (all degrees of differentiation), 50 (18%) adenocarcinomas, 40 (15%) malignant mixed tumors, 39 (14%) adenoid cystic carcinomas, 37 (14%) undifferentiated, 21 (8%) acinic, and 20 (7%) squamous cell carcinomas.(More)
Spinal surgery has long been considered to have an elevated risk of perioperative blood loss with significant associated blood transfusion requirements. However, a great variability exists in the blood loss and transfusion requirements of differing patients and differing procedures in the area of spinal surgery. We performed a retrospective study of all(More)