Rita M. Linggood

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The rates of survival, tumor recurrence, and tumor progression were analyzed in 225 patients with meningioma who underwent surgery as the only treatment modality between 1962 and 1980. Patients were considered to have a recurrence if their studies verified a mass effect in spite of a complete surgical removal, whereas they were defined as having progression(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical behavior and treatment outcome of ocular adnexal lymphomas classified by the World Health Organization system, with emphasis on marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinicopathologic materials from 98 consecutive patients treated for ocular adnexal lymphoma were(More)
From January 1962 to May 1979, 23 patients with biopsy-proved intramedullary spinal cord tumors were treated initially with total resection, subtotal resection, irradiation, or subtotal resection and irradiation. Local control was achieved in 1/2 patients after total resection, 1/3 after subtotal resection, 8/9 after subtotal resection and radiation(More)
Neovascularization is a common phenomenon in gliomas. MR imaging cerebral blood volume (CBV) mapping utilizes ultrasfast echo-planar imaging and simultaneous use of gadolinium-based contrast material. To determine the utility of MR CBV mapping in the clinical evaluation of gliomas, we followed 15 patients with serial studies. This technique provided(More)
The clinical features, pathologic findings and treatment courses of eight adults with central nervous system small-cell neuronal tumors were reviewed. Five patients had central neurocytomas, two patients central nervous system neuroblastomas, and one patient a neurocytoma-like spinal cord tumor. The neurocytomas were intraventricular, moderately cellular(More)
Histopathologic features that predict recurrence of meningiomas following subtotal resection were identified by reviewing the initial surgical specimens from 82 patients (38 with tumor recurrence and 44 without) treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1962 and 1984. There was no correlation between histologic subtype and tendency toward tumor(More)
Thirty-six patients with benign meningioma were treated for primary or recurrent disease by subtotal resection and external beam irradiation from 1968–1986 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Comparison is made with 79 patients treated by subtotal surgery alone from 1962–1980. Progression-free survival for 17 patients irradiated after initial incomplete(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively the effects on survival, relapse-free survival, and patterns of relapse of reduced-dose (23.4 Gy in 13 fractions) compared with standard-dose (36 Gy in 20 fractions) neuraxis irradiation in patients 3 to 21 years of age with low-stage medulloblastoma, minimal postoperative residual disease, and no evidence of neuraxis(More)
For 43 medulloblastoma patients who had five-and ten-year actuarial survival rates of 56%, prognostic factors of statistical significance included: T-stage (82% T1,2 versus 46% T3,4; P less than 0.02), M-stage (63% M0,1 versus 0% M2,3; P less than 0.03), and histopathologic tumor score (TS, based upon necrosis, desmoplasia, cytoplasmic processes, and(More)