Sheldon D. Leidner

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By contract with the National Cancer Institute, the accuracy of diagnostic techniques was assessed in 184 patients suspected of having pancreas cancer. Of 138 patients who were operated upon, 89 were found to have pancreas duct cancer, 30 had cancer of a different site of origin in the head of the pancreas region and in 19 there was no evidence of cancer at(More)
A screening program for colorectal cancer and adenomas has been applied to 6,579 mostly asymptomatic men and women age 40 years and older utilizing fecal occult-blood testing followed by investigation of patients with positive slides by air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy. A control population of 7,325 patients had sigmoidoscopy only and no(More)
Colonoscopic lavage was performed for assay of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) concentration in patients with small and large colonic adenomas, in patients with adenocarcinoma of the colon, and in normal controls. CEA concentration was considerably higher in colonoscopic lavage as compared to plasma. CEA concentration in normal controls and in patients with(More)
Colonoscopy has revolutionalized the approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with colorectal neoplasia. When malignant-appearing lesions are visualized by colonoscopy, a variety of diagnostic techniques are currently available for the assessment of the nature of the lesion including biopsy, brush cytology, and lavage cytology. Comparison of(More)
Flexible sigmoidoscopy was compared to rigid sigmoidoscopy in the detection of colorectal neoplasia in a select group of patients. A distance of 30 cm or greater was obtained by flexible sigmoidoscopy in 94% of patients and a distance of 50 cm or greater in 46% of patients. A significant number of cancers and adenomas detected by flexible sigmoidoscopy were(More)
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