Shelley Hukku

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We report an audit of two different telebrachytherapy schedules in inoperable carcinoma of the oesophagus. Between October 1990 and December 1996, 108 patients with a Karnofsky performance status > or = 50 were selected from our database on the basis of intention to treat by telebrachytherapy. Teletherapy in the low dose group L (55 patients) consisted of(More)
We describe a 44-year-old woman who presented with an isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by a skull base metastasis from breast cancer. The patient had a modified radical mastectomy followed by local radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. Fourteen months later she presented with difficulty in speaking. Physical examination revealed an(More)
Results of splenic irradiation as the initial and only method of treatment are reported in 25 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Peripheral remission was induced in all the patients. Induction was achieved after a short period of 11 to 30 days in the majority of the patients, the longest period being 40 days. Several patients were in remission 9 months(More)
This presentation is a randomized prospective study of 74 patients of squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus divided into two groups. First group was treated with radical radiation alone and the other with radical radiation and combination of bleomycin and 5-FU. Analysis at the end of two years showed that the patients treated with addition of chemotherapy(More)
A large number of cancer patients receive radiation as part of their treatment. The incidence figures of radioinduced chronic lesions vary widely according to definition and site. Despite best efforts, 5% of patients develop severe reactions to radiation therapy often leading to painful and disabling conditions. Of these, about 1% may have serious problems,(More)
Primary C.N.S. lymphoma is a rare tumor. Five such cases were treated in our clinic between January, 1991, and October, 1993. Four patients had tumor decompression and one had total resection. All of them received radiotherapy (radiation dose 40 Gy) and chemotherapy. One patient expired during the immediate postoperative period. Four patients showed a(More)
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