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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to define an algorithm for the choice of reconstructive method for defects after laryngo-pharyngo-esophagectomy for hypopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS One hundred and forty two cases of hypopharyngeal carcinoma were included and operated on by either partial pharyngectomy, total pharyngectomy or esophagectomy. The(More)
This study was designed to investigate the impact of liver cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on the disease-free and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients undergoing a standard primary operation followed by standard chemotherapy. Attainment of the operative goals, intra- and postoperative events, possible complications under(More)
Background: We report our long term results of isolated limb infusion (ILI) in cases of locally advanced soft-tissue sarcoma (ASTS) of the extremities. Methods: Forty cases of ASTS received ILI with doxorubicin. Preoperative external beam radiotherapy started within 3-7 days after ILI was administered. After 3-7 weeks, surgery was performed aiming at limb(More)
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