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Brain metastases from gynecological cancers were retrospectively investigated in 18 patients who were treated between 1985 and 2006. Six patients received surgical resection followed by radiotherapy, and 12 patients received only radiotherapy. The median survival for all patients was 4.1 months (range 0.7-48.2 months), and the actuarial survival rates were(More)
PURPOSE To analyze retrospectively the risk factors of spinal recurrence in patients with intracranial germinoma and clinical outcomes of patients who developed spinal recurrence. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1980 and 2007, 165 patients with no evidence of spinal metastases at diagnosis were treated with cranial radiotherapy without spinal irradiation.(More)
Cases of hyperfractionated radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer are reported. Seven patients received hyperfractionated radiotherapy (76.8-81.6 Gy/64-68 fractions to primary tumor) and two cycles of cisplatin (80 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1) plus 5-FU (800 mg/m2 continuous infusion on days 2-6). Mucositis was the most frequent side(More)
PURPOSE To identify the characteristics, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of radiation enterocolitis requiring surgery in patients with gynecologic malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS The records of 1,349 patients treated with pelvic radiotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of the patients (88%) were treated with 50 Gy or 50.4 Gy pelvic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and outcome of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CT-RT) with large regional field and high-dose external beam boost irradiation in thoracic esophageal cancer. METHODS Patients with clinical stage T1 (submucosal)-4N0-1M0 (UICC 1997) squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus were eligible. Radiotherapy consisted of(More)
AIM To retrospectively analyze the treatment results of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in patients with early-stage uterine cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Records of 141 patients with stage IB-IIB uterine cervical cancer treated with PORT from 1985 to 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of patients received whole-pelvic radiotherapy(More)
AIM Severe late complications, particularly radiation enterocolitis and leg edema, remain major problems in patients with uterine cancer, who have undergone hysterectomy and postoperative external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). We carried out this retrospective analysis to identify the incidence of risk factors for such complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Though a few reports have summarized the computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary metastases from angiosarcoma, the detailed CT findings of cysts are not well known, except for their characteristic thin walls. PURPOSE To retrospectively summarize the CT findings of pulmonary metastases from angiosarcoma, focusing mainly on the CT findings(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to retrospectively analyse the treatment results of clinically localised angiosarcoma of the scalp and face. METHODS The records of 48 patients who were treated between 1987 and 2009 were reviewed. single modality or a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy were administered. The(More)
We have treated four Japanese patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal using concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The chemotherapy consisted of one or two cycles of mitomycin C 10 mg/m(2)/day (intravenous bolus injection) on day 1, and 5-fluorouracil 700 or 1,000 mg/m(2)/day (continuous intravenous infusion) on days 2-5 during radiotherapy. The(More)