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BACKGROUND Paclitaxel and carboplatin given every 3 weeks is standard treatment for advanced ovarian carcinoma. Attempts to improve patient survival by including other drugs have yielded disappointing results. We compared a conventional regimen of paclitaxel and carboplatin with a dose-dense weekly regimen in women with advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients are generally treated with platinum/taxane-based chemotherapy after primary debulking surgery. However, there is a wide range of outcomes for individual patients. Therefore, the clinicopathological factors alone are insufficient for predicting prognosis. Our aim is to identify a progression-free survival(More)
BACKGROUND A phase III trial was conducted to determine whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) before radical surgery (RS) improves overall survival. METHODS Patients with stage IB2, IIA2, or IIB squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix were randomly assigned to receive either BOMP (bleomycin 7 mg days 1-5, vincristine 0.7 mg m(-2) day 5, mitomycin(More)
A case of teratoma in the pineal region which recurred 4 years after the first tumor removal was reported in this paper. When the patient was 5 years old, she, complained of headache and vomiting, and visited our hospital. As a heterogeneous mass with no enhancement effect was found in the pineal region by CT scan, she was admitted on November 9, 1976.(More)
The authors report an unusual case of arteriovenous communication between extracranial and intracranial vessels, accompanied by incidentally detected bilateral arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa. A 52-year-old male was admitted with a sudden onset of headache, vomiting, and conjunctival hyperemia of the right eye followed by progressive chemosis(More)
A 33-year-old man suffered chronic ventilatory insufficiency with tetraplegia after an operation for atlantoaxial dislocation. He was alert and his tetraplegia gradually improved. However, continuous mechanical ventilation was necessary for him. Thirteen months after the operation, a diaphragm pacer (Avery Laboratory Inc.) was implanted on the right phrenic(More)
A case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured intracranial aneurysm is reported. A 31-year-old woman who had been treated with steroid for SLE was admitted to our department with severe headache, and nausea. CT scan showed subarachnoid hemorrhage and the left carotid angiogram revealed a small aneurysm at the(More)
Male prolactinomas often become voluminous and invasive, and also show higher serum prolactin levels due to delay of diagnosis. We experienced a case of prolactinoma in a 15-year-old boy. He was admitted with a complaint of visual disturbance. CT and MRI showed intra- and suprasellar mass with a ring enhancement and niveau formation suggesting intratumoral(More)
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