Steven J. Westgate

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Objective This case report is designed to illustrate an uncommon presentation of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the temporal bone and a treatment method for bloody otorrhea from a pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Design This is a single patient case report Setting University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital and Clinics. Participants The report(More)
Partial breast irradiation has become an increasingly popular mode of treatment after excisional biopsy to treat early stage invasive breast cancer. Its main advantage is that treatment can be delivered in five days rather than 30, as is standard for whole breast irradiation. Early reports suggest good to excellent cosmesis in the vast majority of subjects.(More)
The present survey study examines whether satisfaction with health care predicts breast cancer patients' psychological adjustment and esteem for their communities. Forty-nine women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer completed measures of satisfaction with health care, psychological well-being, community esteem, depression, perceived health(More)
Purpose. Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the basal ganglia and thalamus have a more aggressive natural history with a higher morbidity and mortality than AVMs in other locations. Optimal treatment-complete obliteration without new neurological deficits-is often challenging. We present a patient with a large bilateral basal ganglia and thalamic AVM(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the moderating influence of rural residence on the associations between health locus of control (HLC) beliefs and psychological well-being. METHOD Two hundred and twenty-four breast cancer patients were surveyed. RESULTS The results revealed that rurality interacted with HLC beliefs in predicting psychological adjustment.(More)
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