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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)
Twenty-one patients with high-grade gliomas were enrolled in a prospective trial of radiotherapy after hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO). Radiotherapy was administered in daily 2-Gy fractions up to a total dose of 60 Gy, and each fraction was delivered immediately after HBO. The current study indicated that radiotherapy immediately after HBO with chemotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND Thymic carcinomas are rare neoplasms, and information regarding the results of treatment and possible prognostic factors in patients with these tumors is limited. METHODS The records of 40 patients with histologically confirmed thymic carcinoma who were treated between 1984 and 1998 were reviewed. Twenty-seven patients were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal management of postoperative radiotherapy for patients with completely resected thymoma remains controversial. This study was conducted to assess the efficacy of postoperative mediastinal irradiation in patients with completely resected thymoma. METHODS The records of 103 patients with completely resected thymoma who received(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze retrospectively the results of treatments for patients with brain metastases from breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 65 breast cancer patients with brain metastases who were treated between 1985 and 2005 were reviewed. For brain metastases, 11 patients (17%) were treated with surgical resection followed by(More)
We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of radiotherapy immediately after hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) with chemotherapy in adults with high-grade gliomas. Patients with histologically confirmed high-grade gliomas were administered radiotherapy in daily 2 Gy fractions for 5 consecutive days per week up to a total dose of 60 Gy.(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases from esophageal carcinoma are extremely rare, and information regarding the natural history, results of treatment, and possible prognostic factors in these patients is limited. METHODS The records of 36 patients with brain metastases from esophageal carcinoma who were treated between 1986 and 2000 were reviewed. For brain(More)
We analyzed long-term treatment results in 51 patients with locally advanced uterine cervical carcinoma (IIB, 4; IIIB, 43; IVA, 4) treated with neoadjuvant intra-arterial (I-A) chemotherapy (cisplatin) via the uterine artery and irradiation. Thirty patients (58.8%) developed recurrence. Twelve had pelvic recurrence alone, 8 had distant metastases alone, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine an appropriate dose and fractionation schedule for a combination of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) for uterine cervical cancer. METHODS Eighty-eight patients with uterine cervical squamous cell carcinoma treated with EBRT and HDR-ICBT were analyzed. Twenty-five patients were(More)