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Volker Rudat, Salia Ahmet-Osman, Oliver Schramm, Andreas Dietz
Purpose. To compare the impact of prognostic factors of patients treated with definitive radio(chemo)therapy versus patients treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the oro- and hypopharynx. Patients and Methods. 162 patients treated with definitive radiotherapy and 126 patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy were retrospectively analysed. The impact of the prognostic factors gender, age, total tumor volume (TTV), pre-radiotherapy hemoglobin level (Hb-level), tumor site, T- and N-classification, radiotherapy interruptions >5 days, radiotherapy versus simultaneous radiochemotherapy, R-status and time interval between surgery and radiotherapy were investigated...
2012: Journal of Oncology
N P Bergh, P Gatzinsky, S Larsson, P Lundin, B Ridell
In a series of 82 patients with tumors of the thymus and thymic region there were 11 with teratomas and germinal tumors. Four of these patients had benign cystic teratomas, 4 had malignant teratomas, 1 had an embryonal carcinoma, and 2 had seminomas. The benign teratomas were removed by simple extirpation without complications. The malignant teratomas were highly invasive, and despite extensive operations and postoperative radiotherapy, 3 of the 4 patients died within 9 months. One patient with predominantly seminomatous differentation of the teratoma was alive and well more than 3 years after the operation...
February 1978: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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