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The recent report of death following "Perforation of the Atrium by a Polyethylene CV Catheter" (203:1141, 1968) is particularly tragic because such accidents do not need to occur. The authors discuss two possible means of localizing central venous...
The neuroblastoma is a malignant neoplasm of sympathetic tissue origin and can arise in any site where such tissues exist. Its metastatic spread is threefold: direct regional extension along fascial planes; lymphatic extension to regional and distant lymph node echelons; and hematogenous...
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A random group of 175 nonindigent patients were placed in home care and the end results of their treatment were compared to those of a balanced control group of 85 patients retained in a general hospital. Follow-up study of patients revealed that end results of care for the two groups of...
Undoubtedly, one of the most striking advances in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors in children in the last ten years has been the association of the excretion of catecholamines and metabolites in urine with neuroblastoma. These investigations were initiated by the report of...
The interrelationship between cure and the growth rate of human tumors is generally appreciated. However, the selection of five-year survival figures as a reference point in time for cure of cancer is arbitrary since many exceptions exist. For the slow growing tumor, such as thyroid...
Isotope Injection Attacks Lymphoma
An intralymphatic irradiation technique which combines diagnosis and therapy in a single outpatient procedure is showing "encouraging early clinical results" in patients with malignant lymphoma.
Some 200 patients with...
Meningococcemia with Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome caused death in a 21-year-old woman. This patient had marked abnormalities of multiple coagulation factors, which suggested that disseminated intravascular coagulation played an important role in the morbidity and mortality of this...
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