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ABSTRACT: Four patients presented with tissue damage after having surgery and radiotherapy for a malignancy. Two patients presented with ischaemic tissue damage many years after treatment--a woman aged 71 presented 40 years after and a man aged 56 presented 12 years after treatment. A 44-year-old-woman presented with chronic seroma after surgical resection, which had been aggravated by radiotherapy. In a man aged 48, a chronic infection in irradiated tissue did not respond to antibiotics. These complications proved to be resistant to conservative treatment and surgery was indicated. All patients underwent resection of the damaged irradiated tissues and transposition of the greater omentum, which proved to be effective. The pedicled omentoplasty is able to transpose well-vascularized tissue with angiogenetic and immunological properties to tissues with no spontaneous healing capacity.Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 07/2006; 150(23):1269-74.
Article: Positron emission tomography in patients with breast cancer using (18)F-3'-deoxy-3'-fluoro-l-thymidine ((18)F-FLT)-a pilot study.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This pilot study investigated the feasibility of (18)F-3'-deoxy-3'-fluoro-l-thymidine ((18)F-FLT) as a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for the visualisation of breast cancer. Patients with breast cancer underwent (18)F-FLT-PET prior to surgery. The uptake of (18)F-FLT was determined in the primary tumour and in the axilla. Eight tumours were visualized by (18)F-FLT-PET with a mean uptake value (SUV(mean)) of 1.7 and mean tumour-non-tumour ratio (TNT) of 5.0. In seven patients, axillary lymph-node metastases were found at pathological examinations, however, (18)F-FLT-PET showed uptake in only two large (and clinically evident) lymph-node metastases. (18)F-FLT shows uptake in most primary breast tumours and in large axillary lymph-node metastases.European Journal of Surgical Oncology 03/2006; 32(1):39-43. · 2.50 Impact Factor