Publications by authors named "R Murty Krishnamsetty"

17 Publications

Calvarial and scalp metastases: an unusual presentation of non-small-cell lung cancer.

J La State Med Soc 2006 May-Jun;158(3):133-4

Division of Therapeutic Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, USA.

We report the case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with scalp and skull masses. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of metastatic tumor from non-small-cell lung cancer. To our knowledge, this is the sixth case reported in the English literature. Although the occurrence of the distant neoplastic spread was a preterminal event, local electron beam irradiation effected significant resolution of the metastatic tumors.
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September 2006

Thoracic metastases from breast cancer: a single-institution's experience.

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2005 ;26(2):155-7

Departments of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.

Objective: Thoracic metastasis from breast cancer (TMBC) is a relatively uncommon condition, and few reports of its therapeutic palliation and patient outcomes exist. We therefore reviewed retrospectively our radiotherapeutic experience of TMBC.

Methods: Between 1981 and 2003, 19 patients were treated with radiation (with doses raging from 10 Gy to 50 Gy) for palliation of TMBC.

Results: The mean age was 55.4 years. Mediastinal lymph node disease was the most common form of TMBC. TMBC developed within five years of breast cancer diagnoses in 11 patients (58%). Among the evaluable symptomatic individuals, subjective palliation was complete in 78% of the cases. The complete objective response (e.g., complete resolution of clinically manifested superior vena caval obstruction or imaging-demonstrated atelectasis) rate was 50%. There was no significant difference in survival between patients presenting with airway obstruction and women who were not in respiratory distress, asymptomatic and symptomatic patients, and women with and without concurrent extrathoracic metastases.

Conclusion: Although the prognosis of women with TMBC was quite ominous, radiotherapy should be considered in very symptomatic patients because justifiable palliation can be effected in some individuals.
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September 2005

Breast cancer metastasis to the medulla oblongata: a case report.

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2004 ;25(6):737-8

Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.

Breast cancer metastasis to the brain stem is uncommon. Because of the rarity of the condition, the clinical course of such patients is not known. The case of a 41-year-old woman with advanced-stage carcinoma of the breast involving the medulla oblongata is presented and the literature concerning management, including patient outcome, is reviewed.
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March 2005

Successful treatment of head and neck cancer involving the prevertebral fascia.

South Med J 2004 Nov;97(11):1126-7

Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.

Chemotherapy with radiation has become more popular than radiotherapy alone for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer because of the successful results associated with it. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with hypopharyngeal cancer invading the prevertebral fascia who became free of disease after chemoradiation. This uncommon, positive observation supports the impression that combined therapy is efficacious in some patients with advanced stage carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract.
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