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Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1989;21(2): 424-431.
초치료 후 재발된 Wilms 종양
성진실, 서창옥, 김귀언, 김병수, 노준규
Recurrent Wilms' Tumor Following Primary Treatment
Jin Sil Seong, Chang Ok Suh, Gwi Eon Kim, Byung Soo Kim, John Juhn Kyu Loh
ABSTRACT
Fourteen cases of recurrent Wilms' tumor following primary treatment, treated at Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei Vniversity College of Medicine, Yonsei Cancer Center between 1970 and 1984 were retrospectively analysed. All the patients relapsed within 2 years and the most frequently involved site appeared the lung followed by the primary site and the liver. Among 7 patients to whom salvage treatment was attempted, 3 were successfully salvaged to long term survival over 3 years. From this study it can be concluded that the close follow up to detect any recurrent disease as soon as possible should be done, salvage treatment should be tried with more refined treatment regimen, and new attempts, although experimental, should also be done to the patients who show poor response to conventional salvage treatment.
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