2 e-Letters

published between 2018 and 2021

  • Complete regression of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma under therapy with long-acting octreotide
    Jens T Siveke

    Dear Editor

    Various therapeutic approaches for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been suggested during recent years. However, major advances concerning tumor regression or patient survival were not achieved. Few trials assessed the effect of the somatostatin analogue octreotide in advanced HCC with divergent results.[1,2] The latter might be due to the expression of somatostatin receptor type 2 (SSTR...

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  • Another cause of chest pains
    Carlos A Selmonosky

    Thoracic outlet syndrome is frequently undiagnosed in patients with non-cardiac ,non-coronary chest pains. See www.tos-syndrome.com. Patients with depression or panic attacks can have associated Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The diagnosis will remain ignored unless the symptoms and physical findings are elicited in these patients.