High-dose-rate brachytherapy (interventional radiotherapy) in lip carcinoma with rigid needles: a simple technique with excellent results
J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2022 Jun;14(3):278-286. doi: 10.5114/jcb.2022.117728. Epub 2022 Jun 30.ABSTRACTLip carcinoma has been treated for years with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy, achieving local control greater than 90%. Comparison between LDR and high-dose-rate (HDR) showed that they are equivalently efficient in local control, but HDR results in fewer complications. Interstitial implant of rigid needles or plastic tubes (interventional radiotherapy) is the current standard. Lip carcinomas are usually exophytic, and rigid parallel needles allow for a better dose distribution with more homogeneity, by adding needles ...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - October 6, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jose Luis Guinot Maria Isabel Tortajada Miguels Angel Santos Maria Luisa Chust Leoncio Arribas Source Type: research