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Vol 6, No 2 (2001)
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Submitted: 2001-01-15
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Intraoperative brachytherapy of the retroperitoneal space sarcoma: irradiation technique and assessment of early tolerance

Jarosław Łyczek, Anna Kulik, Wirgiliusz Dziewirski, Włodzimierz Ruka, Agnieszka Olszewska, Jerzy Jarosz, Anetta Kasprowicz, Maria Kawczyńska
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70464-6
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(2):91-94.

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Vol 6, No 2 (2001)
Original papers
Published online: 2001-01-01
Submitted: 2001-01-15

Abstract

Sarcomas localised in the retroperitoneal space are not very common, and surgery is the main method used in radical treatment of these malignancies. In most cases radiotherapy is only a complementary method of therapy. The authors present a technique which employs a high dose source (HDR brachytherapy) to irradiate the site following the surgical excision of the tumour. The irradiation is carried out intraoperationally, and the preliminary results indicate that the above method is well tolerated by patients.

Abstract

Sarcomas localised in the retroperitoneal space are not very common, and surgery is the main method used in radical treatment of these malignancies. In most cases radiotherapy is only a complementary method of therapy. The authors present a technique which employs a high dose source (HDR brachytherapy) to irradiate the site following the surgical excision of the tumour. The irradiation is carried out intraoperationally, and the preliminary results indicate that the above method is well tolerated by patients.

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Keywords

mięsaki przestrzeni zaotrzewnowej; brachyterapia śródoperacyjna; sarcomas of the retroperitoneal space; intraoperational brachytherapy

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Title

Intraoperative brachytherapy of the retroperitoneal space sarcoma: irradiation technique and assessment of early tolerance

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2001)

Pages

91-94

Published online

2001-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70464-6

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(2):91-94.

Keywords

mięsaki przestrzeni zaotrzewnowej
brachyterapia śródoperacyjna
sarcomas of the retroperitoneal space
intraoperational brachytherapy

Authors

Jarosław Łyczek
Anna Kulik
Wirgiliusz Dziewirski
Włodzimierz Ruka
Agnieszka Olszewska
Jerzy Jarosz
Anetta Kasprowicz
Maria Kawczyńska

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