Influence of previous treatment on palliative effect of HDR brachytherapy in advanced esophageal cancer

B. Bialas, T. Rutkowski, M. Fijalkowski, A. Rembielak

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Abstract

General effectiveness and influence of previous treatment on value of palliative HDR brachytherapy were assessed in 35 patients with advanced esophageal cancer treated from 1992 till 1997 with brachytherapy HDR (BT). Twelve of them were treated only with BT, 11 received previously chemoradiotherapy (CHTT), 12 teleradiotherapy (TT). BT appeared to be effective method of palliation. No significant differences in effectiveness of BT in analyzed groups were observed. Sever complications were observed in 9 cases (26%), and that in patients treated previously. Brachytherapy seems to be efficient after previous treatment, however, in this case, the risk of complications increases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalNeoplasma
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • HRD brachytherapy
  • Palliative treatment

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