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Treatment of upper gum carcinoma with high-dose-rate customized-mold brachytherapy

01-sep-2008 | Revista: Brachytherapy

Cristina Garrán (1), Néstor Montesdeoca (2) and Rafael Martínez-Monge (1), 

(1) Department of Oncology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
(2) Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain


Purpose
To design an applicator for the treatment of tumors of the upper gum (UGCs) with high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy.

Methods and Materials
A customized mold with four 6-Fr catheters was built. The two halves of the paired catheters form a functional loop without sharp curves.

Results
An adequate dose to the surface of the tumor is ensured.

Conclusions
Mold-based HDR brachytherapy seems ideally suited for UGCs.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Brachytherapy. 2008 Jul-Sep;7(3):267-9

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