Treatment of upper gum carcinoma with high-dose-rate customized-mold brachytherapy
Cristina Garrán (1), Néstor Montesdeoca (2) and Rafael Martínez-Monge (1)
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.
An adequate dose to the surface of the tumor is ensured.
Mold-based HDR brachytherapy seems ideally suited for UGCs.
CITA DEL ARTÍCULO Brachytherapy. 2008 Jul-Sep;7(3):267-9