J Korean Soc Ther Radiol.  1988 Dec;6(2):289-294.

Intracavitary Irradiation of Locally Advanced Recurrent Adenocarcinoma of Rectum Along the Fistula tract

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  • 1Department of Therapeutic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Korea.
  • 2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Korea.

Abstract

Radiation therapy has been used as adjuvant therapy or primary treatment for inoperable, remnant or recurrent cancer. Many authors reported good palliation effect by external irradiation or interstitial therapy, but the report of intracavitary irradiation for recurrent, inoperable rectal cancer is very rare. We experienced a case of recurrent adenocarcinoma of rectum along fistula tract after laparotomy and postoperative radiotherapy who achieved very good palliation by intracavitary irradiation. Even though we have only good palliation without impressive survival improvement in this case, we hope that this technique may achieve good local control in other similar patients.

Keyword

Intracavitary irradiation; Inoperable; Remnant; Recurrent rectal cancer
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