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PURPOSE Demonstration of the influence of intraluminal brachytherapy dose on complications in the treatment of esophageal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 1990 and June 1991, 75 patients with esophageal cancer were treated with external radiotherapy followed by intraluminal brachytherapy. Patients had a Karnofsky score of over 70, with no(More)
BACKGROUND During recent decades, an increase in the incidence of certain oesophago-gastric cancer has been reported in some countries and in India. This study sought to analyze oesophageal and gastric cancer incidence trends in Bangalore by sex and morphology for the period 1982-2007. PATIENTS AND METHODS Oesophageal and gastric cancer cases were drawn(More)
A retrospective analysis of 291 patients with cancer of the uterine cervix treated with a combination of external and intracavitary radiotherapy was carried out. Patients were either treated with 45 Gy in 20 fractions by five fractions per week or with 42 Gy in 14 fractions by three fractions per week schedule by external radiotherapy. For brachytherapy the(More)
BACKGROUND Tubercular lymphadenitis is one of the most common causes of lymph node enlargement in developing countries. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) plays an important role in diagnosing Tubercular lymphadenitis and prevents unnecessary surgical intervention. AIM To study the cytomorphological patterns of tubercular lymphadenitis in our study(More)
A retrospective analysis of 291 patients with cancer of the uterine cervix treated with a combination of external and intracavitary radiotherapy was carried out. Patients were treated with an external radiotherapy dose of 45 Gy in 20 fractions, 5 fractions per week, or 42 Gy in 14 fractions, 3 fractions per week. For brachytherapy the total dose was 24 to(More)
A retrospective analysis of 291 patients with cancer of the uterine cervix treated with a combination of external and intracavitary radiotherapy was carried out. Patients were either treated with 45 Gy in 20 fractions by five fractions per week or with 42 Gy in 14 fractions by three fractions per week or with 42 Gy in 14 fractions by three fraction per week(More)
Carcinoma of the oesophagus occurs in a good number of patients in any oncology department. Management is either by surgery or radiotherapy. In view of the proximity of the oesophagus to the critical organs in the thorax, effective external beam radiotherapy becomes difficult. A possible solution could be the use of intraluminal brachytherapy (ILB) in(More)
A 59-year-old man with known history of rectal carcinoma completed adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy a month back. He presented with severe intractable hiccoughs due to which he was unable to sleep the entire night. There was no history of fever, vomiting or abdominal pain. He was passing urine and stools normally. CT abdomen showed diffuse wall(More)
For improved local control or palliation of oesophageal cancers, Intra-luminal brachytherapy (ILB) has emerged as an increasingly popular treatment modality of therapy in recent years. In combination with external radiotherapy, afterloaded ILB can increase local control rates and may prolong survival of these patients. In this paper two techniques of ILB(More)
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