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The aim of the study was to show whether field-in-field (FIF) technique can be used to replace wedge filter in radiation treatment planning. The study was performed in cases where wedges are commonly used in radiotherapy treatment planning. Thirty patients with different malignancies who received radiotherapy were studied. This includes patients with(More)
Sellar paragangliomas are very rare lesions with only 11 previous cases described in the literature. We present a further case of sellar paraganglioma. The patient is a 17-year-old man who developed headache, visual blurring, and diplopia. MRI showed a sellar lesion. Trans-nasal trans-sphenoid biopsy showed features of paraganglioma. He was treated by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our retrospective study was to analyze and report the clinical outcome of patients with vulvar carcinoma (VC) treated at our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrieved the information regarding patients' clinical details, treatment given, survival and complications from the case records of all VC patients who were treated at our center(More)
The risk of inducing contralateral breast (CLB) cancer in patients undergoing tangential field irradiation for the treatment of breast cancer is a serious concern in radiation oncology. A bilateral breast phantom made of wax attached onto the Alderson Rando phantom was used for studying the CLB dose for techniques using physical wedges, EDWs, IMRT and open(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of present study was to analyze the results of pulsed-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy in patients with cervical carcinoma treated at our center. METHODS From September 2003 to September 2005, 48 patients with histopathologically proved cervical carcinoma, stages IB to IVA, were treated with PDR intracavitary radiotherapy (ICRT) and pelvic(More)
Breast cancer with multiple parenchymal brain metastases carries an extremely poor outcome. Cranial radiotherapy improves survival by only a few months and the role of systemic therapy is marginal and largely unexplored. We report a patient with recurrent carcinoma of breast presenting with multiple bilateral cervical nodes and brain metastases manifesting(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent revision of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system for the cervix encourages use of computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging and does not recommend cystoscopy as a mandatory investigation. But the revision has not defined which patients should undergo cystoscopy. Our study aims(More)
OBJECTIVE Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) has been widely used for guiding prostate implants, but not much for interstitial brachytherapy (IBT) of cervix cancer. The aim of our study is to report our experience with TRUS guided high dose rate (HDR) IBT in patients with carcinoma of uterine cervix. METHODS During the year 2005-2006, 25 patients of cervical(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of high-dose rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-IBT) using two weekly sessions of 10 Gy in combination to pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between the year 2005 and 2007, 42 patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma(More)
PURPOSE To study the feasibility of computerized tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDRIBT) in patients with malignant lung lesions (MLL), not suitable for surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2007 to December 2008, eight patients with MLL (primary lung carcinoma, two; solitary lung metastases, six); were(More)