Adjuvant pelvic irradiation for cervical cancer in the setting of a transplanted pelvic kidney.

@article{Mohiuddin2012AdjuvantPI,
  title={Adjuvant pelvic irradiation for cervical cancer in the setting of a transplanted pelvic kidney.},
  author={Majid M Mohiuddin and Usama F. Mahmood and Andrea J. Atkinson Anne Fraser Benjamin D. Hall and Neil B. Rosenshein},
  journal={Journal of cancer research and therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          427-9
        }
}
Postoperative radiation therapy is often needed following resection for gynecological cancers. A pelvic kidney, whether ectopic or transplanted, is considered an absolute contraindication for radiation if the organ is left in place. A 45-year-old, immunosuppressed patient with FIGO IB1 cervical adenocarcinoma was treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to 45 Gy to the modified whole pelvis with a boost to 59.4 Gy to high-risk areas despite having a transplanted kidney in the… CONTINUE READING

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