Advanced carcinoma of the cervix treated by continuous pelvic arterial infusion with cytostatics and radiation therapy.

@article{Falappa1982AdvancedCO,
  title={Advanced carcinoma of the cervix treated by continuous pelvic arterial infusion with cytostatics and radiation therapy.},
  author={Piergiogio Falappa and Lucio Trodella and Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo and Adriana Turriziani},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={307-9}
}
Regional chemotherapy by infusion of cytostatic drugs (methotrexate and adriamycin) into the hypogastric arteries has been used in 25 cases of advanced carcinoma of the cervix (IIIB and IV stage). A method for the percutaneous introduction of catheters into these arteries and their permanence for a period of time of 8-12 days is described. After chemotherapy there was such a satisfactory reduction in size of the tumour that patients could then be treated with radiotherapy and/or surgery.