Brachytherapy for recurrent malignant astrocytoma.

  title={Brachytherapy for recurrent malignant astrocytoma.},
  author={Mark Bernstein and Normand Laperriere and Julie A Glen and Phil Leung and Christine K Thomason and A E Landon},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={30 5},
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of patients with recurrent malignant astrocytoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-six patients with recurrent malignant astrocytoma were treated with stereotactic high-activity temporary iodine-125 implants between September, 1986 and October, 1992. All patients had been initially treated for malignant astrocytoma (44) or low-grade astrocytoma (2) with surgery and external fractionated radiation. The median time between… CONTINUE READING


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