Brachytherapy of recurrent malignant brain tumors with removable high-activity iodine-125 sources.

@article{Gutin1984BrachytherapyOR,
  title={Brachytherapy of recurrent malignant brain tumors with removable high-activity iodine-125 sources.},
  author={Philip H. Gutin and Theodore L. Phillips and William M. Wara and Steven A. Leibel and Yoshio Hosobuchi and V. A. Levin and Kimberly A. Weaver and Sara Lamb},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={61-8}
}
Thirty-seven patients harboring recurrent malignant primary or metastatic brain tumors were treated by 40 implantations of high-activity iodine-125 (125I) sources. All patients had been treated with irradiation and most had been treated with chemotherapeutic agents, primarily nitrosoureas. Implantations were performed using computerized tomography (CT)-directed stereotaxy; 125I sources were held in one or more afterloaded catheters that were removed after the desired dose (minimum tumor dose of… CONTINUE READING