High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with or without external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of primary vaginal carcinoma: long-term results and side effects.

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PURPOSE To report toxicity, prognostic factors, and outcome of HDR brachytherapy in the primary management of vaginal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 86 patients receiving radiotherapy for primary vaginal carcinoma were analyzed. FIGO stages 0-IV were found in 6, 17, 38, 20, and 5 patients, respectively. Early stages of disease (Stages 0-II… (More)

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@article{Mock2003HighdoserateB, title={High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with or without external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of primary vaginal carcinoma: long-term results and side effects.}, author={Ulrike Mock and Herwig Kucera and Claudia Fellner and Thomas Hendrik Knocke and Richard Poetter}, journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics}, year={2003}, volume={56 4}, pages={950-7} }