Intra- and perioperative complications associated with tandem and colpostat application for cervix cancer.

@article{Corn1997IntraAP,
  title={Intra- and perioperative complications associated with tandem and colpostat application for cervix cancer.},
  author={Benjamin Corn and B D Shaktman and Rachelle Lanciano and W M Hogan and Jacqueline R Cater and Leslie Anderson and Paula Graciela Heller and Enrique Hernandez},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={224-9}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to chronicle the acute morbidity associated with the implantation of tandems and colpostats in women with carcinoma of the cervix; to determine factors that predispose to the development of such complications; and to assess whether the use of ultrasound allowed the apparatus to be safely implanted in women at relatively high risk for perforation of hollow viscous organs. METHODS A database from two Philadelphia institutions was used to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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