Irradiation therapy for gallbladder carcinoma: recent advances.

  title={Irradiation therapy for gallbladder carcinoma: recent advances.},
  author={Sidney Houry and Alain J Barrier and Michel Huguier},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  volume={8 6},
PURPOSE Gallbladder carcinomas were usually considered to be radioresistant. So far, the role of radiotherapy has not been adequately evaluated. The aim of this report is to assess the value of radiotherapy in carcinoma of the gallbladder. METHODS We reviewed publications concerning the role of radiation therapy in gallbladder carcinoma from 1974 to 2000. External radiation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, and brachytherapy were evaluated in two different groups: one group of… CONTINUE READING