Perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and superficial trunk in adults: initial results of a pilot study.

@article{MartnezMonge2005PerioperativeHB,
  title={Perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and superficial trunk in adults: initial results of a pilot study.},
  author={Rafael Mart{\'i}nez-Monge and Mikel San Juli{\'a}n and Santiago Amillo and Mauricio Cambeiro and Leire Arbea and Jeanette Valero and Mar{\'i}a Gonz{\'a}lez-Cao and Salvador Mart{\'i}n-Algarra},
  journal={Brachytherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={264-70}
}
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy (PHDRB) as an alternative to standard low-dose-rate brachytherapy in adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-five adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities or the superficial trunk were treated with surgical resection and PHDRB (16, 24, or 32Gy) for negative, close/microscopically positive, or grossly involved surgical resection margins… CONTINUE READING