Perioperative morbidity and mortality of high-dose-rate gynecologic brachytherapy.

@article{Petereit1998PerioperativeMA,
  title={Perioperative morbidity and mortality of high-dose-rate gynecologic brachytherapy.},
  author={Daniel Petereit and Jann N. Sarkaria and Richard J. Chappell},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={1025-31}
}
PURPOSE To determine the 30-day morbidity and mortality rates for patients with an intact uterus undergoing high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, and to assess risk factors which may predict for these potentially life-threatening complications. METHODS AND MATERIALS From August 1989 to December 1994, 128 cervical and 41 medically inoperable endometrial cancer patients were treated with 5 outpatient weekly HDR brachytherapy insertions. Patients with cervical cancer also were treated with… CONTINUE READING
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