Rectum separation in patients with cervical cancer for treatment planning in primary chemo-radiation

@inproceedings{Marnitz2012RectumSI,
  title={Rectum separation in patients with cervical cancer for treatment planning in primary chemo-radiation},
  author={Simone Marnitz and Volker Budach and Friederike Wei\sser and Elena Burova and Bernhard Gebauer and Filiberto Guiseppe Vercellino and Christhardt Koehler},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2012}
}
PURPOSE To proof feasibility of hydrogel application in patients with advanced cervical cancer undergoing chemo-radiation in order to reduce rectal toxicity from external beam radiation as well as brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Under transrectal sonographic guidance five patients with proven cervical cancer underwent hydro gel (20 cc) instillation into the tip of rectovaginal septum adherent to posterior part of the visible cervical tumor. Five days after this procedure all patients… CONTINUE READING