The role of radiotherapy in the management of extrahepatic bile duct cancer: an analysis of 145 consecutive patients treated with intraluminal and/or external beam radiotherapy.

@article{Kamada1996TheRO,
  title={The role of radiotherapy in the management of extrahepatic bile duct cancer: an analysis of 145 consecutive patients treated with intraluminal and/or external beam radiotherapy.},
  author={Tadashi Kamada and Hidehiko Saitou and Akio Takamura and Takayuki Nojima and Shunichi Okushiba},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={767-74}
}
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of high dose radiotherapy and to evaluate its role in the management of extrahepatic bile duct (EHBD) cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1983 and 1991, 145 consecutive patients with EHBD cancer were treated by low dose rate intraluminal 192Ir irradiation (ILRT) either alone or in combination with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Among the primarily irradiated, 77 patients unsuitable for surgical resection, 54 were enrolled in radical radiotherapy, and… CONTINUE READING

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