Vaginal lymphatic channel location and its implication for intracavitary brachytherapy radiation treatment.

@article{Choo2005VaginalLC,
  title={Vaginal lymphatic channel location and its implication for intracavitary brachytherapy radiation treatment.},
  author={Julia J Choo and Jennifer R Scudiere and Pincas Bitterman and Adam Dickler and Allen M. Gown and Thomas W Zusag},
  journal={Brachytherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={236-40}
}
PURPOSE In vaginal intracavitary brachytherapy using cylindrical applicators, it is common to prescribe dose to a depth of 0.5 cm to cover the lymphatic channels. However, the actual depth of the lymphatics within the vaginal wall has never been determined. In this study, we examined the depth distribution of lymphatics lying beneath the mucosal surface of the vagina. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 24, 1996 and October 27, 2003, 31 patients underwent full-thickness vaginal biopsy or… CONTINUE READING

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