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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 9(2); 1991 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1991;9(2): 227-232.
Remote Afterloading Hish Dose Rate (HDR) Endobronchial Brachytherapy
Hyesook Chang, Eun Kyung Choi, Byong Yong Yi, Won Dong Kim, Woo Sung Kim, Youn Suck Koh
1Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Authors described the remote afterloading endobronchial brachytherapy (EBBT) technique using the microSelectron HDR Ir-192 and the Asan Medical Center experience. Total 28 EBBT in 9 patients were performed since November 1989 and 24 EBBT in 8 patients were emploiyed for palliation and 3 EBBT in 1 patient was treated curatively. Authors observed a significant relief of obstructive symptom with tumor regression in 7 patients out of 8 who were treated palliatively but one of them died of pulmonary congestion in 3 weeks after EBBT. One patient with prior therapy of extensive electrocautery expired within 1 day after 2nd EBBT procedure with massive hemorrhage from the lesion. EBBT procedure has been tolerable and can be performed as an outpatient
Key Words: HDR, EBBT, Lung CA
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