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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 4(1); 1986 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1986;4(1): 67-74.
The Result of Radiation Therapy of superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Chong Hee Cho, Hyun Soon Kim, Seong Eon Hong, Chi Yul Ahn
Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Korea.
ABSTRACT
To access the result of radiation therapy for 8 years experiences, 21 patients who were treated with superior vena cava syndrome had been analysed according to dose fractionation and toal dose. The results are as follows; 1. In high fractionate dose group, six of eleven patients (54.5%) exhibited relief of symptoms in 1-2 days, and additional three patients of nine (81.7%) within 3-4 days, while standard fractionated dose treatment is not effective to achieve initial relief of symptoms. 2. Graded response by total dose was correlated with total dose rather than dose fractionation. 3. Overall one year survival rate with superior vana cava syndrome was 9.1% and mean survival was 4.2 months.
Key Words: SVC, Radiotherapy, Fractionation
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