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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 13(1); 1995 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1995;13(1): 63-68.
Radiation Therapy of Primary Carcinoma of the Vagina
Seung Jae Huh, Kyung Hwan Shin, Yong Chan Ahn, Sung Whan Ha, Charn Il Park
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
2Department of Therapeutic Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
A retrospective study was carried out of 20 patients with histologically proven invasive carcinoma of the vagina from 1979 to 1993; 17 cases with curative primary radiotherapy and three cases with postoperative radiotherapy. The five and ten year overall survival rates were 79% and 53%, respectively. Survival was strongly correlated with stage. Five year survival rates of stage I, stage II, and stage III, IV were 100%, 78%, and 0%, respectively. Eight patients experienced recurrences; five within the irradiated volume, two distant metastasis, and one combined both local and distant metastasis. There was no significant late complication. From these data, radiation is effective in the mangement of the vaginal cancer patients and optimum treatment modality and total dose recommendation are made.
Key Words: Vaginal Cancer, Radiotherapy, Survival rage
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