Laser and afterloading therapy of bronchial cancer

Koch, K.; Frank, W.; Krumhaar, D.; Loddenkemper, R.; Neusetzer, H.

Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie. Suppl Ii Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Kongress 1990: 179-183


ISSN/ISBN: 0173-0541
PMID: 1983551
Document Number: 366205
Endobronchial afterloading irradiation by remote control was administered to 304 patients with lung cancer. The use of a highly active 192-Iridium source (740 GBq) is possible; irradiation time lasts only a few minutes. A combined treatment modality with laser was employed in 24%, with chemotherapy in 2%. The response rate of all patients amounted to 67%. There was an improvement in 81% of patients with retrostenotic complications.

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