High dose rate intraoperative radiotherapy for recurrent cervical cancer and nodal disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Patients with pelvic sidewall recurrences of cervical cancer have a dismal prognosis. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) has demonstrated encouraging results. Patients have traditionally been excluded from IORT if they had distant metastases. CASE: A patient underwent radical tumor resection and high dose rate (HDR) IORT for a pelvic sidewall recurrence of cervical cancer. She also had metastatic disease in a para-aortic node. The patient has been followed for >20 months with no evidence of disease recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: HDR-IORT may be offered to select patients with recurrent cervical cancer and isolated metastatic para-aortic lymph nodes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roth, TM; Secord, AA; Havrilesky, LJ; Jones, E; Clarke-Pearson, DL

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 258 - 260

PubMed ID

  • 14529691

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-8258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0090-8258(03)00443-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States