We herein report a case of the effectiveness of 4 Gy single fraction high-dose-rate mold brachytherapy in the palliative treatment of a painful recurrent soft palate carcinoma in a previously irradiated field. A 73-year-old man with a painful recurrent squamous cell carcinoma in the right soft palate in a previously irradiated field was treated with high-dose-rate mold brachytherapy. Although only 4 Gy could be delivered, the patient showed a reduction in the degree of pain in the right soft palate after the treatment. Unfortunately, the patient died of interrecurrent disease with pleural metastases five months after the brachytherapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine