4 Gy single fraction palliative radiotherapy for the treatment of painful recurrent soft plate carcinoma by high-dose-rate mold brachytherapy: A case report

Masayuki Matsuo, Shinya Hayashi, Sunaho Maeda, Osamu Tanaka, Keisuke Mizuta, Toshiyuki Shibata, Yatsuji Itou, Hiroaki Hoshi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalOral Oncology Extra
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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