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Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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4/2015
vol. 7
 
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Case report

Interstitial brachytherapy technique for chest wall refractory recurrence of breast cancer

Ning Wu
,
Qianqian Chen
,
Zhipeng Zhao
,
Hongfu Zhao
,
Guanghui Cheng

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2015; 7, 4: 290-294
Online publish date: 2015/09/14
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Purpose: To report the treatment effect of interstitial brachytherapy for chest wall locoregional recurrence of breast cancer.

Material and methods: This 44-year-old female presented with chest wall recurrence seven years after modified radical mastectomy for stage II breast cancer. Despite external beam radiation and chemotherapy, the lesion expanded as 5.3 × 5.1 × 3.0 cm3, and 8.0 × 5.1 × 4.0 cm3. The locoregional recurrent tumor was treated with interstitial brachytherapy under ultrasound guidance. The brachytherapy dose was 30 Gy in 6 fractions of 5 Gy each.

Results: Removal of the recurrent tumor was securely achieved by interstitial brachytherapy guided with ultrasound scanning. The refractory tumor in patient healed uneventfully after interstitial brachytherapy without recurrence during the 7 months of follow-up.

Conclusions: The ultrasound-guided interstitial brachytherapy may be effective for refractory recurrence of breast cancer.
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breast cancer, interstitial brachytherapy, refractory recurrence

 
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