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Retropubic implantation of iodine 125 in the treatment of prostatic cancer

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Urology
0022-5347
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
167
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-5347(02)80318-4

Abstract

Summary A technique of retropubic implantation of 125I seeds in selected patients with prostatic cancer has been presented. The method is technically simple and it has permitted delivery of potentially effective irradiation to the prostate, constituted a 1-step treatment, required a relatively short hospitalization, had no associated mortality and only minimal morbidity, produced only minimal disturbances in urinary, rectal and sexual functions, resulted in more accurate tumor staging and produced an encouraging degree of local regression in clinically evident prostatic lesions during a brief period of followup.

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