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Intranasal stent for stabilization and fixation of interstitial radioactive isotopes.

Authors
  • Meyer, J B Jr
  • Knudson, R C
  • Butler, E B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1991
Volume
65
Issue
6
Pages
813–815
Identifiers
PMID: 2072327
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article introduces the use of an intranasal stent for the stabilization and fixation of afterloading catheters during interstitial radiation therapy. After catheters have been positioned to desired locations within the stent, they are immobilized with light polymerizing resin. The fixation of the catheters to the stent allows the radiotherapist to afterload predetermined radiation sources to desired locations. This technique maximizes tumor response and minimizes untoward effects to normal surrounding tissues.

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