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Transperineal injection of hyaluronic acid in anterior perirectal fat to decrease rectal toxicity from radiation delivered with intensity modulated brachytherapy or EBRT for prostate cancer patients.

Authors
  • Prada, Pedro J
  • Fernández, José
  • Martinez, Alvaro A
  • de la Rúa, Angeles
  • Gonzalez, Jose M
  • Fernandez, Jose M
  • Juan, German
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
69
Issue
1
Pages
95–102
Identifiers
PMID: 17707267
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The new 2-cm distance derived from the HA injection significantly decreased rectal dose in HDR brachytherapy. Because of the several-month duration of stability, the same distance was maintained during the course of external beam radiation therapy.

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