Bronchoscopically-guided conformal radiation therapy for radiographically occult lung carcinoma

Luca Tavecchio, Alberto Gramaglia, Andrea Mancini, Marta Scorsetti, Stefano M. Andreani

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Abstract

Radiographically occult lung carcinoma has a very good prognosis after complete surgical resection. In medically inoperable patients three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy cannot be performed, as computed tomography scan images fail to localize the disease. Presented here is an original technique of marking radiographically occult tumors by fiberoptic bronchoscopy, applied on four patients. No short-term complications were recorded. All the patients are alive, with no evidence of disease, after a mean follow-up of 15 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2001

Keywords

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung carcinoma
  • Occult lung cancer
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology

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