Salvage high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy for perineal recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery and radiotherapy: A case report

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Abstract

Perineal seeding of tumor cells from prostate cancer (PCa) is very rare, and no standard treatment exists for this atypical presentation with no evidence of distant metastases. Local excision or external beam radiotherapy are used as local salvage treatments for such perineal masses, including those occurring after biopsy, surgery, or interstitial brachytherapy. We report on a patient who presented no evidence of disease and no late urinary or gastrointestinal toxicities at 58 months after receiving high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) for perineal recurrence of PCa after radical prostatectomy and salvage external beam radiotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case treated with HDR-BT in this scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-496
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Interstitial HDR brachytherapy
  • Perineal prostate cancer recurrence
  • Reirradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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