Prevention of uterine perforation during intracavitary brachytherapy of cervical cancer


Bayrak M., DEMİRÖZ ABAKAY C.

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY BRACHYTHERAPY, vol.13, no.2, pp.167-171, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/jcb.2021.105284
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY BRACHYTHERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-171
  • Keywords: uterine perforation, cervical cancer, brachytherapy, Smit sleeve, INDWELLING INTRAUTERINE TUBE, SMIT SLEEVE, CARCINOMA, GUIDANCE

Abstract

Purpose: Intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) is a part of standard treatment for loco-regionally advanced cervical cancers. ICBT requires a tandem applicator insertion through cervical canal into uterine cavity. Accurate placement through cervical canal, which is distorted by cancer, is crucial to successful treatment. The objective of this study was to investigate actual complication rate of a Smit sleeve insertion performed by experienced gynecologists in a tertiary referral center.