JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY BRACHYTHERAPY, vol.13, no.2, pp.167-171, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY BRACHYTHERAPY
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uterine perforation, cervical cancer, brachytherapy, Smit sleeve, INDWELLING INTRAUTERINE TUBE, SMIT SLEEVE, CARCINOMA, GUIDANCE
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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.