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Needle-track metastases and prophylactic radiotherapy for mesothelioma.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma invades the tracts made by chest instrumentation. Prophylactic radiotherapy is effective at preventing malignant seeding at these sites. METHODS: We assessed the use and effectiveness of radiotherapy at our centre in 39 of the 40 patients identified with mesothelioma between January 2000 and September 2003. RESULTS: Thirty-seven (95%) patients received radiotherapy to their chest instrumentation site between 6 and 42 days (median 26 days) following the diagnosis of m...

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10.1016/j.rmed.2005.09.034

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Davies, RJ More by this author
Journal:
Respiratory medicine
Volume:
100
Issue:
6
Pages:
1037-1040
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1532-3064
ISSN:
0954-6111
URN:
uuid:cc5652ea-4211-4c23-a7c8-6e610967e672
Source identifiers:
14486
Local pid:
pubs:14486

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