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Relationship of duct Dose and gu Toxicity Among Patients Receiving channel High rate opening Brachytherapy

Correspondence to Author: Sackline Preitas Brilhante de São, 

Federal University of Espírito Santo, Maruípe, Vitória-ES, Brazil


Aims: Interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) plays a very important role within the management of regionally advanced gynecologic malignancies. However, the connection between urinary toxicity and dose to the duct isn’t well understood. we tend to wanted to guage the correlation between duct dose and also the incidence of gu complications among patients undergoing epithelial duct high rate ISBT.

Materials and Methods: Eighty-three patients treated with ISBT between August 2014 and Gregorian calendar month 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. CTCAE version five.0 was wont to grade toxicity. Individual treatment plans were evaluated to gather dose parameters. duct contours were else to the structure sets employing a uniform one cm diameter brush and minimum doses to the most well liked zero.1, 0.2 and 0.5 cm3 (D0.1cm3, D0.2cm3 and D0.5cm3) of the duct were obtained. Total (ISBT ± external beam irradiation) equivalent doses in two Gy fractions (EQD2) received by the targets and organs in danger were calculated. Numerical counts (%) and medians (interquartile range) were wont to characterise the information. Fisher’s actual and also the Mann–Whitney–Wilcox tests were used as applicable. Receiver operator curve analysis was wont to outline the duct threshold dose that correlate to gu toxicity.

Results: The median age and follow-up times were sixty seven years (59–75) and twenty five months (16–37), severally. Patients had preponderantly primary mucosa (49%) and epithelial duct (37%) cancer, with four (5%) patients with pathological process body part cancer to the channel. 24 of seventy nine (30%) patients old acute gu toxicity and thirty four of seventy one (48%) old late gu toxicity. In each analyses, the median duct dose was considerably higher among those with toxicity. Receiver operator curve analysis indicated that D0.1cm3, D0.2cm3 and D0.5cm3 of the duct were related to the event of toxicity at doses >78, >71 and >62 Gy, severally.

Conclusion: Urethral dose appears to predict gu toxicity in ISBT of epithelial duct tumours. additional study with Associate in Nursing distended cohort and longer follow-up is bonded.


Brachytherapy, opening, dose–response relationship, radiotherapy, toxicity, urethra


Sackline Preitas Brilhante de São. Relationship of duct Dose and gu Toxicity Among Patients Receiving channel High rate opening Brachytherapy. World Journal of Medical Oncology 2020.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Medical Oncology
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6077
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjoncgy
  • Short Name: WJMOY
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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