Carcinoma cervix: brachytherapy applicator

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Known case of carcinoma of the cervix, brachytherapy planning

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Medical devices in abdomen and pelvis:

Brachytherapy applicator (tandem and ovoids) with bladder and rectal catheters.

Case Discussion

Brachytherapy applicator (tandem and ovoids) is inserted in position under general anesthesia in the operation theater. It does not have radioactivity on its own but is connected to machine for delivering radiation.

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