Carcinoma cervix: brachytherapy applicator

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


K/C/O Carcinoma cervix, brachytherapy planning

Patient Data

Age: 48 yrs
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 anaesthesia in the operation theater. It does not have radioactivity on its own but is connected to machine for delivering radiation.

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Case information

rID: 33135
Published: 1st Jan 2015
Last edited: 20th Oct 2015
System: Gynaecology
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