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Prevention of tumour seeding following thoracoscopy in mesothelioma by prophylactic radiotherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8580058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the usefulness of prophylactic radiotherapy following thoracoscopy or pleural aspiration in patients with mesothelioma we reviewed the case notes of patients treated at St Mary's Hospital between 1990 and 1994. Twenty patients have received treatment to 38 sites and tumour seeding was prevented in all patients available for follow-up. Four patients acted as their own controls by developing nodules at untreated sites. Prophylactic radiotherapy is highly effective in preventing tumour seeding in mesothelioma.
E M Low; G G Khoury; A W Matthews; E Neville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0936-6555     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-20     Completed Date:  1996-03-20     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002902     Medline TA:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Oncology, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Mesothelioma / diagnosis,  pathology,  radiotherapy*
Neoplasm Seeding*
Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  radiotherapy*
Thoracoscopy / adverse effects*

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