Emostatic-palliative radiotherapy in vescical carcinoma: two case reports


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Title Emostatic-palliative radiotherapy in vescical carcinoma: two case reports
Creator Ceccon, Giovanni
Andreani, Stefano
Bergamini, Marialuisa
Buti, Sebastiano
Dell'Anna, Cristina
Ghetti, Francesca
Gianni, Stella
Grondelli, Claudia
Lattanzi, Elisabetta
Losardo, Pierluigi
Manicone, Moana
Rossi, Roberto
Salaroli, Francesco
D'Abbiero, Nunziata
Description Introduction: Palliative radiotherapy is very effective for symptoms control and it improves the quality of life of patients with neoplasia at any stage of the disease. The 5% of palliative radiotherapy treatments are carried out for hemostatic purposes and this approach is particularly useful in certain diseases. In fact in bladder cancer this treatment is able to control bleeding in more than 90% of cases.
Case description: We report two cases of old patients with urothelial carcinoma and macrohematuria, initially treated, for the fist time, with 20 Gy on the whole bladder obtainig completely resolution of hematuria. Afterwards, for new haematuria appearance, the patients were treated again with 15 Gy targeted on the progression region, obtaining resolution of bleeding again.
Conclusion: although a haemostatic approach does not give lasting results over time, a reprocessing should be considered due to the improvement in the quality of life that it may entail. (Oncology)
Publisher Aboutscience Srl
Date 2019-01-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Case report
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/111
Source AboutOpen; V. 6 N. 1 (2019): January - December 2019; 2 - 4
AboutOpen; Vol 6 No 1 (2019): January - December 2019; 2 - 4
Language eng
Relation https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/111/153
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 The authors

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