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Also known as colpostats; oval applicators that are inserted into the lateral fornices of the vagina; used in conjunction with a tandem for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies using a radioactive source.
See also: tandem
Synonym(s): colpostats.
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Dosimetric comparison of the Fletcher family of gynecologic colpostats 1950-1980.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.1985; 11: 1317-21.