intracavitary radiation therapy


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Related to intracavitary radiation therapy: Internal Radiation Therapy, implant radiation therapy

in·tra·cav·i·ta·ry ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py

(in'tră-kav'i-tar-ē rā'dē-ā'shŭn thār'ă-pē)
Use of sealed radioactive sources placed within a body cavity adjacent to a malignant tumor.

intracavitary radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for treatment of a cancer found in hollow organs (such as the rectum, the sinuses, or the vagina) by placing the source of radiation inside the affected body cavity.
Synonym: endocavitary radiation therapy
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