intracavitary therapy


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Radiation therapy in which radioactive materials­—iridium-192, radium-226, and other radioisotopes—sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters are placed in direct contact with certain carcinomas to deliver locally intense ionising radiation—e.g., as needed in invasive carcinoma of the uterine cervix
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intracavitary therapy

Brachytherapy, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

intracavitary therapy

A form of treatment in which radioactive material or anticancer medication is placed within a cavity of the body so as to affect a tumour within the cavity, or nearby.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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