intracavitary therapy


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intracavitary therapy

a kind of radiotherapy in which one or more radioactive sources are placed, usually with the help of an applicator or holding device, within a body cavity to irradiate the walls of the cavity or adjacent tissues.
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

intracavitary therapy

Brachytherapy, see there.

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.
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