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Title: Radiotherapy in the treatment of vertebral hemangiomas

Symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas are not common. Although radiotherapy has been used as treatment, the data are sparse concerning total dose, fractionation and results. The authors report nine patients with vertebral hemangioma treated with 3000-4000 rad, 200 rad/day, 5 fractions per week, followed from 6 to 62 months. Seventy-seven percent had complete or almost complete disappearance of the symptoms. Radiotherapy schedules are discussed.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5606137
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int. J. Radiat. Oncol., Biol. Phys.; (United States); Journal Volume: 11:2
Research Org:
Centro de Oncologia Campinas, Brazil
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ANGIOMAS; RADIOTHERAPY; BLOOD VESSELS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; SIDE EFFECTS; COBALT 60; GAMMA RADIATION; PATIENTS; VERTEBRAE; X RADIATION; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; COBALT ISOTOPES; DISEASES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; SKELETON; THERAPY; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 550603 -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Therapy-- (1980-)