Two cases of hemithoracic radiotherapy after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant mesothelioma

Kengo Himei, Takayoshi Shinya, M. Takemoto, Masahiro Kuroda, Susumu Kanazawa, K. Okabe, H. Date, S. Nakamura

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Abstract

Two cases of hemithoracic radiotherapy after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant mesothelioma are presented. Those cases were pathological stage I and III. The target volume included the entire hemithorax. Patients were treated with a total of 45Gy delivered in 25 fractions of 1.8Gy. The irradiation was performed without a severe adversed effect. Radiotherapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy postoperative may be effective. A malignant mesothelioma is the disorder that is poor prognosis. Therefore radiotherapy treatment have necessity reviewed more.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume51
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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