Perineal recurrence of prostate cancer six years after trans-perineal brachytherapy - Abstract

We report a case of perineal recurrence of prostate cancer 6 years after low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer.

The most common approach to treat such perineal masses, including those occurring after prior biopsy or surgery, is local excision. We report the use of stereotactic radiotherapy with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) as a novel non-invasive, potentially curative, and patient-friendly alternative to local excision.

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Eppinga W, Vijverberg P, Moerland R, Brand E, van der Voort van Zyp J, Noteboom J, van Vulpen M.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Reference: J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2015 Jan;6(4):386-8.
doi: 10.5114/jcb.2014.46753

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25834583 Prostate Cancer Section