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Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment

Posted On: 06-24-2015
Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment

What is Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment?

During interstitial perineal implant treatment, tiny radioactive devices are inserted inside a uterine, vulval, or vaginal tumor. High-dose brachytherapy is delivered for a short amount of time (approximately one hour). This procedure may be combined with conventional radiation therapy.

 Also Known As:

  • Vaginal surgery
  • Vulva surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Internal radiotherapy
  • Internal radiation
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy
  • Uterine brachytherapy
  • Perineal brachytherapy

 Conditions Treated with Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

 Interstitial perineal implant treatment may be utilized in cases of vulval, vaginal or endometrial cancer, as well as recurrent malignancies in the pelvic region.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

Chemotherapy and hormone therapy are non-surgical alternatives to interstitial perineal implant treatment. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include hysterectomy, pelvic exenteration and anterior exenteration.

Anesthesia with Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

Interstitial perineal implant treatment may be performed with local or regional anesthesia. It can also be performed with general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

Possible risks following interstitial perineal implant treatment include infection, vaginal fistula, a negative reaction to the anesthesia and swelling or tenderness in the treated area.

Prognosis after Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

The prognosis for a positive end result following interstitial perineal implant treatment is good.

Recovery from Interstitial Perineal Implant Treatment:

Total recovery from interstitial perineal implant treatment takes one day.

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