Combination Therapy of Anal Canal Cancer: A Report on External Irradiation with or Without Chemotherapy Followed by Interstitial Iridium 192

  • Gudrun Pipard
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This report is based on 10 years of personal experience. The purpose of the analysis is to document the value of conservative radiotherapy with the aim of curing cancer of the anal canal. The anal canal was defined according to the UICC recommendations, comprising a region distal from the anorectal ring to the anal verge. This divides the anal canal in a suprapectinate and an infra-pectinate part. Carcinoma of the perianal skin (anal orifice) was excluded from this presentation. The potential role of rescue abdominoperineal resection will be documented and the favorable general outcome in patients presenting with synchronous inguinal metastatic lymph nodes analyzed.


Anal Canal External Irradiation Inguinal Node Perianal Skin Anorectal Ring 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gudrun Pipard
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  1. 1.Division of RdiotherapyUniversity Hospital of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

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