Transperineal 125I Implantation Guided by Ultrasound: Preliminary Results of 150 Cases
According to the American Cancer Society (1987), 63% of all prostate are discovered while still localized within the general region of the prostate, and 83% of all patients whose tumors are diagnosed at this stage survive more than 5 years after treatment. This success is based on early diagnosis as well as on therapeutic means. Treatment alternatives include: (1) radical prostatectomy, (2) external beam radiation therapy alone, (3) interstitial implantation of the prostate gland with 125I, (4) combination of interstitial implantation and external beam radiation therapy. The indications, advantages, disadvantages, and complications of each method are summarized in Table 1.
KeywordsProstate Specific Antigen Radical Prostatectomy Prostate Gland American Cancer Society Seed Implantation
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