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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1988;5(1):153-158.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 1988.
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy of locally Advanced Gastric Cancers: Case report.
Kyeung Ae Kim, Seong Kyu Kim, Sei One Shin, Myung Se Kim, Hong Jin Kim, Koing Bo Kwun, Hung Dae Kim
Stomach cancer is the most popular tumor in Korea but the prognosis following extensive surgery and chemotherapy has not improved for many years. Conventional external radiotherapy also has some limitation, namely, a cancerocidal dose cannot be delivered to tumors because of low radiation tolerance of adjacent critical sensitive organs. In order to overcome these limitations of curative surgery and external radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy was proposed in many centers and the results were excellent. We treated two cases of locally advanced gastric cancers with IORT by using NEC 18 MeV Linear Accelerator after standard subtotal resection of the stomach. After treatment, the patients are in good conditions so far, but in order to evaluate the effectiveness of IORT, a study will be performed on the survival rates between patients treated by IORT and those treated by surgery alone.


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