Hysteroscopic Endometrial Resection and High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Treatment of Endometrial Cancer in a Medically Compromised Patient
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OBJECTIVE: The use of a combined treatment option for endometrial cancer in a medically compromised patient is outlined. METHODS/RESULTS: A case of a 49-year-old severely medically compromised patient with endometrial cancer is described. A complete hysteroscopic endometrial resection with insertion and suturing in place of an endocervical cannula allowed weekly outpatient delivery of high-dose-rate intracavitary radiation without anesthetic or repeat dilatation of the endocervical canal. CONCLUSION: The use of hysteroscopic endometrial resection with adjuvant high-dose-rate radiation therapy is a feasible treatment option for patients with endometrial cancer in whom surgery is contraindicated.
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