Oct 17, 2019

Radiation-related Adverse Effects of CT-guided Implantation of 125 I Seeds for Thoracic Recurrent and/or Metastatic Malignancy

Scientific Reports
Zhe JiJunjie Wang


During radioactive Iodine-125 seed implantation (RISI), Iodine-125 radionuclide is implanted directly into a lesion and kills tumor cells by steadily emitting radiation. In our study, we analyzed the adverse effects of RISI for thoracic malignancy, and investigated the safety, dosage, and adverse effects of RISI for these cases. Between June 2007 and January 2018, 77 patients with thoracic recurrent and/or metastatic tumors who underwent CT-guided RISI were enrolled. Radiation-related adverse effects were analyzed, including pneumonia, esophagitis, hemorrhage, fistula, skin injury, heart injury, and spinal cord injury. We used the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v4.03 to evaluate adverse effects and analyzed the relationship between adverse effects and dosimetric parameters of organs at risk (OAR), including D0.1cc, D2cc, Dmean, and V20. The results of the study were as follows: The median follow-up period was 11 months. The median postoperative dose (D90) was 122 Gy (45.7-241.8 Gy). Three patients (3.9%) showed radiation pneumonitis of grade ≥2. Two patients (2.6%) showed radiation-induced esophagitis of grade ≥2. One patient (1.3%) showed an esophageal fistula. Two patients (2.6%) had a tracheal fistula...Continue Reading

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