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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


The conscious sedation is a fast and safe option to perform intracavitary brachytherapy in carcinoma cervix patients: An institutional experience


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Author Details : Narendra Rathore, Lalit Raigar, Arvind K. Shukla, Abhay K. Jain, Vikram Raj Purohit

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2017

Article Page : 329-332


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Abstract

Purpose: To know the complications of conscious sedation in cervical cancer patients treated with cobalt (CO60) based Intracavitary brachytherapy (ICRT) and to assess pain on visual analogue scale (VAS).
Materials and Method: Cobalt intracavitary brachytherapy application was performed with conscious sedation in 40 carcinoma cervix patients and post-procedural pain was assessed with VAS at every 30 minutes interval for six hours along with other complications.
Result: Pain was well controlled (mean VAS 4.5) in all patients with maximum VAS 10 and tramodol was received as rescue analgesic. Common complication was grade 1 & 2 bradycardia in 8 patients; and grade 1 hypertension in 6 applications; no patients found Gr 3 or 4 hypertension, Hypotension in 11 Patients (Gr1 in 7).
Conclusions: Conscious sedation is a fast and safe option to perform intracavitary brachytherapy applications (Cobalt 60) in the patients of cervix cancer.

Keywords:
Intracavitary Brachytherapy, Conscious Sedation, Cervix Cancer

How to cite : Rathore N, Raigar L, Shukla A K, Jain A K, Purohit V R, The conscious sedation is a fast and safe option to perform intracavitary brachytherapy in carcinoma cervix patients: An institutional experience. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2017;4(3):329-332

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