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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging


Brachytheraphy in head and neck cancers– An update


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Author Details : Anusha R. L*, Sujeev N, Sham Kishor K, Chaithra K, Nilofer Halim

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 67-71


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Abstract

Head and neck cancers have become very prevalent all over the world and ranked 11th among all cancers worldwide. The mainstay for managing these oral cancers includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy or combination of these modalities. This article highlights the one of the type of radiotherapy which is mainly used in managing the head and neck cancers, that is brachytherapy. This review article enlights the dental surgeons about indications, types, mechanisms, limitations and advances about brachytherapy.

Keywords: Brachytherapy, Head and neck cancer.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmi.2019.019

How to cite : Anusha R. L, Sujeev N, Sham Kishor K, Chaithra K, Halim N, Brachytheraphy in head and neck cancers– An update. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2019;5(4):67-71

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