A case of endometrial carcinoma with age related hyperkyphosis treated with definitive radiotherapy

Arvind S Murthy, Janaki G Manur, Arul TR Ponni, Kirthi AS Koushik, Ram C Alva, Mohan K Somashekar, Ram A Kannan, Ritika R Harjani


This report describes a simple brachytherapy procedure in a patient with endometrial cancer with age related hyperkyphosis.  Sixty-eight year-old postmenopausal woman with age related hyperkyphosis presented with endometrial carcinoma, and the patient was not operated on due to associated pelvic deformity. The patient received whole pelvic radiation followed by uterovaginal brachytherapy. Patient was supported with soft pillows to support her exaggerated anterior concavity during brachytherapy procedure and execution. The brachytherapy dose was 6 Gy per fraction per week for 3 weeks using image guidance. This is probably the first reported case of endometrial cancer with age related hyperkyphosis. In spite of the associated skeletal problems, a simple brachytherapy procedure is possible and provides good result. 


Brachytherapy; Endometrial Cancer; Hyperkyphosis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/ijcto.0301.6

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