Using a pessary during radiotherapy in reducible pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal cancer: a case report and review of the literature

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GÜLTEKİN M., Esen C. S. B., AKGÖR U., SALMAN M. C., TUNCEL M., Ozmen M., ...More

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY BRACHYTHERAPY, vol.12, no.2, pp.175-180, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/jcb.2020.92997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-180
  • Keywords: primary vaginal cancer, pelvic organ prolapse, pessary, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, PRIMARY INVASIVE-CARCINOMA, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, UTERINE PROLAPSE, PROCIDENTIA, PREVALENCE, RADIATION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Primary vaginal cancer and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) combination is extremely rare. Although definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and brachytherapy (BT) is the standard treatment for advanced stage primary vaginal cancer, there is a limited data about the treatment of primary vaginal cancer combined with POP due to its rarity. In addition, radiotherapy (RT) process may be difficult in these cases and often result in more toxicity.