Early-stage lung adenocarcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy using a combined deep inspiration breath hold and free breathing technique: case report and literature review

Mona Arbab, Gregory Bartlett, Colleen DesRosiers, Peter G. Maxim, Tim Lautenschlaeger

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Abstract

This case report introduces a new stereotactic body radiation therapy technique using combined deep inspiration breath hold and free breathing to treat lung tumors adjacent to the chest wall. Patients with lung lesions in proximity to the chest wall are at increased risk of developing chest wall toxicity, including pain and rib fracture. We report a case of a 63-year-old female former smoker with stage IA1 left lower lobe adenocarcinoma of the lung who was treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy using the deep inspiration breath hold technique and had to receive her last two fractions with free breathing, as she developed a cold and could not hold their breath. This combination resulted in a significant reduction in chest wall 1 cc and maximum dose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalPrecision Radiation Oncology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • chest wall toxicity
  • lung adenocarcinoma
  • SBRT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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