Vaginal cuff dehiscence after intracavitary brachytherapy for endometrial cancer

Kevin Albuquerque, Karan Shah, Ronald Potkul

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Abstract

We describe 2 unusual cases of vaginal dehiscence after intracavitary brachytherapy performed following robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy (RLH) along with their management. This unusual complication, which may be more common because of the robotic procedures, can be prevented by careful examination and possible delay of the onset of brachytherapy, if indicated. Our report reviews techniques of avoiding this complication and suggests that these complications should be discussed with the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-112
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2012

Keywords

  • Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Vaginal brachytherapy
  • Vaginal dehiscence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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