Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1660--1664

125I seeds implantation for an elderly patient of skin squamous cell carcinomas with ulcer guided by ultrasound


Yansong Liang1, Xuemin Di2, Zezhou Liu2, Jinxin Zhao2, Zeyang Wang2, Jing Zhao2, Aixia Sui2, Hongtao Zhang2, Juan Wang2 
1 Graduate School of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
2 Department of Oncology, The Hebei General Hospital, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China

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Hongtao Zhang
No. 348, Peace West Road, Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province
China
Juan Wang
No. 348, Peace West Road, Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province
China

The skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a kind of malignancy of keratinocytes. SCC was originated within the epidermis or relevant appendages, which commonly occurred on sunlight exposure sites, such as the head and neck. This case report described an 85-year-old female patient with skin SCC at the right frontal, accompanied with skin ulcer. This patient suffered from indications that were not suitable for surgical resection, including old age, Alzheimer's disease (AD), lacunar infarction, hydropericardium, and some other concomitant diseases. In addition, the external beam radiotherapy was rejected by the relatives of this patient. Then, the patient received 125I seeds interstitial brachytherapy guided by bedside ultrasound. The tumor response was evaluated based on the response evaluation criteria in solid tumors version 1.1 criteria. Complete response was achieved 4 months after brachytherapy. No complications and recurrence were observed during 8-month follow-up. As the sole modality, the 125I seeds implantation could be a reasonable and safe alternative for treating skin SCC with ulcer, especially for the elderly patients.


How to cite this article:
Liang Y, Di X, Liu Z, Zhao J, Wang Z, Zhao J, Sui A, Zhang H, Wang J. 125I seeds implantation for an elderly patient of skin squamous cell carcinomas with ulcer guided by ultrasound.J Can Res Ther 2018;14:1660-1664


How to cite this URL:
Liang Y, Di X, Liu Z, Zhao J, Wang Z, Zhao J, Sui A, Zhang H, Wang J. 125I seeds implantation for an elderly patient of skin squamous cell carcinomas with ulcer guided by ultrasound. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Oct 1 ];14:1660-1664
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