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Intraoperative radiation therapy during percutaneous cement augmentation

JAN 27, 2021 · 8 MIN WATCH
Author

Prof. Udo Obertacke, MD, PHD

Mannheim Medical Faculty at University of Heidelberg, Germany

Author

Frederic Bludau, MD, PhD, Associate professor

Mannheim Medical Faculty at University of Heidelberg, Germany

Summary

Prof. Dr. med. Udo Obertacke & Dr. med. Frederic Bludau performing a Spinal Metastases Surgery using IORT to sterilize and stabilize the affected vertebral bodies

Live-case treatment video of a 78-year-old male patient performing percutaneous cement augmentation using intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). With the needle applicator, a radiation dose of 2 x 8 Gy in 13mm from the applicator surface was applied with approx. 2 x 5 min. an overall radiation time. Overall, this live-case highlights the procedure and the applicability of IORT during a spinal metastases surgery.


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