By Thomas A. Buchholz, Eric A. Strom (auth.), David E. Wazer, Douglas W. Arthur, Frank A. Vicini (eds.)
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is being swiftly brought into the scientific administration of early breast melanoma. APBI, in truth, features a variety of assorted ideas and methods that come with brachytherapy, intraoperative, and exterior beam thoughts. there's presently no unmarried resource that describes those ideas and their medical implementation. this article is a concise guide designed to aid the clinician within the implementation of APBI. This features a overview of the rules that underlie APBI, a realistic and specific description of every approach for APBI, a evaluate of present scientific result of APBI, and a assessment of the occurrence and administration of remedy similar complications.
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