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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52--53

Aggressive approach in a case of cancer cervix with uremia


Department of Radiation Oncology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore, India

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S Mukesh
Department of Radiation Oncology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.63136

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Carcinoma of cervix is the most common cancer in developing countries. Majority of them present in locally advanced stages. A 36-year-old lady presented with bleeding and white discharge per vagina since four months, vomiting and reduced urine output since two weeks. Patient had an exophytic cervical growth. Investigation revealed elevated serum creatinine. Patient received single fraction radiation and underwent percutaneous nephrostomy. At one month follow-up, serum creatinine returned to almost normal level. Patient underwent bilateral ante grade stenting and completed concurrent chemoradiotherapy. In selected subsets of patients, aggressive management offered longer palliation and good quality of life.






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