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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1980 Jun;16(1):272-276. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.1980.16.1.272
Park CI , Cho BJ , Koh KH .
Abstract

The treatment of malignant superior vena caval obstruction is a radiotherapeutic emergency. In 11 patientswtih superior vena caval obstruction there is an excellent response to the use of the initial high-dose course ofirraditional consisting of 400 rads midplane for 3 days, then reduced to conventional daily fractionation.(150-200 rads/day). We conclude that rapid high-dose irradiation in the management of SVC is more safe andeffective.

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