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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(9), 189-192
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-9-5
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The Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Brachytherapy in Liver Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Nayana E. George1, Benjamin Tharian1, Helen Lyo1, Apoorva Jayarangaiah2, Irini Youssef1, Joie Singh1, Samy I. McFarlane1, and Shivakumar Vignesh3

1Department of Medicine, State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203

2Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University, Baptist Health Care System, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A- 27157

3Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Pub. Date: October 14, 2018

Cite this paper:
Nayana E. George, Benjamin Tharian, Helen Lyo, Apoorva Jayarangaiah, Irini Youssef, Joie Singh, Samy I. McFarlane and Shivakumar Vignesh. The Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Brachytherapy in Liver Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(9):189-192. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-9-5

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound guided brachytherapy (EGBT) has been reported to be useful in certain malignancies including esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Percutaneous or surgical placement of radioactive seeds into the liver secondaries (brachytherapy) has been done successfully, however, the utility of EGBT in liver metastasis remains largely unclear. In this case report, we demonstrate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of EUS guided brachytherapy (EGBT) in liver metastasis secondary to leiomyosarcoma.

Keywords:
endoscopic ultrasound guided brachytherapy liver metastasis

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