Indian Journal of Dermatology
THERAPEUTIC ROUND
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363--366

Plesiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer: Innovating to overcome!


Amitabh Ray1, Ayan Basu1, Asit Deb2, Ranen Kanti Aich2, Litan Naha Biswas3, JK Pal1 
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Amitabh Ray
AMRI Hospital, Annexe Building, P-4&5, CIT scheme-LXXII, Block A, Gariahat Road, Kolkata 700029, West Bengal
India

Background: The non-surgical management of non-melanoma skin cancers is an area requiring clinical investigation. Radiotherapy has a role in treatment for a defined subset of patients. Aims: The application of radiotherapy is subject to availability of proper equipment, non-availability of which precludes appropriate radiotherapy in most centers in third world countries. Materials and Methods: The introduction of innovations is needed to circumvent this. Plesiotherapy is such a mode of therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer. Results: In this paper we present successful management of a cohort of non-melanoma skin cancer patients with plesiotherapy using stepping source 192 Ir HDR source. Conclusions: Plesiothrapy is an effective mode of therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer.


How to cite this article:
Ray A, Basu A, Deb A, Aich RK, Biswas LN, Pal J K. Plesiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer: Innovating to overcome!.Indian J Dermatol 2010;55:363-366


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Ray A, Basu A, Deb A, Aich RK, Biswas LN, Pal J K. Plesiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer: Innovating to overcome!. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 7 ];55:363-366
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