Stereotactic radiotherapy for primary and metastatic lung tumors

Etsuo Kunieda, T. Kawase, A. Takeda, T. Kasamatsu, O. Kawaguchi, S. Kutsuki, N. Shigematsu, A. Kubo

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From 1996, we carried out hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for 14 lung tumors of 12patients. Among 12 cases, four primary lung cancer and eight metastatic cases from other primary location were included. Among ten cases of which respiratory movement of the tumor were observed by fluoroscopy, average movement in cranio-caudal direction was 4.4mm. Although tumor regrowth was observed in two cases, both tumors were successively controlled by re-irradiation with stereotactic radiotherapy. Seven patients including six with metastatic lung tumors survived longer than 3-years. Stereotactic radiotherapy is considered to be effective both for primary and metastatic lung tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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