By J. M. Cosset (auth.), Dr. Michel Gautherie (eds.)
"Internal" hyperthermia is a kind of thermotherapy through which warmth is sup plied to tumor tissue in situ. There are 3 varied concepts for professional viding inner hyperthermia: (1) interstitial hyperthermia utilizing implanted needle probes, (2) intracavitary hyperthermia utilizing probes brought into common physique cavities, and (3) perfusional hyperthermia through ex tracorporal blood heating. in comparison with exterior hyperthermia, inner hyperthermia has been preferentially authorized through oncologists since it may be extra simply mixed with other kinds of remedy, e. g., interstitial thermotherapy with brachytherapy, or perfusional hyperthermia with che motherapy. a number of varieties of gear for interstitial and intracavitary thermotherapy were constructed and used particularly broadly in scientific trials, typically together with radiation remedy. There are 4 diverse tools for generating interstitial or intracavitary hyperthermia, each one concerning varieties of heating. such a lot reviews were played utilizing radiofrequency electrodes (resistive heating) or coaxial microwave antennas (radiative heating). lately, despite the fact that, "hot resource" thoughts that depend on thermal conduction and blood circulate convection for warmth shipping have came upon scientific software. those thoughts contain ferromagnetic implants activated via sizzling water or by means of electric ability. within the close to destiny, new equipment for in terstitial or intraluminal heating dependent upon complex ultrasonic and laser applied sciences could be developed.
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M. Cosset Hyperthermia was given first and the minimum target temperature was 44°C in the selected volume for 45 min. Immediately after hyperthermia was completed, the tubes were loaded with iridium 192 wires. A dose of 30 Gy was given to the first 17 patients. After two local relapses were observed in this early series, the dose was increased to 40 Gy for the following applications . Bicher et al. , in Inglewood, California, proposed a very sophisticated protocol combining external irradiation, interstitial hyperthermia, and brachytherapy.
Most of the time, it takes 8 - 10 min to achieve this goal, and sometimes more. If it is too high, the temperature in the heating lines can pose a problem. The usual pain threshold that we observed in our patients (without any sedation) was 45°C. 5 °-46 0c) with light sedation. This biological "red light" is of clinical use: if the patient complains while all the measured points indicate 44°C or less, it usually means that the temperature has reached at least 45 °C somewhere in a small area. Additional measurements, all along the plastic tubes implanted for the use of thermometry, usually allow the location of this area (often an old scar).
Additional measurements, all along the plastic tubes implanted for the use of thermometry, usually allow the location of this area (often an old scar). The pain threshold may vary somewhat from patient to patient, but is extremely "sharp" for a given patient. A patient who complains at 45°C usually stands 44 °C after a minimal reduction of the applied power. We shall see later that a usual thermal dose prescription is 43°- 44 °C for 45 - 60 min. To date most authors agree that the temperature which must be taken into account is the minimum temperature measured within the heated volume.
Interstitial, Endocavitary and Perfusional Hyperthermia: Methods and Clinical Trials by J. M. Cosset (auth.), Dr. Michel Gautherie (eds.)