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Regional chemotherapy by a totally infusion pump preceding radiotherapy in advanced cervical carcinoma: a preliminary report
The Authors report the preliminary results of a prospective study on intra-arterial chemotherapy and radiotherapy of advanced cervix carcinoma. The drugs were delivered by a totally implanted Infusaid Model 400 pump and patients received cyclic therapy consisting of Cis-Platinum, Methotrexate and Bleomycin. The catheter tips were positioned during a laparotomy in the hypogastric arteries with sutures and the pump was implanted in a subcutaneous pouch in the abdomen. After chemotherapy all patients had radiotherapy. Five patients entered in the study. Preliminary results suggest that long-term intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced cervix carcinoma is practical for many patients. Two of five patients, after intra-arterial chemotherapy and radiotherapy, had radical hysterectomy.