Techniques for making spacers in interstitial brachytherapy for tongue cancer

Mitsuhiro Tamamoto, Minoru Fujita, Takaharu Yamamoto, Taizo Hamada

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Abstract

The use of a spacer has been recommended in interstitial brachytherapy for tongue cancer to reduce the radiation dose to the mandible. This article describes the development of two types of acrylic resin spacers, a mouth guard-type spacer for dentate patients, and a replica denture-type spacer for edentulous patients. These spacers can be used without suture retention are comfortable for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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