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Volume 9 , Issue 1
January/February 1996

Pages 95-98


Techniques for making spacers in interstitial brachytherapy for tongue cancer

Tamamoto/Fujita/Yamamoto/Hamada


PMID: 8630183

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.


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