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Inguinal hernia in a patient with prostate cancer to be treated with photon radiotherapy.
  • Takahiro Oike,
  • Katsuyuki Shirai,
  • Tatsuya Ohno
Takahiro Oike
Gunma University, Gunma University
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Katsuyuki Shirai
Sano Kosei General Hospital
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Tatsuya Ohno
Gunma University
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Abstract

Inguinal hernia can be present in the beam path of photon radiotherapy for prostate cancer. To avoid exposing the radiosensitive intestinal tract potentially included in hernia sacs, repair surgery prior to photon radiotherapy should be considered for hernia-positive prostate cancer patients.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

22 Apr 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
25 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
28 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Accept