Keywords : Radiotherapy
Assessment of radiological prognostic factors in patients with carcinoma cervix treated with concurrent chemoradiation: A clinical study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3001-3006
Aims & Objective: The present study was undertaken for assessing the radiological
prognostic factors in patients with carcinoma cervix treated with concurrent
Materials & methods: A total of 40 patients were included. Only those patients were
included which had histological proven diagnosis of carcinoma of cervix. Patients were
within the age range of 19 to 60 years. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the
patients were obtained. Thorough physical examination of all the patients was carried out.
Treatment planned was 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy with concurrent
chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy and follow-up for 6 months.
Results: Out of 40 patients, 25 patients had NED after 6 months while in 15 patients were
of residual after 6 months. Among the patients with NED, 16 patients had parametrical
extension of less than lateral pelvic wall while disease dimension was more than 6 cm in 17
patients. Hyponephrosis was present in 2 patients. Among the patients with residual, 10
patients had parametrical extension of less than lateral pelvic wall while disease dimension
was more than 6 cm in 15 patients. Hyponephrosis was present in 5 patients.
Conclusion: Patients with higher parametrical extension upto pelvic wall, hydronephrosis
and greater dimension were associated with pelvic failure of disease at follow-up.