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radiation therapy. Notice that the mass extends from the fourth to sixth rib space (white arrows). During laparoscopic and thoracoscopic examination, biopsy specimens of the liver and of the mediastinal mass were obtained, respectively. Laparoscopic

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Achieving long-term local control of ISS (also referred to as vaccine-associated sarcomas) in cats is difficult. The most effective local treatment is often considered to be a combination of tumor excision with radiation therapy. However, even

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Radiation therapy typically involves the delivery of the prescribed radiation dose in multiple treatments, called fractions, which are administered over a number of weeks. Whereas human patients are usually treated with 30 to 35 individual

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. Consultation with the oncology service after 1 month to determine whether radiation therapy could be used to treat the dog's residual disease was advised. Figure 1 Photomicrograph of a section of the liver mass in a 14-year-old Toy Poodle that was removed

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Radiation therapy of veterinary patients generally involves 5 consecutive daily treatments/wk for 3 or 4 weeks. Immobilization of patients is required for accurate and precise administration of radiation and is commonly achieved by anesthetizing

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radiation therapy was offered as a treatment option, and the owners were informed that there was no known information on this modality for pancreatic tumors in cats. The owners elected treatment, and the cat was hospitalized for delivery of 8 Gy every other

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, local control of the tumor is the primary goal of treatment. Surgical resection with wide margins has been associated with an approximately 15% risk of local tumor regrowth. 2 Conventional radiation therapy as a single treatment modality does not appear

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Palliative radiation therapy has been a mainstay for the treatment of human patients with advanced malignancies for many years and is being used for the treatment of veterinary patients with malignancies with increasing frequency. 1 The goal of

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy is the treatment of tumors with 1 to 5 high-dose radiation fractions, whereas conventionally fractionated radiation therapy is the treatment of tumors with radiation fractions administered daily over a period of

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radiation therapy can be employed once the surgical wound has healed and sutures removed. While there is no established consensus regarding total dose, full course fractionated protocols with cumulative doses up to 63 Gy have been recommended to better

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