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Title: What a difference a clip makes! Analysis of boost volume definition in radiation therapy for conservative breast surgery
Authors: FREITAS, Thiago Brasileiro deLIMA, Kennya Medeiros Lopes de BarrosCARVALHO, Heloisa de AndradeMARQUES, Patricia de AzevedoMATTOS, Fabio Teixeira BelfortFONSECA, Alexandre Siqueira FrancoMUNHOZ, Alexandre MendoncaFILASSI, Jose RobertoSTUART, Silvia R.MARTA, Gustavo Nader
Citation: EJSO, v.44, n.9, p.1312-1317, 2018
Abstract: Purpose/objective(s): To evaluate the role of surgical clips placement in the definition of boost treatment volume. Materials/methods: Clinical Target Volumes (CTV) were defined as: CTV Breast, CTV Quadrant (based on physical exam and pre-surgical images), CTV Boost, defined by clip plus margin (1 cm for 2 or more clips and 2 cm for 1 clip only) plus radiological changes, CTV NT (normal tissue), defined by CTV Quadrant minus CTV Boost and CTV MISS (CTV that would be outside the treatment volume), defined by cry Boost minus CTV Quadrant. Results: A total of 247 patients were included. Upper lateral quadrant was the most common clinical location (47.3%). The median number of clips used was three. The mean volumes were: CTV Breast:982.52 cc, CTV Boost:36.59 cc, CTV Quadrant:285.07 cc, Cry NT:210.1 cc and CTV MISS:13.57 cc. Only 50.6% (125) of the patients presented the CTV Boost completely inside the Cry Quadrant and in 473% (117), partially inside. Among patients with any CFV MISS, 803% (98) had 10% or more of CTV Boost outside the treatment volume. Regarding CTV MISS, there were no statistically significant differences between the groups with 1 clip versus 2 or more clips, nor between patients with or without reconstructive surgery. In average, the CTV Boost was 87% smaller than the CFV Quadrant. The whole quadrant irradiation would lead to unnecessary irradiation of 26% of normal breast tissue. Conclusion: Surgical bed clipping is up most important in the definition of the boost volume irradiation to ensure precision minimizing geographical miss and optimizing surrounding normal tissue sparing.
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