A review on permanent implants for prostate brachytherapy with comparison between stranded and loose seeds


Author(s): Guangchao Wei, Ping Jiang, Chunxiao Li, Shuhua Wei, Yuliang Jiang, Haitao Sun and Junjie Wang*

A systematic literature review to validate the conclusions regards to stranded seeds versus loose seeds. Published data for this review were identified by searching the PubMed databases. Based on these studies, in addition to the reduction of migration and displacement, stranded seeds may have dosimetric advantages, especially in dose homogeneity and coverage of peripheral target area due to its connection characteristics. Treatment margins could be the reason why there was no significant discrepancy between loose seeds and stranded seeds groups in some studies. But intraoperatively built custom links will prolong operation time, with the proficiency of technology, the prolonged time gradually decreases. However, the advantages of dosimetric could be dependent on the techniques used by the physicians. The outcomes of biochemical failure rate also support this hypothesis.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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