Zespól ?yly glównej górnej u chorych na raka pluca ??? rola radioterapii


Author(s): Elżbieta Plula, Pawel Blecharz, Marian Reinfuss, Tomasz Walasek, Magdalena PÄ?cak, Marta Rogowska

Evaluation of efficacy, complications and prognostic factors in patients with lung cancer, suffering from superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is presented in the paper. Literature analysis shows that complete or partial remission of the symptoms is observed in 70-95% of patients. In 50-70% of patients the remission is observed in the first 2 weeks of irradiation. Complication rates is acceptable - in 26-50% of patients authors observe mild or moderate oesophagitis, 8-10% of patients suffer from transient nausea and vomiting. Literature review shows median overall survival rate oscillating from 12 to 40 weeks, twelve-month survival rate - from 20 to 25% and 5-year survival rate - from 2 to 5%. The only recognized prognostic factor for symptoms remission in lung cancer patients with SVCS is histological type of cancer. Complete remission of SVCS is observed in 78% of patients with small cell lung cancer, however only in 63% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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