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Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy is the implantation of a plaque containing radioactive seeds over the eye to treat choroidal melanoma (cancer). The seeds are left in the eye for several days to weeks.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy:

Non-Surgical Options: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy:

Other Surgical Options: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

Possible surgical complications of Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good in a majority of cases. This procedure is considered an eye-saving technique, since it largely replaces the need to completely remove the eye (enucleation).

Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Iodine 125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy) include:

  • I125 episcleral-plaque brachytherapy

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