March 1973

Recent Results in Cancer Research: Endolymphatic Radiotherapy in Malignant Lymphomas.

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By Sergio Chiappa, MD; Renato Musumeci, MD; and Carlo Uslenghi, MD. Price, $13.90. Pp 129, with 83 illustrations. Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 175 Fifth Ave, New York 10010, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(3):473-474. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320090163039

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This monograph is a well-developed, well-written analysis of endolymphatic radiotherapy based on clinical trials of 426 patients over eight years of investigation at the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy.

The topic is divided into four general areas. First, the present state of the art of palliative therapy for lymphoma patients is masterfully reviewed by Gianni Bonadonna. Second, the technical aspects of the procedure including general principles of lymphangiography, equipment used, physical properties of labeled lipiodol, and dosimetry are covered in detail. Third, the clinical results of the 426 treated patients are analyzed as well as the side effects and complications of the procedure. Last, definition of the place of this procedure in the physician's antilymphoma armamentarium is attempted.

A great deal of work has been done on endolymphatic radiotherapy by this group, and that effort is revealed in this text. The monograph is designed for the stimulated individual

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