Tuesday, May 6, 2008

6 - Emergency Radiotherapy indications

Q: Emergency Radiotherapy is given in ?
a. superior vena cava syndrome
b. pericardial tamponade
c. increased ICP
d. spinal cord compression

- The indications of emergency radiotherapy are : ( mnemonic: emergency radiotherapy SANS Tumor )
S- Superior vena cava syndrome
A- Acute epidural spinal cord compression
N- Neoplastic cardiac tamponade
S- Severe hypercalcemia
Tumor – Tumor lysis syndrome

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