Dr. Walker's present address is the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843.
IRIDIUM-192 BRACHYTHERAPY FOR EQUINE SARCOID, ONE AND TWO YEAR REMISSION RATES
Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2005
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 206–208, July 1991
How to Cite
Walker, M., Adams, W., Hoskinson, J., Held, J.P., Blackford, J., Geiser, D., Goble, D. and Henton, J. (1991), IRIDIUM-192 BRACHYTHERAPY FOR EQUINE SARCOID, ONE AND TWO YEAR REMISSION RATES. Veterinary Radiology, 32: 206–208. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.1991.tb00108.x
- Issue online: 19 MAY 2005
- Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2005
- Received March 19, 1990; accepted for publication May 21, 1990.
- veterinary radiotherapy;
- equine sarcoid;
- interstitial brachytherapy
This report presents the results of 12 adult horses with 16 sarcoids which received radiotherapy from iridium-192 interstitial implants. Fourteen of the 16 tumors (87.5%) were in remission for at least 12 months, and 13 (81.2%) were in remission for at least 24 months. Generally, normal tissue reactions were within acceptable limits. The results of this study further substantiate the beneficial nature of radioactive brachytherapy for equine sarcold.