Splenic irradiation in chronic myeloid leukemia

S. Hukku, H. A. Baboo, S. Venkataratnam, M. S. Vidyasagar, N. L. Patel

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Results of splenic irradiation as the initial and only method of treatment are reported in 25 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Peripheral remission was induced in all the patients. Induction was achieved after a short period of 11 to 30 days in the majority of the patients, the longest period being 40 days. Several patients were in remission 9 months after treatment. The results are compared with those obtained by chemotherapy. Some advantages of splenic irradiation over chemotherapy are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalActa Radiologica. Oncology Radiation Therapy Physics and Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25-08-1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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