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Fig. 1 | Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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From: The role of brachytherapy for margin control in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Fig. 1

Brachytherapy catheter insertion technique. a Stainless steel Brachytherapy catheter insertion guide or 14 Gauge Intra-venous catheter. b Catheter guide inserted into residual tongue tissue 3-5 mm from the resection margin. c Brachytherapy after-loading catheter passed through the insertion guide. d Catheter is passed through the skin and catheter guide removed. e Catheters are placed 1–1.5 cm apart and parallel to each other. f catheters are secured to skin with semi-lunar buttons. Silk ties placed around the catheters intra-orally and left long for ease of subsequent removal. Note – reconstructive flap is inset after the catheters are secured in place in a standard manner

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