Iodine-125 Implantation for Prostatic Carcinoma

  • R. J. Macchia
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


The technique and rationale for iodine 125 implantation for prostatic adenocarcinoma has been fully described by its originators (1). This article will be devoted to recent modifications and continuing controversies.


Gleason Score Prostatic Carcinoma Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Early Stage Prostatic Cancer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Macchia
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate Medical SchoolNew YorkUSA

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