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Catheters, Breast, Brachytherapy, Balloon

Definition : Breast catheters with a balloon at the distal tip and a cap that sticks out of the skin on the proximal end; these catheters are intended for brachytherapy treatment. The balloon attached to the catheter is either left in the surgical cavity (e.g., after extraction of a breast lump) or introduced after surgery. Several treatments are performed after surgery by introducing a single high-dose radioactive source (a "seed" attached to a wire) into the balloon through the catheter for a predetermined period of time. The radioactive source is delivered by a remote-afterloading brachytherapy system. The treatment is used to facilitate the control or cure of breast cancer or to relieve symptoms of breast cancer.

Entry Terms : "Brachytherapy Catheters" , "Catheters, Brachytherapy, Breast, Balloon" , "Brachytherapy Balloon Breast Catheters" , "Balloon Catheters" , "Catheters, Balloon"

UMDC code : 20938

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Hologic Inc

Company Type: Parent

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world.

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