By A. Zuppinger (auth.), A. Zuppinger, J. P. Bataini, J. M. Irigaray, F. Chu (eds.)
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In: Vieten H, Wachsmann F (ed) Handbuch der medizinischen Radiologie, Bd XVI/2, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 1-67 Wider6e R (1977) Elektronentherapie. Strahlentherapie 153: 133 The Electron Beam Therapy for Malignant Tumors 47 17 Zuppinger A, Poretti G, Zimmerli B (1964) Ergebnisse der medizinischen Strahlenforschung, Bd I. Thieme, Stuttgart, pp 347-405 18 Zuppinger A, Poretti G (1965) Elektronensymposium. Montreux. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York 19 Zuppinger A (1967) Treatment by supervoltage machines - electron beam therapy.
The 5 year cure rate of T 2 lesions was about 90%. The current rate was 80%-85% for T 3 lesions. Some lesions were dif- 50 H. Pourquier Fig. 1. a Spinocellular epithelioma together with a pre-auricular N 1 adenopathy treated by 13 MeV electron therapy through a bolus: 6200 rads in 5 1/2 weeks. Surgical procedure after a moderate telecobalt irradiation (3500 rads) on the said adenopathy. b The same patient 5 years later Fig. 2 . a A mucous cutaneous spino cellular epithelioma covering the whole lip commissure and over 2 em of the cheek internal wall.
In patients with fixed lymph nodes some surprising cures have been seen. One may object that this is also possible in some cases with photons. We made a comparison of photons and electrons which showed better results with electrons. The effect is so good, that we renounced entirely the prophylactic neck dissection in patients with oral cavity tumors. It is surprising that the same kind of tumors and tumor localizations which respond better to electrons than photons can also be better controlled by neutrons, as Dr.