Radiation Oncology/Toxicity/Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Radiation Therapy

Literature Review

  • Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand; 2009 PMID 20002289 -- "Pregnancy and radiotherapy: management options for minimising risk, case series and comprehensive literature review." (Luis SA, J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2009 Dec;53(6):559-68.)
    • Systematic literature review. 100 cases in literature and 9 institutional cases reviewed
    • Outcome: 13 adverse outcomes
    • Conclusion: Radiotherapy during pregnancy can be associated with a significant number of adverse outcomes