Embolization of an iodine-125 radioactive seed from the prostate gland into the right ventricle: An unusual pattern of seed migration

Michael H. Schild, William W. Wong, Sujay A. Vora, Lynn D. Ward, Ba D. Nguyen

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Abstract

Transperineal permanent brachytherapy using iodine-125 or palladium-103 seeds is a standard treatment modality for localized prostate cancer. Migration of seeds to the lungs is a common phenomenon, whereas migration of seeds to the right ventricle is a rare event. We report a case of iodine-125 seed migration to the right ventricle as demonstrated by chest CT scan and add to the very few published reports on this finding. These rare patients did not suffer adverse effects from such event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalRadiography
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Migration to heart
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Radioactive iodine seed
  • Seed migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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