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Intended use: Esteya® electronic brachytherapy system is intended to deliver x-ray radiation for surface brachytherapy procedures. Typical applications include treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, lentigo maligna, lentigo maligna melanoma, keloids and cutaneous lymphomas (B and T cell).
Contraindications: Inability to control motion in the treatment area. Regarding relative contraindications: The benefits versus the risks of treatment should always be accounted for. In some cases, e.g., palliative treatment, radiotherapy could be the treatment of choice. Relative contraindications include: Connective tissue disease/collagen vascular disease, including SLE, and scleroderma; genetic syndromes predisposing to skin cancer; and radiotherapy recurrent skin tumors. Reported side effects that have occurred after radiotherapy alone, or in combination with other therapies (mainly surgery), are hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, transient mild erythema, epiphora, keratinization, ectropion, skin atrophy, comedo reactions, radiodermatitis, epidermolysis, stalled wound healing, pseudorecidive, stenosis of lacrimal duct, ulceration, telangiectasias, redness, pruritus, paresthesis, pain and (permanent) epilation. These side effects are typical possible side effects of radiotherapy and are not specific for electronic brachytherapy.
CAUTION: Only qualified personnel trained in radiotherapy techniques should use this system. The physician is responsible for its proper clinical use and the related use of radiation. Federal (U.S.) and state laws restrict the sale of this product to physicians only or on a physician's order.