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Endoluminal hyperthermia

Endoluminal hyperthermia uses natural orifices to position various kinds of endocavitary applicators (microwave, radiowave, ultrasound) in direct contact to a tumor. A counterelectrode might be positioned on the body surface to steer the power deposition pattern. By physical reasons, the penetration depth around those endoluminal applicators is limited and of the order of the applicatorīs diameter (in the cm-range). Accessible tumors include esophageal carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, rectal and cervical carcinoma.