Salvage Radiotherapy After High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer

BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 8;2012:bcr0320126127. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2012.6127.


High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a technique that has been used to treat localised prostate cancer. There is no standard treatment for patients who relapse with prostate cancer following primary treatment with HIFU; here we report the case of a patient who was successfully treated with external beam radiotherapy for disease relapse following HIFU. To date, our patient remains disease free with no toxicity from his treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Endosonography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Salvage Therapy / methods*
  • Ultrasound, High-Intensity Focused, Transrectal / methods*