SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Lung Cancer
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) is the standard of care for inoperable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced radiation delivery technique that customizes radiation dose distribution effectively reducing the dose to adjacent normal tissue. Rarely does this modality cause toxicity beyond esophagitis and pneumonitis.1 This is a case of a patient who received IMRT and subsequently acquired a fatal bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF).