BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.03.2012.6127
  • Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)

Salvage radiotherapy after high intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer

  1. Santhanam Sundar
  1. Department of Oncology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Santhanam Sundar, santhanam.sundar{at}

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.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

Register for free content

The full text of all Editor's Choice articles and summaries of every article are free without registration

The full text of Images in ... articles are free to registered users

Only fellows can access the full text of case reports (apart from Editor's Choice) - become a fellow today, or encourage your institution to, so that together we can grow and develop this resource

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the case reports as they are published, and let us know what you think by commenting on the Editor's blog

Navigate This Article