Table 1: Patient characteristics.

Patient #DiagnosisStageHistologyRecommended implantReason that implant could not be performed

1CervicalRecurrentSccInterstitial Size and location
2CervicalRecurrentCarcinosarcomaInterstitialBleeding
3EndometrialRecurrentAdenocarcinomaInterstitialDifficulty with interstitial, short endocervix makes tandem difficult
4VaginalT2SccInterstitialProximity to bladder and bowel
5VaginalT2 SccInterstitial Difficulty w visualization of tumor
6CervicalIIIbSccTandem and ovoidComorbid conditions
7CervicalIIIbSccTandem and ovoidUnable to place Smits Sleeve
8CervicalIIIbSccTandem and ovoidUnable to place sleeve
9CervicalIIIbSccTandem and ovoidSmits Sleeve became misplaced
10CervicalRecurrentSccTandem and ovoidUnable to place sleeve
11EndometrialT2N1 AdenocarcinomaTandem and ovoidSmits Sleeve perforation through uterus

Scc: squamous cell carcinoma.