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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 3, n° 6
pages 616-618 (décembre 1980)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(80)80076-4
Clinical and laboratory studies

Late subcutaneous fibrosis following megavoltage radiotherapy
 

William D. James : Captain, MC, USA, Richard B. Odom : Colonel, MC, USA
 From the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, USA 

Abstract

A woman who received radiotherapy for a breast carcinoma developed symptomatic deep subcutaneous fibrosis 7 months after treatment. Deep biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. A good response to prednisone therapy was obtained in this patient. Long-term sequelae may include soft tissue sarcoma.

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* The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.


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