BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 489-494

Multiple radiation-induced late changes seen in pelvis in a single patient


Department of Radiation Oncology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Virendra Bhandari
401, Samyak Towers, 16/3, Old Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.186058

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Background: Radiation sequelae can be early or late depending on the duration of occurrence. Early reactions are temporary, but late reactions tend to be permanent and occur many years after treatment. Late reactions can be seen in skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, and bone in the irradiated area. Materials and Methods: We present here a report in which we saw all the late reactions in a single patient, 18 years after radiotherapy to pelvis for cancer cervix. Results: Our patient had bone fracture, new bone formation, bone marrow widening, muscle hypertrophy, subcutaneous fibrosis, and angiokeratoma after 18 years of radiotherapy to pelvic area. Conclusion: All these types of late toxicities are rarely seen in the same patient and we could not find any such reports in the literature.


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