Subcutaneous calcification as a delayed complication of radiotherapy

A case report and review of the literature

Zoltán Zaka, J. Fodor, N. Udvarhelyi, Zsolt Orosz, M. Kásler

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Abstract

Subcutaneous calcification following radiotherapy is a very rare late complication. Here we report a case of radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease in a patient with ichthyosis. Our review of the literature revealed that subcutaneous calcifications occurred in previously normal skin following irradiation. In our case the calcification developed in abnormal skin after telecobalt radiotherapy for mediastinal Hodgkin's disease. Ichthyosis is a systemic cutaneous disease and may increase the risk of late radiation complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalPathology and Oncology Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Ichthyosis
Radiotherapy
Hodgkin Disease
Mediastinal Diseases
Skin
Skin Diseases
Radiation

Keywords

  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Ichthyosis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Subcutaneous calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Subcutaneous calcification as a delayed complication of radiotherapy : A case report and review of the literature. / Zaka, Zoltán; Fodor, J.; Udvarhelyi, N.; Orosz, Zsolt; Kásler, M.

In: Pathology and Oncology Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 485-488.

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