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Int J Radiat Res 2014, 12(4): 383-385 Back to browse issues page
Early onset radiation induced sarcoma of scalp: A case report
F. Amouzegar Hashemi, A. Maddah Safaei , E. Esmati
Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran, Iran , afsan1980@ymail.com
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Radiation induced sarcoma is a rare but recognized complication of radiotherapy and is associated with poor prognosis, frequently occurs 5 years after completion of treatment. We report radiation-induced sarcoma in a 42 years old male, involving the left parietooccipital scalp region following treatment of brain tumor with craniotomy and post-operative radiation with 60Co machine. Diagnosis of radiation induced sarcoma was confirmed by history, latency period and biopsy. This Radiation induced malignancy was diagnosed only 2 years after completion of Radiotherapy for primary lesion.

Keywords: Radiation induced sarcoma, brain tumor, glioblastoma multiform
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