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Int J Radiat Res 2015, 13(3): 201-204 Back to browse issues page
Post-operative radiotherapy of keloids. A 10-years experience of kilovoltage irradiation
A. Pontoriero , A. Potami, G. Iatì, S. Comitini, M. Venza, N. Settineri, S. Pergolizzi, C. De Renzis
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy , apontoriero@unime.it
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Background: Keloids are benign fibrous dermal tumors originating from skin injury after surgery, piercing or others wounds. Materials and Methods: Sixty-two patients with keloids were treated postoperatively using orthovoltage irradiation. The total dose delivered was 12 Gy in three consecutive days, 4Gy per fraction. Treatment started 24 h after surgery. The median follow-up was 44.5 months. Results: Grade 1 erythema was observed in 48% of patients (30/62) 20/62 patients (32%) showed telangiectasia and altered skin pigmentation as late toxicities. In 10/62 (16%) a clinical relapse was observed. Conclusion: The postoperative orthovoltage radiotherapy for keloids is a valid and tolerated method that reduces the risk of recurrence. Aims: evaluate the role of post-operative superficial orthovoltage radiotherapy in the management of keloids.

Keywords: Keloids, kilovoltage, radiotherapy
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Radiation Biology
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Pontoriero A, Potami A, Iatì G, Comitini S, Venza M, Settineri N, et al . Post-operative radiotherapy of keloids. A 10-years experience of kilovoltage irradiation. Int J Radiat Res. 2015; 13 (3) :201-204
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