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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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