Radiotherapy of lymphocytoma cutis

M. Caccialanza, R. Piccinno, M. V. Beretta, L. Gnecchi

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Abstract

Lymphocytoma cutis is a pseudolymphoma with an unusual benign evolution. However, it requires treatment, particularly in the multilesional forms, since spontaneous resolution is not a rule and may occur long after the onset of the disease. Six patients affected with the grouped nodules form, received contact X-ray therapy according to Chaoul. Total doses administered ranged from 10 Gy to 30 Gy, delivered at the rate of 1 fraction weekly. The cure rate after a mean folllow-up of 17.6 months was 100%. The cosmetic results were qualitatively good in 100% of cases. No post-treatment complications were observed. These results, together with the high degree of safety offered by modern dermatologic radiotherapy techniques, support radiotherapy as a suitable choice in the treatment of lymphocytoma cutis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • cutaneous pseudolymphomas
  • lymphocytoma cutis
  • radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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    Caccialanza, M., Piccinno, R., Beretta, M. V., & Gnecchi, L. (1994). Radiotherapy of lymphocytoma cutis. Skin Cancer, 9(3), 133-136.