Radiotherapy of skin carcinomas overlying the cartilages of the nose: Results of 69 cases

M. Caccialanza, R. Piccinno, L. Gnecchi, N. Sopelana

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Abstract

Sixty-seven patients affected with basal-cell carcinoma and 2 with squamous-cell carcinoma of the skin overlying the nose cartilages were treated with contact or soft X-ray therapy, between 1972 and 1989. Fifty-eight cases were classified as T1N0M0, five as T2N0M0, five as T3N0M0 and one as T4N0M0. The total doses given were of 50 Gy in 13 cases, 55 Gy in 32 cases and 60 Gy in 24, delivered at the rate of two fractions weekly of 5 Gy each. The cure rate after a minimum follow-up of 2 years was 95.7%. So far, no complications to the radiologic treatment have been observed. The cosmetic end results have been qualitatively good or acceptable in 95.45% of the cases. Cosmetically, no poor responses have been observed, contrary to what sometimes occurs after surgical methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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