Results of radiotherapy in 22 patients affected by epidemic Kaposi sarcoma

R. Piccinno, M. Caccialanza, M. Cusini, P. Cagliani, L. Mainardi

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Radiotherapy is a first choice treatment of skin and oral cavity lesions of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma. It has cosmetic aims in the early stages of the disease, and palliative ones to reduce soreness and associated oedema in the lesions of a more advanced disease. This treatment modality has few side effects and does not modify the immunological condition of the patients. These statements, as they result from the review of the related literature, are here assessed by the experience of the Authors in a series of 22 patients, treated by means of orthovoltage radiotherapy, which allows intracavitary treatments (contact X-ray therapy) and small-sized irradiation fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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