X-ray therapy for radiation-induced basal-cell carcinoma of the scalp: Report of 2 cases

Massimo Caccialanza, Roberta Piccinno, Serena Percivalle, Luigi Gnecchi

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Abstract

Radiation-induced skin neoplasms often represent a delicate therapeutic problem. Here are described the advantageous results obtained with superficial radiation therapy in the treatment of two cases of scalp basal-cell carcinomas secondary to X-ray epilation for tinea capitis. In selected cases of radiation-induced skin neoplasms and with the choice of techniques able to reduce the carcinogenic potential of radiotherapy, the latter may be employed successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Basal-cell carcinoma
  • Radiation-induced skin cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tinea capitis
  • X-ray epilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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