Thoracic radionecrosis following repeated cardiac catheterization

Banic, Borut; Meier, Bernhard; Banic, Andrej; Weinand, Christian (2011). Thoracic radionecrosis following repeated cardiac catheterization. Radiology research and practice, 2011, p. 201839. New York, N.Y.: Hindawi 10.1155/2011/201839

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Radiodermatitis is a known complication in patients having undergone radiotherapy. It usually appears 2 to 5 years after irradiation. We are reporting on a case of radiodermatitis that occurred within months after coronary dilatation and stenting. It started with painful swelling, followed by a typical appearance on the skin surface. Histological finding confirmed the diagnosis. However, magnetic resonance imaging showed changes in the subcutaneous tissue extending into the ribs. A radical debridement was performed including removal of a partially necrotic 4th rib. The defect was closed with a latissimus dorsi transposition flap. Our findings are compared with the literature reports.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Meier, Bernhard and Banic, Andrej

ISSN:

2090-1941

Publisher:

Hindawi

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:23

Last Modified:

16 Dec 2014 20:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2011/201839

PubMed ID:

22091376

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.8063

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8063 (FactScience: 213517)

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