Radiation ulcers and other chronic wounds

Na Hyun Hwang, Jae Ho Chung, Deok-Woo Kim

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Abstract

Radiation ulcers are wounds caused by acute or chronic effects of ionizing radiation. The injury may involve the skin, underlying soft tissue, and even deeper into bones. Radiation is used alone or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy. Although it is useful to affect tumor death, it also exerts a deleterious effect on surrounding normal tissues. These effects are either acute or can manifest months or years after the treatment. The chronic wounds are a result of impaired wound healing. This impairment leads to fibrosis, nonhealing ulcers, lymphedema and radionecrosis amongst others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-808
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Medical Association
Volume58
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Ulcer
Radiation
Wounds and Injuries
Lymphedema
Ionizing Radiation
Wound Healing
Fibrosis
Bone and Bones
Drug Therapy
Skin
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Radiation damage
  • Radiotherapy
  • Wounds and injuries

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  • Medicine(all)

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Radiation ulcers and other chronic wounds. / Hwang, Na Hyun; Chung, Jae Ho; Kim, Deok-Woo.

In: Journal of the Korean Medical Association, Vol. 58, No. 9, 01.01.2015, p. 801-808.

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Hwang, Na Hyun ; Chung, Jae Ho ; Kim, Deok-Woo. / Radiation ulcers and other chronic wounds. In: Journal of the Korean Medical Association. 2015 ; Vol. 58, No. 9. pp. 801-808.
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