Chronic radiodermatitis injury after cardiac catheterization

Yoav Barnea*, Aharon Amir, Raphael Shafir, Jerry Weiss, Eyal Gur

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The authors present two patients in whom chronic radiodermatitis developed after repeated cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty procedures, with no indication of malignancy. In one patient, after other therapeutic methods were unsuccessful in alleviating his symptoms, the authors excised the lesion with wide surgical margins and skin grafted the area. The mere purpose was to free the patient from the unrelenting pain and discomfort. In this case, the authors achieved complete success in wound heating but only partial success in pain relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-672
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002


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