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Title: Adjuvant Radiation of Bilateral Postauricular Keloids: An Illustration of Technique

Abstract

Treatment of keloids can be diverse and, frequently, in cases of recurrence, patients are referred for postoperative radiation therapy. Some sites known for keloid formation, such as the postauricular surface, can create a technical challenge. Because of the need for treatment so soon after surgery, physical manipulation of the freshly operated area to accommodate exposure for electron (or other) therapy is difficult. We were recently asked to evaluate a patient requiring treatment of both postauricular spaces. Literature describing techniques for such a case is scant, and we felt it would be helpful to describe and depict our setup and treatment course.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY (United States), E-mail: jhuhn0@uky.edu
  2. Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21045983
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Dosimetry; Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.meddos.2007.02.009; PII: S0958-3947(07)00050-7; Copyright (c) 2007 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; RADIOTHERAPY; SURGERY

Citation Formats

Huhn, Jeniffer L., Johnson, E. Lee, and St Clair, William. Adjuvant Radiation of Bilateral Postauricular Keloids: An Illustration of Technique. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2007.02.009.
Huhn, Jeniffer L., Johnson, E. Lee, & St Clair, William. Adjuvant Radiation of Bilateral Postauricular Keloids: An Illustration of Technique. United States. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2007.02.009.
Huhn, Jeniffer L., Johnson, E. Lee, and St Clair, William. Mon . "Adjuvant Radiation of Bilateral Postauricular Keloids: An Illustration of Technique". United States. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2007.02.009.
@article{osti_21045983,
title = {Adjuvant Radiation of Bilateral Postauricular Keloids: An Illustration of Technique},
author = {Huhn, Jeniffer L. and Johnson, E. Lee and St Clair, William},
abstractNote = {Treatment of keloids can be diverse and, frequently, in cases of recurrence, patients are referred for postoperative radiation therapy. Some sites known for keloid formation, such as the postauricular surface, can create a technical challenge. Because of the need for treatment so soon after surgery, physical manipulation of the freshly operated area to accommodate exposure for electron (or other) therapy is difficult. We were recently asked to evaluate a patient requiring treatment of both postauricular spaces. Literature describing techniques for such a case is scant, and we felt it would be helpful to describe and depict our setup and treatment course.},
doi = {10.1016/j.meddos.2007.02.009},
journal = {Medical Dosimetry},
number = 4,
volume = 32,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}