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Title: Subungual squamous cell carcinoma: A case study

Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to describe a dosimetric delivery of radiation to a superficial disease process involving the skin and bone of the distal finger. A 76-year-old male patient presented with a subungual squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the left distal index finger with bony involvement. The patient refused conventional surgical treatment but agreed to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There is a gap in the current literature describing how to successfully immobilize fingers and which EBRT modality is dosimetrically advantageous in treating them. The construction of a simple immobilization method with the patient in a reproducible position is described. The use of photons and electrons were compared ultimately showing photons to be dosimetrically advantageous. Long-term efficacy of the treatment was not evaluated because of patient noncompliance.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22685194
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Dosimetry; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 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; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BEAMS; CARCINOMAS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DELIVERY; EXTERNAL BEAM RADIATION THERAPY; FINGERS; MALES; PATIENTS; PHOTONS; SKELETON; SKIN; SURGERY

Citation Formats

Neill, Cory J., E-mail: coryjneill@gmail.com. Subungual squamous cell carcinoma: A case study. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/J.MEDDOS.2017.02.003.
Neill, Cory J., E-mail: coryjneill@gmail.com. Subungual squamous cell carcinoma: A case study. United States. doi:10.1016/J.MEDDOS.2017.02.003.
Neill, Cory J., E-mail: coryjneill@gmail.com. Sat . "Subungual squamous cell carcinoma: A case study". United States. doi:10.1016/J.MEDDOS.2017.02.003.
@article{osti_22685194,
title = {Subungual squamous cell carcinoma: A case study},
author = {Neill, Cory J., E-mail: coryjneill@gmail.com},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this case study is to describe a dosimetric delivery of radiation to a superficial disease process involving the skin and bone of the distal finger. A 76-year-old male patient presented with a subungual squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the left distal index finger with bony involvement. The patient refused conventional surgical treatment but agreed to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There is a gap in the current literature describing how to successfully immobilize fingers and which EBRT modality is dosimetrically advantageous in treating them. The construction of a simple immobilization method with the patient in a reproducible position is described. The use of photons and electrons were compared ultimately showing photons to be dosimetrically advantageous. Long-term efficacy of the treatment was not evaluated because of patient noncompliance.},
doi = {10.1016/J.MEDDOS.2017.02.003},
journal = {Medical Dosimetry},
number = 2,
volume = 42,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}