radiation fibrosis

radiation fibrosis

Radiation-induced fibrosis Oncology Scarring in a tissue due to ionizing radiation. See Radiation effects, Radiation therapy.
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Radiation fibrosis may occur several months to years after the completion of therapy.
John's demise was living with the problems of radiation fibrosis and limited lung capacity which eventually as he aged lead to reoccurring bouts of pneumonia in the lowest and only remaining lobe of his right lung.
Rogers and Allen [1] had shown that there was significant fat necrosis and radiation fibrosis within patients who have had this type of surgery followed by radiotherapy compared with those who did not have radiotherapy, despite a theoretically better blood supply in free flaps compared to pedicled flaps.
It is caused by multiple etiologies including propagation of deep venous thrombosis, IVC filter thrombosis, radiation fibrosis, hemodialysis-related factors and extrinsic compression by adjacent tumor.
It is more specific than MR or CT for distinguishing between tumor and radiation fibrosis in a lung mass.

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