radiation necrosis


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ra·di·a·tion ne·cro·sis

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn nĕ-krō'sis)
Death of cells or tissues resulting from the effects of radiation exposure.

radiation necrosis

Necrosis caused by radiation exposure.
See also: necrosis

ra·di·a·tion ne·cro·sis

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn nĕ-krō'sis)
Death of cells or tissues resulting from the effects of radiation exposure.

radionecrosis, radiation necrosis

tissue destruction due to radiant energy.
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In the 2014 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment, a breakthrough drug-nutrient cocktail is introduced to suppress the chronic inflammatory-cytokine cascade and gain long-term control over radiation necrosis.
The most common use is to differentiate radiation necrosis from active tumor, which may prevent unnecessary surgery or other therapies.
Radiation necrosis may be focal or diffuse (Figure 27).
Most disturbing are statistical methods that ignore lethal side effects such as radiation necrosis in the brain that kills the majority of its victims, but are not always officially tabulated as cancer deaths.

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