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Br J Radiol. 1997 Apr;70(832):424-6.

Radiation-induced malignant mesenchymoma of the chest wall following treatment for breast cancer.

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Institut für klinische Radiologie, University of Münster, Germany.

Abstract

21 years after radiotherapy for breast cancer, a 63-year-old woman developed a malignant mesenchymoma of the chest wall. The total irradiation dose was 132 Gy. The first clinical symptom of this second malignancy was a slight irregular calcification around the implanted silicon protheses observed in a conventional chest X-ray. Radiation-induced sarcoma is a very rare complication of radiotherapy. In cases of chest wall calcification after radiation therapy further investigation should be carried out, because some patients with radiation-induced sarcoma could be saved, if an early diagnosis is reached.

PMID:
9166083
DOI:
10.1259/bjr.70.832.9166083
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