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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2018 Jul-Sep;61(3):393-396. doi: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_566_17.

Fluoroscopy-induced chronic radiation dermatitis masquerading as morphea: A diagnostic pitfall.

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1
Delhi Dermpath Laboratory, Delhi Dermatology Group, New Delhi, India.
2
Sundharam's Dermatology and Pediatric Centre, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Chronic radiodermatitis is a rare complication of fluoroscopy-guided procedures. The diagnosis of fluoroscopy-induced chronic radiation dermatitis is challenging because of its rarity, late insidious onset, and close clinicopathological resemblance to morphea. We report two cases of fluoroscopy-induced chronic radiodermatitis following cardiac procedures to highlight the clinicopathological features. The diagnosis relies on recognizing the characteristic clinical presentation of well-demarcated, rectangular- or square-shaped indurated plaque with depigmentation, telangiectasia, and ulceration located on the scapula, back, or axilla; supported by the histological identification of radiation fibroblasts in a sclerotic dermis.

KEYWORDS:

Fluoroscopy; radiation dermatitis; radiodermatitis

PMID:
30004062
DOI:
10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_566_17
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