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A case report of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the face irradiated using a stereotactic technique

  • Pontoriero, Antonio (Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina) ;
  • Iati, Giuseppe (Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico "G. Martino") ;
  • Pergolizzi, Stefano (Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina)
  • Received : 2015.06.06
  • Accepted : 2015.08.18
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

External beam radiotherapy can be used to treat cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Acute skin toxicity is the most common adverse event. In this case study we report on an elderly patient with nasal root cutaneous SCC treated with stereotactic technique using a dedicated linear accelerator (CyberKnife system). Grade 3 skin toxicity was observed but it was resolved after 6 weeks. The use of stereotactic radiotherapy permitted a clinical remission of SCC with good cosmetic results.

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