Treatment of skin necrosis after radiation synovectomy with yttrium-90: a case report


ÖZTÜRK H. , ÖZTEMÜR Z. , BULUT O.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.28, no.10, pp.1067-1068, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-008-0571-2
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1067-1068

Abstract

Chronic synovitis, unresponsive to systemic medical therapy including agents, anti-inflammatory drugs and remission-inducing agents, and intra-articular administration of corticosteroids can be treated with surgical, chemical and radiation synovectomy. We reported a case of a 23 years old male. Skin radiation necrosis (4 x 5 cm) developed after an injection of Yttrium-90 (Y-90). Full-thickness skin graft had been applied but we were not able to succeed. Skin radiation necrosis was treated with Limberg's flap. As a result we recommend flap surgery instead of skin graft in skin radiation necrosis.