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


ÖZTÜRK H. , ÖZTEMÜR Z. , BULUT O.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.28, ss.1067-1068, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00296-008-0571-2
  • Dergi Adı: RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1067-1068

Özet

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.