Skin metastases confined to a field of previous irradiation. Report of two cases and review of the literature.


Journal Article

Two cases of tumor recurrence within a previously irradiated skin area are reported. Typical lesions evolve from an erythematous base and progress to induration and tumor papules. A review of clinical literature indicates that irradiation does not increase the frequency of metastases. Experimental data suggest that irradiation does increase metastases as a result of both local mechanical factors and increased tumor-cell survival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diehl, LF; Hurwitz, MA; Johnson, SA; Butler, WM; Taylor, HG

Published Date

  • May 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1864 - 1868

PubMed ID

  • 6704918

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6704918

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19840501)53:9<1864::aid-cncr2820530912>;2-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States