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Radiotherapy for management of skin cancers in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: A case report and review of the literature

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Charles Kelly


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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare condition of ectopic calcification leading to increasing disability throughout life, with most patients being wheelchair bound by the age of 30. Ectopic calcification can be triggered by trauma and it is therefore important to minimize biopsies and operative procedures in affected individuals. We report a 46-year-old FOP patient who was successfully treated with radiotherapy for a basal cell carcinoma. There are no previous reports in the literature on the management of skin malignancies in these patients and very limited literature on outcome following external beam radiotherapy.

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Author(s): Frew JA, Kelly CG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

Year: 2008

Volume: 4

Issue: 1

Pages: 37-38

ISSN (print): 0973-1482

ISSN (electronic): 1998-4138

Publisher: Medknow Publications


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.39603


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