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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.
Author(s): Frew JA, Kelly CG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
ISSN (print): 0973-1482
ISSN (electronic): 1998-4138
Publisher: Medknow Publications
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