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Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma

Nick Geudens, Saartje Vermeulen, Thomas Op de Beeck, Ines Joye.

Abstract
We present a middle-aged woman who received radiotherapy for a congenital hemangioma in childhood. Although the current opinion regarding radiotherapy for peripheral hemangiomas is more reserved, it used to be a widely accepted treatment several decades ago. Historically, this treatment was accompanied by numerous side effects, some having a large impact on the quality of life. Our patient suffers from a severe malformation of the left forearm for which no curative treatment options are available. Late-term complications presented as osteopenia and extensive soft tissue changes of the forearm including Bowen’s disease in the irradiated area. Treatment focused on preventing further deterioration of the bone mineral density as well as conservative management of the extensive skin lesions. Surgical interventions are considered second-line therapy.
In this case report, we want to illustrate the potentially debilitating side-effects of radiotherapy at a young age.

Key words: Radiotherapy, Congenital hemangioma, Musculoskeletal abnormalities


 
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Geudens N, Vermeulen S, Beeck TOd, Joye I. Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(7): 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457


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Geudens N, Vermeulen S, Beeck TOd, Joye I. Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=102893 [Access: November 19, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457


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Geudens N, Vermeulen S, Beeck TOd, Joye I. Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(7): 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Geudens N, Vermeulen S, Beeck TOd, Joye I. Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited November 19, 2022]; 6(7): 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



Harvard Style

Geudens, N., Vermeulen, . S., Beeck, . T. O. d. & Joye, . I. (2022) Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (7), 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



Turabian Style

Geudens, Nick, Saartje Vermeulen, Thomas Op de Beeck, and Ines Joye. 2022. Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (7), 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



Chicago Style

Geudens, Nick, Saartje Vermeulen, Thomas Op de Beeck, and Ines Joye. "Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Geudens, Nick, Saartje Vermeulen, Thomas Op de Beeck, and Ines Joye. "Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.7 (2022), 93-96. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Geudens, N., Vermeulen, . S., Beeck, . T. O. d. & Joye, . I. (2022) Growth impairment of the forearm after radiotherapy for congenital hemangioma. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (7), 93-96. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1647533457