radionecrosis


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radionecrosis

[¦rād·ē·ō·ne′krō·səs]
(pathology)
Destruction of living tissue by radiation.
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The principal differential diagnosis of radionecrosis is a high-grade glioma, specifically glioblastoma.
Even worse, over time this effect will progress, leading to fibrosis and spontaneous radionecrosis (death) of soft tissue or bone.
Analysys of the risk factors for mandibular bone radionecrosis after exclusive low dose-rate brachytherapy for oral cancer.
More serious exposure can lead to dermal radionecrosis, in which the exposed tissue dies over a period of weeks, Dr.
Other approved uses include treatment of exceptional blood-loss anemia, refractory osteomyelitis, soft tissue radionecrosis, osteoradionecrosis, thermal burns, and treatment of non-healing wounds (Thom 1992).
A biopsy was not obtained in every case and, therefore, it is unknown whether a given fracture was due to an osteolytic metastasis, radionecrosis, osteoporosis, or a combination of these.
The 12 Gy volume, which is a known predictor for symptomatic radionecrosis that could lead to adverse neurocognitive effects, was 180 to 290 percent higher for the TrueBeam, Novalis and CyberKnife treatment plans.