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High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Mycosis Fungoides of the Wrist

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Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common cutaneous T-cell lymphoma accounting for approximately half of all cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for early stage MF and has been shown to result in long-term disease-free intervals, with even curative potential. Radiation is also effective as palliative treatment for the localized lesion resistant to the topic or other treatments. In the current study, we report using high dose rate (HDR) radiation treatment for a patient with resistant mycosis fungoides involving the wrist. We report a convenient treatment with an ideal radiation dose distribution, and a excellent clinical outcome.

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Shukla, G. , Lockamy, V. , Keller, J. , Sahu, J. , Pro, B. , Alpdogan, O. and Shi, W. (2015) High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Mycosis Fungoides of the Wrist. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6, 154-157. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2015.63020.

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