Acute skin toxicity after contact brachytherapy for t lymphoma in the foot and ankle a case report and review of the literature


Author(s): Fadwa Allouche, M El Baraka, Fz Terrab, H Kabbaj, Ma Youssoufi, F Farhane1, Z Alami, T Bouhafa and K Hassouni

Cutaneous T lymphoma is a relatively common type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). It originates from mature T lymphocytes in the skin and takes on several anatomical and clinical forms which can be very aggressive. Contact brachytherapy is used to treat cancer of the skin in various places. In areas of poor vascularity, subject to constant trauma, such as extremities, radiotherapy can lead to prolonged scarring, chronic poorly treatable ulcerations, or even necrosis, requiring subsequent surgery. In this case study, we report on a young patient with cutaneous T-type mycosis fungoid lymphoma located on the right foot who was treated with contact brachytherapy. The cancer was cured, but the patient developed complex and acute skin toxicity which finally resolved after 8 weeks.

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  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)