乳房温存手術後乳房照射による放射線肺炎4例の検討 [in Japanese] FOUR CASES OF RADIATION PNEUMONIA AFTER BREAST CONSERVATIVE THERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER [in Japanese]
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Between 1983 and 1996, a series of 240 patients with early stage breast cancer were treated with breast conservative treatment, and 201 patients of them all received irradiation at a dose of 46-60 Gy to the affected breast. Among the 201 patients who received breast irradiation, four (2.0%) patients experienced radiation pneumonia. These four patients with radiation pneumonia presented with coughing from 7 to 20 weeks after irradiation. Chest X-ray film revealed interstitial pneumonia in a lung field where coincided with the irradiated field in them. Three out of four patients demanded steroids, but all patients got well within 4 months. Radiation pneumonia following conservative surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer is an infrequent complication, but attention should be paid to radiation pneumonia if the patient suffers from persistent coughing after radiotherapy.
- The journal of the Japanese Practical Surgeon Society
The journal of the Japanese Practical Surgeon Society 58(12), 2828-2830, 1997-12-25
Japan Surgical Association