Since the incidence of skin neoplasms is constantly increasing as the population ages, there is a need for a monograph about radiation treatment of skin neoplasms and diseases. Excellent cosmetic and functional results can be shown with this treatment modality. This book comprehensively examines the indications for radiation therapy of cutaneous cancers, pre-cancerous lesions and benign dermatological disorders. The monograph provides concise introduction to physical and radiobiological principles, selection of radiation factors, dose definitions, as well as radiation reactions and risk assessments. Specific indications for radiotherapy of cutaneous neoplasms and radiation protection measures are discussed. Topics include radiation therapy of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, lymphomas, Kaposi's sarcoma, Lentigo maligna melanoma, and Merkel cell tumor. A separate chapter discusses the skin reactions after nuclear accidents. Major scientific publications of the past 10 years are reviewed.
First complete overview on radiation and skin disease
Written by leading experts
Numerous high-quality illustrations
1 Physical Aspects of Dermatologic Radiation Therapy.- 2 Radiobiology of the Skin.- 3 Equipment and Financial Aspects in an Office Setting.- 4 Radiation Therapy of Benign Dermatoses.- 5 Grenz Ray Therapy of Benign Skin Diseases.- 6 Superficial Radiation Therapy in an Office Setting.- 7 Staging of Skin Tumors: A Mirror of Their Biologic Behavior.- 8 Treatment of Skin Carcinomas and Keratoacanthoma.- 9 Electron Beam Therapy.- 10 Radiation Treatment of Skin Lymphomas.- 11 Radiation Treatment of Cutaneous Lymphomas (Mycosis Fungoides)-The Indian Experience.- 12 Radiation Therapy for Kaposi's Sarcoma.- 13 Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.- 14 Radiation Therapy of Melanomas.- 15 Long-Term (Chronic, Late) Radiation Reactions of the Skin.- 16 Management of Skin Injuries Following Incidental Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.