Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2016. Vol. 61. No. 1. P. 73-77


S.B. Alieva1, A.V. Nazarenko1, I.A. Zaderenko2, L.I. Lebedeva1, R.R. Kaledin1, E.L. Dronova1, I.A. Gladilina1

Late Radiation Damage after Reirradiation for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

1. N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center of RAMS, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 2. Moscow State Medical and Dental University, Moscow, Russia


Introduction: The recurrence rate of nasopharyngeal cancer is 8-58 %. The main treatment is to conduct a repeated course of radiation therapy which is associated with a high risk of severe complications.

Case report: This article presents a case of reiiradiation of recurrence squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx.

Discussion and conclusion: The incidence of severe post-irradiation damage during reirradiation of recurrence nasopharyngeal cancer depends on the received dose and the method of treatment. Application of conformal radiotherapy reduces posttherapeutic complications in 2.5 times.

Key words: nasopharyngeal cancer, recurrence, radiation therapy, late postradiation complications


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For citation: Alieva SB, Nazarenko AV, Zaderenko IA, Lebedeva LI, Kaledin RR, Dronova EL, Gladilina IA. Late Radiation Damage after Reirradiation for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2016;61(1):73-7. Russian.

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