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First treatment of mycosis fungoides by total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy in Greece

Stefanos Diamantopoulos, Kalliopi Platoni, Vassilis Kouloulias, Panayiotis Pantelakos, Maria Dilvoi, Evangelia Papadavid, Christina Antoniou, Efstathios Efstathopoulos
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.07.006
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(2):114-119.

open access

Vol 19, No 2 (2014)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2014-03-01
Submitted: 2012-08-19

Abstract

Background

Mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common subtype of cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL), is a rare chronic skin neoplasia. Total skin electron irradiation has been employed along with a variety of other topical or systemic treatments for MF management.

Aim

To report the first case treated by TSEB irradiation protocol in Greece.

Materials and methods

A fractionated 36[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy was prescribed to a 65-years-old male patient with mycosis fungoides (MF), stage IIB, refractory to several treatments during a 20-year period. Dose uniform delivery was monitored by thermo-luminescence dosimetry.

Results and discussion

The homogeneous skin dose distribution resulted in a complete clinical response. Limited, irradiation-oriented, side effects appeared.

Conclusions

The first TSEB irradiation prescription in Greek medical chronicles was proved effective in this case of tumor stage MF (T3-IIB), which had been refractory to several single or combination treatments.

Abstract

Background

Mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common subtype of cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL), is a rare chronic skin neoplasia. Total skin electron irradiation has been employed along with a variety of other topical or systemic treatments for MF management.

Aim

To report the first case treated by TSEB irradiation protocol in Greece.

Materials and methods

A fractionated 36[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy was prescribed to a 65-years-old male patient with mycosis fungoides (MF), stage IIB, refractory to several treatments during a 20-year period. Dose uniform delivery was monitored by thermo-luminescence dosimetry.

Results and discussion

The homogeneous skin dose distribution resulted in a complete clinical response. Limited, irradiation-oriented, side effects appeared.

Conclusions

The first TSEB irradiation prescription in Greek medical chronicles was proved effective in this case of tumor stage MF (T3-IIB), which had been refractory to several single or combination treatments.

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Keywords

Mycosis fungoides; TSEB; Radiation therapy

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Title

First treatment of mycosis fungoides by total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy in Greece

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 2 (2014)

Pages

114-119

Published online

2014-03-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.07.006

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(2):114-119.

Keywords

Mycosis fungoides
TSEB
Radiation therapy

Authors

Stefanos Diamantopoulos
Kalliopi Platoni
Vassilis Kouloulias
Panayiotis Pantelakos
Maria Dilvoi
Evangelia Papadavid
Christina Antoniou
Efstathios Efstathopoulos

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