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81. Radiotherapy for painful scalupo-humeral periarthritis

L. Miszczyk, G. Woźniak, P. Walichiewicz, J. Spindel
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70451-8
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(1):64.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2001)
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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study was to evaluate usefulness of radiotherapy as a treatment of painful scapulo-humeral periarthtritis.

Material and methods

The material contains 15 patients (9 women and 6 men) suffered from painful scapulo-humeral periarthritis (SHP). Patients were treated using gamma 60Co radiation using 1 Gy fractions to 6 Gy of total dose delivered in 8 days. In all cases conventional anti-inflammatory treatment was unsuccessful or impossible to deliver. The mean period with SHP symptoms was 26 months. The mean follow-up period was 24 weeks. The mean degree of pain relief and improvement of limb mobility was assessed after radiotherapy completion, 1, 7 weeks after treatment and during the last control.

Results

The mean degree of pain relief was respectively 36%, 71%, 88% and 90%. Significant improvement of limb mobility was noted in all cases.

Conclusion

Obtained results allow to form conclusion that anti-inflammatory radiotherapy is effective treatment modality of painful scapulo-humeral periarthritis.

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study was to evaluate usefulness of radiotherapy as a treatment of painful scapulo-humeral periarthtritis.

Material and methods

The material contains 15 patients (9 women and 6 men) suffered from painful scapulo-humeral periarthritis (SHP). Patients were treated using gamma 60Co radiation using 1 Gy fractions to 6 Gy of total dose delivered in 8 days. In all cases conventional anti-inflammatory treatment was unsuccessful or impossible to deliver. The mean period with SHP symptoms was 26 months. The mean follow-up period was 24 weeks. The mean degree of pain relief and improvement of limb mobility was assessed after radiotherapy completion, 1, 7 weeks after treatment and during the last control.

Results

The mean degree of pain relief was respectively 36%, 71%, 88% and 90%. Significant improvement of limb mobility was noted in all cases.

Conclusion

Obtained results allow to form conclusion that anti-inflammatory radiotherapy is effective treatment modality of painful scapulo-humeral periarthritis.

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Title

81. Radiotherapy for painful scalupo-humeral periarthritis

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2001)

Pages

64

Published online

2001-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70451-8

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(1):64.

Authors

L. Miszczyk
G. Woźniak
P. Walichiewicz
J. Spindel

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