Is Radiation Therapy for Keloids Acceptable? The Risk of Radiation-Induced Carcinogenesis

  title={Is Radiation Therapy for Keloids Acceptable? The Risk of Radiation-Induced Carcinogenesis},
  author={Rei Ogawa and Sumiko Yoshitatsu and Ken Yoshida and Tsuguhiro Miyashita},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
Background: Keloids have been treated by using radiation for over a century, and it is currently suggested that keloids are best treated by a combination of surgery and postoperative radiation therapy, although randomized controlled trials testing this are still lacking. However, plastic surgeons tend to avoid radiation therapy for keloids for fear of inducing malignant tumors. Thus, the authors searched for previous reports of associations between carcinogenesis and keloid radiation therapy… 
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