New emerging concepts in the medical management of local radiation injury.

@article{Benderitter2010NewEC,
  title={New emerging concepts in the medical management of local radiation injury.},
  author={Marc Benderitter and Patrick Gourmelon and Eric Bey and Alain A Chapel and Isabelle Clairand and Marie Prat and Jean Jacques Lataillade},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={851-7}
}
Treatment of severe radiation burns remains a difficult medical challenge. The response of the skin to ionizing radiation results in a range of clinical manifestations. The most severe manifestations are highly invalidating. Although several therapeutic strategies (excision, skin grafting, skin or muscle flaps) have been used with some success, none have proven entirely satisfying. The concept that stem cell injections could be used for reducing normal tissue injury has been discussed for a… CONTINUE READING