Slipped femoral capital epiphysis as a sequela to childhood irradiation for malignant tumors.

Five cases of slipped femoral capital epiphysis were noted in children with prior irradiation for malignancy whose femoral head and neck had been included in the radiation portal. Three of the 5 were patients who had lymphoma. As a result of increasing survival rates for these types of patients, this previously unrecognized radiation-related growth… CONTINUE READING