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The role of radiotherapy for epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2440108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Techniques first developed for the treatment of classic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) have been used with considerable success in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients with the early stages of the epidemic form of KS. Single doses of radiation or larger amounts applied as fractionated doses can produce short-term regression of cutaneous lesions with minimum morbidity. Fractionated doses applied to the foot, genitalia, anorectum, eye, or oral cavity over a period of 2 to 4 weeks can improve the quality of life in patients with lesions that are painful or functionally disturbing.
D R Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in oncology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0093-7754     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-27     Completed Date:  1987-07-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0420432     Medline TA:  Semin Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-22     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Neoplasm Staging
Palliative Care
Sarcoma, Kaposi / etiology,  radiotherapy*
Skin Neoplasms / etiology,  radiotherapy

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