Korean J Dermatol.  2018 Jul;56(6):385-388.

Chronic Radiation Dermatitis Induced by Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatoscopy (ERCP)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. cykim@gnu.ac.kr
  • 2Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Skin has long been known to be a very radiosensitive organ. Furthermore, the damaging effects of radiation exposure induced by fluoroscopic procedures have been recognized for some time. However, accurate diagnosis of fluoroscopy-induced chronic radiation dermatitis (FICRD) can be very challenging, since the provided clinical history regarding radiation exposure may not be accurate and the signs of cutaneous radiation injury may develop months to years after radiation exposure. Recognition of FICRD is important to avoid unnecessary treatment and interventions and also guarantees appropriate surveillance for radiation-induced malignancy. We herein report a case of a 65-year-old woman who was diagnosed with radiation dermatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatoscopy (ERCP).

Keyword

Chronic radiation dermatitis; ERCP

MeSH Terms

Aged
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Dermatitis*
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Radiation Exposure
Radiation Injuries
Skin
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