Radiation-induced skin ulcer and rib fractures following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): A case of right back skin ulcer and adjacent rib fractures after single PCI

Yumi Yasukochi, Takeshi Nakahara, Akihiro Koike, Ryutaro Ichikawa, Tetsuya Koga, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

We experienced a 75-year-old male patient with a refractory and severely painful skin ulcer on the right back. He had suffered from ischemic heart disease and undergone percutaneous coronary intervention 5 months prior to the consultation with us. The characteristic clinical appearance, location of the lesion and his past medical history led us to the diagnosis of radiation-induced skin ulcer. Magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography as well as bone scintigraphy showed fractures of the right back rib adjacent to the ulcer, which was thought to be attributable to bone damage due to X-ray radiation and/or persistent secondary inflammation of the chronic ulcer. In the published work, there are no other reports of bone fractures associated with radiation dermatitis after coronary interventional radiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-510
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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