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Delayed Thoracic Radiation Injury

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Author(s): Barry Dicicco

Journal: International Journal of Clinical Medicine
ISSN 2158-284X

Volume: 03;
Issue: 06;
Start page: 524;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Radiation Injury | Fibrothorax

ABSTRACT
A case of delayed thoracic radiation injury occurring many years after an initial lung insult is presented. This case involves an individual who developed acute respiratory failure due to severe pleural fibrosis or fibrothorax possibly as a result of distant radiation therapy for Hodgkins disease.
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