Soft tissue radionecrosis is a condition that occurs when radiation exposure kills the soft tissues and isn’t able to regenerate normally. This most commonly occurs after radiation therapy for cancer and could occur in or around the region previously irradiated. Some examples may include:oral cavity ulceration, tissue breakdown, laryngeal necrosis, surgical wound dehiscence, infection, loss of tissue graft/flap in a radiated field, (radiation induced enteritis/proctitis/colitis/cystitis - intestinal inflammation, damage to lower colon, rectal bleeding, hematuria, bowel or bladder dysfunction, etc).
Advanced wound healing treatments for soft tissue radionecrosis include:
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