Indications and Methods for Radiotherapy of Cavernous Haemangiomas: A study of 1191 haemangiomas following radiotherapy
AbstractFROM THE DEPARTMENTS OF RADIATION PHYSICS (DIRECTOR: ASSOC. PROF. KURT L I D ~ N ) AND RADIOTHERAPY (DIRECTOR : ASSOC. PROF. MARTIN LINDGREN), UNIVERSITY OF LUND, SWEDEN. INDICATIONS AND METHODS FOR RADIOTHERAPY OF CAVERNOUS HAEMANGIOMAS A study of 1 191 haemangiomas following radiotherapy ULLA-BRITA NORDBERG JAN SUNDBERG and The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of haemangiomas is a subject of keen discussion. Radiotherapy has been used very sparingly in England for 1938, WALTER 1953), because it has been felt that haemanexample (LISTER giomas have a natural tendency to spontaneous healing. In Germany, on the other hand, the opinion has been held that the risk of complications such as haemorrhage and infection is so great that a more active attitude is justified (MIESCHER WEISHAAR KOSLOWSKI The Swedish author, NOTTER 1944, & 1959). ( 1956), recommended radiotherapy for haemangiomas in areas where there i s an enhanced risk of these complications. The authors in the present communication examine : 1. The results one year following the radiation treatment of haemangiomas and the extent to which these results were affected by such factors as the size of the growths, the quality of radiation used and the dose administered.