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Superficial radiotherapy for multiple keratoacanthomas

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  • N. Bruscino,

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    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Nicola Bruscino, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Clinica S. Chiara, P.zza Indipendenza 11, Florence 50129, or email: bruscio@alice.it

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  • D. Corradini,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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  • P. Campolmi,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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  • D. Massi,

    1. Division of Pathological Anatomy, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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  • G. M. Palleschi

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Abstract

We report the case of a 76-year-old Caucasian woman who attended our clinic with multiple keratoacanthomas. Radiotherapy was considered a viable and effective option in such an old patient, who could not be a good surgical candidate for number and distribution of the lesions, and for the age. After a 12-month follow-up, we observed the complete and global disappearance of the lesions; the patient was therefore very satisfied especially in view of the clinical outcome. According to our point of view, radiotherapy allows the physician to obtain a good oncological radicality and excellent cosmetic results too.

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