- 特定非営利活動法人 日本歯科放射線学会
- 歯科放射線 (ISSN:03899705)
- vol.36, no.2, pp.93-97, 1996-06-30 (Released:2011-09-05)
A case of radiation-induced cancer is presented. A 59-year-old woman underwent interstitial radiotherapy with radon seeds for the hemangioma of the hard palate 32 years ago. Although a complete response was achieved, the perforation of the hard palate occured 6 years ago because of the induced osteoradionecrosis. An ulcer and swelling in the hard palate was observed around the perforation. CT examination revealed extensive bony destruction of the maxillary sinus walls. Biopsy revealed mucoepidermoid carcinoma. More than 80% of radiation-induced cancer in the head and neck region are squamous cell carcinoma irrespective of the histology of the original lesions. This may be the first case reported of radiation-induced mucoepidermoid carcinoma in the head and neck region.