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Pneumothorax following thoracic radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease.
  1. M G Penniment,
  2. P C O'Brien
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.

    Abstract

    Radiation therapy alone to the nodal drainage sites above the diaphragm, namely a "mantle" field, is often standard treatment for early stage Hodgkin's disease and may be used in combination with chemotherapy in more advance disease. Localised pneumonitis and fibrosis are recognised treatment related sequelae; however, other pulmonary complications, including pneumothorax, have been described. Two cases of spontaneous pneumothorax following mantle radiation therapy are presented.

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