Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Faranak Kamangar, Baran Ho, Shurong Chang, Sara E Dahle, Joshua M Schulman, R Rivkah Isseroff
Complications from radiation exposure during fluoroscopic guidance of cardiac catheterization may occur. With repeated procedures, the risk for cutaneous injuries increases. Herein, we describe a 59-year-old man with extensive coronary artery disease, who had undergone multiple revascularization procedures and developed a non-healing ulcer on his left inferior scapula. The patient's medical history, physical exam findings, and histopathology gave clues to a case of radiation-induced dermatitis and necrosis.
August 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal