Furthermore, established radiation-induced fibrosis may be treatable with novel therapeutic approaches, particularly the combination of pentoxifylline and vitamin E. The pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment of radiation-induced fibrosis will be discussed here.What is radiation induced fibrosis?
Radiation-induced fibrosis can develop as a late effect of radiation therapy (RT) in skin and subcutaneous tissue, the lungs, the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, muscles, or other organs, depending upon the treatment site.What is radiation fibrosis syndrome?
Radiation fibrosis syndrome occurs as a result of radiation therapy. Radiation can cause the abnormal production of the protein, fibrin, which accumulates in and damages the tissue in the area that received radiation. Common symptoms reported by people with radiation fibrosis syndrome.