The treatment of radiation necrosis with hyperbaric oxygen (OHP)

George B. Hary, Elgene G. Mainous

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    Abstract

    Sixty‐nine patients with radiation necrosis were received by the authors from January 1, 1969 through August 1, 1975. The patients were categorized according to site of injury. Full treatment protocol is discussed including local wound care, antibiotic coverage, surgical procedures, and the administration of hyperbaric oxygen. Results indicate that the combination of hyperbaric oxygen, properly timed surgery, and antibiotic therapy has resulted in improvement in all cases of radiation necrosis and full healing in most.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2580-2585
    Number of pages6
    JournalCancer
    Volume37
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1976

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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