We describe our experience with adjuvant high dose rate brachytherapy (Ir-192) (HDRB) in patients, who failed surgery and post-operative external radiation therapy. The salvage treatment consisted of excision of the keloid and wound closure followed by HDRB (15 Gy in three fractions given on three consecutive business days beginning the day of surgery). At the time of last follow up, 88% (15/17) of the keloids were without any evidence of recurrence.
- High dose rate brachytherapy
- Salvage radiation therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging