Repair of nasal fistula secondary to radiation therapy for Eales's disease

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Eales's disease is characterized by neovascularization and idiopathic retinal and vitreous hemorrhages. Therapy in the past included the use of radiation. A case is reported of a patient who received a dose of 15,000 roentgens (approximately 14,250 rad) to the right eye via temporal and nasal portals. He subsequently lost vision in that eye. Thirty years after the radiation was administered, a nasocutaneous fistula developed, and it was closed with a forehead island flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalHead & Neck Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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