Nonneoplastic or metabolic disease
Radiation necrosis

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 November 2018, last major update July 2013

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Radiation necrosis. website. Accessed December 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Major complication of radiation therapy, usually within 3 years of treatment
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Necrotic bone, marrow fibrosis, neovascularization, irregular heavily staining cement lines
Differential diagnosis