Nonneoplastic or metabolic disease
Radiation necrosis

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Revised: 27 December 2018

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Radiation necrosis[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Radiation necrosis. website. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
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
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