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Correspondence
December 1999

Temporary Hair Loss Simulating Alopecia Areata After Endovascular Surgery of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations: A Report of 3 Cases

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(12):1555-1556. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-12-dlt1299

There is further evidence of possible adverse effects to the skin of prolonged fluoroscopic imaging procedures in a report of 4 cases of chronic radiodermatitis due to irradiation during coronary angiography.1,2 Intraoperative fluoroscopic imaging is also widely used during endovascular surgery of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. This is associated with a considerable risk of injury from irradiation, especially with prolonged or multiple procedures.3

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