• The enhanced effects of chemotherapy on previously irradiated tissue have been well demonstrated. When chemotherapy is given some time after irradiation and elicits a tissue reaction in the radiation field, the reaction is termed radiation recall. We review known interactions between chemotherapy and radiotherapy and report, to our knowledge, the first case of a supraglottitis radiation recall reaction. Familiarity with this phenomenon and potential complications of chemotherapy following head and neck irradiation may expedite early diagnosis and appropriate lifesaving treatment.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:614-617)
Wallenborn PA, Postma DS. Radiation Recall Supraglottitis: A Hazard in Head and Neck Chemotherapy. Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(9):614–617. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archotol.1984.00800350056015
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