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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 2:76

First Online: 07 March 2008Received: 11 October 2007Accepted: 07 March 2008DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-2-76

Cite this article as: Showalter, T.N., Nawaz, A.O., Fellin, F.M. et al. J Med Case Reports 2008 2: 76. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-2-76

Abstract

IntroductionThree-dimensional techniques for radiotherapy have expanded possibilities for partial volume liver radiotherapy. Characteristic, transient radiographic changes can occur in the absence of clinical radiation-induced liver disease after hepatic radiotherapy and must be distinguished from local recurrence.

Case presentationIn this report, we describe computed tomography changes after chemoradiotherapy for cholangiocarcinoma as an example of collaboration to determine the clinical significance of the radiographic finding.

ConclusionBecause of improved three-dimensional, conformal radiotherapy techniques, consultation across disciplines may be necessary to interpret post-treatment imaging findings.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1752-1947-2-76 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Timothy N Showalter - A Omer Nawaz - Frederick M Fellin - Pramila R Anne - Ernest L Rosato - Adam P Dicker

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