Papers of The 8th Japan Scar Workshop

7. A Case of Dupuytren's contracture Treated by Surgery and Post-operative Radiation Therapy

Hideyuki Mitsuwa1, Shimpei Ono1, Tsuguhiro Miyashita2, Hiko Hyakusoku1, Rei Ogawa1
1:Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
2:Department of Radiation Oncology, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

The clinical presentation and severity of Dupuytren's contracture is extremely variable. This is a kind of fibroproliferative disorders of the palm leading to digital contracture. Recurrence of Dupuytren's contracture is relatively common after surgical correction, with reported rates varying from 2% to 63%, and it is quite similar to a feature of keloid. We experienced a case of Meyerding grade I Dupuytren's contracture that was successfully treated by surgery and post-operative radiation therapy. Primary radiation therapy has been reported, however, this was the first reported trial on post-operative therapy worldwide.
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