Q. What is the reason for new wound during chemotherapy?

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Dr. Raghu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 06, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 10, 2020

Hi doctor,

My father had a surgery for cancer and subsequent chemoradiation on cheeks. After that he developed a wound on right cheek, which developed into a big hollow wound. Please help us.

Dr. Raghu

General Surgery Surgical Oncology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The most common causes for a wound at the operated or treated site are,
  1. Osteoradionecrosis.
  2. Recurrent cancer.
  • From your description, it seems like the wound is an effect of chemoradiation, more specifically radiation. We call it as osteoradionecrosis which is basically a complication of radiation to the mandible bone.
  • For all cheek cancers, the mandible is also affected in the radiation field and there is a risk of the overlying skin death resulting in a wound exposing the underlying bone.
  • It may be conservatively managed for a small wound or may require a flap for covering it.
  • In the event of recurrence, a biopsy needs to be done and based on the extent of the disease further treatment can be planned.
  • Kindly review with the oncologist who treated you before or any other surgical oncologist for appropriate physical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

For further information consult a surgical oncologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/surgical-oncologist


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