par Regnier, René ;Storme, Guy ;Marechal, Jacqueline
Référence Dermatologica, 157, 6, page (386-391)
Publication Publié, 1978
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Radiotherapy is the palliative treatment of choice of fungoid mycosis, and is effective in about 90% of cases. The variety of the rays available makes it possible to adapt the treatment plan to each clinical situation, in particular to the density of the lesions. For those that are extensive but superficial, for example, electron baths at a dose of 2000 to 3000 rads procure a great number of complete remissions. The possibility of spreading these treatments without compromising their efficacy may notably facilitate their application. The existence of spontaneous remissions prevents overconfidence in attributing to the irradiations the cure of a few patients who have survived this treatment for more than 10 years. Nevertheless, some successes obtained by radiotherapy of lymph node lymphomas raises the hope that earlier recourse to it in more extensive regions, may exert a favourable influence on the survival of patients suffering from fungoid mucosis.