Fluoroscopy-associated radiation dermatitis

Dermatol Online J. 2013 Dec 16;19(12):20712.


We present a 67-year-old man with an ulcerated, indurated plaque on the right mid back with a presumed diagnosis of morphea that was complicated by an allergic contact dermatitis. Further clinical and histopathologic data elucidated the diagnosis of fluoroscopy-induced radiation dermatitis. We present a brief review of the common locations, clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and management options for fluoroscopy-induced radiation dermatitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Fluoroscopy / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiodermatitis / etiology
  • Radiodermatitis / pathology*