The evolving role of reduced-dose total skin electron beam therapy in skin malignancies: the renaissance of a rare indication

Strahlenther Onkol. 2023 Oct;199(10):950-953. doi: 10.1007/s00066-023-02115-4. Epub 2023 Jul 14.

Abstract

Definitive radiation therapy is an effective local treatment for several cutaneous malignancies. Patients with diffuse or generalized skin manifestations might require total skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT) as an alternative treatment to the chasing technique. In this short communication, we highlight the evolving role of TSEBT and present its role in various forms of skin malignancies.

Keywords: Cutaneous lymphoma; Kaposi sarcoma; Leukemia cutis; Metastasis; Radiotherapy.

MeSH terms

  • Electrons
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous* / radiotherapy
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Treatment Outcome