Spontaneous Rib Fractures After Breast Cancer Treatment Based on Bone Scans: Comparison Of Conventional Versus Hypofractionated Radiotherapy

Do Wook Kim, Jae Sik Kim, Kyubo Kim, Kyung Hwan Shin

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Abstract

A bone scan-based retrospective review of 1265 patients with breast cancer who underwent surgery revealed spontaneous rib fractures in 209 patients. Abnormal bone density, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy were identified as the significant risk factors for spontaneous rib fractures. In the radiotherapy subgroup, a hypofractionated scheme was identified as the risk factor for the ipsilateral rib fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e80-e87
JournalClinical Breast Cancer
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Fractionation
  • Postoperative treatment
  • Radiation therapy
  • Rib fracture

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