Basing on a comparative study of the results of combined treatment (irradiation + operation) and surgery alone provided to patients with extra-abdominal desmoid (ED) the authors reach a conclusion that preoperative gamma-beam therapy can be regarded as an important means of recurrence prevention. In incomplete resection of tumors the treatment should be supplemented by postoperative irradiation, because in radiotherapy alone cure can be achieved with high summary doses only. It is still difficult to judge of the advantages of irradiation of ED under the conditions of hyperbaric oxygenation by the frequency of recurrences.
Dar’ialova, Kuznetsova, Volchenko, , , , , , (1983). [Combined therapy of extra-abdominal desmoids]. Meditsinskaia radiologiia, 1983 Oct;28(10):18-22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6633192