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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 614984, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/614984
Case Report

Radiation Pneumonitis after Radiotherapy of Neck Lymphoma

Department of Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtz University, Hubei, Jingzhou 434000, China

Received 4 May 2014; Accepted 24 August 2014; Published 28 August 2014

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2014 Min Wei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Radiotherapy is still one of the effective means for treatment of malignant tumors up to now. Particularly, it is an indispensable effective measure for treatment of some lymphoma patients. In routine work, radiation pneumonitis (RP) is the most significant complication of acute treatment-related toxicities in lung cancer; however, serious radioactive pneumonia is rare for the radiotherapy of neck lymphoma because the volume of the lungs affected by radiation dose was very small. We report a lymphoma case, where the patient had undergone radiotherapy for the bilateral neck and bilateral supraclavicular/infraclavicular area. Following completion of radiotherapy, the patient developed severe radiation pneumonitis.