After radiotherapy (treatment by radiation), some damage of a certain level to healthy tissues would usually remain in the exposed field. Even when protocols with low doses are used, one of possible complications is radiation tissue necrosis. Damage progresses slowly and long after the therapy has stopped. In the exposed tissue, due to lack of oxygen, collagen is lost and fibrosis increases, atrophy of skin and wounds appear, as well as osteoporosis. HBOT stimulates neoangiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels), thus microcirculation is enhanced, immune response is better, wounds cure faster, production of collagen is stimulated, lessens the depth of injury, protects vital marginal tissue and enhances epithelization.  Cost of treatment and rehabilitation are lower. The percentage of successfully treated is very high.

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