Introduction

There is a revival of interest in the use of radiotherapy for benign skin diseases and among these for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) even though we do not consider radiotherapy to be the treatment of first choice. It can be a supportive measure, especially in cases difficult to treat. In order to promote evidence-based practice, we have to search through the data from several decades to find enough on HS (Table 23.1).

Table 23.1. Evidence-based literature review

Reference

Year

Cases

Rütz (in [8])

1925

60

Heidenhain (in [8])

1926

46

Sulger (in [8])

1930

82

Tachau (in [8])

1934

25

Erikson (in [8])

1942

225

Cocchi (in [8])

1943

295

Pulvermacher (in [8])

1948

82

Lange-Hansen (in [8])

1949

375

Lyndrup-Krause (in [8])

1949

60

Hess (in [8])

1949

660

Eilermann (in [8])

1949

50

Pape and Gölles [1]

1950

142

Strauss (in [8])

1951

132

Glauner (in [8])

1951

215

Dornuf and Schönwald (in [8])

1951

300

Buchtala and Viehweger [2]

1952

100

Müller and Sittig (in [8])

1955

42

Fischer [3]

1957

12

Seegenschmiedt et al. [6]

2000

221

Fröhlich et al. [5]

2000

231

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