Cerebral necrosis following neutron radiation of an extracranial tumor Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal
  • Respiratory Insufficiency

abstract

  • Radiation necrosis of the brain is a rare complication of irradiation for extracranial tumors. We present a patient who emphasizes the potential hazard of neutron therapy, the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which may detect white matter changes prior to the development of clinical symptoms, the potential diagnostic value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography, and the importance of a combined surgical and medical approach for proper treatment.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02327386

PubMed ID

  • 2852218

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 113

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 6

number

  • 2