Post-radiotherapy myelitis observed in an AIDS patient with a meningioma: Case report and review of the literature Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Radiosurgery


  • Radiation myelitis is an uncommon but serious complication of radiation therapy. Although the definitive threshold to cause myelitis is unknown, it is believed that less than 50 Gy when given in 25 or more fractions is highly unlikely to cause myelopathy. This report describes a case of myelitis within the radiotherapy portal in an HIV infected patient who received radiation therapy for an atypical meningioma located in the cervical spine. A complete resolution of the meningioma was also noted in this case. The possible contributing roles of HIV infection and concomitant administration of antiviral drugs are discussed.

publication date

  • December 1999



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1006395618632

PubMed ID

  • 10778732

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 167

end page

  • 74


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