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Title: Radiation-induced cerebral meningioma: a recognizable entity

Abstract

The authors retrospectively analyzed the clinical and histopathological findings in 201 patients with intracranial meningiomas operated on in the period 1978 to 1982. Forty-three of the patients (21.4%) had at some previous time received radiation treatment to their scalp, the majority for tinea capitis. The findings in these 43 irradiated patients were compared with those in the 158 non-irradiated patients. Several distinctive clinical and histological features were identified in the irradiated group, which suggest that radiation-induced meningiomas can be defined as a separate nosological subgroup. The use of irradiation in large numbers of children with tinea capitis in the era prior to the availability of griseofulvin may be responsible for a significantly increased incidence of intracranial meningiomas.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
OSTI Identifier:
5612242
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Neurosurg.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; FUNGAL DISEASES; RADIOTHERAPY; MENINGES; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; NEOPLASMS; RADIOINDUCTION; BRAIN; PATIENTS; RADIATION INJURIES; TINEA; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; DISEASES; FUNGI; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; INJURIES; MEDICINE; MEMBRANES; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; PLANTS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man

Citation Formats

Rubinstein, A.B., Shalit, M.N., Cohen, M.L., Zandbank, U., and Reichenthal, E. Radiation-induced cerebral meningioma: a recognizable entity. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.3171/jns.1984.61.5.0966.
Rubinstein, A.B., Shalit, M.N., Cohen, M.L., Zandbank, U., & Reichenthal, E. Radiation-induced cerebral meningioma: a recognizable entity. United States. doi:10.3171/jns.1984.61.5.0966.
Rubinstein, A.B., Shalit, M.N., Cohen, M.L., Zandbank, U., and Reichenthal, E. Thu . "Radiation-induced cerebral meningioma: a recognizable entity". United States. doi:10.3171/jns.1984.61.5.0966.
@article{osti_5612242,
title = {Radiation-induced cerebral meningioma: a recognizable entity},
author = {Rubinstein, A.B. and Shalit, M.N. and Cohen, M.L. and Zandbank, U. and Reichenthal, E.},
abstractNote = {The authors retrospectively analyzed the clinical and histopathological findings in 201 patients with intracranial meningiomas operated on in the period 1978 to 1982. Forty-three of the patients (21.4%) had at some previous time received radiation treatment to their scalp, the majority for tinea capitis. The findings in these 43 irradiated patients were compared with those in the 158 non-irradiated patients. Several distinctive clinical and histological features were identified in the irradiated group, which suggest that radiation-induced meningiomas can be defined as a separate nosological subgroup. The use of irradiation in large numbers of children with tinea capitis in the era prior to the availability of griseofulvin may be responsible for a significantly increased incidence of intracranial meningiomas.},
doi = {10.3171/jns.1984.61.5.0966},
journal = {J. Neurosurg.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 61:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {11}
}