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Radionecrosis of the brain presenting as a mass lesion: a case report

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Abstract

A case of radionecrosis of the brain in a patient previously treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp is presented. Cerebral angiography revealed a mass effect primarily in the right frontal area. Computed tomography showed extensive hemispheric edema. A frontal lobectomy was performed, and the recovery was excellent. The lower limit for brain tolerance for irradiation is about 5000 rads given in five weeks. This dose should not be exceeded when extracranial lesions are treated. Although computed tomography cannot diagnose brain necrosis, specifically, it should, along with the clinical history, be very helpful.
Authors:
Littman, P; [1]  James, H; Zimmerman, R; Slater, R
  1. Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia (USA). Dept. of Radiology
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-09-365405; EDB-78-091979
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Non-Cryst. Solids; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 40:8
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BRAIN; RADIATION INJURIES; NECROSIS; RADIOINDUCTION; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; CARCINOMAS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOSENSITIVITY; SKIN; SYMPTOMS; TOMOGRAPHY; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; DISEASES; DOSES; INJURIES; MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
7090514
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JNCSB
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 827-829
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Citation Formats

Littman, P, James, H, Zimmerman, R, and Slater, R. Radionecrosis of the brain presenting as a mass lesion: a case report. United Kingdom: N. p., 1977. Web.
Littman, P, James, H, Zimmerman, R, & Slater, R. Radionecrosis of the brain presenting as a mass lesion: a case report. United Kingdom.
Littman, P, James, H, Zimmerman, R, and Slater, R. 1977. "Radionecrosis of the brain presenting as a mass lesion: a case report." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_7090514,
title = {Radionecrosis of the brain presenting as a mass lesion: a case report}
author = {Littman, P, James, H, Zimmerman, R, and Slater, R}
abstractNote = {A case of radionecrosis of the brain in a patient previously treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp is presented. Cerebral angiography revealed a mass effect primarily in the right frontal area. Computed tomography showed extensive hemispheric edema. A frontal lobectomy was performed, and the recovery was excellent. The lower limit for brain tolerance for irradiation is about 5000 rads given in five weeks. This dose should not be exceeded when extracranial lesions are treated. Although computed tomography cannot diagnose brain necrosis, specifically, it should, along with the clinical history, be very helpful.}
journal = {J. Non-Cryst. Solids; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {40:8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1977}
month = {Aug}
}