Cavernomas in children with brain tumors: a late complication of radiotherapy.

  title={Cavernomas in children with brain tumors: a late complication of radiotherapy.},
  author={Juan F Mart{\'i}nez-Lage and Isabel de la Fuente and Javier Ros de San Pedro and Jos{\'e} L. Fuster and Miguel Angel P{\'e}rez-Espejo and Mar{\'i}a Trinidad Herrero},
  volume={19 1},
BACKGROUND Delayed complications of radiation therapy comprise cerebral atrophy, radionecrosis and induction of tumors. Recent reports indicate the possibility of the "de-novo" formation of intracranial cavernomas in patients submitted to radiation therapy to the brain. OBJECTIVES To report three children, two with medulloblastomas and one with a pineal germinoma, treated with radiotherapy that developed intracerebral cavernous hemangiomas some years after treatment. With this work, we aim to… CONTINUE READING


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