Cerebral radiation necrosis complicating stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformation.

@article{Statham1990CerebralRN,
  title={Cerebral radiation necrosis complicating stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformation.},
  author={Patrick F X Statham and P. M. MacPherson and Rosalynd Johnston and David Martin Campbell Forster and Jennifer H. Adams and Nicholas V. Todd},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={476-9}
}
A patient presented with symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure and increasing focal deficit 13 months after stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Computed Tomography (CT) showed a mass lesion at the site of the previous abnormality typical of radiation necrosis, but with features identical to those of a malignant neoplasm. Biopsy confirmed cerebral radiation necrosis. The radiation dose was 25 Gray to the periphery of two overlapping 14 mm… CONTINUE READING
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