Exacerbated radiodermatitis and bilateral subdural hemorrhage after whole brain irradiation combined with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors for brain metastases in lung cancer.
A 57-year-old male developed an adenocarcinoma lung cancer in November 2003. He received the full course chemotherapy but without a significant regression. The targeted therapy gefitinib was prescribed 2 years after diagnosis, producing a very good partial response. However, brain metastasis was diagnosed. A whole brain irradiation was performed for 37.5Gy… CONTINUE READING