Optic chiasmal radionecrosis.

  • Harold M. Hammer
  • Published 1983 in
    Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of…


Four patients (3 acromegalics, 1 chromophobe adenoma) out of a total of 87 patients with pituitary tumors treated with irradiation are presumed to have developed optic chiasmal radionecrosis. It would appear very difficult, if not impossible, to predict those patients at greatest risk of this complication due to individual variations in sensitivity to radiation.

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@article{Hammer1983OpticCR, title={Optic chiasmal radionecrosis.}, author={Harold M. Hammer}, journal={Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of the United Kingdom}, year={1983}, volume={103 ( Pt 2)}, pages={208-11} }