Pathogenesis of cognitive decline following therapeutic irradiation for head and neck tumors.

@article{Abayomi2002PathogenesisOC,
  title={Pathogenesis of cognitive decline following therapeutic irradiation for head and neck tumors.},
  author={Olubunmi K Abayomi},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={346-51}
}
Cognitive decline is a significant but largely unrecognized sequela following irradiation for several head and neck tumors, particularly cancer of the nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses. In this article the cellular mechanisms of radiation-induced vascular damage in the temporal lobe and its effects on the medial temporal lobe memory systems are described. Recognition of the mechanisms and site of the injury should permit the use of treatment planning systems, such as 3-dimensional (3-D… CONTINUE READING
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