Radiation-induced neuroinflammation and radiation somnolence syndrome.

  title={Radiation-induced neuroinflammation and radiation somnolence syndrome.},
  author={Paola Ballesteros-Zebadua and A. Pena Chavarria and Miguel Angel Celis and Carlos Paz and Javier E Franco-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={CNS & neurological disorders drug targets},
  volume={11 7},
Cranial irradiation remains a standard treatment for malignant and benign brain diseases. Although this procedure helps to lengthen the life expectancy of the patient, the appearance of adverse effects related to radiation-induced injury is inevitable. Radiation somnolence syndrome (RSS) has been described as a delayed effect observed mainly after whole-brain radiotherapy in children. The RSS was first linked to demyelination, but more recently it has been proposed that the inflammatory… CONTINUE READING
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