Radiation-induced temporal lobe necrosis.

  title={Radiation-induced temporal lobe necrosis.},
  author={V Chong and Y. F. Fan},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={18 4},
Because nasopharyngeal carcinoma has a high frequency of intracranial spread, adequate radiation treatment inevitably results in irradiation of the temporal lobes. A 38-year-old woman who was treated for nasopharyn-geal carcinoma 30 months previously and had been given radiation therapy (70 Gy to the primary site) presented with headaches. Computed tomography (CT) showed an enhancing lesion in the right temporal lobe, with edema extending superiorly into the parietal lobe. Biopsy revealed brain… CONTINUE READING


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