Stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome is not always completely reversible: a case series.

@article{Black2013StrokelikeMA,
  title={Stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome is not always completely reversible: a case series.},
  author={D F Black and J. M. Morris and E P Lindell and Karl N Krecke and Gregory A. Worrell and J D Bartleson and Daniel H. Lachance},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={2298-303}
}
We retrospectively reviewed clinical and imaging findings in 11 patients with stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome to better understand this disorder previously thought to be reversible. Six men and 5 women had complex bouts of neurologic impairment beginning, on average, 20 years after cerebral irradiation. All had characteristic, unilateral gyriform enhancement on MR imaging that developed within 2-7 days and typically resolved in 2-5 weeks. Unlike prior… CONTINUE READING
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