Subacute brain atrophy after radiation therapy for malignant brain tumor.

@article{Asai1989SubacuteBA,
  title={Subacute brain atrophy after radiation therapy for malignant brain tumor.},
  author={Akio Asai and Masao Matsutani and Tadasu Kohno and Osamu Nakamura and Hirokazu Tanaka and Takamitsu Fujimaki and Nobuaki Funada and Tomohiro Matsuda and Koji Nagata and Kintomo Takakura},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 10},
  pages={1962-74}
}
Brain atrophy with mental and neurologic deterioration developing a few months after radiation therapy in patients without residual or recurrent brain tumors has been recognized. Two illustrative case reports of this pathologic entity are presented. Six autopsy cases with this entity including the two cases were reviewed neurologically, radiographically, and histopathologically. All patients presented progressive disturbances of mental status and consciousness, akinesia, and tremor-like… CONTINUE READING