Radiation-induced cavernomas of the brain

Rajan Jain, Patricia L. Robertson, Dheeraj Gandhi, Sachin K. Gujar, Karin M. Muraszko, Stephen Gebarski

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to add support to the growing literature that there is a correlation between radiation and cavernomas of the brain, particularly if the radiation is received in childhood, as well as to increase awareness of this correlation in the radiology community. Retrospective review of our experience returned five patients who received radiation therapy while they were children and developed cavernomas in the irradiated tissues 3-41 years later. Cavernomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hemorrhagic lesion in any patient who has received previous CNS radiation, particularly if he or she underwent radiation therapy in childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1158-1162
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume26
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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