Radiation-induced moyamoya disease after childhood astrocytoma

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 July 2011
Ben, Manion , Wen-Shan, Sung
Adjunctive radiation treatment of childhood intracranial neoplasms of grade II or higher creates a risk of subsequent vasculopathy. A 28-year-old male presented with a Glasgow Coma Scale 12 after acute collapse and hemiparesis with an intraparenchymal haematoma. Emergent craniotomy, histopathology and subsequent imaging confirmed the cause as radiation-induced moyamoya disease, subsequent to treatment for a grade 2 astrocytoma 24years previously. He had been lost to follow-up after normal serial imaging performed up to 10years after his initial diagnosis. Long term surveillance imaging may be of benefit in identifying treatable vascular anomalies.



Neurosurgery from Brazil.To provide neurosurgeouns with the most timely comprehensive and relevant clinical information to improve patient care; we offer a web site where patients can view our patient-level information for free

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: