Intracranial atherosclerosis following radiotherapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a case of severe intracranial atherosclerosis in a young man who had received therapeutic radiation for a presumed brain neoplasm. Since there was no evidence of vascular disease outside the radiation ports, we speculate that accelerated atherosclerosis was induced by radiation and that hyperlipidemia may have predisposed him to this effect.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Werner, MH; Burger, PC; Heinz, ER; Friedman, AH; Halperin, EC; Schold, SC

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1158 - 1160

PubMed ID

  • 3386838

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.38.7.1158


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States