Cerebral radiation necrosis simulating a brain tumor

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  • 1 Departments of Neurological Surgery, Pathology and Radiology, University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California
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✓ Two years after undergoing irradiation for a malignant ethmoid tumor, a 50-year-old man developed signs of increased intracranial pressure, an expanding right frontal lobe mass, and tentorial herniation. Operation revealed a mass that grossly appeared to be a glioma, but microscopically proved to be radiation necrosis of the brain.

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