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Patients undergoing cranial irradiation are at high risk for development of subsequent pituitary deficiencies. Patients with meningiomas can expect to live many years following treatment and are therefore particularly vulnerable to long-term sequalae of radiation therapy (RT). The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and timing of onset of pituitary dysfunction across each hypothalamic-pituitary axis in patients with meningiomas in the sellar region.
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Name: Practical radiation oncology
In the management of meningiomas invading the major venous sinuses, balance between tumor control and complication prevention is desirable. The present study describes the institutional experience in ...
To describe the clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes in patients with small cell bladder cancer at our institution, including those who received prophylactic cranial irradiation ...
The fourth ventricular meningiomas (FVMs) are extremely rare. Here, we present a series of eleven cases at one single institution. A comprehensive literature analysis is conducted.
Meningiomas are the second commonest intracranial tumours in many places worldwide. It is however rare in the paediatric age group and most studies have been able to document only a few patients. Meni...
Surgery has long been established as the first-line treatment for the majority of symptomatic and enlarging meningiomas, and evidence for its success is derived from retrospective case series. Despite...
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) with hippocampal avoidance in the neurocognitive function and quality of live of small ...
The blood loss will be compared in middle fossa meningiomas which will receive pealing of the outer layer of the lateral wall of the cavernous sinus and those which will not revive pealing...
This is a study to determine whether testosterone replacement with TheraDerm can improve bone density, mood, sex drive, thinking, and distribution of body fat and muscle mass in women with...
In contrast to healthy subjects, patients with hypopituitarism do not exhibit endocrine responses when hormones are injected. This is at least true for those with a complete insufficiency ...
single institution cases series review of histological, radiological and clinical data
Irradiation of one half or both halves of the body in the treatment of disseminated cancer or widespread metastases. It is used to treat diffuse metastases in one session as opposed to multiple fields over an extended period. The more frequent treatment modalities are upper hemibody irradiation (UHBI) or lower hemibody irradiation (LHBI). Less common is mid-body irradiation (MBI). In the treatment of both halves of the body sequentially, hemibody irradiation permits radiotherapy of the whole body with larger doses of radiation than could be accomplished with WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION. It is sometimes called "systemic" hemibody irradiation with reference to its use in widespread cancer or metastases. (P. Rubin et al. Cancer, Vol 55, p2210, 1985)
The exposure of the head to roentgen rays or other forms of radioactivity for therapeutic or preventive purposes.
An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a high incidence of bilateral acoustic neuromas as well as schwannomas (NEURILEMMOMA) of other cranial and peripheral nerves, and other benign intracranial tumors including meningiomas, ependymomas, spinal neurofibromas, and gliomas. The disease has been linked to mutations of the NF2 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2) on chromosome 22 (22q12) and usually presents clinically in the first or second decade of life.
External or interstitial irradiation to treat lymphomas (e.g., Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas) and lymph node metastases and also some autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Irradiation of the whole body with ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. It is applicable to humans or animals but not to microorganisms.
Diabetes Diabetes Endocrine Disorders Obesity Oxycontin Renal Disease Thyroid Disorders Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they secrete (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are several g...