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ECT administration in a patient after craniotomy and gamma knife surgery: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11005053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The safe administration of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a man with steroid-induced depression and a history of craniotomy and gamma knife surgery for two separate foci of metastatic laryngeal cancer is reported. This is the first reported case of ECT given to a patient with a history of gamma knife surgery. The literature on ECT administration to patients with brain masses or a history of craniotomy is reviewed. The current case report indicates that with careful medical evaluation, including consultation with neurosurgeons and internal medicine physicians, ECT may be safely administered to this patient population.
J T Gursky; T A Rummans; J L Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1095-0680     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-02     Completed Date:  2001-02-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Training Program in General Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery
Depressive Disorder / chemically induced,  psychology,  therapy*
Dexamethasone / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Electroconvulsive Therapy*
Glucocorticoids / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone

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