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Radiation-induced schwannomas of the neuraxis. Report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1523707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 3 cases of possible radiation-induced schwannomas observed in our Department. Their salient clinical and pathogenetic features are analyzed and the role of radiation therapy in the oncogenesis of these lesions is discussed. Several cases of radiation-induced tumors, including some of the nervous system, have been reported, but schwannomas have only occasionally been reported in connection with ionizing radiation. The possible adjuvant role of antineoplastic drugs is also discussed, and the literature on this topic is reviewed.
M Salvati; P Ciappetta; A Raco; R Capone; M Artico; A Santoro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tumori     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0300-8916     ISO Abbreviation:  Tumori     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-15     Completed Date:  1992-10-15     Revised Date:  2008-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111356     Medline TA:  Tumori     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences-Neurosurgery, La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology*,  pathology
Neuroma, Acoustic / etiology*,  pathology

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