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Radiation pneumonitis following yttrium-90 radioembolization: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22525023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Radiation-induced pneumonitis (RP) is a rare complication of radioembolization with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) microspheres. The present report describes a case of RP in a patient with liver metastases from a gastrointestinal stromal tumor after radioembolization with (90)Y glass microspheres. This patient developed clinical, functional, and radiographic findings consistent with RP, with near-complete pulmonary parenchymal recovery and no clinical evidence of relapse or progressive decline in pulmonary function over a 9-month period. As clinical use of radioembolization expands, rare adverse events such as RP may become more frequent. It is essential that interventional radiologists, radiation/medical oncologists, and nuclear medicine physicians recognize this potential complication.
Authors:
Chadwick L Wright; Jeff D Werner; Jerry M Tran; Vanessa L Gates; Ali A Rikabi; Manisha H Shah; Riad Salem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
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