Similar MRI findings of radiation myelopathy
were described by Hung T.P.
Laperriere, "Radiation myelopathy
following single courses of radiotherapy and retreatment," International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics, vol.
Radiation myelopathy (RM) is an irreversible impairment of the brain and spinal cord that has received much attention in the last years [16, 17].
Radiotherapy to the brain can lead to the rise of radiation myelopathy both by focused or whole-brain irradiation techniques.
Liew, "Radiation myelopathy following transplantation and radiotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol.
When a second course of EBRT is given using conventional techniques, one must weigh the clinical benefits against the risks of radiation myelopathy, although there remains a relative lack of understanding of reirradiation spinal cord tolerance in the literature [9-13].
Ma et al., "Probabilities of radiation myelopathy specific to stereotactic body radiation therapy to guide safe practice," International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, vol.
Observations on radiation myelopathy
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Eshraghyan, "Evaluation of melatonin for prevention of radiation myelopathy
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(2) Opponents of RT argue that reoperation becomes very difficult after therapy, and that radiation myelopathy
could worsen neurological deficits.3 The 5-year survival rate is approximately 82%.