Radiation-induced bilateral cystic temporal lobe necrosis: Reversal of memory deficit after fenestration and internal shunting. Case report

J. B. Bederson, G. R. Harsh, J. A. Walker, C. B. Wilson

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Abstract

The authors report a case in which bilateral cystic temporal lobe necrosis developed after treatment of nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelioma with 7000 cGy of external beam radiation. The patient presented with an isolated memory deficit that was documented by neuropsychological testing. After fenestration and internal shunting of both cysts, there was striking resolution of the lesions and of the memory deficit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cyst
  • memory deficit
  • nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • radiation necrosis
  • temporal lobe compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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