Successful treatment of radiation-induced brain necrosis by hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Kiyotaka Kohshi, Hajime Imada, Satoshi Nomoto, Raizoh Yamaguchi, Haruhiko Abe, Haruaki Yamamoto

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Abstract

We describe a 68-year-old man who underwent hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to manage radiation necrosis of the brain, which developed after two treatments with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the same lesion. The necrosis was subsequently treated with steroids alone for 2 months; however, he progressed clinically and radiographically. Improvement again was noted with the reinstitution of HBO therapy. This case suggests that HBO therapy is an important therapeutic option in the treatment of brain radiation necrosis caused by SRS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume209
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2003

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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