Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle: Case report

Keith J. Stelzer, Charles Thomas, Mitchel S. Berger, Alexander M. Spence, Cheng Mei Shaw, Thomas W. Griffin

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Abstract

THERE ARE A limited number of previously reported cases involving the use of radiation therapy for sarcoid of the brain. The case of a 22-year-old man with a thalamic/posterior third ventricle sarcoid mass that grew despite steroid medication is presented. The patient was treated with external beam radiation to a total dose of 20 Gy, with 2-Gy fractions over 14 elapsed days. A complete radiographic response was achieved 4 months after radiation was completed. Radiographic follow-up through 8 months postradiation shows no evidence of disease recurrence. Fractionated radiation therapy in low-to-moderate doses appears to be efficacious in steroid-refractory sarcoid of the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1191
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Radiation
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Keywords

  • Brain
  • Central nervous system
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sarcoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Stelzer, K. J., Thomas, C., Berger, M. S., Spence, A. M., Shaw, C. M., & Griffin, T. W. (1995). Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle: Case report. Neurosurgery, 36(6), 1188-1191.

Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle : Case report. / Stelzer, Keith J.; Thomas, Charles; Berger, Mitchel S.; Spence, Alexander M.; Shaw, Cheng Mei; Griffin, Thomas W.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 36, No. 6, 1995, p. 1188-1191.

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Stelzer, KJ, Thomas, C, Berger, MS, Spence, AM, Shaw, CM & Griffin, TW 1995, 'Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle: Case report', Neurosurgery, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1188-1191.
Stelzer KJ, Thomas C, Berger MS, Spence AM, Shaw CM, Griffin TW. Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle: Case report. Neurosurgery. 1995;36(6):1188-1191.
Stelzer, Keith J. ; Thomas, Charles ; Berger, Mitchel S. ; Spence, Alexander M. ; Shaw, Cheng Mei ; Griffin, Thomas W. / Radiation therapy for sarcoid of the thalamus/posterior third ventricle : Case report. In: Neurosurgery. 1995 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 1188-1191.
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