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Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan;28(1):107-9. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2013.801395. Epub 2013 May 22.

Preventing radiotherapy-induced side effects on deep brain stimulators: the need for a multidisciplinary management.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut de CancĂ©rologie de la Loire , St Priest en Jarez , France.

Abstract

Brain pacemaker (BPM) systems are similar to cardiac pacemaker (CPM). On CPM, damage caused by ionizing radiation may lead to failure of the device. We report here a clinical situation of a patient treated with BPM and receiving cerebral radiotherapy. Strategies for protection of BPM from radiation damages are discussed.

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