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Neuro Oncol. 2003 Jul;5(3):161-7.

The neurocognitive effects of radiation in adult low-grade glioma patients.

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Division of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. brown.paul@mayo.edu

Abstract

Radiotherapy is a component of the treatment regimen for the majority of patients with low-grade gliomas. Therefore, the effect of radiotherapy on the long-term cognitive performance of these patients is a major concern. This article reviews the neurocognitive effects of radiotherapy on patients with low-grade gliomas. The weight of evidence suggests only sporadic, limited neurocognitive damage from focal radiotherapy at the doses usually prescribed for low-grade gliomas.

PMID:
12816722
PMCID:
PMC1920683
DOI:
10.1215/S1152-8517-02-00043-1
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