Neuro-oncologic emergencies

Michael W. Ruff, Alyx B. Porter

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Neuro-oncologic emergencies can result from the underlying neoplasm and its treatment. Management of mass effect, epidural spinal cord compression, tumor-related epilepsy, and pituitary apoplexy are the most common neoplastic emergency scenarios and they are described in this chapter. Following tissue diagnosis and resection, cancer treatment frequently includes radiation in addition to systemic therapy. Consequently, we also review the most common neurologic emergencies related to both radiation and systemic cancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurological Emergencies
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030280727
ISBN (Print)9783030280710
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Brain tumor
  • CAR-T
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epidural spinal cord compression
  • Mass effect
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Radiation necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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