Radiation-induced optic neuritis after pituitary adenoma radiosurgery in a patient with multiple sclerosis: Case report

Thomas B. Daniels, Bruce E. Pollock, Robert C. Miller, Claudia F. Lucchinetti, Jacqueline A. Leavitt, Paul D. Brown

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Abstract

Objective and Importance: To describe a rare case of optic neuritis onset after Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. Clinical Presentation: Nine years after transsphenoidal subtotal resection of a pituitary adenoma, this 43-year-old woman had elevated serum prolactin levels and headaches. Intervention: Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery to residual pituitary tumor. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first report of radiation-induced optic neuritis after radiosurgery in a patient with multiple sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neuro-oncology
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Gamma knife
  • Optic neuritis
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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