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Radiation-induced temporary alopecia after embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2003; 105(3):215-7CN

Abstract

Alopecia after endovascular embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is uncommon. In this report, we present a 33-year-old man who developed temporary alopecia after staged embolization of a cerebral AVM. Four days after the last procedure, this patient had hair loss over his right temporoparietal and occipial areas. No scalp erythema or other sign of dermatitis was noted. The hair regrew 2 months later. The alopecia was considered to be related to repeated exposure to radiation during embolization. The experience in this case and review of the literature suggest that interventional neuroradiological procedures may cause substantial radiation exposure to the patient. Therefore, radiation use should be limited to the least amount necessary to complete the endovascular procedure to prevent radiation-induced biological changes and morbidity. Patients should be well informed of adverse effects such as alopecia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 7 Chung-Shan S. Rd., 10016, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12860517

Citation

Wen, Chung-Shi, et al. "Radiation-induced Temporary Alopecia After Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations." Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 105, no. 3, 2003, pp. 215-7.
Wen CS, Lin SM, Chen Y, et al. Radiation-induced temporary alopecia after embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2003;105(3):215-7.
Wen, C. S., Lin, S. M., Chen, Y., Chen, J. C., Wang, Y. H., & Tseng, S. H. (2003). Radiation-induced temporary alopecia after embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 105(3), pp. 215-7.
Wen CS, et al. Radiation-induced Temporary Alopecia After Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2003;105(3):215-7. PubMed PMID: 12860517.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Radiation-induced temporary alopecia after embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. AU - Wen,Chung-Shi, AU - Lin,Swei-Ming, AU - Chen,Yun, AU - Chen,Jin-Cherng, AU - Wang,Yao-Hung, AU - Tseng,Sheng-Hong, PY - 2003/7/16/pubmed PY - 2003/12/19/medline PY - 2003/7/16/entrez SP - 215 EP - 7 JF - Clinical neurology and neurosurgery JO - Clin Neurol Neurosurg VL - 105 IS - 3 N2 - Alopecia after endovascular embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is uncommon. In this report, we present a 33-year-old man who developed temporary alopecia after staged embolization of a cerebral AVM. Four days after the last procedure, this patient had hair loss over his right temporoparietal and occipial areas. No scalp erythema or other sign of dermatitis was noted. The hair regrew 2 months later. The alopecia was considered to be related to repeated exposure to radiation during embolization. The experience in this case and review of the literature suggest that interventional neuroradiological procedures may cause substantial radiation exposure to the patient. Therefore, radiation use should be limited to the least amount necessary to complete the endovascular procedure to prevent radiation-induced biological changes and morbidity. Patients should be well informed of adverse effects such as alopecia. SN - 0303-8467 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12860517/Radiation_induced_temporary_alopecia_after_embolization_of_cerebral_arteriovenous_malformations_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0303846703000076 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -