Acute hyperthermia following stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenoma

John A Kalapurakal*, C. L. Silverman, N. Akhtar, B. Downes, D. W. Andrews, D. W. Laske, P. R.M. Thomas

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A 71-year-old male presented with a large pituitary adenoma with superior extension into the optic chiasm and suprasellar cistern. He was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery to a dose of 16 Gy. Approximately 1 h after radiosurgery he developed fever; his temperature peaked at 105.1 °F and normalized about 20 h later. This case demonstrates that acute hyperthermia is a potential complication following high dose stereotactic radiosurgery for large pituitary tumours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1221
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue numberDEC.
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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