Delayed effects of therapeutic brain irradiation.

C. Stewart-Amidei*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Brain irradiation, although therapeutic in nature, has undesirable effects in a small number of patients. Radiation encephalopathy and radiation necrosis may occur as late responses. Radiation also may cause cognitive deficits, visual loss, and hypothalamic-pituitary suppression. The nurse who is knowledgeable about potential delayed effects of brain irradiation is able to provide individualized care and patient and family education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalCritical care nursing clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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