Radiation Necrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 20, 2021
  • Author: Gaurav Gupta, MD, FAANS, FACS; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered

Patients with a diagnosis of either a primary or metastatic brain tumor with a CNS event should undergo a meticulous review of their histories for other possible causes.

Sagittal sinus thrombosis

Neurologic complications related to antineoplastic treatments

Radiation-induced neoplasm

Brainstem syndromes

Complex partial status epilepticus

Increased intracranial pressure

Vascular dementia

Differential Diagnoses