Radiation Necrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Schneck, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  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