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Complications of interstitial radioactive iodine implants for recurrent pituitary adenomas.

Authors
  • Moore, G F
  • Masey, J
  • Yonkers, A J
  • Leibrock, L G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear, nose, & throat journal
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1992
Volume
71
Issue
7
Pages
306–310
Identifiers
PMID: 1505378
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three cases of recurrent pituitary adenoma elected to be treated with I125 implants are presented. The I125 implants caused significant delayed changes in the tissues surrounding the sella turcica which lead to the development of refractory cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea. All three cases developed meningitis and two had pneumocephalus. This complication lead to the death of two patients and required intensive therapy in the third to achieve recovery.

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