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Stroke-like migraine attack after cranial radiation therapy: the SMART syndrome.

Authors
  • Lim, Sue Yin1
  • Brooke, Jonathan2
  • Dineen, Robert3
  • O'Donoghue, Michael1
  • 1 Department of Neurology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
  • 2 Medical High Dependency Unit, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
  • 3 Department of Neuroradiology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Practical neurology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2016
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
406–408
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2016-001385
PMID: 27016508
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We describe a patient who experienced a prolonged episode of headache, drowsiness, seizure, unilateral weakness, delusion and hallucination due to a stroke-like migraine attack after cranial radiation therapy. Stroke-like migraine attack after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome is a rare complication of therapeutic brain irradiation.

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