Complications of interstitial radioactive iodine implants for recurrent pituitary adenomas

G. F. Moore, J. Massey, A. J. Yonkers, L. G. Leibrock

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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 tursica 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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