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hyperphagia brain metastasis

Sabri Barutca, Mehmet Turgut, Nezih Meydan, Yelda Ozsunar
A 42-year-old woman with locally advanced breast cancer developed headache just after completing adjuvant chemotherapy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass located in the left subthalamic nucleus (STN) and involving the posterior part of the thalamus and the hypothalamus. The patient refused a radiologically guided biopsy and gamma knife treatment was not financially possible. Palliative whole brain radiotherapy with hormonal therapy was administered. The patient gained 19 kg body weight during 4 months follow up because of hyperphagia...
September 2003: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
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