Stroke-like migraine attack after cranial radiation therapy: the SMART syndrome
Type of Spiritual Experience
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. At low doses, radiation is used in x-rays to see inside your body, as with x-rays of your teeth or broken bones
A description of the experience
Pract Neurol. 2016 Oct;16(5):406-8. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2016-001385. Epub 2016 Mar 25.
Stroke-like migraine attack after cranial radiation therapy: the SMART syndrome.
Lim SY1, Brooke J2, Dineen R3, O'Donoghue M1.
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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HEADACHE; SMART syndrome; brain radiotherapy