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Neuromuscular Complications of Radiation Therapy

  • Monograph by Michael Dean Stubblefield, MD

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  • Language: English
  • Published: 12/1/2017
  • Pages: 10
  • Description: Members Free CME -Neuromuscular late effects of radiation therapy (RT) result from radiation fibrosis (RF) of the treated tissues. The clinical manifestations of this dysfunction have been termed radiation fibrosis syndrome (RFS). Any segment of the central and/or peripheral nervous system can be involved, including the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots, plexus, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Often, multiple levels are damaged, resulting in a constellation of findings named for the affected structures (i.e., radiculo–plexo–neuro–myopathy). Accurately diagnosing RFS requires the clinician to understand the basics of how radiation is and has been delivered. Key parameters of RT delivery include total dose, dose per fraction, and the radiation field treated. This article describes the basic principles of RT delivery, the pathophysiology of radiation injury, and how to identify and evaluate neuromuscular late effects of radiation in cancer survivors.

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    The AANEM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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    The AANEM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit expires 12/01/2020.
    DISCLOSURE INFORMATION :
    Ari Breiner, MD, of the Monograph/Issues and Opinion Committee, receives education grants and research funding from Grifols. Any conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ACCME standards. All other authors/planners had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
    FORMAT: PDF

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