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Salvati M. 1, Polli F. M. 2, Caroli E. 2, Frati. A. 1, Missori P. 2, Delfini R. 2
1 Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS INM Neuromed, Pozzilli (Isernia), Italy
2 Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Radiation therapy has important delayed effects on the central nervous system. Prominent among these effects is radiation necrosis of nervous tissue, but an oncogenic effect is also recognized. Both benign and malignant intracranial tumors can develop in irradiated fields, particularly in children. Most of these tumors are sarcomas, meningiomas or gliomas and only occasionally schwannomas. We report 5 cases of postirradiation acoustic nerve schwannoma observed in our Department.