Cognitive impairment and fatigue are common side effects of whole brain irradiation (WBI) comprising the quality of life (QoL) for survivors. While the former is related to radiation-induced hippocampal injury, the latter could be secondary to hormonal disbalance as a consequence of radiation of the HT-P area. Thus, sparing both regions from higher irradiation doses could reduce these sequelae. In this article, Stefan Janssen et al. work to quantify the prevalence of brain metastases involving the hypothalamic-pituitary (HT-P) area.
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