Benign meningioma following scalp irradiation in north African immigrants

A. Levin, A. Aizenberg, P. Shvartzman

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    Abstract

    Many Jewish immigrants from North Africa in the late 1950s were treated with low-dose irradiation of the scalp for tinea capitis. In 2 such patients, a 47-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, both with long histories of headaches and dizziness, meningiomas were found. There is a well-known correlation between low-dose irradiation of the scalp and development of meningioma. Therefore, in immigrants from North Africa with prolonged headaches and dizziness, there should be a careful history with regard to irradiation of the scalp and investigation to exclude meningioma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)676-677, 744
    JournalHarefuah
    Volume128
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

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    • Medicine (all)

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