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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11

Hippocampus sparing: A new perspective in neurocognitive sparing radiotherapy of brain metastasis


Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiodiagnosis, Cancer Research Institute, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Rama Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meenu Gupta
Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiodiagnosis, Cancer Research Institute, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Swami Rama Nagar, 248140, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJNO.IJNO_24_20

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Patients with brain metastasis survival has been improved due to better diagnostic and treatment approaches. Quality of life is a major concern for these subset of patients. Seahorse of brain “Hippocampus” is the structure which plays a major role in cognitive functions which can be further alter the quality of life of these patients. Hippocampus sparing whole brain external beam radiotherapy in brain secondaries with simultaneously respecting the doses to the target volumes can be considered a novel approach for acceptable quality of life in these patients.


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