Considering iatrogenic psychosis after malignant glioma resection

Ashish Harish Shah, Catherine E. Gordon, Amade Bregy, Nirav Shah, Ricardo Jorge Komotar

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It is generally well known that medial temporal lobe resections have been associated with a variety of postoperative neuropsychiatric disturbances. Most of the neurosurgical literature on psychiatric disturbances after a temporal lobectomy concern patients with a strong history of epilepsy; however, relatively few articles have been reported due to a mesial temporal lobectomy following tumour removal. We report the case of a patient who underwent a gross total resection of a malignant astrocytoma in the temporal lobe who developed transient psychosis. Difficulties in diagnosing and predicting this condition are discussed as along with management considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - Apr 23 2014

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