[Benign meningioma following scalp irradiation in north African immigrants] Academic Article uri icon

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.

publication date

  • July 1, 1995