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Childs Nerv Syst. 2004 Apr;20(4):243-6. Epub 2003 Dec 24.

Gliosarcoma occurring 8 years after treatment for a medulloblastoma.

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400 012, India.

Abstract

CASE REPORT:

We present a rare case of a gliosarcoma occurring 8 years following treatment for a medulloblastoma. The patient was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma at the age of 13 years. We considered the possibility of a radiation-induced tumour and present evidence supporting this view. The second cerebral tumour was excised and confirmed to be a gliosarcoma. The tumour bed was re-irradiated with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). She remained well for 6 months, after which there was clinicoradiological progression.

CONCLUSIONS:

During long-term follow-up of patients with medulloblastomas, the possibility of radiation-induced neoplasms must be borne in mind.

PMID:
14704813
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-003-0850-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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