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J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Nov;4(5):484-6. doi: 10.3171/2009.6.PEDS08428.

Use of 5-aminolevulinic acid for visualization and resection of a benign pediatric brain tumor.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, Chicago, Illinois, USA. jruge@voyager.net

Abstract

5-Aminolevulinic acid has been used successfully to facilitate resection of adult malignant gliomas. The authors report their experience in the treatment of a 9-year-old girl who underwent fluorescence-guided resection of a right temporal lobe pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma using 5-aminolevulinic acid. Intraoperatively, the residual tumor fluoresced, allowing for better visualization. No serious side effects or complications occurred.

PMID:
19877785
DOI:
10.3171/2009.6.PEDS08428
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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