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Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Sep;31(9):1573-6. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2766-7. Epub 2015 Jun 6.

Posterior fossa ependymoma in childhood: 60 years event-free survival after partial resection—a case report.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Postboks 4950 Nydalen, 0424, Oslo, Norway, tryggve.lundar@ous-hf.no.

Abstract

A 13-year-old boy with severe clinical symptoms and signs underwent surgery for a posterior fossa ependymoma in 1954. The tumor was adjacent to the floor of the fourth ventricle, and surgery was complicated by profound bleeding. Therefore, only a partial resection was performed. Postoperative radiotherapy was given to the posterior fossa. The recovery was uneventful, and he has been in full-time work until the age of 62 years and is now 74 years old. Repeated MRI scans demonstrate a stable residual fourth ventricular tumor.

PMID:
26047947
PMCID:
PMC4560763
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-015-2766-7
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