Well differentiated astrocytoma occurring nine years after radiation therapy for medulloblastoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Conventional treatment for medulloblastoma includes surgical resection followed by craniospinal irradiation, with the potential risk of subsequent radiotherapy-induced secondary neoplasms. We report a 23-year-old woman previously irradiated nine years earlier for a cerebellar medulloblastoma who developed a new enhancing lesion in the primary radiation field four weeks following completion of high dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation for recurrent disease. Resection of this lesion revealed a low grade glioma with no evidence of recurrent medulloblastoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Osumi, AK; Mclendon, RE; Tien, RD; Friedman, HS; Graham, M; Hockenberger, B; Halperin, EC; Oakes, WJ

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 281 - 285

PubMed ID

  • 7805312

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0722-5091


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany