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Malignant pediatric gliosarcoma defies general survival data.

Martin J, Devadoss P, Kannan K, Kumar Sundarraj S - Case Rep Med (2014)

Bottom Line: Gliosarcoma, a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, is a dimorphic tumor known for its intra-axial occurrence and poor survival of less than a year.Here is an 11-year-old boy with gliosarcoma.He has lived through the disease for over 34 months with a residual disease.This case report is to report an unusual long survival of gliosarcoma in a teenager (Ravisankar et al., 2012).

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Affiliation: Department of Medical Oncology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Gliosarcoma, a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, is a dimorphic tumor known for its intra-axial occurrence and poor survival of less than a year. Here is an 11-year-old boy with gliosarcoma. He had a near total excision and postoperative chemoradiotherapy. He has lived through the disease for over 34 months with a residual disease.This case report is to report an unusual long survival of gliosarcoma in a teenager (Ravisankar et al., 2012).

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CT scan brain with residual tumor in the right temporoparietal region May 2014.
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fig12: CT scan brain with residual tumor in the right temporoparietal region May 2014.

Mentions: The patient was given external beam radiotherapy 66 Gy at 2 Gy in 33 fractions and 6 cycles of chemotherapy with temozolomide 200 mg per day for 5 days every 28 days (Figure 10). The post-treatment MRI scan showed a residual focal area of brain edema and granulomatous calcified lesion with reactivation 2.5 × 2.5 cm; the lesion is hypointense in T1W and hyper in T2W (Figure 10). On examination his performance score according to Eastern Cooperative Oncology group is 2, he has a scar on the right side scalp consistent with the previous surgery, his cognition is good, and he has mild difficulty in talking and mild weakness in the left lower limb. He is on regular follow-up with us and has survived for 30 months (Figures 11 and 12).


Malignant pediatric gliosarcoma defies general survival data.

Martin J, Devadoss P, Kannan K, Kumar Sundarraj S - Case Rep Med (2014)

CT scan brain with residual tumor in the right temporoparietal region May 2014.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig12: CT scan brain with residual tumor in the right temporoparietal region May 2014.
Mentions: The patient was given external beam radiotherapy 66 Gy at 2 Gy in 33 fractions and 6 cycles of chemotherapy with temozolomide 200 mg per day for 5 days every 28 days (Figure 10). The post-treatment MRI scan showed a residual focal area of brain edema and granulomatous calcified lesion with reactivation 2.5 × 2.5 cm; the lesion is hypointense in T1W and hyper in T2W (Figure 10). On examination his performance score according to Eastern Cooperative Oncology group is 2, he has a scar on the right side scalp consistent with the previous surgery, his cognition is good, and he has mild difficulty in talking and mild weakness in the left lower limb. He is on regular follow-up with us and has survived for 30 months (Figures 11 and 12).

Bottom Line: Gliosarcoma, a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, is a dimorphic tumor known for its intra-axial occurrence and poor survival of less than a year.Here is an 11-year-old boy with gliosarcoma.He has lived through the disease for over 34 months with a residual disease.This case report is to report an unusual long survival of gliosarcoma in a teenager (Ravisankar et al., 2012).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medical Oncology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Gliosarcoma, a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, is a dimorphic tumor known for its intra-axial occurrence and poor survival of less than a year. Here is an 11-year-old boy with gliosarcoma. He had a near total excision and postoperative chemoradiotherapy. He has lived through the disease for over 34 months with a residual disease.This case report is to report an unusual long survival of gliosarcoma in a teenager (Ravisankar et al., 2012).

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus