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Posterior fossa ependymoblastoma diagnosed in the second month of life: uneventful 12 years survival after gross total resection followed by chemotherapy.

Due-Tønnessen BJ, Egge A, Lundar T, Krossnes B, Stensvold E, Due-Tønnessen P, Brandal P - Springerplus (2015)

Bottom Line: We report on an infant who underwent gross total resection (GTR) of a posterior fossa ependymoblastoma in the second month of life followed by chemotherapy with uneventful long-term survival for 12 years.Postoperative radiotherapy has been considered obligate to have a chance for prolonged survival, but is inadvisable in infants.To our knowledge, this is the first reported long-term survival in an infant treated for ependymoblastoma.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Postboks 4950, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway.

ABSTRACT
We report on an infant who underwent gross total resection (GTR) of a posterior fossa ependymoblastoma in the second month of life followed by chemotherapy with uneventful long-term survival for 12 years. Postoperative radiotherapy has been considered obligate to have a chance for prolonged survival, but is inadvisable in infants. To our knowledge, this is the first reported long-term survival in an infant treated for ependymoblastoma.

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Late follow-up scans after 11 years. Normalisation in the posterior fossa, without signs of residual or recurrent disease.
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Fig4: Late follow-up scans after 11 years. Normalisation in the posterior fossa, without signs of residual or recurrent disease.

Mentions: Serial follow-up MRI scans have demonstrated relative normalization in the posterior fossa (Fig. 4), without any signs of recurrent neoplastic disease, as well as stable ventriculoatrial shunt function.Fig. 4


Posterior fossa ependymoblastoma diagnosed in the second month of life: uneventful 12 years survival after gross total resection followed by chemotherapy.

Due-Tønnessen BJ, Egge A, Lundar T, Krossnes B, Stensvold E, Due-Tønnessen P, Brandal P - Springerplus (2015)

Late follow-up scans after 11 years. Normalisation in the posterior fossa, without signs of residual or recurrent disease.
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Fig4: Late follow-up scans after 11 years. Normalisation in the posterior fossa, without signs of residual or recurrent disease.
Mentions: Serial follow-up MRI scans have demonstrated relative normalization in the posterior fossa (Fig. 4), without any signs of recurrent neoplastic disease, as well as stable ventriculoatrial shunt function.Fig. 4

Bottom Line: We report on an infant who underwent gross total resection (GTR) of a posterior fossa ependymoblastoma in the second month of life followed by chemotherapy with uneventful long-term survival for 12 years.Postoperative radiotherapy has been considered obligate to have a chance for prolonged survival, but is inadvisable in infants.To our knowledge, this is the first reported long-term survival in an infant treated for ependymoblastoma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Postboks 4950, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway.

ABSTRACT
We report on an infant who underwent gross total resection (GTR) of a posterior fossa ependymoblastoma in the second month of life followed by chemotherapy with uneventful long-term survival for 12 years. Postoperative radiotherapy has been considered obligate to have a chance for prolonged survival, but is inadvisable in infants. To our knowledge, this is the first reported long-term survival in an infant treated for ependymoblastoma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus