The treatment of malignant scala posterior tumors in children: II. Preliminary result of the pre‐ and postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy of scala posterior tumors

Dezsõ Schuler, Pál Somló, Rozália Koós, Rozália Kálmánchey, Ervin Paraicz

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Abstract

Ten children with posterior scala tumor infiltrating the surrounding brain substance and/or the brain stem entered in the present study with preoperative chemotherapy. In 8 of the 10 cases regression and necrosis of the tumor were seen by CT examination after the preoperative therapy. The diameter of the tumor decreased on the average by 35.6% (14.0–74.3%). The main side effect was granulocytopenia. According to our observation, the preoperative therapy enables a more radical surgery in some cases of medulloblastoma and ependymoma. Further observations are necessary to confirm these preliminary results. © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-279
Number of pages6
JournalMedical and pediatric oncology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Keywords

  • medulloblastoma
  • neutoropenia
  • preoperative chemotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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