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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375--377

Glioblastoma multiforme in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Case report and review of literature


Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
Vedantam Rajshekhar
Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore - 632004
India
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An 11-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia had received prophylactic cranial irradiation (1800 cGy /10 fractions) and intrathecal methotrexate. Five years later, he developed a glioblastoma multiforme in the right frontal region while the leukemia was in remission. It is possible that the glioma may have been induced by radiation and /or chemotherapy.






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