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Vol 46, No 3 (2012)
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Submitted: 2011-03-10
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Gamma knife surgery-induced ependymoma after the treatment of meningioma – a case report

Ke Wang, Li Pan, Xiaoming Che, Meiqing Lou
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2012.29138
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(3):294-296.

open access

Vol 46, No 3 (2012)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-03-10

Abstract

Gamma knife surgery is widely used for a number of neurological disorders. However, little is known about its long-term complications such as carcinogenic risks. Here, we present a case of a radiosurgery-induced ependymoma by gamma knife surgery for the treatment of a spinal meningioma in a 7-year-old patient. In light of reviewing the previous reports, we advocate high caution in making young patients receive this treatment.

Abstract

Gamma knife surgery is widely used for a number of neurological disorders. However, little is known about its long-term complications such as carcinogenic risks. Here, we present a case of a radiosurgery-induced ependymoma by gamma knife surgery for the treatment of a spinal meningioma in a 7-year-old patient. In light of reviewing the previous reports, we advocate high caution in making young patients receive this treatment.

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Keywords

gamma knife, radiation-induced tumor, ependymoma

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Title

Gamma knife surgery-induced ependymoma after the treatment of meningioma – a case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 46, No 3 (2012)

Pages

294-296

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2012.29138

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(3):294-296.

Keywords

gamma knife
radiation-induced tumor
ependymoma

Authors

Ke Wang
Li Pan
Xiaoming Che
Meiqing Lou

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