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Vol 47, No 1 (2013)
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Submitted: 2011-12-08
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Multiple atypical recurrent meningiomas 13 years after radiotherapy for unilateral retinoblastoma: case report and review of the literature

Yavuz Aras, Mehmet Osman Akcakaya, Aydin Aydoseli, Rasim Meral, Talat Kiris
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.32932
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(1):1-6.

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Vol 47, No 1 (2013)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-12-08

Abstract

Radiotherapy is an important treatment modality for intracranial malignancies. Improved survival rates were achieved via a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On the other hand, improved survival rates made long-term complications of radiotherapy more apparent. Secondary neoplasms due to cranial irradiation are encountered more commonly in neurosurgical practice. Radiation-induced meningiomas are recognized as a common late complication of radiotherapy. However, radiation-induced meningiomas after radiotherapy for retinoblastoma have been reported rarely. Herein we report a patient who harboured multiple meningiomas 13 years after radiotherapy for unilateral retinoblastoma, which were recurrent despite surgical removal and chemotherapy.

Abstract

Radiotherapy is an important treatment modality for intracranial malignancies. Improved survival rates were achieved via a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On the other hand, improved survival rates made long-term complications of radiotherapy more apparent. Secondary neoplasms due to cranial irradiation are encountered more commonly in neurosurgical practice. Radiation-induced meningiomas are recognized as a common late complication of radiotherapy. However, radiation-induced meningiomas after radiotherapy for retinoblastoma have been reported rarely. Herein we report a patient who harboured multiple meningiomas 13 years after radiotherapy for unilateral retinoblastoma, which were recurrent despite surgical removal and chemotherapy.

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Keywords

radiotherapy, meningioma, radiation-induced tumour, secondary brain neoplasms in children, retinoblastoma

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Title

Multiple atypical recurrent meningiomas 13 years after radiotherapy for unilateral retinoblastoma: case report and review of the literature

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 47, No 1 (2013)

Pages

1-6

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2013.32932

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(1):1-6.

Keywords

radiotherapy
meningioma
radiation-induced tumour
secondary brain neoplasms in children
retinoblastoma

Authors

Yavuz Aras
Mehmet Osman Akcakaya
Aydin Aydoseli
Rasim Meral
Talat Kiris

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