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Case reports
Published online: 2006-01-01
Submitted: 2005-05-18
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Medulloblastoma in adults. A case presentation and review of the literature

Małgorzata Bolek-Górska, Elżbieta Korab-Chrzanowska, Ryszard Czepko, Marek Betlej, Dariusz Adamek, Janusz Pawlęga
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(06)71049-5
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2006;11(1):49-54.

open access

Vol 11, No 1 (2006)
Case reports
Published online: 2006-01-01
Submitted: 2005-05-18

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this article is to present a case of medulloblastoma in an adult patient aged 46 and the problems associated with its treatment.

Case Description

The authors present a case of medulloblastoma in a 46-year old male patient. The tumour, which is typically identified in childhood, is very rare in adults. The incidence rate, in individuals older than 16 years of age, is 0.05 per 100,000.

Results

The patient was subjected to combined therapy consisting of surgery and subsequent radiotherapy. This choice of management was successful – the patient has been followed up since the completion of therapy and no relapses have been noted.

Conclusions

Based on this particular case, and the current literature, the authors discuss contemporary management methods in medulloblastoma.

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this article is to present a case of medulloblastoma in an adult patient aged 46 and the problems associated with its treatment.

Case Description

The authors present a case of medulloblastoma in a 46-year old male patient. The tumour, which is typically identified in childhood, is very rare in adults. The incidence rate, in individuals older than 16 years of age, is 0.05 per 100,000.

Results

The patient was subjected to combined therapy consisting of surgery and subsequent radiotherapy. This choice of management was successful – the patient has been followed up since the completion of therapy and no relapses have been noted.

Conclusions

Based on this particular case, and the current literature, the authors discuss contemporary management methods in medulloblastoma.

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Keywords

adult; medulloblastoma; radiotherapy

About this article
Title

Medulloblastoma in adults. A case presentation and review of the literature

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2006)

Pages

49-54

Published online

2006-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(06)71049-5

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2006;11(1):49-54.

Keywords

adult
medulloblastoma
radiotherapy

Authors

Małgorzata Bolek-Górska
Elżbieta Korab-Chrzanowska
Ryszard Czepko
Marek Betlej
Dariusz Adamek
Janusz Pawlęga

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