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Vol 21, No 1 (2016)
Review
Published online: 2016-01-01
Submitted: 2015-08-12
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Chordoma in children: Case-report and review of literature

Jean-Louis Habrand, Jean Datchary, Stéphanie Bolle, Anne Beaudré, Ludovic de Marzi, Kévin Beccaria, Dinu Stefan, Jacques Grill, Rémi Dendale
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2015.10.007
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(1):1-7.

open access

Vol 21, No 1 (2016)
Review
Published online: 2016-01-01
Submitted: 2015-08-12

Abstract

We report an exceptional case of a very late local failure in a 9-year-old boy presenting with a chordoma of the cranio-cervical junction. The child was initially treated with a combination of surgical resection followed by high dose photon–proton radiation therapy. This aggressive therapy allowed a 9-year remission with minimal side-effects. Unfortunately, he subsequently presented with a local failure managed with a second full-dose course of protons. The child died one year later from local bleeding of unclear etiology.

Abstract

We report an exceptional case of a very late local failure in a 9-year-old boy presenting with a chordoma of the cranio-cervical junction. The child was initially treated with a combination of surgical resection followed by high dose photon–proton radiation therapy. This aggressive therapy allowed a 9-year remission with minimal side-effects. Unfortunately, he subsequently presented with a local failure managed with a second full-dose course of protons. The child died one year later from local bleeding of unclear etiology.

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Keywords

Chordoma; Sarcoma; Protontherapy; Children

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Title

Chordoma in children: Case-report and review of literature

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 21, No 1 (2016)

Pages

1-7

Published online

2016-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2015.10.007

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(1):1-7.

Keywords

Chordoma
Sarcoma
Protontherapy
Children

Authors

Jean-Louis Habrand
Jean Datchary
Stéphanie Bolle
Anne Beaudré
Ludovic de Marzi
Kévin Beccaria
Dinu Stefan
Jacques Grill
Rémi Dendale

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