Simultaneous development of a pineal tumor and an intradural spinal mass during remission of acute lymphocytic leukemia

Citation
T. Kudoh et al., Simultaneous development of a pineal tumor and an intradural spinal mass during remission of acute lymphocytic leukemia, JPN J CLIN, 30(2), 2000, pp. 105-108
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN journal
0368-2811 → ACNP
Volume
30
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
105 - 108
Database
ISI
SICI code
0368-2811(200002)30:2<105:SDOAPT>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
A small percentage of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia experience r elapse in the central nervous system in spite of prophylaxis, Diffuse lepto meningeal infiltration is common but an intracranial leukemic mass or spina l cord involvement is a rare manifestation. We report a child with acute ly mphocytic leukemia who simultaneously developed a pineal tumor and an intra dural spinal cord mass as her first relapse. She was successfully managed b y comprehensive combined treatment including peripheral blood stem cell tra nsplantation, She remains in continuous complete remission for more than 5 years without further evidence of neurological sequelae.