Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63--65

Glioblastoma multiforme occurring in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia


Nigel Peter Symss, Anil Pande, Madhabushi Vasudevan Chakravarthy, Ravi Ramamurthi 
 Postgraduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Centre, VHS Hospital, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Nigel Peter Symss
Postgraduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Centre, VHS Hospital, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113
India

A three and a half year old boy was diagnosed to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2002 and was treated with induction chemotherapy. He also received prophylactic cranial irradiation (12 Gy) and intrathecal methotrexate. In November 2005, at the age of 7 years, he developed right focal seizures and was diagnosed to have a glioblastoma in the left parietooccipital region while the leukemia was in remission. The possibilities are the glioma may have been radiation- and / or chemotherapy-induced.


How to cite this article:
Symss NP, Pande A, Chakravarthy MV, Ramamurthi R. Glioblastoma multiforme occurring in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.J Pediatr Neurosci 2006;1:63-65


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Symss NP, Pande A, Chakravarthy MV, Ramamurthi R. Glioblastoma multiforme occurring in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Oct 22 ];1:63-65
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