Central nervous system abnormalities namely secondary brain tumors.

A Vieira Santos, Pedro Vilela, Luís Mateus, Paulo F Saraiva, Augusto Goulão

Abstract


A 22 year-old-man with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia had received prophylactic cranial irradiation and intrathecal chemotherapy. Eighteen years later a cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme was diagnosed. The authors speculate about the possibility that this tumor may have been radiation and/or chemotherapy induced. Improvement in neuroimaging techniques, in particular magnetic resonance imaging, has helped characterize Central Nervous System abnormalities, namely secondary brain tumours.

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