Complete Response with Re-Irradiation in Recurrent Pediatric Ependymoma Ã¢ÂÂ A Case ReportAnil Kumar Anand, Charu Garg, Gaurav Kumar* and Anil Kumar Bansal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Max Super specialty hospital, Max Cancer Centre, Saket, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gaurav Kumar
Department of Radiation Oncology
Max Super specialty hospital
Max Cancer Centre, Saket, New Delhi, India
Tel: + 91-11-26515050
E-mail: d[email protected]
Received date: December 05, 2014, Accepted date: January 08, 2015, Publication January 15, 2015
Citation: Anand AK, Garg C, Kumar G, Bansal AK (2015) Complete Response with Re-Irradiation in Recurrent Pediatric Ependymoma – A Case Report. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 6:208. doi: 10.4172/2155-9619.1000208
Copyright: © 2015 Anand AK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ependymoma accounts for 5% to 10% of all brain in the paediatric age group. The mainstay of the treatment is surgery followed by radiotherapy. The primary site remains the most common site (85%) for the recurrences followed by the metastatic disease (25%). Here we present a case report of a 5 year old male child who presented as an operated case of ependymoma and was treated with localized radiation therapy. After a disease free interval of one year the child relapsed in the brain and spine. He was re operated for the brain lesion and then was taken up for cranio spinal irradiation. This was followed by systemic chemotherapy. The follow up scans should complete resolution of the disease in the brain and the spine. Hence, longer follow up is needed to appreciate the long term effectiveness and toxicity of this treatment protocol.