Anaplastic oligoastrocytoma: previous treatment as a possible cause in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Tanriover N. , Ulu M. O. , SAR M., Uzan M.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.23, no.4, pp.469-473, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-006-0246-9
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-473


The authors present a 14-year-old patient who developed an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma of the left parietal lobe 9 years after a successful treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He had a history of induction chemotherapy, intrathecal methotrexate and prophylactic whole brain irradiation (1,800 cGy in 10 fractions over 2 weeks).