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The importance of biopsy following radiological diagnosis of relapsed medulloblastoma

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Fisher, Lisa Price, Dr Juliet Hale, Professor Steven CliffordORCiD, Professor Simon BaileyORCiD


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We report the case of a 13-year old with a radiological diagnosis of relapsed medulloblastoma. Eighteen months after the last course of palliative chemotherapy MRI showed radiological resolution. The lesions were retrospectively assumed to be a radiation effect, highlighting the potential benefits of biopsy to confirm presumed radiological recurrence.

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Author(s): Fisher J, Mitra D, Price L, Lewis J, Johnstone H, Gerrard A, Hale J, Clifford SC, Bailey S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Neurosurgery

Year: 2012

Volume: 26

Issue: 4

Pages: 542-544

Print publication date: 01/08/2012

ISSN (print): 0268-8697

ISSN (electronic): 1360-046X

Publisher: Informa Healthcare


DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2011.638997


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