The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to achieve complete surgical resection in recurring supratentorial anaplastic ependymoma
Valera, E. T.
Machado, H. R.
Santos, A. C.
Oliveira, R. S. de
Tone, L. G.
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Introduction: Ependymoma is a central nervous system neoplasm that is often managed with surgery and radiotherapy. the benefits of chemotherapy in treating this tumor remain poorly defined. Case report: the use of a platinum-based chemotherapy as a neoadjuvant treatment to permit complete surgical resection of a supratentorial anaplastic ependymoma recurring for the third time is described. Discussion: This paper also discusses the possible use of chemotherapy as a strategy that may allow tumor shrinkage and ease tumor resection in giant recurring ependymomas.
CitationChilds Nervous System. New York: Springer, v. 21, n. 3, p. 230-233, 2005.
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