Craniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma in a man with severe kyphoscoliosis.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84121
Title:
Craniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma in a man with severe kyphoscoliosis.
Authors:
Yap, Beng K; Magee, Brian; Vollans, S E
Abstract:
Medulloblastoma is an uncommon tumour in the adult population. Maximum surgical resection followed by craniospinal irradiation with a posterior fossa boost is the standard treatment. We report the case history of an adult with medulloblastoma and severe kyphoscoliosis. The unusual anatomy of the patient posed a technical challenge to the oncologist and the physicist in planning the craniospinal radiotherapy. A shaped spinal field matched to a parallel opposed pair of shaped head fields was used. The technique used in treating this patient was made possible with the use of a multileaf collimation and verification with an electronic portal imaging device. The patient remains well with no sign of relapse 4 years after treatment.
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Oncology, Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.
Citation:
Craniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma in a man with severe kyphoscoliosis. 2001, 13 (2):117-9 Clin Oncol
Journal:
Clinical Oncology
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84121
PubMed ID:
11373873
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0936-6555
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorYap, Beng Ken
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorVollans, S Een
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-13T08:59:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-13T08:59:03Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationCraniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma in a man with severe kyphoscoliosis. 2001, 13 (2):117-9 Clin Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0936-6555-
dc.identifier.pmid11373873-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/84121-
dc.description.abstractMedulloblastoma is an uncommon tumour in the adult population. Maximum surgical resection followed by craniospinal irradiation with a posterior fossa boost is the standard treatment. We report the case history of an adult with medulloblastoma and severe kyphoscoliosis. The unusual anatomy of the patient posed a technical challenge to the oncologist and the physicist in planning the craniospinal radiotherapy. A shaped spinal field matched to a parallel opposed pair of shaped head fields was used. The technique used in treating this patient was made possible with the use of a multileaf collimation and verification with an electronic portal imaging device. The patient remains well with no sign of relapse 4 years after treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCerebellar Canceren
dc.subject.meshCerebellar Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshKyphosis-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedulloblastoma-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.titleCraniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma in a man with severe kyphoscoliosis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Oncology, Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Oncologyen

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