Intraoperative phosphorus-32 brachytherapy plaque for multiply recurrent high-risk epidural neuroblastoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brachytherapy
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Phosphorus Radioisotopes

abstract

  • Achieving local control is a crucial component in the management of neuroblastoma, but this may be complicated in the setting of prior radiation treatment, especially when the therapeutic target is in proximity to critical structures such as the spinal cord. The authors describe a pediatric patient with multiply recurrent neuroblastoma and prior high-dose radiation therapy to the spine who presented with progressive epidural disease. The patient was managed with resection and intraoperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy using a phosphorus-32 ((32)P) plaque previously developed for the treatment of brain and spine lesions.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/2014.1.PEDS13121

PubMed ID

  • 24483253

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 388

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 13

number

  • 4