Successful treatment of disseminated relapsed medulloblastoma in an infant by primary radiotherapy

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2001 Jan;23(1):51-3. doi: 10.1097/00043426-200101000-00012.


An infant who experienced disseminated relapse of medulloblastoma while receiving chemotherapy is described. He was subsequently treated with radiation therapy. Seven and one-half years from diagnosis, he is currently disease-free and enjoys a relatively normal life. We emphasize the importance of considering radiation as one of the treatment modalities for young children with relapsed medulloblastoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Medulloblastoma / diagnosis
  • Medulloblastoma / pathology
  • Medulloblastoma / radiotherapy*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / radiotherapy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed