Primary cerebral neuroblastoma: a case treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Yaris N., Yavuz M., Reis A., Yavuz A., Okten A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.2, pp.182-185, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-185
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood. A wide variety of tumor locations and clinical presentations have been described. However, neuroblastoma is rarely located in the central nervous system, except in the case of esthesioneuroblastoma. We report a child with primary central nervous system (CNS) neuroblastoma who admitted to the hospital in coma. The tumor could be partially removed in our patient. After surgery, we treated the patient successfully with combined radiotherapy and eight courses of cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Our patient was followed-up for 34 months without any evidence of relapse.