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Oncología (Barcelona)

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ZAPATA, I. et al. Radioterapia paliativa en niños: presentación de un caso clínico y recuerdo de sus indicaciones. Oncología (Barc.) [online]. 2004, vol.27, n.2, pp.49-58. ISSN 0378-4835.

PURPOSE: To find out the role of radiotherapy to palliate metastatic brain tumor symptoms in children. SUBJECT AND METHODS: We report a case of neuroblastoma of a 10-year-old child relapsing with symptoms of brain metastasis. The boy received palliative radiotherapy. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Radiation therapy was effective to palliate the brain metastasis symptoms from the treated neuroblastoma. The review of the literature shows that radiotherapy of brain tumor metastases in children is effective to alleviate the symptoms and to afford a better quality of life.

Keywords : Palliation; Brain metastasis; Radiotherapy; Children tumors.

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