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Glioblastoma in a boy with fragile X: an unusual case of neuroprotection
  1. R Kalkunte1,
  2. D Macarthur2,
  3. R Morton3
  1. 1
    Paediatric Intensive Care, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2
    Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  3. 3
    Derby Children’s Hospital, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK
  1. Dr Ramapriya Kalkunte, Paediatric Intensive Care, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; ksramapriya{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Glioblastomas in children usually occur in the brainstem and are often untreatable and associated with an extremely poor prognosis. Such tumours may however occur in supratentorial locations more typically associated with adult gliomas, where the outcome is more variable, but still poor. We report the case of a boy with fragile X who also developed an inoperable midbrain glioblastoma, but who has survived 8 years after diagnosis.

  • glioblastoma
  • fragile X

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Parental/guardian informed consent was obtained for publication of the person’s details in this report.

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