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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 35(5); 2004 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2004;35(5): 526-528.
Intracranial Anaplastic Astrocytoma after Radiotherapy for Craniopharyngioma.
Hyon Jo Kwon, Shi Hun Song, Seon Hwan Kim, Seung Won Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
The authors describe a case of 17-year-old male with anaplastic astrocytoma in the basal ganglia and brain stem 11 years after surgical excision and local irradiation(5480cGy) for craniopharyngioma. There is no recurrence at the primary tumor site. Because of a geometric coincidence between the tumor location and the radiation field, radiation therapy is strongly implicated as a cause of this anaplastic astrocytoma.
Key Words: Craniopharyngioma; Radiation-induced neoplasms; Anaplastic astrocytoma
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