Taking into account the issue of long-term outcome for medulloblastoma patients it is fundamental, especially for physicians treating and following these children, to precociously recognize late-effects in order to treat them whenever feasible or to help the patient and the family to cope with them. In this chapter we both examine the main issues concerning the occurrence of these sequelae and we illustrate some personal experiences that are not only related to their quantification but also to their treatment, and in some particular instance, like the one concerning iatrogenic hypothyroidism after craniospinal irradiation, we present some clues toward its possible prevention. We give moreover a long follow up on a big cohort of patients treated with replacing growth hormone thus underlying the importance of this support and its security in the long-term.
|Title of host publication||The Medulloblastoma Book|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||9781631171918, 9781631171901|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)