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Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318161aa4e
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges Owing to Concurrent Pontine Glioma and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Anoop, Parameswaran MD, MRCPCH; Hargrave, Darren MRCP, MRCPCH; Zacharoulis, Stergios MD; Saran, Frank FRCP, FRCR

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Abstract

The presence of 2 active primary tumors in a child is both unusual and challenging. This places the clinician and the family in a difficult situation while planning the treatment. The concurrent presence of a low-grade brain stem glioma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a genetically normal girl is presented. The problems encountered with diagnosis and treatment are discussed here.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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