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Successful surgical treatment of medically refractory epilepsy after chemotherapy in a child with leukemia: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20065796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Mesial temporal sclerosis associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been rarely reported.
CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 15-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy in a long time period after chemotherapy, and successfully treated with surgical resection.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first description of a leukemic child with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy who achieved seizure-freedom postoperatively during the long-term follow-up. The clinical history and details of the underlying pathophysiological background and treatment of this complication are discussed in this case report.
Ebru Arhan; Zühre Kaya; Ayse Serdaroğlu; Aysima Akturk Ozcelik; Erhan Bilir; Emre Durdağ; Gökhan Kurt; Meryem Albayrak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neurologist     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2331-2637     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurologist     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-12     Completed Date:  2010-03-15     Revised Date:  2014-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503763     Medline TA:  Neurologist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Brain / pathology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Epilepsy / drug therapy,  pathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy*,  pathology
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Antineoplastic Agents

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