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Use of 5-aminolevulinic acid for visualization and resection of a benign pediatric brain tumor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19877785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
5-Aminolevulinic acid has been used successfully to facilitate resection of adult malignant gliomas. The authors report their experience in the treatment of a 9-year-old girl who underwent fluorescence-guided resection of a right temporal lobe pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma using 5-aminolevulinic acid. Intraoperatively, the residual tumor fluoresced, allowing for better visualization. No serious side effects or complications occurred.
John R Ruge; Jonathan Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1933-0715     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  484-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aminolevulinic Acid / adverse effects,  diagnostic use*
Astrocytoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery*
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery*
Epilepsy, Complex Partial / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Surgery, Computer-Assisted
Temporal Lobe / pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
106-60-5/Aminolevulinic Acid

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