We report a case of cerebellar astrocytoma occurring 8 years after the second bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in 32-year-old man. The patient was admitted to our hospital in December 1997 because of dysarthria and gait disturbance. He had been treated earlier for acute myeloid leukemia (AML M2) with chemotherapy and cranial irradiation followed by allogeneic BMT from a sibling in december 1988. Three months after the first BMT, testicular relapse was observed and followed by systemic relapse. The patient received reinduction therapy and a second successful BMT. He had been well until about 1 month before admission to our hospital. Neurological examination revealed left cerebellar ataxia, and brain magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a left cerebellar tumor. The tumor was surgically resected and a histological diagnosis of cerebellar astrocytoma was made. The patient was further treated by irradiation for residual tumor and discharged without progression of the disease.
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|[Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology
|Published - May 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine