Surveillance scanning of children with medulloblastoma

Karen L. Lindsley, Beverly J. Lange, Peter Phillips

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To the Editor: Torres et al. (March 31 issue)1 conclude that surveillance scanning of children with medulloblastoma has limited clinical value. Unfortunately, the surveillance program that they describe can hardly be considered aggressive, as evidenced by the fact that asymptomatic recurrences were detected in only 4 of the 23 patients who had recurrences. I question the adequacy of a program in which the frequency of scanning dropped from every three months to every six months after a year, just before the median time to recurrence was reached. Despite the small numbers of patients, the median survival in the patients with.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 18 Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes


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