Craniospinal irradiation in an older patient

Oncology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2010.0014
10
89-90
Craniospinal irradiation in an older patient

We describe central nervous system blast crisis on a background of chronic myeloid leukaemia in remission in a 70-year-old man. After successful elimination of blasts in the cerebrospinal fluid, this patient received craniospinal irradiation (CSI). He remains well 30 months after CSI and has no significant long-term toxicity. CSI is usually reserved for patients under the age of 50 years and we wish to document its safe and successful use in this older patient.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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