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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 175679, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/175679
Case Report

Malignant Pediatric Gliosarcoma Defies General Survival Data

1Department of Medical Oncology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
2Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Received 16 June 2014; Revised 13 August 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 17 December 2014

Academic Editor: Walter Schulz-Schaeffer

Copyright © 2014 Jovita Martin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gliosarcoma, a variant of glioblastoma multiforme, is a dimorphic tumor known for its intra-axial occurrence and poor survival of less than a year. Here is an 11-year-old boy with gliosarcoma. He had a near total excision and postoperative chemoradiotherapy. He has lived through the disease for over 34 months with a residual disease.This case report is to report an unusual long survival of gliosarcoma in a teenager (Ravisankar et al., 2012).