Intraoperative phosphorus-32 brachytherapy plaque for multiply recurrent high-risk epidural neuroblastoma

William Y. Tong, Michael R. Folkert, Jeffrey P. Greenfield, Yoshiya Yamada, Suzanne L. Wolden

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Achieving local control is a crucial component in the management of neuroblastoma, but this may be complicated in the setting of prior radiation treatment, especially when the therapeutic target is in proximity to critical structures such as the spinal cord. The authors describe a pediatric patient with multiply recurrent neuroblastoma and prior high-dose radiation therapy to the spine who presented with progressive epidural disease. The patient was managed with resection and intraoperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy using a phosphorus-32 (32P) plaque previously developed for the treatment of brain and spine lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-392
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Brachytherapy
  • Intraoperative
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Oncology
  • Re-irradiation
  • Recurrent
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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