Veno-occlusive disease of the liver in a child after chemotherapy for brain tumor

Elli M., PINARLI F. G. , Dagdemir A., Acar S.

PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, cilt.46, sa.4, ss.521-523, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pbc.20338
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.521-523


Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) of the liver is a life-threatening state generally occurring as a complication of bone marrow transplantation or chemotherapy for Wilms' tumor. Veno-occlusive disease after standard close chemotherapy in malignancies other than Wilms' tumor is rare and only a few cases have been published in children. We report a 19 month-old-girl with medulloblastoma who experienced fatal VOID of liver after only one Course of chemotherapy including carboplatin, vincristine and CCNU for medulloblastoma. As our knowledge, this is the first report of VOD after standard close chemotherapy for brain tumor in childhood.