Neurological complications of pediatric cancer

Elizabeth C. Neil, Sharyu Hanmantgad, Yasmin Khakoo

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Neurologists are often consulted for diagnosis and management of neurologic complications in patients undergoing therapy for cancer. Pediatric patients with cancer, often undergoing the same types of therapy as adults with cancer, may experience different adverse events. The set of neurologic complications in children differs from that in adults and the neurologist must take into account the continuing growth and development of the patient as well as significant differences in primary diagnosis across the population. Correctly recognizing complications and initiating prompt treatment may reduce pain and prevent further progression and permanent deficits. Herein, we review the most recent literature on the neurological complications of cancer therapy organized by frequency in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1412-1420
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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