Tumor recurrence in a glioblastoma patient after discontinua
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There is no consensus regarding the duration of temozolomide (TMZ) treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This article reports a 53-year-old woman who had a left frontal GBM. The tumor showed good response to TMZ treatment, which was discontinued after 5.5 years with recurrence of tumor at the posterior fossa 6 months later, although there was no definite tumor recurrence in the left frontal region. The tumor failed to respond to the reinstitution of TMZ therapy. Continuous TMZ treatment may be necessary in GBM patients on prolonged TMZ treatment despite improved neurological condition and imaging studies revealing marked tumor regression.

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