Association of rapidly progressive moyamoya syndrome with bevacizumab treatment for glioblastoma in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1.

Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02446, USA.
Journal of child neurology (Impact Factor: 1.59). 02/2011; 26(2):228-30. DOI: 10.1177/0883073810379639
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ABSTRACT Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a common multisystemic disorder that can result in tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. Individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 are also at increased risk to develop moyamoya syndrome, which is a cerebrovascular condition that predisposes affected individuals to develop strokes as a result of progressive narrowing of the intracranial internal carotid arteries and failure of adequate blood supply through collateral vessels. We report a case of a young boy with neurofibromatosis type 1 with glioblastoma who developed rapidly progressive moyamoya vasculopathy after treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab.

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