Miriam Pavon-Mengual, Helen Curry, Vrinda Saraff, Zainaba Mohamed, Helen Benghiat, Daniel Ford, Andrew Peet, Jenny Adamski, Martin English
2020 Neuro-Oncology  
BACKGROUND Treatment of medulloblastoma has evolved substantially with more chemotherapy, risk-adapted dosing of radiotherapy (RT) and new RT techniques. We present the endocrine profile for our patients treated over a 20-year period. METHODS The charts of patients treated for medulloblastoma between 1/1/00 and 31/12/19 were reviewed. 105 were available. Group 1 received chemotherapy alone, Group 2 received 23.4 Gy whole CNS RT with a posterior fossa (PF) boost to 54 Gy, Group 3 received >
more » ... p 3 received > 35 Gy whole CNS RT with PF boost to 54–59 Gy, Group 4 received PF RT to 54 Gy. All received chemotherapy according to national guidelines or clinical trials relevant at the time. RESULTS Group 1 (M:F 11:6, 7 survivors mean age 2 years range 1–7) had no endocrinopathies. At 5 years from diagnosis Group 2 (M:F 15:13) and Group 3 (M:F 35:14) had the following % RESULTS Survival 77:61; Growth Hormone deficiency 92:100; Thyroid deficiency 75:81; ACTH deficiency 42:33. Girls were more likely to need sex hormone replacement than boys. Group 4 (M:F 7:5 mean age 2) were all treated in the first decade. 3 survivors, one GH deficiency, one thyroxine deficiency, one both. CONCLUSIONS There is a trend to earlier endocrinopathies in the group 3 vs group 2 patients, but it does not reach statistical significance. Girls are more likely to need sex hormone replacement than boys. This investigation provides a contemporary profile of endocrinopathy after treatment for medulloblastoma that can be used for future comparisons.
doi:10.1093/neuonc/noaa222.521 fatcat:hpu52mcxd5cp5ncd5ewl5wk2rq