Neuroblastoma: Neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue.
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Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury ...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple...read more »
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Prognosis for Neuroblastoma
Prognosis for Neuroblastoma:
24-100% survive 4 years after diagnosis, spontaneous regression possible
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Clinical Trials for Neuroblastoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Neuroblastoma include:
- Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Immunotherapy, and Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients With Neuroblastoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cisplatin,cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin,etoposide,filgrastim,mesna,monoclonal antibody 3F8,perfosfamide,vincristine
- Therapy Based on Stage of Disease and Risk Assessment in Treating Children With Neuroblastoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - carboplatin,cisplatin,cyclophosphamide,dacarbazine,doxorubicin,etoposide,ifosfamide,melphalan,mesna,vincristine,vindesine
- Combination Chemotherapy or Observation Following Surgery in Treating Infants With Neuroblastoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin,vincristine
- Monoclonal Antibody Therapy With Sargramostim and Interleukin-2 in Treating Children With Neuroblastoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - interleukin-2,interleukin-2/monoclonal antibody Ch14.18,isotretinoin,monoclonal antibody Ch14.18,monoclonal antibody Ch14.18/sargramostim,sargramostim
- Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - carboplatin,cyclophosphamide,filgrastim,thiotepa,vincristine
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Definitions of Neuroblastoma:
Neuroblastoma is a specific type of neuroblastic tumor which is characterized by the presense of neuroblastic cells forming groups or nests separated by delicate stromal septa without prominent Schwannian stroma. (Adapted from WHO.)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Neuroblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Neuroblastoma, or a subtype of Neuroblastoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Neuroblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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