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Vol. 22 - Num. 85

Clinical Reviews

Neuropsychological involvement as a sequel to cancer treatment

Montserrat Hernández Martíneza, Nuria Pastor Hernándezb

aPediatra. Centro de Asistencia Primaria Collblanc. Consorci Sanitari Integral. Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. España.
bPsicóloga general sanitaria. Centro Psicológico Iranea. Barcelona. España.

Correspondence: M Hernández. E-mail: 21583mhm@comb.cat

Reference of this article: Hernández Martínez M, Pastor Hernández N. Neuropsychological involvement as a sequel to cancer treatment. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e27-e30.

Published in Internet: 11-03-2020 - Visits: 928

Abstract

Malignant tumors are the first cause of mortality in children after the first year of life. Global survival is 80% at 5 years. Quality of life of the children that survives an oncology process can be impaired by neurotoxicity of the nervous central system, caused by the treatment of cancer. We report a clinic case of the neuropsychological deficit in a child with cancer and its clinical approach.

Keywords

Adverse effects Chemoterapy Childhood neurodevelopmental disorders Cognition disorders Neoplasms

 

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