Moyamoya in a Child Treated With Interferon for Recurrent Osteosarcoma


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Abstract

Moyamoya is a cerebral vasculopathy of unknown etiology rarely described as a late effect after the treatment of childhood cancer. We describe a 12-year-old female who developed moyamoya after the completion of systemic chemotherapy, surgery, and adjuvant interferon α for osteosarcoma with pulmonary metastases. Given the importance of characterizing late effects after the treatment of childhood cancer, the potential role of interferon α in the development of moyamoya is discussed.

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