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Treatment for brainstem glioma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   this is regarding a female aged 36 years with 2 small children. Patient is suffering from brain stem glioma. STB done at XXX on 27.12.00. Non-diagnostic. Situation worsened and Rt was given at CMC Vellore during sep'04. recovered and ok till sep'10. relapsed. gait and speech effected.difficulty in gulping and listening. not able to walk now. doctors at hyd advised re-irradiation with rapid arc. what are the possibilities/chances and recovery. any alternate treatment methods available (like Cyberknife/xknife/gammaknife)
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please let me read what you have typed.
User :   sir r u online
Doctor :   yes I am here. i was reading what you have typed.
Doctor :   the treatment response will depend on the cell type of the glioma
Doctor :   do you have the biopsy report of the lady?
User :   yes. it was non-diagnostic
Doctor :   when teh tumor was operated in 2000, was biopsy done?
User :   yes STB was done on 27.12.00
Doctor :   what was the result of ot?
Doctor :   *it?
User :   non diagnostic
Doctor :   the further therapy result with chemo or radiation will depend on the cell type involved in the glioma.
User :   multiple sections show brain tissue with occasitonal granular bodies. there is no definite evidence of a neoplasm nor is there evidence of any other specific lesion.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take opinion from an oncologist for her. she will require further tests to diagnose the cell type in the tumor
Doctor :   to be able to detect prognosis of treatment
User :   is an oncologist available online
User :   MRI reports are available
User :   can i chat with an oncologist-preferably cyberknife expert
Doctor :   ok. you can send MRI reports to YYYY@YYYY
User :   any reference i need to give. can i send the brief alongwith the report to the above id
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   you can visit thi slink to see our panel oncologist profiles
Doctor :   and decide on whom you would like to consult regarding cyber knife treatment.
User :   thank you sir
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanq. i shall post the details to your oncology experts
Doctor :   sure you can take help from them. send the reports that are available. thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
Doctor :   give a detailed history and all reports and treatment details uptil now
Doctor :   for the experts to provide you with their opinion in a correct way
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