Intracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasIIntracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasIntracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCUte Bartels, MD8.0000000000000061.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at a specific type of chemotherapy known as intracystic therapy, used to treat some cystic craniopharyngiomas.<br></p><p>Chemotherapy treatment for craniopharyngioma is usually given orally or intravenously.</p><p>However, some cystic craniopharyngiomas can be treated with local administration of chemotherapy or other agents. This means that the chemotherapy is given directly into the cyst. It is also referred to as intracystic therapy. An Ommaya reservoir is used for intracystic therapy. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Some cystic craniopharyngiomas can be treated by injecting chemotherapy directly into the cyst. This is known as intracystic therapy.</li><li>An Ommaya reservoir is used to give intracystic chemotherapy.</li><li>Your child will have regular checkups with the treatment team during intracystic therapy.<br></li></ul>
Thérapie intra-kystique pour les craniopharyngiomesTThérapie intra-kystique pour les craniopharyngiomesIntracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC Ute Bartels, MD8.0000000000000061.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Examen approfondi des attentes envers la chimiothérapie utilisée pour traiter des tumeurs cérébrales chez les enfants. Réponses des hôpitaux pédiatriques canadiens.</p><p>Le traitement de chimiothérapie pour un craniopharyngiome est habituellement systémique, ce qui signifie qu’il est donné par voie orale ou par intraveineuse. Cependant, le rôle de la chimiothérapie n’est pas précis dans le traitement des craniopharyngiomes. </p> <p>On peut traiter certains craniopharyngiomes kystiques au moyen de l’administration locale de chimiothérapie ou d’autres agents. C’est donc dire que l’on donne la chimiothérapie directement dans le kyste. C’est ce que l’on appelle aussi la thérapie intra-kystique. On utilise un réservoir d’Ommaya pour la thérapie intra-kystique. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On peut traiter certains craniopharyngiomes kystiques au moyen de l’administration de chimiothérapie directement dans le kyste. C’est ce que l’on appelle la thérapie intrakystique.</li> <li>On utilise un réservoir d’Ommaya quand la chimiothérapie doit aller directement au craniopharyngiome.</li> <li>Votre enfant se fera examiner régulièrement au cours de la thérapie intrakystique.</li></ul>

 

 

Intracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomas1371.00000000000Intracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasIntracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomasIEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCUte Bartels, MD8.0000000000000061.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at a specific type of chemotherapy known as intracystic therapy, used to treat some cystic craniopharyngiomas.<br></p><p>Chemotherapy treatment for craniopharyngioma is usually given orally or intravenously.</p><p>However, some cystic craniopharyngiomas can be treated with local administration of chemotherapy or other agents. This means that the chemotherapy is given directly into the cyst. It is also referred to as intracystic therapy. An Ommaya reservoir is used for intracystic therapy. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Some cystic craniopharyngiomas can be treated by injecting chemotherapy directly into the cyst. This is known as intracystic therapy.</li><li>An Ommaya reservoir is used to give intracystic chemotherapy.</li><li>Your child will have regular checkups with the treatment team during intracystic therapy.<br></li></ul><h2>What is an Ommaya reservoir?</h2> <p>An Ommaya reservoir is used when chemotherapy should go directly to the craniopharyngioma cyst. An Ommaya reservoir is implanted directly under the scalp, and a thin tube (catheter) goes into a cyst. The reservoir is inserted during surgery. </p> <p>Before starting chemotherapy, a "permeability study" (a CT scan with contrast given into the Ommaya catheter) is done to rule out any leakage out of the cyst. </p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=86&language=English">Bleomycin​</a> is the name of the chemotherapy drug administered into the cyst. This drug helps to stop the cyst from producing fluid and eventually helps to shrink the cyst. Other agents may be used instead: the immunotherapeutic agent interferon or radioactive agents such as phosphorus. </p> <h2>Monitoring during intracystic therapy</h2> <p>While your child is getting intracystic therapy, they will have regular checkups. It is important to tell the treatment team about all of the changes or symptoms they have while at home. The treatment team will ask about their appetite, daily activities, pain, headaches, and vision problems. There will also be a physical exam. </p> <p>Side effects of interferon include joint pain, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms. Side effects of bleomycin are rare and only occur if there is leakage. </p> <h2>What is informed choice or informed consent?</h2> <p>Informed choice is the option a person has to allow or not allow something to happen, like diagnostic procedures or treatment, after they have been informed of the benefits and risks of the options involved. If the person agrees, they give informed consent. Informed consent is required before beginning chemotherapy. </p>Intracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomas

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