Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 135, Issue 2, pp 419–421 | Cite as

Extraneuraxial metastases in medulloblastoma: is histology and molecular biology important?

  • Tejpal Gupta
  • Archya Dasgupta
  • Sridhar Epari
  • Neelam Shirsat
  • Girish Chinnaswamy
  • Rakesh Jalali
Letter to the Editor



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Conflict of interest

None of the authors have any conflict of interest to declare.

Ethical approval

The study was duly approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) that granted waiver of consent in view of retrospective nature of the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Radiation Oncology(TMH and ACTREC), Tata Memorial CentreNavi MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology(TMH and ACTREC), Tata Memorial CentreNavi MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Neuro-Oncology LabACTREC, Tata Memorial CentreNavi MumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Departments of Pediatric Medical Oncology(TMH and ACTREC), Tata Memorial CentreNavi MumbaiIndia

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