Niranjana CN*, Sahana Mahesh, Neha Gupta, Sreedevi Jayakrishnan and Megha Sanganeria
Post Graduate Student, V.S Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Niranjana CN, Post Graduate Student, V.S Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Received: September 07, 2020; Published: September 29, 2020
Neuroblastoma is a extremely rare developmental neoplasm arising from the embryonic sympathoadrenal lineage of the neural crest which affects young children whose prognosis becomes poor and poor as the age advances. Neuroblastoma arise as tumor from the tissues of the sympathetic nervous system, typically in the adrenal medulla or paraspinal ganglia, and thus can present as mass lesions in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis. The clinical presentation is highly variable, ranging from a mass that causes no symptoms to a primary tumor that causes critical illness possibly resulting from local invasion, widely disseminated disease, or both. There is no standard dental treatment protocol for the management of neuroblastoma due to its poor survival rate and rarity. However, any dental treatment may follow a preventive and restorative protocol. Surgical procedures should be performed under supervision as it may trigger metastasis and further complications. This paper is a case report on a 4-year-old child who is suffering from stage 4 neuroblastoma- a malignant round cell tumor, which has a survival rate of 20%.
Keywords: Neuroblastoma; Chemotherapy; Adrenectomy
Citation: Niranjana CN., et al. “Dental Management of a Child with Neuroblastoma Undergoing Chemotherapy - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.10 (2020): 112-114.
Copyright: © 2020 Niranjana CN., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.