Alleviation of brain edema and restoration of functional independence by bevacizumab in brain-metastatic breast cancer: a case report.

@article{Berghoff2014AlleviationOB,
  title={Alleviation of brain edema and restoration of functional independence by bevacizumab in brain-metastatic breast cancer: a case report.},
  author={Anna Sophie Berghoff and Cornelia Sax and Martin Klein and Julia Furtner and Karin Ute Dieckmann and Brigitte Gatterbauer and Georg Widhalm and Margaretha Rudas and Christoph Carl Zielinski and Rupert Bartsch and Matthias Preusser},
  journal={Breast care},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={134-6}
}
BACKGROUND Brain metastases (BM) are an increasing challenge in modern oncology, as treatment options especially after exhaustion of local treatment approaches are very limited. PATIENT AND METHODS A long-term surviving patient with brain-only metastatic breast cancer, who presented at our department with massive corticosteroid-refractory brain edema with serious neurological symptoms after exhaustion of all local therapy options, was started on bevacizumab. RESULTS Initiation of… CONTINUE READING