Oligodendroglioma Follow-up

Updated: Jan 06, 2022
  • Author: Caroline T Goldin, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

After initial appropriate management, closely monitor the patient with the family for tumor recurrence or chemotherapy-induced adverse effects. Monitor with regular follow-up care and MRI scans every 3 months initially and then every 6 months to 1 year.

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Further Inpatient Care

After the initial surgical resection and rehabilitation, the patient may require further inpatient care depending on the development of complications from either therapy or tumor recurrence. Appropriate intervention also depends on the nature of complications (eg, surgery for recurrence, steroid therapy for increased vasogenic edema).

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Inpatient and Outpatient Medications

Patients with seizures require appropriate seizure medications even after surgery. Over time, the dose of the medications can be reduced, depending on the frequency of seizures.

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Transfer

Transfer depends on the residual neurological deficit. The patient may be fully ambulatory or may need appropriate transfer arrangements (eg, cane, wheelchair).

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