Neuroblastoma is a common malignancy in children, but rarely occurs in adults. Neuroblastoma occurring in adolescents, compared to those occurring in children, are more frequently diagnosed in advanced stages and have common sites of metastases. Currently there are no standard treatment guidelines for patients with neuroblastoma in adulthood. If treated with standard protocols as those used for children, their survival is poor, particularly patients with localized disease seem to have a more aggressive course compared to children.
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