The role of radiation therapy following resection of single brain metastasis from melanoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • From 1972 to 1987, 35 patients underwent resection of a single brain metastasis from melanoma; 19 received postoperative radiation therapy (RT) (group A), and 16 did not (group B). Group A had a longer interval to CNS relapse compared with group B, but survival was similar. However, 4/17 (24%) from group A and 11/13 (85%) from group B died of neurologic causes. We conclude that patients with single brain metastasis from melanoma have improved control of CNS disease when postoperative RT is administered, and survival depends upon control of systemic disease.

publication date

  • January 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2296364

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 158

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 40

number

  • 1