Surgical Resection and Permanent Brachytherapy for Recurrent Atypical and Malignant Meningioma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brachytherapy
  • Meningeal Neoplasms
  • Meningioma
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

abstract

  • The options for patients with recurrent atypical or malignant meningiomas are limited. Our results suggest that for tumors not suitable for radiosurgery, resection followed by permanent brachytherapy should be considered as a potential salvage treatment. However, this approach results in a relatively high complication rate in these heavily treated patients and requires meticulous surgical technique and medical therapies to assist with wound healing after surgery.

publication date

  • January 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 14683541

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 55

end page

  • 63; discussion 63-4

volume

  • 54

number

  • 1