Reevaluation of surgery for the treatment of brain metastases: Review of 208 patients with single or multiple brain metastases treated at one institution with modern neurosurgical techniques. Comments Article Comment uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Radiosurgery

abstract

  • In most patients with single or multiple brain metastases, surgical resection reversed or stabilized neurological symptoms with therapeutic benefit, conveying a notable survival advantage without apparent increased risk, particularly in RPA Class I patients. In patients with Grade III single metastasis or RPA Class II multiple metastasis, surgical judgment should be exercised, and stereotactic radiosurgery boost treatment may be preferable. An algorithm for treatment of brain metastases is proposed.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Comment

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 15854250

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1021

end page

  • 34; discussion 1021-34

volume

  • 56

number

  • 5