Prognostic significance of transdural invasion of cranial base malignancies in patients undergoing craniofacial resection: Commentary Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cranial Fossa, Anterior
  • Facial Bones
  • Skull Base
  • Treatment Outcome

abstract

  • Overall OS and PFS in highly selected patients with transdural invasion of cranial base malignancy is similar to what has been historically reported for patients without such invasion. The most important variables positively affecting OS and PFS seem to be the ability to achieve a microscopically margins-negative resection followed by absence of brain invasion. Performing this resection in a piecemeal fashion does not seem to affect survival outcomes.

publication date

  • December 2007

Research

keywords

  • Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.neu.0000306095.53388.f1

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1178

end page

  • 85; discussion 1185

volume

  • 61

number

  • 6