Gamma Knife surgery for the treatment of melanoma metastases: the effect of intratumoral hemorrhage on survival. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages
  • Melanoma
  • Radiosurgery

abstract

  • These data corroborate previous findings that tumor burden (either as increased number or total volume of lesions) at the time of GKS is associated with diminished patient survival in those with intracerebral melanoma metastases. Patients who were noted to have hemorrhagic melanoma metastases prior to GKS appear to have a worse prognosis following GKS compared with patients with nonhemorrhagic metastases, despite similar rates of bleeding pre- and post-GKS treatment. Gamma Knife surgery itself does not appear to increase the rate of hemorrhage.

publication date

  • December 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 19123895

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 99

end page

  • 105

volume

  • 109 Suppl