Low-Grade Gliomas: When and How to Treat Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Glioma

abstract

  • Low-grade gliomas are uncommon tumors whose optimal management remains to be determined. Although well-designed clinical trials have been mounted to address certain aspects of postoperative radiotherapeutic management, additional studies are required to refine management based on tumor-specific and patient-specific variables. There is mounting evidence that the relative completeness of surgical resection can improve survival, and the molecular and histopathologic characterization of the glioma requires adequate samples for analysis. Current imaging and operative techniques can direct surgical resection, and the same imaging techniques can help monitor patients postoperatively and predict prognosis.

publication date

  • August 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hoc.2012.05.001

PubMed ID

  • 22794284

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 797

end page

  • 809

volume

  • 26

number

  • 4