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Brain metastasis of unknown origin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2333544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1973 to 1984, 119 patients presented to the Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, with brain metastases, the primary sites of which remained unknown in 33 cases one month after discharge. About half of these cases were solitary and neurological lateralising signs were the commonest presentation. Of those cases in which surgery was performed, the majority remained improved one month after surgery. The one month mortality rate was only 3%. This study shows that with aggressive and appropriate treatment including surgical excision or decompression in solitary cases, an improved quality of life in the immediate postoperative period can be achieved in this particular group of brain metastases. A small number of patients remained alive and well after 6 months.
C P Chee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-05     Completed Date:  1990-06-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / etiology*,  surgery
Cerebellar Neoplasms / secondary*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / surgery*
Retrospective Studies

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