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Stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of metastatic disease to the brain.
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PMID:  10853099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We review 190 consecutive patients with 434 metastatic tumors treated by gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, from August 1994 to February 1999. Median actuarial survival for all patients was 34 weeks. Factors correlated with significantly improved survival included controlled systemic disease and nonmelanoma histology. We found that no significant survival benefit could be discerned from adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy in this patient group. Survival was not statistically different for patients initially presenting with 1-4 metastases at initial treatment.
J C Chen; S O'Day; D Morton; R Essner; A Cohen-Gadol; D MacPherson; S L Giannotta; Z Petrovich; C Yu; M L Apuzzo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1011-6125     ISO Abbreviation:  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-14     Completed Date:  2000-09-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902881     Medline TA:  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation, Oncology, Biology and Physics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*
Disease Progression
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
Stereotaxic Techniques*
Survival Analysis

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