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OBJECTIVES Metastases are frequently diagnosed among patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Of 709 patients with brain metastases (BMET) who were operated on at our institution between 1974 and 1993, 50 (7%) were of renal origin. METHODS Medical records were reviewed retrospectively. Survival time was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox(More)
Recurrence patterns of glioblastoma multiforme (25) and anaplastic astrocytoma (9) were studied using CT scans of 34 patients who received all or a portion of their surgical treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from January 1983 through February 1987. Thirty-two patients presented with unifocal tumors and two with multifocal tumors. All(More)
Extensive surgical resection of supratentorial gliomas increases survival. However, some reports suggest that the perioperative morbidity and mortality outweigh the potential benefit of the procedure. We examined prospectively morbidity and mortality in 104 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for supratentorial glioma, as well as other factors that(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases from sarcoma are rare, and data concerning the treatment and results of therapy are sparse. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients with brain metastases from sarcoma of skeletal or soft-tissue origin, surgically treated in a single institution during 20 years. RESULTS In 18 patients the brain lesion was located(More)
The authors present the results of combined-modality treatment in eight patients with osteosarcoma of the skull. Six patients had de novo tumors, and two others had secondary sarcomas resulting from malignant transformation in Paget's disease. Wide surgical excision and combination chemotherapy were used in seven patients, and surgery and radiation therapy(More)
BACKGROUND A consecutive series of 85 patients undergoing craniofacial resection for malignant tumors involving the anterior cranial base between 1974 and 1992 was reviewed. RESULTS There were two (2%) postoperative deaths. Postoperative complications occurred in 33 (39%) patients. Local major complications occurred in 26 (31%) patients, local minor in 7(More)
The treatment of patients with a solitary brain metastasis has been evolving, with most centers recommending resection in patients with good performance status. To evaluate the results of resection of brain metastases from non-small-cell lung cancer, we reviewed our 16-year experience with 185 consecutive patients undergoing resection of brain metastases(More)
The authors reviewed the records of 231 patients who underwent resection of brain metastases from nonsmall-cell lung cancer between 1976 and 1991. Data regarding the primary disease and the characteristics of brain metastasis were retrospectively collected. Median survival in the group from the time of first craniotomy was 11 months; post-operative(More)
Fifty-five consecutive patients with recurrent intracranial malignant gliomas were reoperated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1972 to 1983. The patients were 10 to 70 years old (median, 48 years). Thirty-five patients (64%) had glioblastoma multiforme, and 20 (36%) had anaplastic astrocytoma. The median interval between the first operation(More)