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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)
A compound of methylcellulose-silicone expanding progressively over a 1-week period by moisture absorption was implanted in the midthoracic epidural space of 17 Sprague Dawley adult rats. When the animals became paraplegic 6.3 +/- 1.6 days later, they were randomized into three groups: untreated control (n = 5), high dose dexamethasone (HD, 1.25 mg/kg(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)
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)
To assess the value of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) after complete resection of a single brain metastasis we reviewed the records of 98 patients who had elective craniotomy between 1978 and 1985. Seventy-nine patients received postoperative WBRT (Group A) and 19 patients no radiotherapy (RT) (Group B). Neurological relapse was designated as local (i.e.,(More)
A series of 54 patients with spinal chordomas were treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center between 1949 and 1976. Thirty-six lesions were located in the sacrococcygeal region and 18 involved the vertebral column at a higher level. The male to female ratio was 35:19. Vertebral chordomas generally occurred in a younger age group. Our radiological(More)
Nineteen patients with tumors involving the thoracolumbar spine were treated by Harrington rod stabilization following laminectomy. Sixteen patients had metastatic neoplasms, and three had primary tumors of the vertebral column. In five patients, extensive decompressive laminectomy and Harrington distraction rods to provide immediate stability were used as(More)
The results of treatment of neoplastic spinal cord compression by vertebral body resection and immediate stabilization in 101 consecutive patients over a 5-year period have been analyzed. Sites of primary cancer included the lung (25 patients), kidney (15 patients), breast (14 patients), connective tissue (12 patients), and a variety of others (35(More)
The MR scans of 24 patients who had findings previously reported to be characteristic of occult cerebral vascular malformations were reviewed to demonstrate that such findings may also occur in primary or secondary neoplasms. Eighteen of the 24 patients were found to have hemorrhagic neoplasms. Additional criteria, such as multiplicity of lesions and the(More)
Thirty-five patients underwent surgical resection of brain metastases from non-oat-cell lung cancer between 1978 and 1981. Twenty-nine patients received postoperative radiation therapy to the brain. Twenty-three patients were male and 12 were female. Intracranial metastases occurred as the initial symptom of malignancy in 14 patients, and at varying periods(More)