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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)
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)
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)
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)
A consecutive series of 71 patients who underwent craniofacial resection between 1974 and 1990 for tumors that involved the anterior cranial base was reviewed. A variety of histologic diagnoses was present in this series. The most prevalent sites of origin included the nasal cavity, ethmoid sinus, and frontal sinus. Gross tumor removal was achieved in all(More)
BACKGROUND Factors affecting survival were determined for 109 patients with thoracic spine metastases and cord compression. Lung, prostate, and breast were the most common primary sites (78%). All patients had surgical decompression of the spinal cord, and 99% received radiotherapy. METHODS Survival was determined based on anatomic site of primary(More)
PURPOSE Although resection of single brain metastases and postoperative whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) improves survival, compared with treatment using WBRT alone, the value of postoperative WBRT after resection of brain metastases is controversial. We analyzed the largest reported series of lung cancer patients with resected brain metastases to(More)
Background: In current practice, the neurosurgical community relies heavily on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for making the diagnosis of brain lesions, especially when surgically inaccessible. However, the specificity of these neuroimaging modalities remains limited, and errors in diagnosis are frequent. In an attempt to(More)