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The rates of survival, tumor recurrence, and tumor progression were analyzed in 225 patients with meningioma who underwent surgery as the only treatment modality between 1962 and 1980. Patients were considered to have a recurrence if their studies verified a mass effect in spite of a complete surgical removal, whereas they were defined as having progression(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively the effects on survival, relapse-free survival, and patterns of relapse of reduced-dose (23.4 Gy in 13 fractions) compared with standard-dose (36 Gy in 20 fractions) neuraxis irradiation in patients 3 to 21 years of age with low-stage medulloblastoma, minimal postoperative residual disease, and no evidence of neuraxis(More)
Neovascularization is a common phenomenon in gliomas. MR imaging cerebral blood volume (CBV) mapping utilizes ultrasfast echo-planar imaging and simultaneous use of gadolinium-based contrast material. To determine the utility of MR CBV mapping in the clinical evaluation of gliomas, we followed 15 patients with serial studies. This technique provided(More)
Thirty-six patients with benign meningioma were treated for primary or recurrent disease by subtotal resection and external beam irradiation from 1968-1986 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Comparison is made with 79 patients treated by subtotal surgery alone from 1962-1980. Progression-free survival for 17 patients irradiated after initial incomplete(More)
PURPOSE To examine the presentation, management, and outcome of patients with extensive intrathoracic involvement in early-stage Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred seventy-two patients with clinical Stage IA-IIB Hodgkin's disease and extensive intrathoracic involvement were studied. Extensive intrathoracic disease was defined as either(More)
Thirty adults with large cell lymphoma predominantly localized to the mediastinum diagnosed at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1976 and 1985 were identified. The median age of the 20 females and 10 males was 34 years. All but one presented with symptoms due to an enlarging mediastinal mass, which was localized in 22 patients (73%) and exceeded 10(More)
Histopathologic features that predict recurrence of meningiomas following subtotal resection were identified by reviewing the initial surgical specimens from 82 patients (38 with tumor recurrence and 44 without) treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1962 and 1984. There was no correlation between histologic subtype and tendency toward tumor(More)
The consensus workshop on management of brain metastases focused on several broad issues concerning the patient with brain metastases. These issues included: What are the goals of treatment? Who should not be treated with radiation? What are the optimal treatment regimens? What are the areas of controversy where future investigations may be useful? The(More)
Proton-beam radiation therapy has been developed for the treatment of chordomas or sarcomas of bone or soft tissue that abut the central nervous system. The authors report the results of treatment of 10 patients, six with chordoma, three with chondrosarcoma, and one with a neurofibrosarcoma. Local control has been achieved for all patients (with, however,(More)