[Diagnosis and treatment for brain and spinal metastases].

@article{Narita2008DiagnosisAT,
  title={[Diagnosis and treatment for brain and spinal metastases].},
  author={Yoshitaka Narita and Soichiro Shibui},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 13},
  pages={
          2301-6
        }
}
Brain and spinal metastases are common complications of cancer and have the major impact on the prognosis of those patients. Survival time of such patients is still less than one year. Surgery with whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT)has been used in the treatment of single-brain metastasis with a diameter of more than 3 cm. Stereotactic radiosurgery(SRS)including gamma knife is widely used for treatment for small and multiple brain metastases, however, recent clinical studies revealed that SRS… CONTINUE READING

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