Balloon-assisted superselective intra-arterial cerebral infusion of bevacizumab for malignant brainstem glioma. A technical note.

Abstract

Malignant brainstem gliomas (BSG) are rare tumors in adults, associated with a grim prognosis and limited treatment options. Currently, radiotherapy represents the mainstay of treatment, although new studies suggest an increased role for certain chemotherapeutic agents. Intravenous (IV) administration of bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech Pharmaceuticals) has… (More)

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