Biopsy versus partial versus gross total resection in older patients with high-grade glioma : a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{2015BiopsyVP,
  title={Biopsy versus partial versus gross total resection in older patients with high-grade glioma : a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={},
  year={2015}
}
  • Published 2015
Optimal extent of surgical resection (EOR) of high-grade gliomas (HGGs) remains uncertain in the elderly given the unclear benefits and potentially higher rates of mortality and morbidity associated with more extensive degrees of resection. We undertook a meta-analysis according to a predefined protocol and systematically searched literature databases for reports about HGG EOR. Elderly patients (≥60 y) undergoing biopsy, subtotal resection (STR), and gross total resection (GTR) were compared… CONTINUE READING