Extent of resection in patients with glioblastoma: limiting factors, perception of resectability, and effect on survival.

@article{Orringer2012ExtentOR,
  title={Extent of resection in patients with glioblastoma: limiting factors, perception of resectability, and effect on survival.},
  author={Daniel A. Orringer and Darryl Lau and Sameer Khatri and Grettel J Zamora-Berridi and Kathy Zhang and Chris Wu and Neeraj K Chaudhary and Oren Sagher},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={851-9}
}
OBJECT The extent of resection (EOR) is a known prognostic factor in patients with glioblastoma. However, gross-total resection (GTR) is not always achieved. Understanding the factors that prevent GTR is helpful in surgical planning and when counseling patients. The goal of this study was to identify demographic, tumor-related, and technical factors that influence EOR and to define the relationship between the surgeon's impression of EOR and radiographically determined EOR. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING