Gamma knife for glioma: selection factors and survival.

  title={Gamma knife for glioma: selection factors and survival.},
  author={David A. Larson and Philip H. Gutin and Michael McDermott and Kathleen L Lamborn and Penny K. Sneed and William M. Wara and J C Flickinger and Douglas Kondziolka and L Dale Lunsford and W. Richard Hudgins and Gerhard M. Friehs and Klaus Haselsberger and Krebse der Leber and Gerhard Pendl and Sang Sup Chung and Robert J Coffey and Roberto Dinapoli and Edward G. Shaw and Sandra S. Vermeulen and Ronald F. Young and Masafumi Hirato and Hiroshi Inoue and Chihiro Ohye and Tohru Shibazaki},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={36 5},
PURPOSE To determine factors associated with survival differences in patients treated with radiosurgery for glioma. METHODS AND MATERIALS We analyzed 189 patients treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery for primary or recurrent glioma World Health Organization (WHO) Grades 1-4. RESULTS CONCLUSION The median minimum tumor dose was 16 Gy (8-30 Gy) and the median tumor volume was 5.9 cc (1.3-52 cc). Brachytherapy selection criteria were satisfied in 65% of patients. Median follow-up of all… CONTINUE READING
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