Gamma knife surgery in brain melanomas: absence of extracranial metastases and tumor volume strongest indicators of prolonged survival.

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OBJECTIVE To review a series of patients who underwent Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) to identify prognostic factors for local growth control and survival. METHODS During the period 1996-2006, 77 patients (42 men and 35 women) with a total of 143 metastases underwent GKS. A solitary lesion was present in 40 patients (51.9%). RESULTS Growth control was… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.12.054

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@article{Skeie2011GammaKS, title={Gamma knife surgery in brain melanomas: absence of extracranial metastases and tumor volume strongest indicators of prolonged survival.}, author={Bente Sandvei Skeie and Geir Skeie and Per \Oyvind Enger and Jeremy Christopher Ganz and Jan Ingeman Heggdal and Birgit Ystevik and Signe Hatteland and Elisabeth Parr and Paal-Henning Pedersen}, journal={World neurosurgery}, year={2011}, volume={75 5-6}, pages={684-91; discussion 598-603} }