Morbidity of second-look surgery in pediatric central nervous system tumors.

@article{Khan2001MorbidityOS,
  title={Morbidity of second-look surgery in pediatric central nervous system tumors.},
  author={Raja Basit Khan and Robert. A. Sanford and Larry E. Kun and Stephen J. Thompson},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={225-9}
}
The extent of brain tumor resection affects survival. Second-look surgery (resection of residual tumor before radiographic progression) may improve survival by reducing the tumor burden, but the morbidity of the procedure is not known. On chart review of 280 patients with two or more brain tumor operations treated between January 1985 and June 1998, we identified 47 patients with second-look surgery. Lansky and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance scores, as well as… CONTINUE READING