Outcomes of resecting subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) among patients with SEGA-related tuberous sclerosis complex: a national claims database analysis.

@article{Sun2012OutcomesOR,
  title={Outcomes of resecting subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) among patients with SEGA-related tuberous sclerosis complex: a national claims database analysis.},
  author={Peter Sun and Michael H. Kohrman and Jamae Liu and Amy Guo and Jaqueline Willemann Rogerio and Darcy A Krueger},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={657-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the outcomes following resection of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) among patients with SEGA-associated tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). METHODS Using three large US national healthcare claims databases, we retrospectively examined the outcomes of SEGA surgery among TSC patients who underwent SEGA surgery between 2000 and 2009. The examined outcomes were: prevalence rates of post-surgery SEGA, repeated SEGA surgery, and postoperative complications (surgical… CONTINUE READING
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