Postoperative infection may influence survival in patients with glioblastoma: simply a myth?

@article{Bonis2011PostoperativeIM,
  title={Postoperative infection may influence survival in patients with glioblastoma: simply a myth?},
  author={Pasquale de Bonis and Alessio Albanese and Giorgio Lofrese and Chiara de Waure and Annunziato Mangiola and Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini and Angelo Pompucci and Mario Balducci and A. J. Fiorentino and Libero Lauriola and Carmelo Anile and G Maira},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={864-8; discussion 868-9}
}
BACKGROUND It is a prevalent myth that a postoperative infection may actually confer a survival advantage in patients with malignant glioma. This contention is based largely on anecdotal reports. Recently, a single-center study showed there was no survival advantage in those patients who had glioblastoma with postoperative infection. OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of postoperative infections on outcome in patients with glioblastoma treated at our center. METHODS This study included 197… CONTINUE READING

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