Surgical management of intracranial gliomas--does radical resection improve outcome?

  title={Surgical management of intracranial gliomas--does radical resection improve outcome?},
  author={Edward R. Laws and Mark E. Shaffrey and Andrew B. Morris and Frederick A. Anderson},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
UNLABELLED This paper discusses the arguments for and against radical tumor resection as a strategy for treatment of cerebral gliomas. METHOD Data from the Glioma Outcome Project were analyzed to determine whether survival could be related to extent of resection in 666 patients treated by biopsy or resection for malignant cerebral gliomas. FINDINGS Consistent survival advantages were noted for those patients treated with resection. INTERPRETATION This observational study, although… CONTINUE READING
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