The impact of adjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery on atypical meningioma recurrence following aggressive microsurgical resection.

  title={The impact of adjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery on atypical meningioma recurrence following aggressive microsurgical resection.},
  author={Douglas A. Hardesty and Andrew B. Wolf and David G. Brachman and Heyoung L McBride and Emad F. Youssef and Peter Nakaji and Randall W. Porter and Kris A Smith and Robert F. Spetzler and Nader Sanai},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={119 2},
OBJECT Patients with atypical meningioma often undergo gross-total resection (GTR) at initial presentation, but the role of adjuvant radiation therapy remains unclear. The increasing prevalence of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the modern neurosurgical era has led to the use of routine postoperative radiation therapy in the absence of evidence-based guidelines. This study sought to define the long-term recurrence rate of atypical meningiomas and identify the value of SRS in affecting… 

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