Volumetric extent of resection and residual contrast enhancement on initial surgery as predictors of outcome in adult patients with hemispheric anaplastic astrocytoma.

  title={Volumetric extent of resection and residual contrast enhancement on initial surgery as predictors of outcome in adult patients with hemispheric anaplastic astrocytoma.},
  author={Guven Evren Keles and Edward F. Chang and Kathleen R. Lamborn and Tarik Tihan and Chih-Ju Chang and Susan M. Chang and Mitchel S. Berger},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={105 1},
OBJECT To investigate the prognostic significance of the volumetrically assessed extent of resection on time to tumor progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and tumor recurrence patterns, the authors retrospectively analyzed preoperative and postoperative tumor volumes in 102 adult patients from the time of the initial resection of a hemispheric anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). METHODS The quantification of tumor volumes was based on a previously described method involving computerized… 

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