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EJMI. 2020; 4(1): 73-77 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.74484

Effects of Total and Subtotal Glial Tumor Resection on Survival

Serdar Ercan1, Zeki S Ataizi2, Fulya Ataizi3, Erkut Baha Bulduk4
1Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir City Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey, 3Department of Radiation Oncology, Eskisehir City Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey, 4Department of Neurosurgery, Atilim University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Objectives: Glial tumors are treated with a multidisciplinary team approach including specialists in brain surgery, radiology, pathology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. Surgery is one of the main treatment options. However, the effect of resection volume on prognosis is still uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the residual tumor volume and survival of the patients who were operated with the diagnosis of intracranial glial tumor in the last 5 years. Methods: Of 49 patients, 30 underwent total resection and 19 underwent subtotal resection. Results: The average surveys of total resection were 13.6 (6-32 months) months. 4 of 6 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma survived and the mean survey was 26.5 (4-45) months. The survey of subtotal resection group was significantly shorter than the other TR group. Conclusion: As a result, recovery was inversely increased with residual tumor volume. Keywords: Glial tumor, residual tumor, surgery, survival, treatment options

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Ercan S, Ataizi Z, Ataizi F, Bulduk E. Effects of Total and Subtotal Glial Tumor Resection on Survival. EJMI. 2020; 4(1): 73-77

Corresponding Author: Erkut Baha Bulduk

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