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Metastatic Brain Tumors: Surgery Perspective

  • Raymond Sawaya
  • David M. Wildrick

Abstract

Metastatic brain tumors occur more frequently than other intracranial neoplasms and are a serious complication of systemic cancer [1]. Their annual incidence exceeds 100,000 [2], [3] and is on the rise as patients live longer from improved treatments for extracranial cancer [4], [5]. Thus, patients with brain metastases constitute a significant fraction of the case load in the neurosurgery services at many oncologic care centers.

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Brain Metastasis Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Local Control Rate Stereotactic Radiosurgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Sawaya
    • 1
  • David M. Wildrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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