Perioperative Chemiluminescence of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes and Monocytes in Brain Tumor Patients

  • G. Schackert
  • H. K. L. Schackert
  • H. Haase
  • R. Reuther
  • G. F. Zimmermann
  • M. Betzler
  • St. Kunze
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)

Abstract

Different aspects of the involvement of the immune system in the defense against brain tumors have been investigated in the past. MAHALEY (5) found a decrease in delayed hypersensitivity reactions in patients with primary malignant brain tumors. PALMA et al. (9) reported data on the prognostic value of lymphocytic infiltration in glioblastoma. They correlated the outcome with the increase in lymphocytic infiltration and found that patients with glioblastoma and high lymphocytic infiltration had an increased survival time. The study by MORANTZ et al. (6, 7) has disclosed that a significant number of the cellular components represent macrophages.

Keywords

Hydrogen Peroxide Depression Corticosteroid Heparin Meningioma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schackert
    • 1
  • H. K. L. Schackert
    • 1
  • H. Haase
    • 1
  • R. Reuther
    • 1
  • G. F. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • M. Betzler
    • 1
  • St. Kunze
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Abteilung des Chirurgischen Zentrums der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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