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Prognostic and Biological Significance of Gross Residual Tumor Following Extirpation of High-Grade Gliomas: Clinical Study Based on Early Postoperative MR Imaging

  • F. K. Albert
  • M. Forsting
  • G. Schackert
  • J. Hamer
  • J. Hampl
  • H. H. Steiner
  • B. Wowra
  • K. Sartor
  • S. Kunze
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 20)

Abstract

In malignant gliomas, the patient’s fate is determined by the extremely high rate of local recurrence, which occurs within 1 year after operation in nearly all cases [6, 9, 11]. For decades, the view has generally been accepted that regrowth mainly arises from microscopic remnants, inevitably left behind during surgery beyond the macroscopic boundaries of the tumor, in consequence of its invasive and ill-defined spreading [3, 5, 6].

Keywords

Residual Tumor Malignant Glioma Recurrent Glioblastoma Tumor Extirpation Glioma Surgery 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. K. Albert
    • 1
  • M. Forsting
    • 2
  • G. Schackert
    • 1
  • J. Hamer
    • 1
  • J. Hampl
    • 1
  • H. H. Steiner
    • 1
  • B. Wowra
    • 1
  • K. Sartor
    • 2
  • S. Kunze
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Neuroradiologische UniversitätsklinikHeidelbergGermany

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