Treatment of Supratentorial Glioma Recurrencies with Re-Operation and Chemotherapy

  • D. Áfra


For treatment of supratentorial glioma recurrencies there are two main alternatives: either reoperation or conservative treatment, i.e. irradiation and/or chemotherapy. The possibility of repeated surgical intervention seems to be rather limited. According to our earlier experiences a reasonably longer survival-time could be achieved by removal of rather circumscribed located recurrences mostly sited in the poles, with subsequent irradiation (1). Apart from this, surgical evacuation (14) or shunting of cystic recurrences might be mandatory in some cases (2).


Malignant Glioma Malignant Brain Tumor Glioma Recurrency Grade Astrocytoma High Grade Astrocytoma 
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