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Surgical management

  • Y. Sawamura
  • N. de Tribolet
  • J. Régis
  • O. Chinot
  • P. Bouillot
  • H. Dufour
  • J. C. Peragut

Abstract

Surgical debulking is a part of therapy for intracranial malignant brain tumors. A radical resection of the neoplasm, in general, offers a better prognosis for patients with gliomas. Similarly, a greater resection is associated with a higher rate of survival for non-germinomatous GCT [18,19]. However, a radical surgical resection of GCT carries a certain risk of operative morbidity because GCTs occur in eloquent areas of the brain such as the neurohypophysis, the hypothalamus, or the pineal region [3,7,10,12,24]. An aggressive surgical approach has been advocated to pineal region GCTs, but not usually to hypothalamic/neurohypophyseal GCTs [3,16].

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Stereotactic Biopsy Pineal Region Mature Teratoma Straight Sinus Pineal Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Sawamura
    • 1
  • N. de Tribolet
    • 2
  • J. Régis
    • 3
  • O. Chinot
    • 3
  • P. Bouillot
    • 3
  • H. Dufour
    • 3
  • J. C. Peragut
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery CHUV and HUGLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Départment of NeurosurgeryA.P.M, C.H.U la TimoneMarseilleFrance

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