Neurosurgical Interventions for Intracranial Metastases


In any neurosurgical material among the space-occupying neoplastic lesions in the brain there is an average frequency between 3 and 5% of deposits from malignant tumors of extracranial origin, i.e. metastases1,2,7. Definite regularities exist as regards the frequency with which particular tumors give rise to cerebral metastases and likewise as regards the incidence of solitary metastases (about 50% of cases), while in about a half of these patients we find several metastases. These lesions can involve the cerebral hemispheres, as well as the cerebellum and the brain stem26,28.


Brain Metastasis Cerebral Metastasis Metastatic Brain Tumor Solitary Metastasis Intracranial Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Voth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Mainz School of MedicineMainzFederal Republic of Germany

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