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Surgical resection of brain metastases-impact on neurological outcome

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-288296
Schödel, Petra ; Schebesch, Karl-Michael ; Brawanski, Alexander ; Proescholdt, Martin A.
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Abstract

Brain metastases (BM) develop in about 30% of all cancer patients. Surgery plays an important role in confirming neuropathological diagnosis, relieving mass effects and improving the neurological status. To select patients with the highest benefit from surgical resection, prognostic indices (RPA, GPA) have been formulated which are solely focused on survival without considering neurological ...

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