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Clinical benefit from resection of recurrent glioblastomas: results of a multicenter study including 503 patients with recurrent glioblastomas undergoing surgical resection

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Ringel, Florian
Pape, Haiko
Sabel, Michael
Krex, Dietmar
Bock, Hans Christoph
Misch, Martin
Weyerbrock, Astrid
Westermaier, Thomas
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Published in Neuro-Oncology. 2016, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 96-104
Abstract BACKGROUND: While standards for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastomas exist, therapeutic regimens for tumor recurrence remain mostly individualized. The role of a surgical resection of recurrent glioblastomas remains largely unclear at present. This study aimed to assess the effect of repeated resection of recurrent glioblastomas on patient survival. METHODS: In a multicenter retrospective-design study, patients with primary glioblastomas undergoing repeat resections for recurrent tumors were evaluated for factors affecting survival. Age, Karnofsky performance status (KPS), extent of resection (EOR), tumor location, and complications were assessed. RESULTS: Five hundred and three patients (initially diagnosed between 2006 and 2010) undergoing resections for recurrent glioblastoma at 20 institutions were included in the study. The patients' median overall survival after initial diagnosis was 25.0 months and 11.9 months after first re-resection. The following parameters were found to influence survival significantly after first re-resection: preoperative and postoperative KPS, EOR of first re-resection, and chemotherapy after first re-resection. The rate of permanent new deficits after first re-resection was 8%. CONCLUSION: The present study supports the view that surgical resections of recurrent glioblastomas may help to prolong patient survival at an acceptable complication rate.
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Research group Groupe Schaller Karl Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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RINGEL, Florian et al. Clinical benefit from resection of recurrent glioblastomas: results of a multicenter study including 503 patients with recurrent glioblastomas undergoing surgical resection. In: Neuro-Oncology, 2016, vol. 18, n° 1, p. 96-104. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:100341

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