Metastases to the cerebellum. Results and prognostic factors in a consecutive series of 44 operated patients

Alfredo Pompili, Carmine Maria Carapella, Fabio Cattani, Alessandra Fabi, Diana Giannarelli, Maddalena Giovannetti, Alessandra Mirri, Emanuele Occhipinti, Stefano Telera, Antonello Vidiri, Andrea Pace

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Abstract

Background: Recent reports on large number of patients with brain metastases report that Whole Brain Radiotherapy (WBRT) and Radiosurgery (RS) should be the treatments of choice, particularly in multiple lesions cases. Among the prognostic factors, the cerebellar location was never considered, although this results in hydrocephalus, brain stem compression, ataxia, intracranial hypertension. Materials and methods: We evaluated 44 patients with cerebellar metastases operated over 6 years. Primary lesions were: Lung (15), Breast (12), Gastrointestinal (9), Gut (3), Ovary (2), Melanoma (1), Salivary gland carcinoma (1), Unknown (1). Lesions were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Brain metastases
  • Brain tumor
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Cerebellar metastases
  • Cerebellar tumor
  • Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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