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      Brain Metastases: Surgical Treatment and Overall Survival

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      World Neurosurgery
      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          Brain metastases occur in 10%-40% of patients with cancer and are more common than primary brain tumors (30%-40%); their incidence is growing because of improvements in control of systemic disease, better radiologic detection, and prolonged survival. Modern treatment of brain metastases has dramatically changed the expected prognosis. Traditionally, the prognosis has been considered very poor, and patients were referred to palliative treatment because of their terminal stage; however, new prognostic indexes have been proposed to evaluate these patients. The aim of our study was to determine the long-term effect of surgery on overall survival (OS) in patients with brain metastases from dissimilar primary tumors and to identify prognostic variables associated with prolonged survival.

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          World Neurosurgery
          World Neurosurgery
          Elsevier BV
          18788750
          January 2017
          January 2017
          : 97
          : 169-177
          Article
          10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.054
          27667577
          a2289264-8ccb-41ce-b8f7-7bf4e4fefe69
          © 2017

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