Background: The most appropriate management of recurrent glioblastoma is still controversial. In particular, the role of surgery at recurrence remains uncertain. Patients & methods: From our Institutional data warehouse we analyzed 270 consecutive patients who received second surgery for recurrent glioblastoma, to assess survival after second surgery, and to evaluate prognostic factors. Results: Complete resection was found in 128 (47.4%) and partial resection in 142 patients (52.6%). Median survival from second surgery was 11.4 months (95% CI: 10.0-12.7). Multivariate analysis showed that age (p = 0.001), MGMT methylation (p = 0.021) and extent of surgery (p < 0.001) are associated with better survival. Conclusion: A complete resection should be the goal for second resection and younger age and MGMT methylation status might be considered in the selection of patients.
|Titolo:||Patient outcomes following second surgery for recurrent glioblastoma|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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