The possibilities of radiosurgical treatment of cancer metastases in the brain
Keywords:metastases in the brain, stereotactic radiosurgery, neurosurgery, radiotherapy
Introduction. Metastases in the brain — is the most frequent intracerebral complication and one of the main reasons of patients death at oncologic diseases.
Methods. From November, 2010 to March, 2012 (for 15 months) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) was conducted in 38 patients with metastasis in the brain.
Results. For 6 months after SRS from 25 patients 20 (80%) were alive, 5 (20%) died, for a year after SRS from 11 persons 8 (72.73%) were alive, 3 (27.27%) died. At local control of metastases according to MRI data in 5–6 months positive dynamics was revealed in 8 patients, the pathological centers decreased (from 0.5 to 1.8 cm), up to complete disappearance.
Conclusions. SRS — is highly effective and safe enough method for patients’ treatment at oncological pathology with metastases in the brain.
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