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Computer-assisted CT-guided stereotactic biopsy and brachytherapy of brain tumors

, : Computer-assisted CT-guided stereotactic biopsy and brachytherapy of brain tumors. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 63(1-4): 52-55

From March 1991 to September 1993, 26 patients (aged 4-78 years) with brain tumors (4 glioblastoma multiforme, 10 nonglioblastoma multiforme, 1 mixed oligoastrocytoma, 2 carniopharyngiomas, 2 meningiomas and 7 metastases) were treated with stereotactic techniques at the Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica, La Habana, Cuba. A total of 28 stereotactic surgical procedures were performed with no operative mortality; they included biopsies in all cases, 1 stereotactic microsurgical resection and 12 permanent implants of 192Ir, followed by external beam fractionated radiation therapy (40-60 Gy). The present paper shows that the combined use of a stereotactic approach, a comprehensive and reliable stereotactic dosimetric planning system, stereotactic brachytherapy with 192Ir and complementary percutaneous radiation treatment constitutes a promising strategy for brain tumor management.


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