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Intracranial tumours 

Intracranial tumours

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Intracranial tumours
Author(s):

Jeremy Rees

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0241004_update_001

Update:

Pathogenesis—importance of IDH1 mutations as new markers of favourable prognosis.

Treatment—(1) brain metastases—focal treatments (e.g. neurosurgery or stereotactic radiosurgery) for patients with 1 to 3 metastases and good performance status; (2) technological advances—use of ‘cyberknife’ radiotherapy; (3) chemotherapy—use of temozolomide in combination with radiotherapy.

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date: 28 June 2017

Intracranial tumours represent about 2% of all cancers. There are no known risk factors apart from prior irradiation to the skull and brain and a few rare neurogenetic syndromes, e.g. neurofibromatosis, von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, Li–Fraumeni syndrome. They may be intrinsic or extrinsic, which determines potential resectability. Neuroepithelial tumours (predominantly gliomas) account for 50 to 60% of all primary tumours. Recent discovery of ...

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