Retrospective study of 229 surgically treated patients with brain metastases: Prognostic factors, outcome and comparison of recursive partitioning analysis and diagnosis-specific graded prognostic assessment.

Retrospective study of 229 surgically treated patients with brain metastases: Prognostic factors, outcome and comparison of recursive partitioning analysis and diagnosis-specific graded prognostic assessment. Surg Neurol Int. 2017;8:259 Authors: Pojskic M, Bopp MHA, Schymalla M, Nimsky C, Carl B Abstract Background: Metastases are the most frequent tumors in the brain. Most often used scoring systems to predict the outcome are the RPA (Recursive Partitioning Analysis) classification and the DS-GPA (Diagnosis-Specific Graded Prognostic Assessment) score. The goal of our study was to determine prognostic factors which influence outcome in patients who undergo surgery for brain metastases and to compare different outcome scores. Methods: Two hundred and twenty-nine patients who underwent surgery for brain metastases in our institution between January 2005 and December 2014 were included in the study. Patient data were evaluated retrospectively. Results: The mean survival time was 19.2 months (median survival time, MST: 8 months), for patients with a single metastasis (n = 149) 17.6 months (MST: 8 months), and for patients with multiple metastases (n = 80) 17.9 months (MST: 6 months). Significant influence on MST had age
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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