Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 42, Issue 1–2, pp 123–125 | Cite as

The liquefaction (oncolysis) of malignant gliomas by a non pathogenic Clostridium

  • F. Heppner
  • J. R. Möse

Summary

Vascular glioblastomas become liquefied when contaminated with spores of the non-pathogenic Clostridium butyricum M 55. The spores are administered by intracarotid injection. The oncolysis is complete one week after injection. The glioblastoma is converted into a brain abscess which is then operated on appropriately. Forty nine patients have been treated in this manner. The rate of recurrence, however, remained uninfluenced.

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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Heppner
    • 1
  • J. R. Möse
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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