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Interstitial irradiation therapy of supratentorial gliomas by stereotaxic technique. Long term results

  • Riu P. L. De 
  • Rocca A. 
Original Articles

Abstract

We report the long term results of interstitial irradiation therapy in patients suffering from malignant supratentorial gliomas. The radioisotopes implanted by stereotaxic technique were Au198 grains in solid tumors and Y90 colloidal solution in a cystic tumor. The therapy was always well tolerated. Minimum survival time after implantation was 9 months, maximum exceeded 52 months. In all cases interstitial irradiation therapy solved or drastically diminished the severe secondary epilepsy from which all the patients suffered.

Key-Words

Interstitial irradiations supratentorial gliomas stereotaxic technique 

Sommario

Gli autori riportano i risultati a lungo termine ottenuti nel trattamento di gliomi maligni sopratentoriali mediante irradiazione interstiziale con tecnica stereotassica. È stata utilizzato Au198 in grani per i tumori solidi e Y90 in un caso di astrocitoma cistico. Il trattamento è stato ben tollerato da tutti i pazienti. I tempi di sopravvivenza dopo irradiazione hanno variato da un minimo di 9 ad un massimo di 52 mesi. I pazienti presentavano tutti una severa sindrome comiziale che si risolse dopo il trattamento.

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© Masson Italia Periodici 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Riu P. L. De 
    • 1
  • Rocca A. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Cattedra di Riabilitazione NeurologicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Clinica NeurochirurgicaUniversità di SassariSassariItaly

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