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Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Malignant Meningiomas

  • Shinji Kawabata
  • Shin-Ichi Miyatake
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Abstract

The management of malignant meningioma (MM) is very difficult. In a large series of patients with this tumor, the MM recurrence rate was reported to be 78–84 % within 5 years, and the median survival of patients 6.89 years. Late mortality due to recurrence was to be 69 % after the initial surgery. Although some treatments for recurrent MM have been reported, a standard treatment has not yet been developed.

Keywords

Neutron Irradiation Gross Tumor Volume Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Local Tumor Progression Malignant Meningioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryOsaka Medical CollegeTakatsuki City, OsakaJapan

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