Treatment of oligodendrogliomas with or without postoperative irradiation.
KE Wallner, M Gonzales, GE Sheline
Journal of Neurosurgery | Published : 1988
The authors have reviewed the treatment results in 42 patients with intracranial oligodendroglioma treated from 1940 through 1983 at the University of California, San Francisco. Two patients who died postoperatively were excluded from analysis. Eleven patients had mixed tumors, with a minor astrocytic component. The overall survival rates for the 29 patients with pure oligodendroglioma were 61% and 33% at 5 and 10 years, respectively; these rates for the 11 patients with mixed tumors were 57% and 38% at 5 and 10 years, respectively. The 10-year survival rate for 14 patients with pure oligodendroglioma who received greater than 45 Gy irradiation was 56% versus 18% for 11 patients who did not ..View full abstract