Brain metastases commonly arise in cancer patients and carry a poor prognosis. Both surgical resection and highly focused radiation techniques such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) aim to improve clinical outcomes by controlling brain metastases at the local site. Determining which patient will benefit the most from surgical resection and/or SRS depends on that patient’s clinical and tumor features. This chapter will discuss the landmark studies demonstrating the efficacy of surgical resection and SRS in the management of brain metastases as well as data attempting to compare the two modalities. Important considerations for deciding when to implement surgery and/or SRS will also be covered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Comprehensive Overview of Modern Surgical Approaches to Intrinsic Brain Tumors|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
- Brain metastases
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
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