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Neurology. 2002 Oct 22;59(8):1268-70.

Treatment options for central neurocytoma.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.


Based on the data published since 1982 and on additional data from the authors, this retrospective analysis compares four different therapeutic approaches in the treatment of central neurocytoma: complete resection (n = 108), complete resection plus radiotherapy (n = 30), incomplete resection (n = 74), and incomplete resection plus radiotherapy (n = 98). The data suggest that complete resection leads to significantly better local control and survival than incomplete resection. After incomplete resection, patients benefit from postoperative radiotherapy.

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