Published in Cancer Weekly, May 10th, 2005
Complete surgical removal of these tumors is not possible due to their locally invasive nature within the brain. However, maximal cytoreductive surgery, aimed at removing at least contrast-enhancing tumor seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is generally considered beneficial. Unfortunately, complete resection of contrast-enhancing regions is only achieved in a small percentage of patients due, in part, to the difficulty of detecting contrast-enhancing tumor margins...
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