Published in Law and Health Weekly, October 29th, 2005
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to determine survival and changes in neurologic function and Karnofsky performance status (KPS) in a series of patients treated for low-grade astrocytoma of the spinal cord during the past two decades. This study consisted of 14 patients with pathologically confirmed low-grade astrocytoma of the spinal cord who were treated between 1980 and 2003. All patients underwent decompressive laminectomy followed by biopsy (n=7), subtotal resection (n=6), or gross total resection (n=1)."
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