Volume 3, Issue 4 (Winter 2000)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2000, 3(4): 103-107 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahzadi S, Abbasnejad E. Interstitial radiotherapy of brain tumors. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2000; 3 (4) :103-107
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-593-en.html
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Background: The use of interstitial radiotherapy for treatment of brain tumors is well documented and leads to the increased survival rate of the patients. Objective: To determine the results of interstitial radiotherapy of brain tumors in Iran. Methods: In a retrospective study 20 patients with brain tumor (14 women and 6 men with the mean age of 23.8±18.3) were studied from 1991 to 1993. They were treated by interstitial radiotherapy. Findings: The pathology of tumors revealed that the most prevalent tumor was astrosytoma. Treatment was successful in 10 patients (50%), not changed in 7 (35%) and the mortality rate was 15%. Two year survival rate was 83.3 for the low grade and 64.6 for high grade astrosytoma. Conclusion: The use of interstitial radiotherapy for the treatment of brain tumors is recommended due to the results obtained in this study.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Neurosurgry
Received: 2008/11/3

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