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          VOLUME 35 / ISSUE 1


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6 - Evaluation of The Patents With Primary Cranial and Spinal Tumors

Mehtap D. Çalış, Yusuf Başer, Öznur Aksakal, Oktay İncekara

Purpose: In our study, 221 patients diagnosed to have primary brain and spinal tumors who presented to our department between 1985 and 1998 were evaluated retrospectively (Glioblastoma multiforme are not included).

Material and Method:120 patients with astrocytoma, 20 patients with hypophsis adenoma, and 16 patients with primitive neuroectodermal tumors were evaluated. Of these patients 114 were male and 107 were female(male .female ratio-1:1). Peak incidence was at 30-40 years of age. Total resection had been performed in 99 patients. 74 patients had undergone subtotal resection and 4 patients had lobectomy. Radiotheraphy was applied to the pimary tumor bed to 88 patients. 133 patients received craniospinal radiotheraphy.

Results: Astrocytomas was the most histopatological type. 128 patients (58%) of our patients curnrently survive, 93 (42%) are exitus. Mean follow-up time for the whole group was 30 months(0-176 months).

Keywords: Primary brain tumors, spinal tumors, surgery, radiotheraphy, chemotheraphy.

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