Surgical resection of brain metastases – impact on survival and neurological outcome

Petra Schoedel, Karl-Michael Schebesch, Odo-Winfried Ullrich, Alexander Brawanski & Martin Andreas Proescholdt
Objective: Brain metastases (BM) develop in about 40% of patients with cancer during the course of their disease. To select patients with the highest benefit from surgical resection, prognostic indices (RPA, GPA) have been formulated which are solely focussed on survival without considering neurological[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]