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Radiation therapy of brain metastases

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Abstract

Experiences are reported obtained with radiation therapy of brain metastases in 121 patients during the last 15 years. The treatment to a lesser extent aimed at prolongation of survival but much more at the attempt to alleviate troubles and to spare pain. The indication thus involved medical points of view as well as ethical ones. The radiotherapy of cerebral metastases comprises the whole cranial volume and requires a focal dose of minimally 4,000 R within four weeks. In 53% of the patients, the regression of neurological symptoms was considerable, in 18% even complete, partly beginning already after a few days of treatment. The number of recurrences was small. Under conditions of rigorous indication, the radiation therapy of brain metastases offers a rewarding palliative measure.
Authors:
Sauer, R; Huenig, R [1] 
  1. Kantonsspital Basel (Switzerland). Universitaetsinstitut fuer Medizinische Radiologie
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-07-255721; EDB-76-099041
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Strahlentherapie; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 150:2; Other Information: 3 figs.; 8 tabs.; 47 refs
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BRAIN; METASTASES; RADIOTHERAPY; CARCINOMAS; FRACTIONATED IRRADIATION; MAMMARY GLANDS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSE UNITS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; SURVIVAL TIME; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; DISEASES; GLANDS; IRRADIATION; MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
7147913
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: STRAA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 109-120
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Citation Formats

Sauer, R, and Huenig, R. Radiation therapy of brain metastases. Germany: N. p., 1975. Web.
Sauer, R, & Huenig, R. Radiation therapy of brain metastases. Germany.
Sauer, R, and Huenig, R. 1975. "Radiation therapy of brain metastases." Germany.
@misc{etde_7147913,
title = {Radiation therapy of brain metastases}
author = {Sauer, R, and Huenig, R}
abstractNote = {Experiences are reported obtained with radiation therapy of brain metastases in 121 patients during the last 15 years. The treatment to a lesser extent aimed at prolongation of survival but much more at the attempt to alleviate troubles and to spare pain. The indication thus involved medical points of view as well as ethical ones. The radiotherapy of cerebral metastases comprises the whole cranial volume and requires a focal dose of minimally 4,000 R within four weeks. In 53% of the patients, the regression of neurological symptoms was considerable, in 18% even complete, partly beginning already after a few days of treatment. The number of recurrences was small. Under conditions of rigorous indication, the radiation therapy of brain metastases offers a rewarding palliative measure.}
journal = {Strahlentherapie; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {150:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1975}
month = {Aug}
}