There is an ongoing debate regarding role of surgery for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Older literature hinted at only modest survival benefits with surgery and a high rate of morbidity. However, more recent literature suggests better survival that may be attributed to better surgical techniques and better options in adjuvant treatment. Herein the authors review recent literature with regards to the possible role of surgery in recurrent GBM and also look into the key factors impacting second surgery.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Choudry, U. K.,
Khan, S. A.,
(2017). Survival benefit of surgery in recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 67(12), 1951-1953.
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