Glioblastomas known for their adverse outcomes are most reportedly managed by surgical resection. Studies on the impact of (Extent of Resection) EOR against Quality of Life (QOL) are very limited. We have collected data from recent studies in this review to extract a general consensus among the neurosurgeons regarding the EOR. Key parameters like functional independence, neurocognitive improvements and global health status have been explored in the context of QOL. The currently available data suggests that an increased EOR may help improve QOL in GBM patients. With the help of recent advancements it may be possible to attain a better extent of resection while operating on GBMs.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Choudry, U. K.,
Shaikh, H. I.,
Khan, S. A.,
Shamim, M. S.
(2018). Role of extent of resection on quality of life in patients with newly diagnosed GBM. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 68(1), 142-144.
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