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Table 3 Preoperative therapy

From: Risks of postoperative paresis in motor eloquently and non-eloquently located brain metastases

   Rtx Ctx Rtx + Ctx No preoperative therapy p
Eloquent New deficit 33.3% 5.9% 63.0% 17.8% 0.012
No new deficit 66.6% 93.1% 37.0% 82.2%
Non-eloquent New deficit 0.0% 8.9% 33.3% 12.5% 0.045
No new deficit 100% 91.1% 66.6% 87.5%
  1. All types of preoperative therapy had a significant effect on new postoperative deficits in the eloquent group (p = 0.012) and the non-eloquent group (p = 0.045). Rtx, Radiotherapy; Ctx, Chemotherapy.