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Table 3 Pre- and postsurgical treatment, surgery, and complications

From: Recurrent brain metastases: the role of resection of in a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment setting

Parameter No. %
Previous treatment
  Resection 44 41.1
  Radiotherapy
  Whole brain radiotherapy 30 28.0
  Partial brain radiotherapy 24 22.4
  Stereotactic radiosurgery 53 49.5
  Brachytherapy 8 7.5
Number of recurrent BM
  1 BM 80 74.8
  2–3 BM 19 17.8
  ≥ 4 BM 8 7.5
Extent of resection
  Gross total 78 72.9
  Subtotal 29 27.1
Adjuvant local treatment
  None 40 37.4
  Radiotherapy 67 62.6
  Whole brain radiotherapy 5 4.7
  Partial brain radiotherapy 49 45.8
  Stereotactic radiosurgery 11 10.3
  Combination 2 1.9
Postsurgical systemic therapy 37 34.6
Cause of death (n = 73)
  Neurological 37 34.6
  Systemic 12 11.2
  Others 2 1.9
  unknown 22 20.6