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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 6(2); 1977 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1977;6(2): 351-356.
Clinical Study on the Metastatic Brain Tumors.
Dae Hee Han
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
This report presents an analysis of 25 Korean patients with metastatic brain tumor seen at Seoul National University Hospital from 1968 to 1977. In the same period there were 386 cases of brain tumors, so about 6.5% of total brain tumors was metastatic. The results are as following ; 1) The sexes were represented almost equally, with 12 males and 13 females. In 21 cases(84%) the disease occurred between the ages of 31-60 years. 2) The most frequent site of primary malignancy was lung and the nexts were gastroin testinal tract, breast, liver and chorioepithelium in order. 3) About two-thirds of metastatic brain tumors were located in the middle cerebral artery supplying areas. 4) Averages interval between the clinical onset of primary and secondary growth was short inliver and lung cancer, and long in breast and stomach cancer. 5) In cases which can be treated surgically chemotherapy and radiation seemed to improved the prognosis.
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