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Is it possible to completely resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gbm

Yes but location and neurological compromise in most cases didn't allow that.

In brief: Gbm

Yes but location and neurological compromise in most cases didn't allow that.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes by MRI criteria

It is possible to surgically resect all of the MRI evidence of gbm. However, this is an infiltrative disease and there are satellites or "fingers" of tumor cells that are present even up to 5 cm from the edge of the MRI enhancement.
That is why these are so difficult to cure. These seeds of the gbm resist the radiation and chemo and start to grow a year or two after the initial treatment.

In brief: Yes by MRI criteria

It is possible to surgically resect all of the MRI evidence of gbm. However, this is an infiltrative disease and there are satellites or "fingers" of tumor cells that are present even up to 5 cm from the edge of the MRI enhancement.
That is why these are so difficult to cure. These seeds of the gbm resist the radiation and chemo and start to grow a year or two after the initial treatment.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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