Early adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of atypical meningioma

Jenkinson, Michael D ORCID: 0000-0003-4587-2139, Waqar, Mueez, Farah, Jibril Osman, Farrell, Michael, Barbagallo, Giuseppe MV, McManus, Robin, Looby, Seamus, Hussey, Deirdre, Fitzpatrick, David, Certo, Francesco
et al (show 1 more authors) (2016) Early adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of atypical meningioma. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 28. pp. 87-92.

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Atypical meningiomas have a greater propensity to recur than benign meningiomas and the benefits of early adjuvant radiotherapy are unclear. Existing studies report conflicting results. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the role of early adjuvant radiotherapy following surgical resection of atypical meningioma. A triple center case-note review of adults with newly-diagnosed atypical meningiomas between 2001 and 2010 was performed. Pathology diagnosis was made according to the World Health Organization classification in use at the time of surgery. Patients with multiple meningiomas, neurofibromatosis type 2 and radiation-induced meningiomas were excluded. Extent of resection was defined as gross total resection (GTR; Simpson Grade I-III) or subtotal resection (STR; Simpson Grade IV-V). Survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method. One hundred thirty-three patients were identified with a median age of 62years (range 22-86years) and median follow-up of 57.4months (range 0.1-152.2months). Tumors were mostly located in the convexity (50.4%) or falcine/parasagittal regions (27.1%). GTR (achieved in 85%) was associated with longer progression free survival (PFS) (5year PFS 81.2% versus 40.08%, log-rank=11.117, p=0.001) but not overall survival (OS) (5year OS 76.6% versus 39.7%, log-rank=3.652, p=0.056). Following GTR, early adjuvant radiotherapy was administered to 28.3% of patients and did not influence OS (5year OS 77.0% versus 75.7%, log-rank=0.075, p=0.784) or PFS (5year PFS 82.0% versus 79.3%, log-rank=0.059, p=0.808). Although extent of resection emerged as an important prognostic variable, early adjuvant radiotherapy did not influence outcome following GTR of atypical meningiomas. Prospective randomized controlled trials are planned.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atypical meningioma, Radiotherapy, Surgery, Survival
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 16:30
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 12:54
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.09.021
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2049581