Postoperative infection may influence survival in patients with glioblastoma: simply a myth?

Alessio Albanese, Angelo Pompucci, Mario Balducci, Pasquale De Bonis, Giorgio Lofrese, Chiara De Waure, Annunziato Mangiola, Libero Lauriola, Carmelo Anile, Giulio Maira, Bl Pettorini, A Fiorentino

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Abstract

It is a prevalent myth that a postoperative infection may actually confer a survival advantage in patients with malignant glioma. This contention is based largely on anecdotal reports. Recently, a single-center study showed there was no survival advantage in those patients who had glioblastoma with postoperative infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-864-8; discussion 868-9
JournalNEUROSURGERY
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Glioma
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Retrospective Studies

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