Overall survival of adult brainstem high-grade gliomas: surgery versus biopsy

Takeaway

  • Overall survival of adult brainstem high-grade gliomas (HGG) is poor, and survival is associated with age and extent of tumor resection.

Why this matters

  • Adult HGG is rare; thus, there have been very few studies assessing interventional outcomes in this population.

  • Understanding outcomes associated with surgery will better aid clinicians and patients in making treatment decisions.