In patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma who aren’t candidates for resection, minimally invasive ablative treatment appears to be reasonable initial therapy, a new study suggests.
An early use of laser interstitial thermal therapy followed by chemo-radiation has left a patient with WHO grade IV astrocytoma with no evidence of residual tumor or recurrence more than 6.5 years later.
The combination of robot-assisted SEEG with laser ablation is still novel and evolving. This case study illustrates the advantages of this minimally invasive approach in a 17-year-old with intractable seizures.
This 49-year-old breast cancer patient with brain metastases received the first reported combined use of laser ablation with endoscopically assisted debulking of an intracranial tumor.