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Poster Display session 1

3529 - Management of multiple brain metastases by Staged SRS focusing on utmost risk lesions


28 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 1


Tumour Site

Central Nervous System Malignancies


shaoqun Li


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v143-v158. 10.1093/annonc/mdz243


S. Li, M. Lai, L. Wen, J. Zhen

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  • Department Of Oncology, Guangdong Sanjiu Brain Hospital, 510510 - Guangzhou/CN


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Abstract 3529


Patients with multiple large brain metastases (LBMs) are subject to cause intracranial hypertension, which remains a clinical difficulty so far. The present study is to investigate whether staged stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a feasible solution to improve clinical symptoms and life quality in palliative management.


Patients with brain metastases treated between 1 January 2016 and 30 March 2019 were retrospectively studied. The patients inclusion criteria included were: 1) metastatic lesions ≥ 3; 2) tumor lesions with a supratentorial invasion ≥ 3 cm or a subtentorial invasion ≥ 2 cm; 3) with neurological impairment or with a high risk for intracranial hypertension. The first stage of SRS dose regimens for utmost risk supratentorial lesions were 20-24Gy within 2-fractions (fx); whereas 24Gy/3-fx for subtentorial lesions. For the 2nd stage, the rest metastatic lesions with relatively lower risk were treated with 16-18Gy/1-fx one week after that.


A total of 30 patients were enrolled included in this study. The neurological symptoms were significantly relieved following 1st stage of SRS, with a median period of 3 days (2-14 days). 13 out of 30 patients were randomly selected for MR imaging two weeks after SRS. It suggested that 84.6% (11/13) of the patients were observed with a clear reduction of tumor volume. The median reduced diameter was 0.38 (0.17-0.83) cm and a median volume reduction was 3.22 (0.01-9.08) mm3. According to RANO-BM, the objective remission rate of utmost risk lesions was 100%, whereas the less critical lesions was 95.16% (59/62). One patient (3.33%) was identified with acute adverse reaction (> grade 3).


Staged SRS with a priority for utmost risk lesions was indicated to be an effective approach for multiple large brain metastases. Further prospective study is highly warranted.

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