Prognostic significance of lymphoid infiltration in cerebral malignant gliomas

J Neurosurg Sci. Apr-Jun 1990;34(2):145-8.

Abstract

Data concerning a study on lymphoid infiltration in 61 cerebral malignant gliomas are reported. Lymphoid cellular infiltrates were found in 28 cases (45.9%): 8 (13.1%) with marked and 20 (32.8%) with slight infiltration; the remaining 33 cases (54.1%) did not exhibit lymphoid infiltration. The mean survival time (+/- standard deviation) of patients harboring gliomas with marked lymphoid infiltration was 20.5 (+/-19.9) months, and that of patients with slight lymphoid infiltration in their glioma was 10.3 (+/- 7.5) months; those patients having gliomas without lymphoid cellular infiltrates showed a mean survival time (+/- standard deviation) of 7.2 (+/-6.1) months.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / mortality
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Glioma / mortality
  • Glioma / pathology*
  • Glioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lymphoid Tissue / pathology*
  • Prognosis
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Factors