Role of radiation therapy in the treatment of cerebral oligodendroglioma: an analysis of 57 cases and a literature review

Neurosurgery. 1983 Nov;13(5):499-503. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198311000-00003.


Fifty-seven cases of histologically confirmed cerebral oligodendroglioma treated at the Cleveland Clinic between 1950 and 1980 were reviewed. No difference in the 5-year survival rate was seen in patients treated with postoperative radiation therapy vs. operation alone. These data are compared to previously published series with special emphasis on the role of radiation therapy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oligodendroglioma / radiotherapy*
  • Oligodendroglioma / surgery
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects