RADI-01 - David Jaehyun Park.mp4

Cystic brain metastases managed with reservoir placement and stereotactic radiosurgery

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David Park, Michael Schulder

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset/NY, USA

Background: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become a mainstay of treatment for patients with metastatic brain tumors. However, metastatic tumors with a large cystic component often exceed the size limit for safe and effective SRS. In such cases, surgical resection may not be the preferred first method of treatment, due to tumor location, patient co-morbidities, and patient preference. In such cases volume reduction by cyst aspiration followed by SRS may be a preferred option.

Methods: Seven patients were treated with this method. We performed reservoir insertion for the aspiration of cystic component in each patient and followed that with outpatient SRS.

Results: Mean overall volume reduction from this treatment method was 80% (range 46.5-94.9). Mean volume reduction from the cyst aspiration alone was 60.7% (range 3.5-90.9), and after SRS a further 71.6% (range 34.6-94.4), accounting for some cyst reaccumulation between the time of surgery and SRS. The interval between those two procedures were 24 days on average (range 11-58 days). Repeat reservoir aspiration was done a total of 10 times in 5 patients.

Conclusion: Cyst aspiration with reservoir placement followed by SRS is a good option for patients with large cystic brain metastases. The reservoir allows for repeat aspiration if needed. Catheter placement at the center of the cyst, and SRS within 2-3 weeks of surgery, can maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Duration: 03:59

Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021

Video tags: 3rd Annual Conference on Brain Metastases - Pre-Records