Herziene richtlijn ‘Hersenmetastasen’

Translated title of the contribution: Revised guideline 'Brain metastases': More treatment options

Nina A. Hilkens, Roelien H. Enting, Lizza E.L. Hendriks, Frank J. Lagerwaard, Filip Y.F.L. de Vos, J. M.M. Gijtenbeek

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The guideline on brain metastasis from the Netherlands Society of Neurology has been updated. Important changes have been made, particularly with regard to treatment of brain metastases. Treatment of patients with brain metastases is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach to formulate an optimal, individualized treatment plan. Neurosurgical resection may also be considered in patients with multiple brain metastases and one dominant, symptomatic lesion, if the patient is in good clinical condition. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for patients with a maximum of 10 brain metastases, depending on the size and number of metastases. The indication for whole brain radiotherapy is relatively limited. Doctors should be cautious with whole brain radiotherapy in patients with a Karnofsky Performance Status <70. In patients with small, asymptomatic brain metastases, targeted therapy or immune therapy may be considered without locoregional therapy.

Translated title of the contributionRevised guideline 'Brain metastases': More treatment options
Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2020

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