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Table 2 Extent of resection based on the anatomic location of the 111 adult unilateral thalamic tumors

From: Surgical resection of unilateral thalamic tumors in adults: approaches and outcomes

Epicenter No. cases n (%) Extent of resection Median KPS score (range)
Total Subtotal Partial Biopsy Pre-op Post-opa
Anterior thalamus 20 (18 %) 6 11 2 1 80 (30–100) 90 (50–100)
Lateral thalamus 7 (6.3 %) 2 4 1 0 50 (30–80) 50 (30–90)
Medial thalamus 18 (16.2 %) 4 10 3 1 80 (40–100) 90 (50–100)
Pulvinar 39 (35.1 %) 12 18 7 2 70 (30–90) 80 (0–100)
Junction of thalamus and cerebral peduncle 27 (24.3 %) 5 10 8 3 60 (30–80) 70 (0–90)
  1. KPS Karnofsky Performance Scale, Pre-op pre-operation, Post-op post-operation
  2. aEvaluated in three months postoperatively