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Table 5 Comparison of the present series with other published series of thalamic tumors

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

Series No. pediatric patients No. adult patients WHO grading Total/subtotal resection Postoperative improvement in preexisting motor deficits Perioperative mortality Median survival rate (months) 5-year overall survival
High- grade tumors Low- grade tumors % (n) % (n) % (n) High-grade tumors Low-grade tumors High-grade tumors Low-grade tumors
Present series 0 111 50 61 73.9 (82) 34.1 (15/44) 4.5 (5) 12 40 / /
Cuccia, [2] 26 0 17 9 35 (9) 20 (2/10) 8 (2) 12 34 / /
Albright AL, [5] 19 0 12 7 84 (16) / 5 (1) / / / /
Ozek, [7] 18 0 5 13 89 (16) / 0 / / / /
Puget S, [10] 54 0 22 32 46.3 (25) / 4 (3) 21 >60 45.5 % 87.5 %
Kramm CM, [13] 99 0 99 0 19.2 (19) / / / / 10.8 % /
Sai Kiran NA, [15] 26 15 22 19 63.4 (41) 32.3 (10/31) 0 / / / /
Steiger, [19] 5 9 10 4 71.4 (10) / 0 15 21 / /
Baroncini M, [21] 16 0 9 7 68.8 (11) / 0 11 37 / /
Kelly, [23] 15 57 40 32 36 (26) 27 (12/45) 6.9 (5) 5 41 / /
Bilgniner B, [24] 45a 0 14 31 60 (27) / / 15 85 / /
  1. a implied for patients 3–20 years old
  2. b implied mean survival rate
  3. c implied to be the number of patients that died within 7 days following operation