Title

Radiation Therapy for Residual or Recurrent Atypical Meningioma: The Effects of Modality, Timing, and Tumor Pathology on Long-Term Outcomes

Document Type

Article

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Optimal use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) vs external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for treatment of residual/recurrent atypical meningioma is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To analyze features associated with progression after radiation therapy. METHODS: Fifty radiation-naive patients who received SRS or EBRT for residual and/or recurrent atypical meningioma were examined for predictors of progression using Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier analyses. RESULTS: Thirty-two patients (64%) received adjuvant radiation after subtotal resection, 12 patients (24%) received salvage radiation after progression following subtotal resection, and 6 patients (12%) received salvage radiation after recurrence following gross total resection. Twenty-one patients (42%) received SRS (median 18 Gy), and 7 (33%) had tumor progression. Twenty-nine patients (58%) received EBRT (median 54 Gy), and 13 (45%) had tumor progression. Whereas tumor volume (P = .53), SRS vs EBRT (P = .45), and adjuvant vs salvage (P = .34) were not associated with progression after radiation therapy, spontaneous necrosis (hazard ratio [HR] = 82.3, P < .001), embolization necrosis (HR = 15.6, P = .03), and brain invasion (HR = 3.8, P = .008) predicted progression in univariate and multivariate analyses. Tumors treated with SRS/EBRT had 2- and 5-year actuarial locoregional control rates of 91%/88% and 71%/69%, respectively. Tumors with spontaneous necrosis, embolization necrosis, and no necrosis had 2- and 5-year locoregional control rates of 76%, 92%, and 100% and 36%, 73%, and 100%, respectively (P < .001). CONCLUSION: This study suggests that necrosis may be a negative predictor of radiation response regardless of radiation timing or modality. ABBREVIATIONS: AM, atypical meningiomaEBRT, external beam radiation therapyGTR, gross total resectionLC, locoregional controlOS, overall survivalPOE, preoperative embolizationRT, radiation therapySRS, stereotactic radiosurgerySTR, subtotal resection.

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Aged; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Kaplan-Meier Estimate; Male; Meningeal Neoplasms (pathology, radiotherapy); Meningioma (pathology, radiotherapy); Middle Aged; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local (surgery); Proportional Hazards Models; Radiosurgery (adverse effects, methods); Radiotherapy, Adjuvant; Retrospective Studies; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Publication Title

Neurosurgery

E-ISSN

1524-4040

Volume

79

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

32

PubMed ID

26645969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1227/NEU.0000000000001160

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