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Table 3 Treatment details of 33 adult UTGs

From: Clinical, radiological, and pathological features of 33 adult unilateral thalamic gliomas

Characteristics No. (%) of patients
Approaches
 Parieto-occipital transventriclular approach 22(66.7)
 Frontal transcortical approach 6(18.2)
 Precentral interhemispheric transcallosal interforniceal approach 5(15.2)
Extent of surgical resection  
 Gross total tumor resection (≥90 %) 19 (57.6)
 Subtotal tumor resection (≥80 but <90 %) 9 (27.3)
 Partial tumor resection (<80 %) 5 (15.2)
Location of residual tumor  
 Posterior part of the third ventricle 3 (20)a
 Lateral part of the thalamus adjacent to the internal capsule 6 (40)a
 Medial and internal part of the thalamus 6 (40)a
Preoperative ventricular peritoneal shunt  
 Yes 7 (21.2)
 No 26 (78.8)
Postoperative ventricular peritoneal shunt  
 Yes 4 (12.1)
 No 29 (87.9)
Postoperative adjuvant therapy  
 Radiotherapy + chemotherapy 10 (30.3)
 Radiotherapy 16 (48.5)
 Chemotherapy 2 (6.1)
  1. aPercentage refers to the comparison reasons of the total residual tumor numbers of the patients (100 %)