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Table 1 Fluorescence and histopathological features of metastatic brain tumors and adjacent brain in 5-aminorevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided surgery

From: Intraoperative 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced photodynamic diagnosis of metastatic brain tumors with histopathological analysis

Case no. Age sex Origin of tumor Histology Fluorescence of tumor Fluorescence of adjacent brain tissue Brain invasion depth (mm) Preoperative radiation treatment (month) Preoperative chemotherapy
1 54 F Breast Ad No Vague No +
2 70 M Colon Ad No Vague Positive (1.7)
3 63 F Lung Ad Heterogeneous Vague Positive (1.2)
4 56 F Breast Ad No Vague Positive (0.7) +
5 76 M Rectum Ad Heterogeneous Vague Positive (1.8) +
6 38 M Unknown Ad No Vague Positive (2.9) +
7 76 M Bladder Sq No Vague No
8 61 M Lung Ad Heterogeneous Vague Positive (3.4) +
9 40 F Breast Ad No Vague Positive (0.3) +
10 61 M Salivary duct Ad No Vague Positive (0.8) WBRT (3)
11 10 M Bone OS No No Positive (0.2)
12 54 F Breast Ad No No No SRS (27) +
13 46 M Lung Ad Heterogeneous Vague Positive (1.6) SRS (8) +
14 67 M Colon Ad No Vague Positive (2.0) SRS (3)
15 38 M Unknown Ad No Vague Positive (0.3)
16 49 M Rectal Ad Heterogeneous Vague No +
  1. F female, M male, Ad adenocarcinoma, Sq squamous cell carcinoma, OS osteosarcoma, WBRT whole-brain radiation therapy, SRS stereotactic radiosurgery