The Effect of Supratentorial Grade II Gliomas Growth Rate on their Prognosis

Authors: M. Fabian 1,2;  M. Jezberová 2;  Ľ. Pružincová 2;  V. Belan 2;  M. Chorvath 3;  B. Rychlý 4;  P. Kalina 5;  J. Šteňo 6;  A. Šteňo 6
Authors‘ workplace: Rádiodiagnostická klinika LF UK a UN Bratislava 1;  Dr. Magnet s. r. o., pracovisko Kramáre, Bratislava 2;  Klinika stereotaktickej rádiochirurgie OÚSA a VŠZASP, Bratislava 3;  Cytopathos s. r. o., Bratislava 4;  II. Neurologická klinika LF UK a UN Bratislava 5;  Neurochirurgická klinika LF UK a UN Bratislava 6
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(3): 274-281
Category: Review Article


The impact of growth rate of supratentorial infiltrative grade II gliomas on their prognosis has been shown to be highly significant. This is probably one of the most important prognostic markers predicting a risk of early malignant transformation. The aim of this summary report is to describe current knowledge concerning the impact of growth rate of untreated grade II gliomas on their prognosis as well as to describe the options for growth rates quantification.

Key words:
low-grade glioma – growth rate – prognosis – malignant transformation

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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