[Local hyperthermia of malignant brain tumors]

PMID: 3039746
Journal: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift (volume: 99, issue: 11, Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 1987 May;99(11):393-7)
Published: 1987-05-29

Heppner F, Schuy S, Ascher PW, Holzer P, Wiesspeiner G


In glioblastoma multiforme and high-grade astrocytomas the following procedure has been implemented to try and prevent recurrence: after extirpation of the tumour its bed is lined with metal powder and the patient’s head is exposed to a high-frequency magnetic field every 4 weeks. As a result the temperature is raised by induction to +45 degrees C at the boundary between metal and brain tissue. This ought to be sufficient to prevent tumour recurrence. Varied results were achieved using this technique in 103 patients.