Whole brain radiation versus stereotactic radiation of cystic metastases

Takeaway

  • Local recurrence of cystic metastases is better controlled by whole brain radiation (WBRT) when compared with stereotactic radiation.

Why this matters

  • The resulting effect of WBRT or brain-directed stereotactic radiation on cystic versus solid nature brain metastasis is relatively unknown; here investigators seek to determine whether cystic metastases are more resistant to these types of treatment.