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Which surgery should we go for Grade 2 Brain Tumor, Radiosurgery or Craniotomy?

Asked by Anjali on 27th January, 2020 at 7:11 am

Which surgery is better for grade 2 brain tumor? Should the patient opt for Radiosurgery or Craniotomy?


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Dr. Babita Goel

23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 26th May 2021 at 10:39 pm

Generally there are 4 types of Resection to remove a tumor: 

  1. Gross total: The entire tumor is removed. However, sometimes microscopic cells may remain.
  2. Subtotal: A large portion of the tumor is removed.
  3. Partial: Only part of the tumor is removed.
  4. Biopsy only: Only a small portion is removed, which is used for a biopsy.


The treatment or surgery depends on several factors like type of cancer, the stage of cancer, location, age of patient, general health, associated comorbidities and others. Consult an oncologist, who on evaluation of the patient will guide you to choose the best treatment suitable for the patient.


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