Effect of post-operative infections on glioblastoma outcomes

Zara Shah, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive primary brain tumour with a poor prognosis. The risk of developing a post-operative infection after craniotomy is the highest in GBM patients. Historical beliefs suggest that post-operative infections render a survival advantage in GBM patients, however recent clinical neurosurgical reports involving large multicentric patient cohorts do not support this claim. Nonetheless, the relationship has not been extensively studied which poses the need for further large, scaled studies to determine the association between post-operative infections and survival benefit in GBM patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-712
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Surgical site infections
  • glioblastoma surgery
  • survival time


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